Game of Thrones: HBO Series Dominates 2019 Emmy Nominations

Game of Thrones dominated nominations for the 71st annual Emmy Awards, earning a record 32 nominations and putting HBO on top again.  The series, which recently aired its final season, was the most-nominated program.

It was followed by Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (20), HBO’s “Chernobyl” (19), NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (18), HBO’s “Barry” (17), FX’s “Fosse/Verdon” (17) and Netflix’s “When They See Us” (16).

HBO led for nominations by TV platform, earning 137 and easily topping last year’s leader, Netflix.

Netflix came in second with 117 nominations, followed by NBC (58), Amazon (47), CBS (43), FX (32), ABC (26) and Hulu (20). Fox and Showtime tied for ninth place with 18 nominations apiece.

The Emmy nominations failed to disappoint, recognizing critically acclaimed series such as “Schitt’s Creek” and “Fleabag,” and giving TV juggernaut Game of Thrones a rousing farewell.

Thrones broke the record books this year, scoring an astounding 32 nominations — the most ever for a series in a single year. Previously, “NYPD Blue,” which received 27 nominations in 1994, held that honor.

The show already holds the record for most Emmys won by a comedy or drama (47). “Game of Thrones” also boasts the title for most Emmys won by a series in a single season, and it pulled off that feat twice (12, in both 2015 and 2016).

The “Game of Thrones” haul came despite dissatisfaction from fans over the show’s finale. But it didn’t matter: the show’s 32 nominations was up from 22 last year, and brings the show’s grand total to 161 nominations.

There was a massive showing in the acting categories, including 3 of the 7 supporting drama actor slots and 4 of the 6 supporting drama actress spots.

Thrones is also impressive below-the-line, including nominations for costumes, visual effects, cinematography, editing, hairstyling, makeup, music composition, sound editing and mixing.