Emmy Awards 2019: Countdown to ceremony begins

Emmy Awards 2019: Countdown to ceremony begins



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Equipment Harington is one in every of 9 Recreation of Thrones stars up for awards

The Primetime Emmy Awards are going down in Los Angeles – with the ultimate season of Recreation of Thrones among the many nominees.

The fantasy epic, which got here to a divisive climax earlier this 12 months, has 14 nominations in seven classes.

They embody nominations for finest drama sequence plus nods in all 4 of the drama sequence appearing classes.

The 32 Emmy nominations Recreation of Thrones acquired in July was the best complete for any programme in a single 12 months.

The present has already received 10 prizes on the Artistic Arts Emmys held final weekend, together with awards for its casting, costumes, make-up and music.

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Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, ended after seven sequence earlier this 12 months

If Recreation of Thrones provides simply three extra awards to that tally on Sunday, it is going to higher the 12 Emmys it acquired in each 2015 and 2016.

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The present is already essentially the most honoured sequence and most-nominated drama in Emmy awards historical past.

Sunday’s ceremony in Los Angeles may also see Killing Eve stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh compete for one of the best lead actress in a drama award.

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Killing Eve co-stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer are up for a similar finest actress award

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in the meantime, will discover out if she has received one other finest comedy actress award for the ultimate sequence of Veep.

The Seinfeld star already holds the report for essentially the most Emmy awards for a single position, having received six consecutive Emmys for taking part in Veep’s Selina Meyers between 2012 and 2017.

Louis-Dreyfus’s competitors contains Britain’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who’s shortlisted for the second sequence of Fleabag.

The BBC Three present is up for an additional 4 prizes on Sunday, together with excellent comedy sequence and finest supporting actress in a comedy.

Different British stars in competition embody Hugh Grant, who’s nominated for finest actor in a restricted sequence or film for A Very English Scandal.

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Alfie Allen, in the meantime, is one in every of three Recreation of Thrones stars up for excellent supporting actor in a drama, having put himself ahead for a nomination earlier this 12 months.

Gwendoline Christie additionally submitted herself efficiently, incomes a quotation in one of the best supporting drama actress class alongside three of her Thrones co-stars.

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Allen and Christie each put their very own names ahead for awards

Sunday’s occasion – to be held on the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles – will likely be solely the fourth Emmy ceremony ever to not have a number.

Greater than 25,000 members of the Tv Academy vote for the awards, which have been first introduced in 1949.

The title Emmy derives from an early piece of TV tools known as the picture orthicon digital camera tube, nicknamed the Immy.

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