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Emmy Awards 2019 | Fleabag & Game Of Thrones Ruled The Categories

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On September 22, 2019, the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in U.S. prime time television programming. The coverage involved period from June 1, 2018, until May 31, 2019, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The ceremony was held at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California. And it was broadcasted in the U.S. by Fox. There were many nominations and favorites. However, Fleabag nailed the victory in the best comedy series category. Whereas; Game of Thrones had maximum nominations.

Major Nominations | TV Shows | Emmys 2019

Game of Thrones was leading with 14 nominations, including nine for acting and three for directing. When They See Us was behind with eleven and Barry with nine nominations this year. Game of Thrones established a new record for most Emmy nominations received in the same year by any comedy or drama series with 32 nominations.

The Surprising Winners | TV Shows | Emmys 2019

Fleabag, a BBC sitcom written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, is the first British show to win best comedy series at the Emmy Awards in the US. She won four awards, including best comedy series and comedy actress.

Waller-Bridge expressed her feelings on stage on Sunday – referring to her character in Fleabag:

“It’s so wonderful and reassuring to know that a dirty, pervy, angry and messed-up woman can make it to the Emmys.”

You can see cast and crew of Fleabag expressing their victory post-Emmys.

 

The Highlights | Emmy Awards 2019

Game of Thrones failed to break its own Emmy record. This year was their last year for nominations and they could have broken the record for the most trophies awarded to a single season of a TV show. After winning 10 awards for its final season at the Creative Arts Emmys, they needed just three more to bring its total number of wins to 13. And break its own record of 12. Despite the nominations in all major categories, in the end, GOT took home only two trophies. One in Supporting Actor in a Drama for Peter Dinklage, and the other in Outstanding Drama Series.

Meanwhile, Bill Harder in Barry (HBO) – Jharrel Jerome in “When They See Us” (Netflix) – Billy Porter in Pose (FX). Jodie Comer in Killing Eve (BBC America) and Michelle Williams in Fosse/Verdon (FX) received awards for their leading roles in respective series.

Moreover, other important wins include Tony Shalhoub in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video) – Alex Borstein in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video). Julia Garner in Ozark (Netflix) – Ben Whishaw in A Very English Scandal (Prime Video) – Patricia Arquette in The Act (Hulu). All of these won awards for their unbeaten performances in supporting roles.

 

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