WarnerMedia scores 191 Emmy Award nominations and HBO sets a single-season record with 137 nominations

16 Jul 2019 - By WarnerMedia Staff

Hollywood isn’t ready for the stampede of talent WarnerMedia will bring to television’s biggest night for the 71st annual Emmy Awards. In total, WarnerMedia received 191 nominations across its portfolio, including HBO, CNN, TBS, truTV, Warner Bros. Television Group, Stage 13, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Cinemax.

HBO dominated Tuesday’s announcement with a record-setting 137 Emmy nominations – a new single season record and the most nominations in HBO’s history. HBO’s Emmy success this year is due in large part to one of its most popular series, “Game of Thrones,” which received 32 nominations, the most earned by any drama series in a single year. “Game of Thrones” is already the record holder for the most Primetime Emmy-winning series in history with 42 Emmys. For a complete list of HBO’s 137 nominations, click here.

The five-part disaster drama series “Chernobyl” swept up 19 Emmy nominations, including limited series and best actor in a limited series for actor Jared Harris. “Chernobyl” tells the story of the 1986 nuclear accident in the Soviet Union.

HBO also received nominations for “Barry” (17), “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (9), “True Detective” (9), “Veep” (9), “Deadwood” (8),  “Sharp Objects” (8), “Succession” (5) and the Michael Jackson documentary “Leaving Neverland.”

TBS received five nominations, two for "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" and three for "CONAN." truTVs’ "At Home with Amy Sedaris" earned two nominations and Cinemax received one nomination for "Warrior."

Warner Bros. nabbed 29 total nominations across Warner Bros. Television Group, Stage 13, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Warner Bros Pictures. Highlights include seven nominations for “The Voice,” acting nominations for “The Kominsky Method’s” Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, hosting nominations for Ellen DeGeneres (“Ellen’s Game of Games”) and James Corden (“The World’s Best”). “Who Do You Think You Are?“ “Teen Titans Go!” “Adventure Time,” “Robot Chicken,” and “Steven Universe” each earned one nomination. 

Setting a new record for CNN, CNN Original Series and CNN Films received 17 total nominations. The final season of “Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown” led with six nominations, including two posthumous nominations for Anthony Bourdain for Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Information Series or Special. CNN Films received nine nominations.

The Primetime Emmy’s honor the best in prime-time television programming, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Winners receive the coveted golden statuette, the Emmy - depicting a winged woman holding an atom. The image has since become the symbol of the Television Academy's goal of supporting and uplifting the art and science of television.

Tune into the 71st annual Primetime Emmy® Awards show on Sunday, Sept. 22 to find out how many golden statuettes will be brought home for WarnerMedia. Some award winners will also be announced at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards presentation Sept. 14-15 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

For a complete list of Emmy nominees, click here.