Emmy nominations 2019: First reactions and thoughts

The 2019 Emmy nominations are out (story HERE), and for all of the complaining over the final season of “Game of Thrones” from fans, the show earned a record breaking 32 nominations. HBO’s momentum continued with “Chernobyl” and “Barry” also getting over a dozen nominations a piece. Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” had 20 nods, and Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” on NetFlix earned 16.

Just a couple of thoughts.

While Game of Thrones didn’t please everyone, it was still an accomplishment: While it didn’t end on a high note and despite the public backlash regarding the writing, I believe GOT was still an accomplishment. “The Longest Night” battle will be remembered for years to come, and the story did keep us guessing all the way until the very end. Unfortunately, in those acting categories with that competition, the talent will be even bigger underdogs then they were against the Night King.

Barry just keeps getting better: Bill Hader, Stephen Root and Henry Winkler, are all just awesome in the offbeat comedy and they just shift from laughs to devastation so seamlessly. The ronny/lily episode is just art.

“This is us” and “The Good Place” keep coming through for NBC: As they should. While I’m have no heart and am immune to “This is us”, I really appreciate “The Good Place” for just continuing to be something that is truly different.

How many for “Chernobyl” and “When they see us?“: Both have earned near universal acclaim but just how many trophies will each of the win?.

One Stark brother snubs another: Don’t tell me Kit Harrington’s “Jon Snow” deserved a nod over his fellow wolf and “Bodyguard” star, Richard Madden, who won a Golden Globe for the role. Don’t tell me that.

Other miscellaneous thoughts:

Happy to see the underappreciated “Ozark” getting acting nods for longtime favorites Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, as well as a nomination for the best accent on television with Julia Garner.

Veep finished it’s run beautifully. Will Julia Louise Dreyfus get one more trophy? Tony Hale was also awesome again and is also nominated. I miss the show already.

It’s going to be really hard to ignore Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin for the “Kominsky Method”. A great friendship dramedy with two of the best.

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