As is typical at the Emmys, Sunday’s winners ranged from the woefully expected to the pleasantly surprising. Here’s our list of the biggest snubs and surprises.
Surprise: Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s “Fleabag” beat perennial winner “Veep” to become TV’s top comedy, Waller-Bridge picked up an award for comedy writing, and she beat the heavily favored Julia Louis-Drefus in the lead comedic actress category.
Snub: The disappointment didn’t end there for “Veep”: The final season of the HBO comedy was completely shut out of Sunday’s awards.
Snub: “When They See Us,” Ava DuVernay’s Netflix limited series, was up for a number of awards in the limited series categories — including Outstanding Limited Series — but the show only took home one Emmy, for lead actor Jharrel Jerome.
Surprise: HBO’s “Chernobyl” was one of the summer’s breakouts. It scored three wins for writing, directing and limited series.
Surprise: “Ozark” star Julia Garner won the Emmy for supporting actress in a drama, besting a quartet of “Game of Thrones” stars — Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey and Gwendoline Christie.
Snub: “Game of Thrones” came into the 2019 Emmys with more nominations in one year than any other program in history, but the show was all but shut out on Sunday’s broadcast. As widely predicted, the show did win in the most important category — drama series. And Peter Dinklage won for supporting actor.
Surprise: “Killing Eve” star Sandra Oh won the lead actress in a drama series category at the Golden earlier Globes this year, but on Sunday it was her co-star Jodie Comer who surprised with a win, coming out on top. Her competition included “Game of Thrones” queen Emilia Clarke, previous winner Viola Davis and Robin Wright, who was up for the final season of “House of Cards.”