Emmy Nominations 2019: Highlights and Snubs

Shockingly, the Television Academy announced what is, in large part, a completely adequate set of nominations this morning! Who could have imagined? Despite some very painful and egregious snubs, the Academy actually did a perfectly respectable job this year, singling out some of the the most worthy contenders for recognition, including some long overdue veterans and some very deserving fresh faces. Here are some quick thoughts on my favorite nominations, and my most hurtful snubs:


Jodie Comer

Schitt’s Creek

Catherine O’Hara

Kate McKinnon

Gwendoline Christie

Christina Applegate


Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Olivia Colman / Sian Clifford / Fiona Shaw / Kristin Scott Thomas

Julia Garner

Ben Whishaw

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Sarah Goldberg



Best Actress in a Limited Series


Broad City

Emma Stone


Cecily Strong

Aidy Bryant

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Andrew Scott

Alison Brie

Dan Levy and Annie Murphy

Molly Shannon

Documentary Now! Cast

The Romanoffs

Sharon Horgan

Florence Pugh

Olivia Cooke


Derry Girls

Sex Education

What We Do in the Shadows

Emmy Rossum

Hong Chau

The OA

Suranne Jones

Keri Russell*

*Not eligible. Don’t care. She deserves a retro-active Emmy for her unforgivably snubbed performance on The Americans more than anyone nominated for Best Actress in a Drama this year deserves an Emmy for their actually eligible work.

Note: I don’t watch Better Call Saul or The Good Place, but from what I know about their performances, I can definitely sign on to the outrage over the snubbing of Rhea Seehorn and D’Arcy Carden. And while Julia Roberts, as the very first actress I ever fell in love with, will always have a place in my heart, Homecoming left me very cold, so I’m fine with her being left out.