The 2019 Emmy Awards have finished up, and Game of Thrones was the night’s biggest winner overall – and it wasn’t the only one.
Game of Thrones and its actors took home two awards during the broadcast this evening, but it tallied 10 earlier this month during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony for a total of 12 (counting Peter Dinklage’s Outstanding Supporting Actor) awards for its final season. The 12 wins ties the show’s record-setting 5th season in 2015 which also won 12 awards.
The next big winner of the night was the dark sexual comedy show Fleabag created by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The show won Outstanding Comedy Series, while Waller-Bridge herself won for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Writing for a Comedy Series for Fleabag.
The third and last noteworthy victor was the Sky original drama Chernobyl. A huge hit earlier this year, it was named best-limited series at the ceremony and won awards for directing and writing.
The list of categories and winners from the 2019 Emmys:
Outstanding Drama Series-Game of Thrones
Outstanding Comedy Series-Fleabag
Lead Actress in a Drama Series-Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Directing for a Drama Series-Ozark, “Reparations,” Jason Bateman
Lead Actor in a Drama Series-Billy Porter, Pose
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series-Julia Garner, Ozark
Writing For A Drama Series-Succession, “Nobody Is Ever Missing,” Jesse Armstrong
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series-Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Variety Talk Series-Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Directing for a Variety Series-Saturday Night Live, Directed by Don Roy King (NBC)
Variety Sketch Series-Saturday Night Live
Writing for a Variety Series-Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie-Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
Television Movie-Bandersnatch: Black Mirror
Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie-Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us
Writing For A Limited Series, Movie, Or Dramatic Special-Chernobyl, Craig Mazin
Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie-Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal
Directing For A Limited Series, Movie, Or Dramatic Special-Chernobyl, Johan Renck
Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie-Patricia Arquette, The Act
Outstanding Reality Competition Series-RuPaul’s Drag Race
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series-Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series-Bill Hader, Barry
Directing For A Comedy Series-Fleabag, “Episode 1,” Harry Bradbeer
Writing For A Comedy Series-Fleabag, “Episode 1,” Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series-Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series-Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series-Luke Kirby,The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series-Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series-Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series-Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special-Leaving Neverland
Even with a somewhat ho-hum show, the TV industry’s talent was out in full force at the 2019 Emmys, and we’re happy to see it. If you’re after a more complete list of nominees and winners, you can click here to read the full list – though be warned that the official list makes ours look small in comparison. Hopefully some of your favourites won, and hopefully you get tipped off to a show or film you should check out.