Published: Wed, July 17, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Veep’, ‘Big Bang’ seek final Emmy nods

‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Veep’, ‘Big Bang’ seek final Emmy nods

This image released by HBO shows Kristofer Hivju, from left, Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in a scene from "Game of Thrones".

It comes as many Brits from the HBO epic Game Of Thrones were also recognised following the show's final season, including Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, who were famously snubbed from the awards previous year. "Game of Thrones", "Veep" and "The Big Bang Theory", three major series. She'll vie with Emmy record-holder Julia Louis-Dreyfus of "Veep", who didn't compete in last year's awards because her breast cancer treatment delayed production of the political satire.

Game of Thrones will be battling it out to be named best drama alongside Better Call Saul, Bodyguard, Ozark, Pose, Succession, This is Us and Killing Eve.

A surprising entry: the quirky "Schitt's Creek", which received its first best comedy series nomination for its penultimate season and bids for stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara.

The HBO hit series was nominated in many categories, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Lead Actor.

Fellow Killing Eve star Fiona Shaw has also been nominated in two separate categories, once for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as MI6 boss Carolyn Martens, and again for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as a sexually explicit therapist in Fleabag.

Last year's best comedy series, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", led the comedy pack with 20 bids, including for its star and defending champion Rachel Brosnahan.

Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage are among the "Game of Thrones" stars who could make the cut.

"Thank you @Netflix for believing in this story and letting me tell it the exact way I wanted".

Other top nominees include the nuclear disaster miniseries "Chernobyl" with 19 nominations and "Saturday Night Live", which regularly employed Robert De Niro to play Robert Mueller last season, with 18.

Outside of Game of Thrones' predictable domination, the Emmys nominee list this year is full of some real head-turners.

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air live Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Fox.

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