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71st Primetime Emmy Awards – 2019: Key Winners

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony was held on 22 September 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, US. The annual award honored the best in U.S. prime time TV programmes from 1 June 2018 until 31 May 2019. The awards are chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

List of winners at 71st Primetime Emmy Awards 2019:

IN COMEDY SERIES CATEGORY

Outstanding Lead Actor: Bill Hader for Barry

Outstanding Lead Actress: Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag

Outstanding Supporting Actor: Tony Shalhoub for The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Outstanding Supporting Actress: Alex Borstein for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Writing: Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag

Outstanding Directing: Harry Bradbeer for Fleabag

IN LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE CATEGORY

Outstanding Lead Actor: Jharrel Jerome for When They See Us

Outstanding Lead Actress: Michelle Williams for Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Supporting Actor: Ben Whishaw for A Very English Scandal

Outstanding Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette for The Act

Outstanding Directing: Johan Renck for Chernobyl

Outstanding Writing: Craig Mazin for Chernobyl

Outstanding Television Movie: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Outstanding Limited Series: Chernobyl

Outstanding Competition Program: RuPaul’s Drag Race

IN VARIETY SERIES CATEGORIES

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King for Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

IN DRAMA SERIES CATEGORY

Outstanding Lead Actor: Billy Porter for Pose

Outstanding Lead Actress: Jodie Comer for Killing Eve

Outstanding Supporting Actor: Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones

Outstanding Writing: Jesse Armstrong for Succession

Outstanding Supporting Actress: Julia Garner for Ozark

Outstanding Director: Jason Bateman for Ozark

Outstanding Drama Series: Game of Thrones

Outstanding Comedy Series: Fleabag

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69th Primetime Emmy Awards

The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony honouring best US prime time television programming was held at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

The Handmaid’s Tale became first web television series to win award for Outstanding Drama Series. HBO’s science fiction western drama Westworld and NBC’s sketch comedy Saturday Night Live were the most nominated programs for awards, each with 22 nominations.

Winners are

Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep

Outstanding Drama Series: The Handmaid’s Tale (first web series to win)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Limited Series: Big Little Lies

Outstanding Television Movie: Black Mirror (“San Junipero”)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: The Voice

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Donald Glover as Earnest “Earn” Marks on Atlanta

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer on Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson on This Is Us

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne / Offred on The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Riz Ahmed as Nasir “Naz” Khan on The Night Of

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright on Big Little Lies

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Atlanta (Episode: “B.A.N.”), Directed by Donald Glover

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Offred”), Directed by Reed Morano

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series: Saturday Night Live (Episode: “Host: Jimmy Fallon”), Directed by Don Roy King

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special:  Big Little Lies, Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Master of None (Episode: “Thanksgiving”), Written by Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Offred”), Written by Bruce Miller

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special: Black Mirror (Episode: “San Junipero”), Written by Charlie Brooker

About Emmy Awards

The Emmy Award is bestowed by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming in US. It was first given in 1949. The Emmy Awards are considered television equivalent to the Oscars or Academy Awards (film) Tony Awards (stage) and Grammy Awards (music). The awards are given in three categories Primetime Emmy Awards for television performance, Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards.

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