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British TV Series Fleabag among the 1st winners at the Emmys

British TV Series Fleabag among the 1st winners at the Emmys

By Semi Turaga
Monday 23/09/2019
The second series of Fleabag, starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, aired on BBC One earlier this year [Photo:BBC]

British TV series Fleabag is among the first winners at this year's Emmys.

The ceremony is currently taking place at the Microsoft Theatre in LA.

Fleabag's creator and writer Phoebe Waller‑Bridge took home the prize for best leading comedy actress and best writing for a comedy series.

Other winners include Ben Whishaw, who won best supporting actor in a limited series for his role in A Very English Scandal.

Bandersnatch which was released on Netflix, allowed viewers to choose the way the storyline unfolded.

The final season of Game of Thrones is among the other nominees at the ceremony.

The fantasy epic, which came to a divisive climax earlier this year, has 14 nominations in seven categories.

They include nominations for best drama series plus nods in all four of the drama series acting categories.

The 32 Emmy nominations Game of Thrones received in July was the highest total for any programme in a single year.

The show has already won 10 prizes at the Creative Arts Emmys held last weekend, including awards for its casting, costumes, make‑up, and music.

Here's a rundown of the main nominees and the winners announced so far.

Outstanding comedy series



The Good Place

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Russian Doll

Schitt's Creek



Outstanding drama series

Better Call Saul


WINNER: Game of Thrones

Killing Eve




This Is Us


Outstanding limited series

WINNER: Chernobyl

Escape at Dannemora


Sharp Objects

When They See Us


Lead actor in a comedy series

Anthony Anderson, Black‑ish

Don Cheadle, Black Monday

Ted Danson, The Good Place

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

WINNER: Bill Hader, Barry

Eugene Levy, Schitt's Creek


Lead actress in a comedy series

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

WINNER: Phoebe Waller‑Bridge, Fleabag


Supporting actor in a comedy series

Stephen Root, Barry

Henry Winkler, Barry

Anthony Carrigan, Barry

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method

WINNER: Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Tony Hale, Veep


Supporting actress in a comedy series

Sarah Goldberg, Barry

Sian Clifford, Fleabag

Olivia Colman, Fleabag

Betty Gilpin, GLOW

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

WINNER: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Anna Chlumsky, Veep


Lead actor in a drama series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Kit Harington, Game of Thrones

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

WINNER: Billy Porter, Pose

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us


Lead actress in a drama series

Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones

WINNER: Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

Laura Linney, Ozark

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Robin Wright, House of Cards


Supporting actor in a drama series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul

Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones

Nikolaj Coster‑Waldau, Game of Thrones

WINNER: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Michael Kelly, House of Cards

Chris Sullivan, This Is Us


Supporting actress in a drama series

Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones

Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones

Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve

WINNER: Julia Garner, Ozark


Lead actor in a limited series or movie

Mahershala Ali, True Detective

Benicio Del Toro, Escape at Dannemora

Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal

Jared Harris, Chernobyl

WINNER: Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us

Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon


Lead actress in a limited series or movie

Amy Adams, Sharp Objects

Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora

Aunjanue Ellis, When They See us

Joey King, The Act

Niecy Nash, When They See Us

WINNER: Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon


Supporting actor in a limited series or movie

WINNER: Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl

Paul Dano, Escape at Dannemora

John Leguizamo, When They See Us

Michael K. Williams, When They See Us

Asante Blackk, When They See Us


Supporting actress in a limited series or movie

Emily Watson, Chernobyl

Margaret Qualley, Fosse/Verdon

Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects

WINNER: Patricia Arquette, The Act

Marsha Stephanie Blake, When They See Us

Vera Farmiga, When They See Us


Outstanding reality competition series

Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Nailed It

WINNER: RuPaul's Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice


Outstanding variety talk series

The Daily Show

Full Frontal

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

WINNER: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

The Late Late Show With James Corden

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert


Outstanding variety sketch series

At Home With Amy Sedaris

Documentary Now!

Drunk History

I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman

WINNER: Saturday Night Live

Who Is America?


Outstanding television movie




King Lear

My Dinner with Hervé


Writing for a comedy series

Alec Berg and Bill Hader, Barry

WINNER: Phoebe Waller‑Bridge, Fleabag

Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle and Stacy Osei‑Kuffour, Pen15

Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler, Russian Doll (Nothing in This World Is Easy)

David Mandel, Veep

Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan, The Good Place

Allison Silverman, Russian Doll (A Warm Body)


Writing for a drama series

WINNER: Jesse Armstrong, Succession

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones

Emerald Fennell, Killing Eve

Peter Gould and Thomas Schnauz, Better Call Saul

Jed Mercurio, Bodyguard

Bruce Miller and Kira Snyder, The Handmaid's Tale


Writing for a limited series, movie or drama

Russell T Davies, A Very English Scandal

Ava DuVernay and Michael Starrbury, When They See Us

Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin, Escape at Dannemora (Episode 7)

Brett Johnson, Michael Tolkin and Jerry Stahl, Escape at Dannemora (Episode 6)

Steven Levenson and Joel Fields, Fosse/Verdon

WINNER: Craig Mazin, Chernobyl


Director for a comedy series

Alec Berg ‑ Barry (The Audition")

WINNER: Harry Bradbeer ‑ Fleabag

Mark Cendrowski, The Big Bang Theory

Bill Hader, Barry (ronny/lily)

Daniel Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (We're Going to the Catskills!)

Amy Sherman‑Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (All Alone)


Directing for a drama series

WINNER: Jason Bateman, Ozark

Lisa Brühlmann, Killing Eve

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones (The Iron Throne)

Adam McKay, Succession

David Nutter, Game of Thrones (The Last of the Starks)

Daina Reid, The Handmaid's Tale

Miguel Sapochnik, "Game of Thrones (The Long Night)


Directing for a limited series

Ava DuVernay, When They See Us

Thomas Kail, Fosse/Verdon (Who's Got the Pain)

Stephen Frears, A Very English Scandal

WINNER: Johan Renck, Chernobyl

Ben Stiller, Escape at Dannemora

Jessica Yu, Fosse/Verdon (Glory)


Television Movie

WINNER: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix)

Brexit (HBO)

Deadwood: The Movie (HBO)

King Lear (Amazon Prime)

My Dinner With Hervé (HBO)



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