How to watch the Primetime Emmy Awards 2019

Now in its 71st year, the Primetime Emmy Awards showcase the very best of TV, from British newcomers that made their way over the pond (Fleabag) to all-American Amazon originals (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel).

This season marked the curtain call of some of our favourite shows, most notably Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory. Regardless of how you’ll remember GoT’s final season, it was a television masterpiece, so we’re not surprised that it’s nominated for 32 awards.

Apart from Best Drama Series, both Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke are nominated for Best Actor and Actress, while the Best Supporting Actor and Actress category is littered with familiar names from the HBO show, including Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Lena Heady, Peter Dinklage and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

British series Killing Eve has also bagged some impressive nominations. Both Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh are in the running for Best Lead Actress, while the show is in the running for Best Drama Series.

While HBO leads the awards ceremony with 137 nominations for shows like Game of Thrones, Chernobyl and Veep, streaming service Netflix is close behind with 117 nominations for its series, including Ozark, Russian Doll and House of Cards. Amazon Prime is slowly catching up with 47 nominations this year, including for the aforementioned The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Fleabag.

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, 22 September, at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Live coverage will start at 8pm ET (that’s 23, September, 1am BST) and the event will be broadcast live on FOX in the US. Backstage Live will keep viewers up-to-date on everything that happens off-camera.


Primetime Emmy Awards 2019 – Nominations

View the complete list of 71st Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Better Call Saul
  • Bodyguard
  • Game of Thrones
  • Killing Eve
  • Ozark
  • Pose
  • Succession
  • This Is Us

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Barry
  • Fleabag
  • The Good Place
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Russian Doll
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Veep

Outstanding Limited Series

  • Chernobyl
  • Escape at Dannemora
  • Fosse/Verdon
  • Sharp Objects
  • When They See Us

Outstanding Television Movie

  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
  • Brexit
  • Deadwood: The Movie
  • King Lear
  • My Dinner With Herve

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
  • 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

Outstanding 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
  • Billy Porter, Pose
  • Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Outstanding 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
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
  • Don Cheadle, Black Monday
  • Ted Danson, The Good Place
  • Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
  • Bill Hader, Barry
  • Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV 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
  • Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV movie

  • Mahershala Ali, True Detective
  • Benicio Del Toro, Escape at Dannemora
  • Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal
  • Jared Harris, Chernobyl
  • Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us
  • Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama series

  • Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones
  • Julia Garner, Ozark
  • Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
  • Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve
  • Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones
  • Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones
  • Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
  • Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
  • Michael Kelly, House of Cards
  • Chris Sullivan, This Is Us

How to Watch the Emmy Awards 2019 in the US: Watch on TV or online

There are plenty of ways to watch the 71st Emmy Awards in the US. Fox will be broadcasting the show live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles from 8pm to 11pm ET.

People and Entertainment Weekly will also have plenty of Emmy’s coverage. You can watch their pre-show at 6pm ET on the streaming network PeopleTV, People.com or EW.com. You can also catch all the red carpet coverage on their Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

Watch the Emmys on Fox


How to watch the Emmy Awards 2019 in the UK and abroad: Stream online

No UK channel is broadcasting the Primetime Emmy Awards live, so if you’re in the UK and want to watch the 2019 Emmy Awards, it’s not quite as simple but still possible.

Many of the above options will be geographically restricted to the US, meaning if you’re trying to view Fox’s website from outside of the country, you won’t be able to. Some streaming apps also allow you to access Fox content, such as Hulu, PlayStation Vue, Fubo.tv and YouTube TV but you’ll need a VPN to access them from outside of the US.

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By using a VPN, you can essentially trick your computer into thinking that it’s in a different country to the one you’re actually in, meaning you can access content from other countries. We’ve tried and tested a number of VPNs and these are the ones we’ve found to work the fastest, with the greatest access to content across the globe.

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To use a VPN on any of the streaming apps we’ve suggested above you just need to follow these simple steps.

  1. Set up an account with either Fox, Hulu, YouTube or one of the other streaming services broadcasting the Primetime Emmy Awards.
  2. Install either ExpressVPN or NordVPN on your device and set up an account.
  3. Choose a US IP address from the ones listed.
  4. Visit the Fox website or YouTube TV, sign up for a free trial and you should be able to start watching.

If you’re not fussed about watching the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards live in the UK, you can catch it on Sky One from 11pm BST on Monday 23 September.

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