'Game of Thrones,' 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' lead Emmy nominations

This image released by HBO shows Emilia Clarke, left, and Kit Harington in a scene from the final episode of "Game of Thrones." On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, the program was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding drama series. (HBO via AP)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Go big or go home: Game of Thrones wrapped up its eighth and final season in May and now set a record with 32 nominations for a single season, surpassing 27 nominations from "NYPD Blue" in 1994.

Ken Jeong and D'Arcy Carden announced the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards nominations from the Wolf Theatre at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood.

Ken Jeong, left, and D'Arcy Carden announce the nominees for lead actress in a drama series at the 71st Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcements. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" leads all comedy nominees with 20 and goes head-to-head in many categories with "Barry," "Fleabag" and the final season of "Veep."

In the Limited Series categories, "Chernobyl" leads all shows with 19 nominations, followed closely by "Fosse/Verdon" with 17 and "When They See Us" with 16, half of which are acting nominations.

"Saturday Night Live" leads all variety programs with 18 nominations, including nominations for guest hosts Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, John Mulaney, Sandra Oh, Adam Sandler, and Emma Thompson.

As always, there are plenty of surprises and snubs when nominations are announced:

Surprises:

  • Mandy Moore & Chris Sullivan ("This Is Us") score first nominations in Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for third season, respectively
  • Viola Davis ("How to Get Away with Murder") returns as nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series after missing for fourth season
  • "Game of Thrones" dominates acting categories, including first-time nominations for Alfie Allen, Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, Kit Harrington and Sophie Turner
    This image released by HBO shows Peter Dinklage in a scene from the final episode of "Game of Thrones," that aired Sunday, May 19, 2019. (HBO via AP)
  • Eight nominations in Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the second year in a row
  • "Schitt's Creek" nominated in top three comedy categories for the first time for its fifth season
  • "Barry" earns three nominees in Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Anthony Carrigan, Stephen Root, Henry Winkler)
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge's critically-acclaimed second and final season of "Fleabag" shows up in multiple major categories
  • Hulu's "PEN15" shows up in Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
  • "When They See Us" earns frontrunner spot with eight acting nominations (Asante Blackk, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Aunjanue Ellis, Vera Farmiga, Jharrel Jerome, John Leguizamo, Niecy Nash, Michael K. Williams)


Snubs:

  • "Homecoming" in all major categories, including Outstanding Drama Series, Julia Roberts, and Bobby Cannavale
  • Golden Globe winner Richard Madden ("Bodyguard") in Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • "The Kominsky Method" in Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Previous nominees Pamela Adlon ("Better Things"), Allison Janney ("Mom"), and Lily Tomlin ("Grace and Frankie") in Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Four-time nominee Titus Burgess ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt") in Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
  • The finale of "Veep" in Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
  • "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" in Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
  • Emma Stone ("Maniac") in Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
    This image released by HBO shows Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a scene from "Veep." (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Below are nominees in 30 major categories. For a full list, click here.

Drama

Outstanding Drama Series
"Better Call Saul"
"Bodyguard"
"Game of Thrones"
"Killing Eve"
"Ozark"
"Pose"
"Succession"
"This Is Us"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman - "Ozark"
Sterling K. Brown - "This Is Us"
Kit Harington - "Game of Thrones"
Bob Odenkirk - "Better Call Saul"
Billy Porter - "Pose"
Milo Ventimiglia - "This Is Us"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Emilia Clarke - "Game of Thrones"
Jodie Comer - "Killing Eve"
Viola Davis - "How to Get Away with Murder"
Laura Linney - "Ozark"
Mandy Moore - "This Is Us"
Sandra Oh - "Killing Eve"
Robin Wright - "House of Cards"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Alfie Allen - "Game of Thrones"
Jonathan Banks - "Better Call Saul"
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - "Game of Thrones"
Peter Dinklage - "Game of Thrones"
Giancarlo Esposito - "Better Call Saul"
Michael Kelly - "House of Cards"
Chris Sullivan - "This Is Us"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Gwendoline Christie - "Game of Thrones"
Julia Garner - "Ozark"
Lena Headey - "Game of Thrones"
Fiona Shaw - "Killing Eve"
Sophie Turner - "Game of Thrones"
Maisie Williams - "Game of Thrones"

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Michael Angarano - "This Is Us"
Ron Cephas Jones - "This Is Us"
Michael McKean - "Better Call Saul"
Kumail Nanjiani - "The Twilight Zone"
Glynn Turman - "How to Get Away with Murder"
Bradley Whitford - "The Handmaid’s Tale"

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Laverne Cox - "Orange is the New Black"
Cherry Jones - "The Handmaid’s Tale"
Jessica Lange - "American Horror Story: Apocalypse"
Phylicia Rashad - "This Is Us"
Cicely Tyson - "How to Get Away with Murder"
Carice van Houten - "Game of Thrones"

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
"Game of Thrones" - The Iron Throne (David Benioff & D.B. Weiss)
"Game of Thrones" - The Last of the Starks (David Nutter)
"Game of Thrones" - The Long Night (Miguel Sapochnik)
"The Handmaid’s Tale" - Holly (Daina Reid)
"Killing Eve" - Desperate Times (Lisa Brühlmann)
"Ozark" - Reparations (Jason Bateman)
"Succession" - Celebration (Adam McKay)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
"Better Call Saul" - Winner
"Bodyguard" - Episode 1
"Game of Thrones" - The Iron Throne
"The Handmaid’s Tale" - Holly
"Killing Eve" - Nice and Neat
"Succession" - Nobody is Ever Missing

Comedy

Outstanding Comedy Series
"Barry"
"Fleabag"
"The Good Place"
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
"Russian Doll"
"Schitt's Creek"
"Veep"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson - "Black-ish"
Don Cheadle - "Black Monday"
Ted Danson - "The Good Place"
Michael Douglas - "The Kominsky Method"
Bill Hader - "Barry"
Eugene Levy - "Schitt's Creek"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate - "Dead to Me"
Rachel Brosnahan - "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - "Veep"
Natasha Lyonne - "Russian Doll"
Catherine O'Hara - "Schitt's Creek"
Phoebe Waller-Bridge - "Fleabag"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Alan Arkin - "The Kominsky Method"
Anthony Carrigan - "Barry"
Tony Hale - "Veep"
Stephen Root - "Barry"
Tony Shalhoub - "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
Henry Winkler - "Barry"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Alex Borstein - "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
Anna Chlumsky - "Veep"
Sian Clifford - "Fleabag"
Olivia Colman- "Fleabag"
Betty Gilpin - "GLOW"
Sarah Goldberg - "Barry"
Marin Hinkle - "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
Kate McKinnon - "Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Matt Damon - "Saturday Night Live"
​Robert De Niro - "Saturday Night Live"
Luke Kirby - "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
John Mulaney - "Saturday Night Live"
Adam Sandler - "Saturday Night Live"
Rufus Sewell - "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Jane Lynch - "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
Sandra Oh - "Saturday Night Live"
Maya Rudolph - The Good Place
Kristin Scott Thomas - "Fleabag"
Fiona Shaw - "Fleabag"
Emma Thompson - "Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
"Barry" - The Audition (Alec Berg)
"Barry" - ronny/lily (Bill Hader)
"The Big Bang Theory" - The Stockholm Syndrome (Mark Cendrowski)
"Fleabag" - Episode 1 (Harry Bradbeer)
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" - All Alone (Amy Sherman-Palladino)
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" - We’re Going to the Catskills! (Daniel Palladino)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
"Barry" - ronny/lily
"Fleabag" - Episode 1
"The Good Place" - Janet(s)
"PEN15" - Anna Ishii-Peters
"Russian Doll - A Warm Body
"Russian Doll - Nothing in This World Is Easy
"Veep" - Veep

Limited Series / Television Movie

Outstanding Limited Series
"Escape at Dannemora"
"Chernobyl"
"Fosse/Verdon"
"Sharp Objects"
"When They See Us"

Outstanding Television Movie
"Black Mirror: Bandersnatch"
"Brexit"
"Deadwood: The Movie"
"King Lear"
"My Dinner with Herve"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Mahershala Ali - "True Detective"
Benecio Del Toro - "Escape at Dannemora"
Hugh Grant - "A Very English Scandal"
Jared Harris - "Chernobyl"
Jharrel Jerome - "When They See Us"
Sam Rockwell - "Fosse/Verdon"​

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Amy Adams - "Sharp Objects"
Patricia Arquette - "Escape at Dannemora"
Aunjanue Ellis - "When They See Us"
Joey King - "The Act"
Niecy Nash - "When They See Us"
Michelle Williams - "Fosse/Verdon"​

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Asante Blackk - "When They See Us"
Paul Dano - "Escape at Dannemora"
John Leguizamo - "When They See Us"
Stellan Skarsgard - "Chernobyl"
Ben Whishaw - "A Very English Scandal"
Michael K. Williams - "When They See Us"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Patricia Arquette - "The Act"
Marsha Stephanie Blake - "When They See Us"
Patricia Clarkson - "Sharp Objects"
Vera Farmiga - "When They See Us"
Margaret Qualley - "Fosse/Verdon"
Emily Watson - "Chernobyl"

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
"Chernobyl" (Johan Renck)
"Escape at Dannemora" (Ben Stiller)
"Fosse/Verdon" - Glory (Jessica Yu)
"Fosse/Verdon" - Who’s Got the Pain (Thomas Kail)
"A Very English Scandal" (Stephen Frears)
"When They See Us" (Ava DuVernay)

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
"Chernobyl"
"Escape at Dannemora" - Episode 6
"Escape at Dannemora" - Episode 7
"Fosse/Verdon" - Providence
"A Very English Scandal"
"When They See Us" - Part Four

Variety

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
"The Amazing Race"
"American Ninja Warrior"
"Nailed It!"
"RuPaul’s Drag Race"
"Top Chef"
"The Voice"

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
"Full Frontal with Samantha Bee"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"
"The Late Late Show with James Corden"
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
"At Home With Amy Sedaris"
"Documentary Now!"
"Drunk History"
"I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman"
"Saturday Night Live"
"Who Is America?"

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Ellen DeGeneres - "Ellen’s Game of Games"
Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman - "Making It"
RuPaul - "RuPaul’s Drag Race"
Marie Kondo - "Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
James Corden - "The World’s Best"