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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:


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


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


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


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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StartupBlink Ranking of Countries for Startup Environment

StartupBlink has ranked 100 countries for startup environment of countries globally. The rankings were based on the data from over 61,000 startups, more than 500 accelerators, and over 1,400 coworking spaces registered on its platform along with data gathered from its global partners including Crunchbase, SimilarWeb etc.

The rankings were based on the impact startups have been able to make in the country, how many startups and support organisations are there such as accelerators, coworking spaces, startup events along with technology infrastructure, red tape, bureaucracy, etc.

Findings of the Report

  • The US, the UK, Canada, Israel, and Australia have been ranked in top5 in the rankings.
  • India was ranked 17th in the rankings and has climbed 20 spots (rank 37) from the previous ranking.
  • China was ranked 27th.
  • Estonia (13), Ireland (14), and Germany (9) were ranked ahead of India for their startup ecosystems.
  • The challenge before India is to improve the overall quality of startups and increase the number of unicorns than currently exist.

In the ranking of cities, Bengaluru stood at 11, New Delhi at 18 and Mumbai at 29. San Francisco Bay, New York, London, Los Angeles, and Boston topped the ranking among the cities.

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