The Best Of TV This Year: Meet The 2018 Emmy Winners

 

The Emmy Awards are finally upon us and there are some big, big winners this year. There’s Game of Thrones, which is up for a jaw-dropping 22 nominations, Saturday Night Live and Westworld each raked in 21 noms, and the bleak, but addicting, Handmaid’s Tale rounds out the top three shows with an impressive 20 nominations.

In addition to the big names of the night, a few actors are hoping to break records — and break barriers — during the show. Sandra Oh will hopefully make history as the first woman of Asian descent to win Best Lead Actress in a drama series (her nomination already made history) for her role in BBC’s Killing Eve. GoT ‘s Peter Dinklage already broke a record just by scoring seven nomination for her supporting role on the hit HBO series.

Unfortunately, Succession is not nominated for an Emmy this year due to its release date (hello, 2019 Emmys!) but a ton of other impressive shows are up to bring home a W. Let’s see how they fared.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta (FX)
Louie Anderson, Baskets(FX)
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live( NBC)
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt(Netflix)
Henry Winkler, Barry(HBO)
Kenan Thomspon, Saturday Night Live(NBC)
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel(Amazon)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Atlanta, “Barbershop” (FX)
Atlanta, “Alligator Man” (FX)
Barry, “Chapter One: Make Your Mark” (HBO)
Barry, “Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast and Keep Going” (HBO)
Silicon Valley, “Fifty-One Percent” (HBO)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Pilot” (Amazon)

Outstanding Directing For a Comedy Series

Atlanta, “FUBU” (FX)
Atlanta, “Teddy Perkins” (FX)
Barry, “Chapter One: Make Your Mark” (HBO)
Glow, “Pilot” (Netflix)
Silicon Valley “Initial Coin Offering” (HBO)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel “Pilot” (Amazon)
The Big Bang Theory “The Bow Tie Symmetry” (CBS)

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans(FX)
The Crown(Netflix)
Game of Thrones(HBO)
The Handmaid’s Tale(Hulu)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
This Is Us (NBC)
Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta(FX)
black-ish (ABC)
Barry(HBO)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
GLOW (Netflix)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Limited Series

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Godless (Netflix)
The Alientist (TNT)
Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
Patrick Melrose (Showtime)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Claire Foy , The Crown (Netflix)
Elisabeth Moss , The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Sandra Oh , Killing Eve (BBC America)
Keri Russell , The Americans (FX)
Evan Rachel Wood , Westworld (HBO)
Tatiana Maslany , Orphan Black (BBC America)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us(NBC)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us (NBC)
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld (HBO)
Jason Bateman, Ozark (Netflix)
Ed Harris, Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon, Better Things (FX)
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
Issa Rae, Insecure (HBO)
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)

Outstanding Writing For a Limited Series

American Vandal, “Clean Up” (Netflix)
Godless (Netflix)
Patrick Melrose (Showtime)
The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “House By the Lake” (FX)
Twin Peaks (Showtime)
Black Mirror, “USS Callister” (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
Bill Hader, Barry (HBO)
Donald Glover, Atlanta(FX)
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Ted Danson, The Good Place (NBC)
William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)

Outstanding Directing For a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

Godless (Netflix)
Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert (NBC)
Paterno (HBO)
Patrick Melrose (Showtime)
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story “The Man Who Would Be Vogue” (FX)
The Looming Tower, “9/11” (Hulu)
Twin Peaks (Showtime)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Jessica Biel, The Sinner (USA Network)
Laura Dern, The Tale (HBO)
Michelle Dockery, Godless (Netflix)
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult (FX)
Edie Falco, Law & Order: True Crime The Menendez Murders(NBC)
Regina King, Seven Seconds (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose (Showtime)
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower (Hulu)
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar (NBC)
Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror, “USS Callister” (Netflix)

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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things (Netflix)
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
David Harbour, Stranger Things (Netflix)
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
Matt Smith, The Crown (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing for Variety Special

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee: The Great American* Puerto Rico (*It’s Complicated) (TBS)
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous At Radio City (Netflix)
Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady (HBO)
Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (Netflix)
Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz, Atlanta (FX)
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel(Amazon)
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Betty Gilpin, GLOW (Netflix)
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne (ABC)
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace (NBC)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Game of Thrones, “The Dragon and the Wolf” (HBO)
Killing Eve, “Nice Face” (BBC America)
Stranger Things, “Chapter Nine: The Gate” (Netflix)
The Americans, “Start” (FX)
The Crown, “Mystery Man” (Netflix)
The Handmaid’s Tale, “June” (Hulu)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert (NBC)
Penélope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult (FX)
Merritt Wever, Godless (Netflix)
Letitia Wright, “Black Museum,” Black Mirror (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing For a Drama Series

Game of Thrones, “Beyond The Wall” (HBO)
Game of Thrones, “The Dragon And The Wolf” (HBO)
Ozark, “The Toll” (Netflix)
Ozark, “Tonight We Improvise” (Netflix)
Stranger Things, “Chapter Nine: The Gate” (Netflix)
The Crown, “Paterfamilias” (Netflix)
The Handmaid’s Tale, “After” (Hulu)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jeff Daniels, Godless (Netflix)
Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar (NBC)
John Leguizamo, Waco (Paramount Network)
Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Edgar Ramírez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story(FX)
Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower (Hulu)
Finn Wittrock, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

Outstanding Directing For a Variety Special

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (Netflix)
Jerry Seinfeld: Jerry Before Seinfeld (Netflix)
Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life (Netflix)
Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Starring Justin Timberlake (NBC)
The Oscars (ABC)

Outstanding Reality Competition

The Amazing Race (CBS)
The Voice (NBC)
Top Chef (Bravo)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Project Runway (Lifetime)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
The Late Late Show With James Corden (CBS)
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

At Home with Amy Sedaris (TruTV)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
I Love You America With Sarah Silverman (Hulu)
Portlandia (IFC)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Tracey Ullman’s Show (HBO)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis, Scandal (ABC)
Kelly Jenrette, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

F. Murray Abraham, Homeland (Showtime)
Cameron Britton, Mindhunter (Netflix)
Matthew Goode, The Crown (Netflix)
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us (NBC)
Gerald McRaney, This Is Us (NBC)
Jimmi Simpson, Westworld, (HBO)

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