Emmys 2019: Netflix scores 117 nominations for When They See Us and more

Netflix scored 117 nominations for the 2019 Emmys, including nominations for When They See Us, Russian Doll and more.

When all the 2019 Emmy nominations were announced and the dust settled, Netflix racked up 117 nominations. Netflix originals When They See Us and Russian Doll were nominated for the most Emmys this year.

Netflix received the second-most nominations of all the networks. HBO, led by Game of Thrones, topped the list with 137 nominations, according to a report from Variety.

When They See Us, created by Ava DuVernary, tallied 16 Emmy nominations for Outstanding Limited Series, Best Actor in a Limited Series (Jharrel Jerome), two for Best Actress in a Limited Series (Niecy Nash and Aunjanue Ellis), and more!

When They See Us seems like the early favorite in the limited series categories. It was and is much better than any of the other shows nominated, and the performances were outstanding. The show could not have been better or more powerful.

Russian Doll, the breakout Netflix original comedy series, was nominated for 13 Emmys, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress (Natasha Lyonne) and more.

Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé scored six Emmy nominations in the Variety Special category and technical categories.

For all those wondering about the Netflix original hit Stranger Things, the show was not eligible because the season did not premiere before May 31, 2019. It will be eligible for next year’s Emmys.

We shared the list of many of the Netflix nominees below (minus the directing and writing  Emmy nominations, as well as the technical categories. Here is the list via Variety:

Drama Series 



Comedy Series

Russian Doll

Limited Series

When They See Us

TV Movie 

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Lead Actor (Drama) 

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Supporting Actor (Drama) 

Michael Kelly, House of Cards

Lead Actress (Drama) 

Laura Linney, Ozark

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Supporting Actress (Drama) 

Julia Garner, Ozark

Lead Actress (Comedy)

Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me

Lead Actor (Comedy) 

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Supporting Actress (Comedy) 

Betty Gilpin, GLOW

Supporting Actor (Comedy) 

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method

Lead Actor (Limited Series) 

Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us

Lead Actress (Limited Series) 

Niecy Nash, When They See Us

Aunjanue Ellis, When They See Us

Supporting Actress (Limited Series) 

Marsha Stephanie Blake, When They See Us

Vera Farmiga, When They See Us

Supporting Actor (Limited Series) 

Asante Blackk, When They See Us

John Leguizamo, When They See Us

Michael K. Williams, When They See Us

Guest Actress (Drama)

Laverne Cox, Orange is the New Black

Competition Program

Nailed It

Structured Reality Program

Queer Eye

Unstructured Reality Program

Somebody Feed Phil

Reality Host 

Marie Kondo, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Variety Special 

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé

Springsteen On Broadway

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal

There were several other Netflix programs nominated for Emmys in technical, writing and directing categories, including Big Mouth, BoJack Horseman, One Day at a Time, F is for Family, The Umbrella Academy, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and many more.

The 71st Annual Emmys will be presented on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, on FOX.