Recapping the 2019 Emmy Awards

The 71st Emmy Awards recognized some of the best in the television business.

The promotional poster for the 71st Annual Emmy Awards (credit: Wikipedia)

The promotional poster for the 71st Annual Emmy Awards (credit: Wikipedia)

Anna Woodward, Online Managing Editor

Last Sunday, the 71st annual Emmy Awards were held in Los Angeles. The Emmy Awards are dedicated to showcasing the best of the best in television, from Best Animated Program to Best Actor in a Drama Series. At RHSToday, we’ve compiled a list of this year’s winners.

Outstanding Drama Series: Game of Thrones won the award, which also had Better Call Saul, Bodyguard, Killing Eve, Ozark, Pose, Succession and This Is Us in the running. This is the show’s fourth time winning this award, this year for its respected final season.

Outstanding Comedy Series: Fleabag took home the award after beating Barry, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Good Place, Russian Doll, Veep  and Schitt’s Creek. The unique show follows a woman called “Fleabag” as she tries to steer herself through a busy and eventful life in London.

Outstanding Limited Series: Chernoybl, based on the real-life tragedy, received the award for its mere five, yet captivating episodes. Other nominees were Escape at Dannemora, Fosse/Verdon, Sharp Objects, and When They See Us.

Lead actor in a comedy series: Bill Hader for Barry. 

Lead actor in a drama series: Billy Porter for Pose.

Lead actor in a limited series or movie: Jharrel Jerome for When They See Us

Lead actress in a comedy series: Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag.

Lead actress in a drama series: Jodie Comer for Killing Eve.

Lead actress in a limited series or movie: Michelle Williams for Fosse/Verdon.

Supporting actor/actress in a comedy series: Tony Shalhoub for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Alex Borstein for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Supporting actor/actress in a drama series: Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones and Julia Gardner for Ozark.

Supporting actor/actress in a limited series or movie: Ben Whishaw for A Very English Scandal and Patricia Arquette for The Act.

Other winners included RuPaul’s Drag Race for outstanding reality competition series, Saturday Night Live for outstanding variety sketch series, Netflix’s Bandersnatch for outstanding television movie and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver for outstanding variety talk series.