Emmy Awards 2019: When HBO and Amazon got the better of Netflix

Game of Thrones, Barry and Succession help HBO grab awards while The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Fleabag got the shares for Amazon Prime.

The cast of Game of Thrones may have received a standing ovation at the Emmys but the claps didn’t reciprocate many awards for the final season.

Game of Thrones may have taken Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama through Peter Dinklage for his role as Tyrion Lannister, but the last season couldn’t bring the oomph of previous seasons. In their defence, they have equalled their previous record for most wins for a single season of television. The two wins at Emmy Awards and the 10 from Creative Arts Emmy Awards gave them the boost to equal their record from 2015 when their fifth season was telecast.

The lack of awards may not be too surprising for fans considering the response to the show’s eighth and final season received. Many critics were largely underwhelmed, and a portion of fans were disappointed. Still, welcoming the cast on stage and standing for the actors involved in HBO’s popular series was a heart-warming display of support and celebration for the series.

Still, it was a great night overall for HBO. The network saw awards for some of its most popular shows on top of Game of Thrones; Barry and Succession took home some top category prizes, including Bill Hader’s win for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in Barry. Jesse Armstrong took home Emmy gold for his writing on Succession, one of HBO’s most recent popular series.

Amazon also touted a super night, leading the number of wins for a streaming service. The company won a number of awards for darling shows like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and newcomer series for Amazon Prime Video (through a partnership with BBC), Fleabag. Fleabag won a number of awards, including for Best Comedy and Best Actress in a Comedy for Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The actress also received an award for her writing on the show’s pilot. Netflix didn’t have an amazing night compared to previous years, but it still managed to bring home some trophies for shows When They See Us and Ozark.

The full list of Emmy winners can be read below. The winners of each category are bolded.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Fleabag

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Billy Porter — Pose

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jodie Comer — Killing Eve

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Peter Dinklage — Game of Thrones

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Julia Garner — Ozark

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Ozark — “Reparations,” Jason Bateman

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Succession — “Nobody Is Ever Missing,” Jesse Armstrong

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Bill Hader — Barry

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Phoebe Waller-Bridge — Fleabag

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Tony Shalhoub — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alex Borstein — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Fleabag — “Episode 1,” Harry Bradbeer

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Fleabag — “Episode 1,” Phoebe Waller-Bridge

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE
Bandersnatch

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
Chernobyl

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Jharrel Jerome — When They See Us

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Michelle Williams— Fosse/Verdon

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Ben Whishaw — A Very English Scandal

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Patricia Arquette — The Act

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Chernobyl — Johan Renck

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Chernobyl — Craig Mazin

OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION SERIES
RuPaul’s Drag Race

OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
Saturday Night Live

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
Saturday Night Live — “Host: Adam Sandler,” Don Roy King

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
The cast of Game of Thrones may have received a standing ovation at the Emmys but the claps didn’t reciprocate many awards for the final season.

Game of Thrones may have taken Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama through Peter Dinklage for his role as Tyrion Lannister, but the last season couldn’t bring the oomph of previous seasons. In their defence, they have equalled their previous record for most wins for a single season of television. The two wins at Emmy Awards and the 10 from Creative Arts Emmy Awards gave them the boost to equal their record from 2015 when their fifth season was telecast.

The lack of awards may not be too surprising for fans considering the response to the show’s eighth and final season received. Many critics were largely underwhelmed, and a portion of fans were disappointed. Still, welcoming the cast on stage and standing for the actors involved in HBO’s popular series was a heart-warming display of support and celebration for the series.

Still, it was a great night overall for HBO. The network saw awards for some of its most popular shows on top of Game of Thrones; Barry and Succession took home some top category prizes, including Bill Hader’s win for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in Barry. Jesse Armstrong took home Emmy gold for his writing on Succession, one of HBO’s most recent popular series.

Amazon also touted a super night, leading the number of wins for a streaming service. The company won a number of awards for darling shows like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and newcomer series for Amazon Prime Video (through a partnership with BBC), Fleabag. Fleabag won a number of awards, including for Best Comedy and Best Actress in a Comedy for Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The actress also received an award for her writing on the show’s pilot. Netflix didn’t have an amazing night compared to previous years, but it still managed to bring home some trophies for shows When They See Us and Ozark.

The full list of Emmy winners can be read below. The winners of each category are bolded.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Fleabag

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Billy Porter — Pose

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jodie Comer — Killing Eve

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Peter Dinklage — Game of Thrones

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Julia Garner — Ozark

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Ozark — “Reparations,” Jason Bateman

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Succession — “Nobody Is Ever Missing,” Jesse Armstrong

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Bill Hader — Barry

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Phoebe Waller-Bridge — Fleabag

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Tony Shalhoub — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alex Borstein — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Fleabag — “Episode 1,” Harry Bradbeer

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Fleabag — “Episode 1,” Phoebe Waller-Bridge

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE
Bandersnatch

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
Chernobyl

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Jharrel Jerome — When They See Us

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Michelle Williams— Fosse/Verdon

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Ben Whishaw — A Very English Scandal

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Patricia Arquette — The Act

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Chernobyl — Johan Renck

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Chernobyl — Craig Mazin

OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION SERIES
RuPaul’s Drag Race

OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
Saturday Night Live

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
Saturday Night Live — “Host: Adam Sandler,” Don Roy King

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

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