2019 Emmy nominations include Ava DuVernay’s ‘When They See Us’

2019 Emmy nominations include Ava DuVernay's 'When They See Us'
A scene from “When They See Us” (Photo credit: Atsushi Nishijima via Netflix)

Game of Thrones” leads the Emmy nominations with a record-breaking 32 nods.

The HBO series, which concluded in May this year after eight years on-screen, is in the running for a host of honors at this year’s ceremony, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor and could bag the Outstanding Lead Actress prize.

Although “Game of Thrones” is no stranger to winning Emmy awards  — having won 47 in the past — this is the first time in TV history that any show has secured that many nominations in a single year.

Ava DuVernay’s four-part Netflix miniseries “When They See Us” about the former Central Park Five was nominated for Outstanding Limited Series and several members of the cast also received acting nods for their performances, including Asante Blackk, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Aunjanue Ellis, Vera Farmiga, Jharrel Jerome, John Leguizamo, Niecy Nash and  Michael K. Williams.

The Emmy Awards will take place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept. 23.

Selected nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards are as follows:

Outstanding Drama Series:
“Better Call Saul”
“Game of Thrones”
“Killing Eve”
“This Is Us”

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

Mahershala Ali – “True Detective”
Benicio Del Toro – “Escape at Dannemora”
Hugh Grant – “A Very English Scandal”
Jared Harris – “Chernobyl”
Jharrel Jerome – “When They See Us”
Sam Rockwell – “Fosse/Verdon”

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”

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

Ben Whishaw – “A Very English Scandal”
Stellan Skarsgard – “Chernobyl”
Paul Dano – “Escape at Dannemora”
John Leguizamo – “When They See Us”
Michael K. Williams – “When They See Us”
Asante Blackk – “When They See Us”

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Emily Watson – “Chernobyl”
Margaret Qualley – “Fosse/Verdon”
Patricia Clarkson – “Sharp Objects”
Patricia Arquette – “The Act”
Marsha Stephanie Blake – “When They See Us”
Vera Farmiga – “When They See Us”

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 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 Limited Series:

“Escape at Dannemora”
“Sharp Objects”
“When They See Us”

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