Emmy Nominees Announced — Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Jharrell Jerome, Viola Davis, Laverne Cox, Mahershala Ali, Billy Porter & More Nominated

Emmy Nominees Announced — Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Jharrell Jerome, Viola Davis, Laverne Cox, Mahershala Ali, Billy Porter & More Nominated

The nominees for the 2019 Emmy Awards are in! And some of our faves made the cut.

Starting with Jharrel Jerome, who gave a tear-jerking performance to say the least in Netflix’s “When They See Us” as Korey Wise. Jerome is nominated for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. The film as a whole is also up for the Limited Series award.

Niecy Nash, who played Wise’s mother, Deloris, and Aunjanue Ellis, who played Yusef Salaam’s mother, Sharon are  nominated for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie with Amy Adams (“Sharp Objects”), Patricia Arquette (“Escape at Dannemora”), Aunjanue Ellis (“When They See Us”), Joey King (“The Act”) and Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon”).

Asante Blackk who played young Kevin Richardson, Michael K. Smith, who played Antron McCray’s father, and John Leguizamo who played Raymond Santana’s father are nominated for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series.

Mahershala Ali is also nominated for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie “True Detective” for his portrayal as Wayne Hays.

Benicio Del Toro of “Escape at Dannemora”, Hugh Grant of “A Very English Scandal”, Jared Harris of “Chernobyl” and Sam Rockwell of “Fosse/Verdon” are the other nominees in the category.

Sterling K. Brown is up for Lead Actor in a Drama Series thanks to his compelling role as Randall Pearson in NBC’s “This Is Us.”

Also nominated is his co-star Milo Ventimiglia, who plays Jack Pearson, Randall’s father in flashback scenes.

Billy Porter of “Pose” also got a nod!

Jason Bateman of “Ozark,” Kit Harington of “Game of Thrones” and Bob Odenkirk of “Better Call Saul” are also among the nominees for the category.

Viola Davis’s role as Annalise Keating in ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder” also earned her an Emmy nomination for Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

She’s going head-to-head with Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”), Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”), Laura Linney (“Ozark”), Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”), Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”), and Robin Wright (“House of Cards”).

Congrats are also in order for Don Cheadlewho’s up for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in “Black Monday” as Mo Monroe.

Anthony Anderson also got a nod for his role as the hilarious patriarch, Dre Johnson, in ABC’s Blackish.

Laverne Cox for “Orange Is The New Black” and Phylicia Rashad for “This Is Us” and Cicely Tyson for “How To Get Away With Murder” are nominated for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

Also nominated in that category are: Cherry Jones (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story: Apocalypse”) and Carice van Houten (“Game of Thrones”).

Maya Rudolph is nominated for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for “The Good Place.”

She’s up against: Jane Lynch (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Sandra Oh (“Saturday Night Live”), Kristin Scott Thomas (“Fleabag”), Fiona Shaw (“Fleabag”) and Emma Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”)

RuPaul is nominated for Host for a Reality or Competition Program for “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” The show is also nominated for Unstructured Reality TV Program.

Beyonce’s “Homecoming” and Wanda Sykes“Not Normal” Netflix special is nominated for Variety Special (Pre-Recorded).

Also nominated in that category are: “Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool” (CBS), “Hannah Gadsby: Nanette” (Netflix) and “Springsteen On Broadway” (Netflix).

All In The Family and The Jeffersons special is nominated for Variety Special (Live).

Also nominated are: “The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards” (NBC), “The 61st Grammy Awards” (CBS), “The Oscars” (ABC), “RENT” (Fox) and “72nd Annual Tony Awards” (CBS).

Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” is also nominated for Information Series or Special. The other nominees include: “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” (CNN),“Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” (Netflix), “Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath” (A&E) and “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman” (Netflix).

See the remaining nominees below!

Nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series are Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”), Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”), Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”), Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”).

The Television Movies nominations are: “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” (Netflix), “Brexit” (HBO), “Deadwood: The Movie” (HBO), “King Lear” (Amazon Prime), and “My Dinner with Herve” (HBO)

“Better Call Saul” (AMC), “Bodyguard” (Netflix), “Game of Thrones” (HBO), “Killing Eve” (AMC/BBC America), “Ozark” (Netflix), “Pose” (FX), “Succession” (HBO) and “This Is Us” (NBC) are also nominated for Drama Series.

Up for Comedy Series are: “Barry” (HBO), “Fleabag” (Amazon Prime), “The Good Place” (NBC), “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime), “Russian Doll” (Netflix), “Schitt’s Creek” (Pop) and “Veep” (HBO).

Competition Program nominees are: “The Amazing Race” (CBS), “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC), “Nailed It” (Netflix), “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1), “Top Chef” (Bravo) and “The Voice” (NBC).

Nominated for Variety Talk Series are: “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central), “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS), “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC), “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO), “Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS) and“Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS).

Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”), Julia Garner (“Ozark”), Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”), Fiona Shaw (“Killing Eve”),Sophie Turner (“Game of Thrones”) and Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”) are nominated for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Alfie Allen (“Game of Thrones”), Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”), Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau (“Game of Thrones”), Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”), Giancarlo Esposito (“Better Call Saul”), Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”) and Chris Sullivan (“This Is Us”) are nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nominees are: Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”), Sian Clifford (“Fleabag”), Olivia Colman (“Fleabag”), Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”), Sarah Goldberg (“Barry”), Marin Hinkle (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) and Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”).

Up for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series are: Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”), Anthony Carrigan (“Barry”), Tony Hale (“Veep”), Stephen Root (“Barry”), Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) and Henry Winkler (“Barry”).

Nominees for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie are: Patricia Arquette (“The Act”), Marsha Stephanie Blake (“When They See Us”), Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”), Vera Farmiga (“When They See Us”), Margaret Qualley (“Fosse/Verdon”) and Emily Watson (“Chernobyl”).

Guest Actor in a Drama Series nominations are: Michael Angarano (“This Is Us”), Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”), Michael McKean (“Better Call Saul”), Kumail Nanjiani (“The Twilight Zone”), Glynn Turman (“How to Get Away With Murder”) and Bradley Whitford (“The Handmaid’s Tale”).

Nods for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series were given to:Matt Damon (“Saturday Night Live”), Robert De Niro (“Saturday Night Live”), Luke Kirby (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Peter MacNicol (“Veep”), John Mulaney (“Saturday Night Live”), Adam Sandler (“Saturday Night Live”) and Rufus Sewell (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”).

Structured Reality Program nominations are:“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS), “Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives” (Food Network),“Queer Eye” (Netflix), “Shark Tank” (ABC), “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” (Netflix) and“Who Do You Think You Are?” (TLC).

“Born This Way” (A&E), “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery Channel), “Life Below Zero” (National Geographic), “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” (VH1), “Somebody Feed Phil” (Netflix), “United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell” (CNN) are nominated for Unstructured Reality Program.

Host for a Reality or Competition Program nominations are: James Corden (“The World’s Best”), Ellen DeGeneres (“Ellen’s Game Of Games”), Marie Kondo (“Tidying Up With Marie Kondo”), Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman (“Making It”) and RuPaul (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”).

Variety Sketch Series nominations are: “At Home With Amy Sedaris” (truTV), “Documentary Now!” (IFC), “Drunk History” (Comedy Central), “I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman” (Hulu), “Saturday Night Live” (NBC) and “Who Is America?” (Showtime).

Variety Special (Live) nods include: “The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards” (NBC), “The 61st Grammy Awards” (CBS), “Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All In The Family’ And ‘The Jeffersons’” (ABC), “The Oscars” (ABC), “RENT” (Fox) and “72nd Annual Tony Awards” (CBS).

The Emmys air Sept. 22 on FOX.

Authored by: Char Patterson