All Of 2019’s Emmy Nominated Shows & Where To Watch Them

The biggest night for television is almost here! The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards roll out on September 22, and this year's ceremony is sure to get the fans talking. It's already created a bit of mild chatter with the announcement that the Emmys will have no host (a page out of the 2019 Oscars playbook). Then, there are the shows nominated for Emmys in 2019 which range from the expected (Game of Thrones, Veep), to the delightfully shocking (Schitt's Creek, Fleabag), with some seriously upsetting snubs left off the list (Richard Madden in Bodyguard!). The anticipation couldn't get any higher to see who'll actually walk away with those golden trophies.
 
And considering just how many series exist these days, it's impressive that Emmy voters were able to get past the big, flashy legacy series like Game of Thrones and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, to include some of the smaller series like Pose, Russian Doll, & Schitt's Creek. The TV landscape is saturated with decent series deserving of Emmys, but the Academy actually managed to get a varied lineup of nominations together this year.
 
So, because you probably haven't already spent the countless hours that the Academy members have, consuming every series under the sun, you probably have a little homework to do ahead of the ceremony. From Fleabag to Full Frontal With Samantha Bee and everything in between, here are all the series you need to know for the Emmys, where to find them, and why you need them in your life.

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Better Call Saul

Season 4


Where to watch it right now: Amazon ($19.99 for the full season)

Nominated for: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2x), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Music Supervision, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour), Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour), and Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
  
Why it's nominated: Four seasons in and Better Call Saul continues to prove why the Breaking Bad spin-off was a clever idea. The series not only builds on Jimmy’s (Bob Odenkirk) background every season, but it also allows other characters like Nacho (Michael Mando) to have compelling storylines. To boot, the fade-outs at the end of each episode of season 4 are masterful cliffhangers.
 

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Bodyguard

Season 1


Where to watch it right now: Netflix 

Nominated for: Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
 
Why it's nominated: The British series hit Netflix last September but it quickly captivated viewers with Richard Madden’s compelling performance. He won a Golden Globe earlier this year, so it isn’t shocking that the series was recognized. Of course, Madden deserved his own nomination too, but we’ll settle for the Academy recognizing Bodyguard and all its thrills.
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Game of Thrones

Final Season


Where to watch it right now: HBO Now 

Nominated for: Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More), Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series, Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour), Outstanding Fantasy/ Sci-Fi Costumes, Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series (3x), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series (3x), Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media Within A Scripted Program, Outstanding Main Title Design, Outstanding Makeup For A Single- Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special, Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score), Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special (Original Dramatic Score), Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series (3x), Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series (4x), Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour), Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour), Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series, and Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series 
  
Why it's nominated: Wow that list is long. Game of Thrones received a whopping 32 nominations for its final season. Fans might’ve had some negative feedback about how the series ended, but there was no doubt that the show would receive Emmy nominations. It has swept the ceremony every year, except in 2017 when it was ineligible.
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Killing Eve

Season 2


Where to watch it right now: Amazon ($19.99 for the season)

Nominated for: Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour Or More), Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series, Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series (2x), Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series, and Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
 
Why it's nominated: Sandra Oh was nominated last year for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series but Jodie Comer’s absence was unacceptable given her equally chilling and impressive performance in the series. This year the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has righted its wrongs and given Oh and Comer nods as well as seven other nominations. Although Phoebe Waller-Bridge was no longer the showrunner, the second season still managed to continue the cat and mouse game between Eve and Villanelle and give the assassin great clothes and one liners while doing so.
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Ozark

Season 2


Where to watch it right now: Netflix 

Nominated for: Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour Or More, Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series, Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series, and Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour) 
  
Why it's nominated: Ozark dove head first into deeper, darker storylines this season. The show’s ensemble cast continues to have knockout performances, particularly from Julia Garner who also starred in Dirty John this year. Garner received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Drama Series. 

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Pose

Season 2


Where to watch it right now: FX.com (with cable login), Amazon ($19.99 for the season)

Nominated for: Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series, Outstanding Period Costumes, Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Makeup For A Single- Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series, and Outstanding Drama Series
  
Why it's nominated: There is truly no other show on television right now that is like Pose. The series missed the eligibility period last year because its first season aired in June, but now it's getting its due. Of course Pose deserves costume, hair, and makeup nominations for its ability to transport viewers to 1980s ball culture. Plus, Billy Porter received his first Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actor in A Drama Series category for his portrayal of Pray Tell. 

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Succession

Season 1


Where to watch it right now: HBO Now 

Nominated for: Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series, Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music, and Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
  
Why it's nominated: Look at any television critic’s Twitter feed and chances are there are a handful of tweets praising Succession. These five nominations are for its first season (slightly confusing, as the second season is currently in progress). The wit and commitment from Succession’s ensemble cast make this satirical dramedy a must watch. 
 

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This Is Us

Season 3


Where to watch it right now: Hulu

Nominated for: Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score), Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series (2x), Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series, Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series (2x), Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series, 
 
Why it's nominated: Three seasons in and This Is Us still manages to make viewers cry each episode. The most recent season tackled a storyline about Jack Pearson’s (Milo Ventimiglia) time in the Vietnam War which introduced the audience to his younger brother Nick Pearson (Michael Angarano). Angarano scooped up a nomination for his guest arc and the series continues to dominate the drama categories. 

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Barry

Season 2


Where to watch it right now: HBO Now

Nominated for: Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour), Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series (2x),  Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series (2x), Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score), Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series (3x), Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half Hour) And Animation, Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or Variety Program, and Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
  
Why it's nominated: A series that manages to make a hitman (Bill Hader) navigate the L.A. theater scene deserves to be constantly nominated. Barry won three awards at last year’s Emmys, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Hader. In the second season, Sarah Goldberg delivered an epic monologue which helped her get a nod for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series this year. 
 

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Fleabag

Season 2


Where to watch it right now: Amazon Prime Video

Nominated for: Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series, Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour), Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series (2x), Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series (2x), Outstanding Comedy Series, and Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
  
Why it's nominated: If you haven’t heard about or seen the second season of Fleabag and the Hot Priest (Andrew Scott), then watch it as soon as possible. Star and creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge proves she is a creative genius by crafting a second season that, as Fleabag puts it, is a “love story.”  Scott (sadly) wasn’t recognized, but the series was nominated in 11 categories after being completely shut out for its first season. Everything about the second entry, from the wardrobe (that jumpsuit!) to the religious music, make it a truly flawless season of television that should be watched by all TV fanatics. 
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The Good Place

Season 3

 
Where to watch it right now: Netflix

Nominated for: Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series, Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, and Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
  
Why it's nominated: Finally The Good Place is receiving the recognition it deserves! The third season managed to keep the story and characters hilarious, interesting, and thought-provoking despite moving from the afterlife to regular ol' Earth. A show that can go from “the Good Place,” to “the Bad Place,” then Earth, and everywhere in between and still work needs to rewarded. 

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Season 2


Where to watch it right now: Amazon Prime Video

 Nominated for: Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More), Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series, Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour), Outstanding Period Costumes, Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series (2x), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series (2x), Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Music Supervision, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series (2x), Outstanding Guest Actor In A comedy Series (2x), Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, and Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour) 
  
Why it's nominated: If an award show involves television, then chances are The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is going to be mentioned at least three times during the broadcast. With 20 nominations (it's only surpassed by Game of Thrones), the Amy Sherman-Palladino series shows no signs of slowing down and neither does Midge (Rachel Brosnahan). Expect more laughs (and nominations!) when the third installment is released. 
 

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Russian Doll

Season 1


Where to watch it right now: Netflix 

Nominated for: Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama series (Half-Hour) And Animation, Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series, Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour), Outstanding Contemporary Costumes, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series, Outstanding Music Supervision, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half Hour) And Animation, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) Animation, Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or Variety Program, and Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series (2x) 
  
Why it's nominated: Russian Doll was released on Netflix on February 1, and it remains one of the best originals the streaming platform has released this year. The new series provided a refreshing take on the Groundhog Day trope and was powerfully led by Natasha Lyonne. In addition to 12 other nominations, she is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series. 

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Schitt’s Creek

Season 5


Where to watch it right now: Amazon ($19.99 for the season)
 
Nominated for: Outstanding Contemporary Costumes, Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series, and Outstanding Comedy Series
  
Why it's nominated: It is truly difficult to keep viewers laughing five seasons into a series, but Schitt’s Creek season 5 has done that, and then some. Shockingly, the show had never been nominated for an Emmy before, but thankfully that error was corrected this year with four nominations, including for the series' dynamic duo, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy.

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Veep

Final Season


Where to watch it right now: HBO Now

Nominated for: Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour), Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series, Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation, and Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
  
Why it's nominated: Veep released its final season this year after taking some time off, so this is the last opportunity for the Academy to reward the series for its satirical take on the political arena. Julia Louis-Dreyfus has consistently given a masterful performance since the series began, so let's be real: She's probably going to walk away with another Emmy in the Outstanding Leading Actress category for a seventh time.
 

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Chernobyl

Limited Series


Where to watch it right now: HBO Now

Nominated for: Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More), Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special, Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Period Costumes, Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Series Or Movie (2x), Outstanding Hairstyling For A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series Or Movie (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special, Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score), Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actor In A limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role, and Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special
  
Why it's nominated: Another new series that clearly excited Emmy voters was Chernobyl. The limited series earned 19 nominations for its telling of the 1986 nuclear disaster and the cleanup efforts that occurred in the Soviet Union. Chernobyl provided audience with a story about a historic, troubling event and somehow connected it to current societal issues.
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Escape at Dannemora

Limited Series

 
Where to watch it right now: ShowtimeAnytime 

Nominated for: Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour Or More), Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special, Outstanding Contemporary Costumes, Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special, Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score), Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role, and Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special (2x), 
  
Why it's nominated: This seven-episode series directed by Ben Stiller told the story of the 2015 manhunt for two convicted murderers who escaped prison in upstate New York and the correctional facility employee (Patricia Arquette) who helped them pull it off. Arquette is practically unrecognizable in the role and won a Golden Globe earlier this year her skills. The show is comprised of a talented cast including Benicio del Toro and Bonnie Hunt. 
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Fosse/Verdon

Limited Series


Where to watch it right now: Hulu

Nominated for: Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More), Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special, Outstanding Period Costumes, Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special (2x), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Hairstyling For A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series Or Movie (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special, Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series Or Movie (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Music Supervision, Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Series Or Movie, and Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special
  
Why it's nominated: If you have seen the meme of Michelle Williams dramatically wiping her hand across her face in frustration, then that pretty much sums of why this limited series earned 17 nominations. Sam Rockwell and Williams lead this biographical show which depicts the untold story of the relationship between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. The elaborate sets, jazzy music, and impressive dance numbers capture the 1950s-1960s era.
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Sharp Objects

Limited Series


Where to watch it right now: HBO Now 

Nominated for: Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special, Outstanding Contemporary Costumes, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Hairstyling For A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series Or Movie (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie, and Outstanding Limited Series
  
Why it's nominated: With Oscar nominees Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson attached to this series, Sharp Objects was bound to intrigue viewers and seize Emmy voters’ attention. Both actresses were nominated for Golden Globes, with Clarkson winning the award for Best Supporting Actress. The intense performances and dark visuals in this psychological thriller make it unlike any other show on this list. 
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When They See Us

Limited Series


Where to watch it right now: Netflix

Nominated for: Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special, Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special, Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score), Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie (2x), Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie (3x), Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie (2x), Outstanding LImited Series, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Series Or Movie, and Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special
  
Why it's nominated: Possibly the best limited series Netflix has ever released, Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us gripped audiences as they watched the true story of five young boys who were wrongly convicted of raping and assaulting a young woman in 1989. Every performance in this four-part series is astonishing, but Jharrel Jerome’s portrayal of Korey Wise makes viewers almost feel the pain the real Wise went through. If this series doesn't pick up at least a few trophies, expect there to be serious outrage on Twitter.

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The Amazing Race

Season 31


Where to watch it right now: CBS All Access

Nominated for: Outstanding Directing For A Reality Program, Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Reality Or Competition Program, and Outstanding Competition Program  
 
Why it's nominated: The Amazing Race has aired 31 seasons and somehow it keeps finding new ways to entertain audiences as they watch teams race around the world. The most recent season included Survivor and Big Brother contestants as well as previous Amazing Race competitors. This series is a staple in reality television and we don’t see it going anywhere anytime soon. 
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American Ninja Warrior

Season 10


Where to watch it right now: Hulu
 
Nominated for: Outstanding Directing For A Reality Program and Outstanding Competition Program
 
Why it's nominated: American Ninja Warrior might not be the most talked about reality television series, but it features some of the most difficult challenges and determined competitors on any game show. The series is currently airing its 11th season and has received two prior Primetime Emmy nods.  
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Nailed It!

Season 2


Where to watch it right now: Netflix

Nominated for: Outstanding Competition Program
 
Why it's nominated: It’s always a treat when cooking competition shows are recognized in the outstanding competition program. This Netflix original, hosted by comedian Nicole Byer, has had three regular seasons and one special holiday edition. This marks Nailed It!’s first Primetime Emmy nomination into a category that typically has the same entries every year. 
 

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RuPaul’s Drag Race

Season 11

 
Where to watch it right now: VH1 (with cable login), Amazon ($19.99 for the season)

Nominated for: Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program, Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program, Outstanding Costumes For Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Programming, Outstanding Directing For A Reality Program, Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Reality or Competition Program, Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special, Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program, and Outstanding Competition Program,  
  
Why it's nominated: RuPaul’s Drag Race is a dominant force in pop culture and even boasts a mega-successful spin-off, RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars, so of course it got multiple nominations. The series already has nine Emmys and has actually increased its cultural impact and its winners' profiles throughout its 11 seasons. 
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Top Chef

Season 16

 
Where to watch it right now: Bravo (with cable login), Amazon ($14.99 for the season)

Nominated for: Outstanding Competition Program
  
Why it's nominated: Top Chef wrapped up its 16th installment this March in a season that started in Kentucky and ended in China. Every season, Top Chef highlights different cuisines from around the world with contestants that introduce audiences to new flavors and cooking techniques. 

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The Voice

Season 16

 
Where to watch it right now: Unfortunately, the episodes have expired on NBC.com and are not available for purchase, but depending on your service provider you may be able to find them OnDemand.

Nominated for: Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Reality Or Competition Series, Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program, Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special, Outstanding Lighting Design/ Lighting Direction For A Variety Series, Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Competition Program, and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series
  
Why it's nominated: Adam Levine won’t be on the upcoming 17th season of The Voice for the first time since the show premiered in 2011, but he goes out on a high with the series being nominated for 7 awards. The additions of Kelly Clarkson and John Legend to the recent seasons have fueled the hilarious dynamic between the judges that keeps the show interesting.  
 

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The Daily Show With Trevor Noah


Where to watch it right now: Comedy Central.com

Nominated for: Outstanding Interactive Program and Outstanding Variety Talk Series
  
Why it's nominated: Since Trevor Noah took over the role of The Daily Show host from Jon Stewart in 2015, the series has been nominated for one Emmy. These two nods this year could hint at the program reclaiming its title as Outstanding Variety Talk Series and possibly winning for the first time in the Outstanding Short Form Variety Series category. 

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Full Frontal With Samantha Bee


Where to watch it right now: Youtube

Nominated for: Outstanding Variety Talk Series and Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
 
Why it's nominated: The lack of female late night talk shows hosts becomes more glaringly obvious every time Samantha Bee is the only woman nominated in these categories. The series previously won an Emmy in 2017 for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special so hopefully history can repeat itself and Bee and her team can win again this year. 
 

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Jimmy Kimmel Live!

 

Where to watch it right now: ABC (with cable login), Hulu

Nominated for: Outstanding Variety Talk Series
 
Why it's nominated: Jimmy Kimmel has been making people laugh in the wee hours of the night since 2003 and he doesn’t seem ready to stop anytime soon. He has found a great balance between poking fun at current political turmoil and also having funny segments like those that are Bachelor related. He’s up to date on pop culture but never seems like he is trying too hard.

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Last Week Tonight With John Oliver


Where to watch it right now: HBO Now

 
Nominated for: Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Reality Or Competition Series, Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series, Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming (2x), Outstanding Interactive Program, Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special, Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series, and Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
 
Why it's nominated: John Oliver’s show is probably the closest we’ll ever get to one of those hysterical, animated shorts from The Good Fight becoming an actual show. He makes hot button topics digestible without being patronizing. Chances are he has an entertaining explainer video for any complicated, political topic you can think of (and if he doesn't, it's only a matter of time). 
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The Late Late Show With James Corden

 
Where to watch it right now: CBS.com (with cable login) , Youtube

Nominated for: Outstanding Interactive Program, Outstanding Variety Talk Series, and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series
 
Why it's nominated: In case it wasn’t obvious by the title of this show, James Corden pops up on TV screens very late which means he has to try extra hard to keep people interested. But with ridiculous ideas that somehow work (like a dodgeball game that features both former first lady Michelle Obama and internet boyfriend Harry Styles) it’s clear why his show landed three nominations. There’s never a dull moment with Corden around!

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The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

 
Where to watch it right now: CBS.com (with cable login) , Youtube 

Nominated for: Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series, Outstanding Interactive Program, Outstanding Variety Talk Series, and Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
 
Why it's nominated: Stephen Colbert’s lovable wit, satire, and political hot takes make his interview style and show unlike any other in the late night talk show circuit. His interviews feel like banter with a lovable family member at the dinner table. His show also features extremely talented musical acts
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At Home With Amy Sedaris

 
Where to watch it right now: YouTube TV

Nominated for: Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Reality Or Competition Series and Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
 
Why it's nominated: In case you weren’t aware, comedian and actress Amy Sedaris, who most recently had a recurring role on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, has her own comedy series. On the show, she makes everyday, mundane activities (like crocheting!) entertaining with her unique comedic style. Fellow comedian Rachel Dratch and actress Jane Krakowski also make appearances. 
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Documentary Now!

 
Where to watch it right now: Netflix, YouTube TV

Nominated for: Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, and Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
 
Why it's nominated: Did you know that Saturday Night Live alums Bill Hader and Fred Armisen have reunited in this mockumentary television series and that it is narrated by Helen Mirren? Seriously, what more could you ask for in a series? Documentary Now! also boasts Seth Meyers and John Mulaney as writers in addition to Hader and Armisen, which make the parodies undeniably funny. 
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Drunk History

 
Where to watch it right now: Hulu, Comedycentral.com
 
Nominated for: Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series, Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming, and Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
 
Why it's nominated: It would be so much easier to retain information if all professors and teachers presented their lesson plans like they were Drunk History narrators. Having trouble remembering what the Alamo was about? Don’t worry, Drunk History has a video for that! There isn’t a moment in history that this show can’t make hilarious and entertaining. 
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I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman

 
Where to watch it right now: Hulu
 
Nominated for: Outstanding Variety Sketch Series 
 
Why it's nominated: Justice for Sarah Silverman! Sadly, I Love You, America was cancelled by Hulu after just one season. But luckily the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is giving it the credit it deserves. The late night talk show aimed to bring people despite their ideological differences. The world could really use a show like this right now. 

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Saturday Night Live

 
Where to watch it right now: Hulu, NBC.com (with cable login)

Nominated for: Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Reality Or Competition Series, Outstanding Costumes For Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Programming, Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series, Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special, Outstanding Lighting Design/ Lighting Direction For a Variety Series, Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series, Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series (4x), Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series (2x), Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series, and Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
 
Why it's nominated:  In addition to being one of the most nominated series at the Emmys this year with 18 nominations, Saturday Night Live is getting ready to celebrate its 44th anniversary! With impressive makeup, clever writing, and excellent hosting choices (looking forward to Phoebe Waller-Bridge!), it’s easy to understand why SNL is nominated practically every year. 
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Who Is America?


Where to watch it right now: Showtime (with cable login or subscription), YouTube TV
 
Nominated for: Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series, Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming, and Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
 
Why it's nominated: Political satire series are all the rage nowadays. But with Sasha Baron Cohen attached to the project, Who Is America? pushed the envelope by having actual political figures and other familiar faces unknowingly fooled by Cohen (see, for example: the time he fooled OJ Simpson). He won’t have the element of surprise in the future, but there are plenty of politicians he could mock if the series were to return for a second season.
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Antiques Roadshow

 
Where to watch it right now: PBS.org 

Nominated for: Outstanding Structured Reality Program
 
Why it's nominated: Similar to SNL, Antiques Roadshow’s nomination is impressive considering the series is currently airing its 21st season and premiered in 1997. On the show, antique owners bring in items to be appraised by experts who provide historical information. If you have a friend who is obsessed with antiquing, they probably already love this show.
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Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives

 
Where to watch it right now: Hulu, YouTube TV 
 
Nominated for: Outstanding Structured Reality Program
 
Why it's nominated: If you have an old soul like myself, then you have an appreciation for old-school diners. This Guy Fieri series shows him traveling the globe to find the best food in a given genre (barbeque, burgers, fried chicken, you name it). This series helps viewers discover hidden gems with the help of the mayor of Flavortown. 

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Queer Eye

 
Where to watch it right now: Netflix

Nominated for: Outstanding Structured Reality Program, Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program, Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program, Outstanding Directing For A Reality Program, Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Reality Or Competition Program, and Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Reality Or Competition Series
 
Why it's nominated: Arguably the greatest reboot of the modern era, Queer Eye truly put Netflix on the map when it comes to reality television. The nomination that stands out the most is Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program because the contestants featured on this show make it as irresistible as the Fab Five. Hopefully these six nominations mean Netflix will continue to renew Queer Eye because what would we all do without Jonathan Van Ness in our lives?

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Shark Tank

 
Where to watch it right now: Hulu, ABC.com (with cable login) 

Nominated for: Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program, Outstanding Directing For A Reality Program, and Outstanding Structured Reality Program
 
Why it's nominated: A key series in the reality television world, Shark Tank is proof that when a simple idea is executed well it will go a long way. Shark Tank will begin its 11th season this fall with a new batch of contestants hoping to have the next big invention.
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Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

 
Where to watch it right now: Netflix

Nominated for: Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program and Outstanding Structured Reality Program
  
Why it's nominated: It’s crazy to think Marie Kondo was introduced to a wider audience just earlier this year considering how difficult it is for people to declutter their lives. Kondo helps create more physical space with the idea that psychological benefits will follow. And from the looks of her Netflix series, her method seems to work!
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Who Do You Think You Are?


Where to watch it right now: YouTube TV

Nominated for: Outstanding Structured Reality Program
 
Why it's nominated: Who Do You Think You Are? is basically watching a celebrity take and find out the results of an ancestry.com test on television. The series will be returning to NBC for its upcoming season, according to The Hollywood Reporter, so get ready for more family tree reveals.
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Born This Way

 
Where to watch it right now: Amazon Prime Video, AETV.com (with cable login)
 
Nominated for: Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program, and Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program
 
Why it's nominated: This eye-opening series about adults born with Down syndrome previously won two Emmys in 2016 and 2017. It provides a perspective that is not seen enough on television, but hopefully it continues to be a pioneer in helping tell more stories about people with Down syndrome. 
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Deadliest Catch

 
Where to watch it right now: Amazon Prime Video ($29.99 for the season)

Nominated for: Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program, Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program, and Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
 
Why it's nominated: For lovers of the great outdoors and unusual creatures, Deadliest Catch is still around and recently finished up its 15th season. This show technically can't run out of material so there's no doubt it will continue to add to its current tally of 51 all-time Emmy nominations next year.
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Life Below Zero

 
Where to watch it right now: Hulu, YouTube TV 

Nominated for: Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program, Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program, and Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
 
Why it's nominated: If you were ever curious about how people in the snow-covered regions of Alaska live, then you might be destined to be an Emmy voter. Life Below Zero has previously won two Emmys and completed its 11th season in February. 
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RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked

 
Where to watch it right now: VH1.com (with cable login), Amazon Prime Video ($19.99 for the season)

Nominated for: Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program and Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program
 
Why it's nominated: A person can never have too much RuPaul’s Drag Race in their lives which is why it is necessary that the behind-the-scenes series RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked exists and rewarded. More drama equals more reality TV gold and this series constantly delivers. 
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Somebody Feed Phil 

 
Where to watch it right now: Netflix
 
Nominated for: Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
 
Why it's nominated: Netflix has so many original series it is hard to keep up with them, but Somebody Feed Phil is definitely the must-watch travel show on the platform. Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal goes around the world tasting local cuisines which will undoubtedly convince you to start planning a vacation and try a new restaurant.

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United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell

 
Where to watch it right now: YouTube TV, Amazon Prime Video (for $2.99) 

Nominated for: Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program and Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, 
 
Why it's nominated: CNN has a wide-range of well-made documentaries and United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell is no exception. Bell, a sociopolitical comedian, tackles race relations in the United States head on and shows the knowledge that can come from being in uncomfortable situations. 
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