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Pose, Schitt's Creek, Killing Eve Among LGBTQ Shows With Emmy Noms

Emmy Nominations

The Emmy nominations began rolling out today and among the nods already announced, Pose, Killing Eve, Schitt's Creek, Russian Doll, and Fosse/Verdon are the queer and LGBTQ-adjacent shows racking up honors. 

Game of Thrones is leading with 32 nominations in the drama category, while The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has 20 in the comedy category, according to Variety.

The landmark series Pose, about transgender women and the ball scene of the '80s/'90s, pulled in nominations in the Best Drama category and for star Billy Porter for Best Actor in a Drama. However, the Academy failed to nominate any of the trans actresses in the series that features more transgender actors than any other in TV history. 

Meanwhile, the sexually charged cat-and-mouse thriller Killing Eve landed a nomination in the Best Drama category and nominations for Best Actress in a Drama for its leads Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer (who was snubbed last year). Another actress nominated for a queer role in that category is Viola Davis for How to Get Away With Murder.

The category for comedy series is jam-packed with LGBTQ content including Netflix’s Russian Doll, written and directed by Leslye Headland, who is out. Schitt’s Creek, created by Eugene Levy and his son Daniel Levy (who is gay) finally got recognition for its fifth season. The other nominated shows are Fleabag, The Good Place, Veep, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which all have LGBTQ characters or a queer sensibility. 

Similarly, the category for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series is brimming with performances in shows that are either very queer or have a queer appeal, like Catherine O'Hara's nomination in Schitt's Creek or Natasha Lyonne's nomination in Russian Doll. The other nominees are Christina Applegate for Dead to Me, Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag.  

In the supporting actress in a drama category dominated by Game of Thrones stars, out actress Fiona Shaw landed a nomination for her role in Killing Eve. 

Meanwhile, Alex Borstein landed a nomination for her queer-coded role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel while Kate McKinnon pulled in another for Saturday Night Live. 

A Very English Scandal, about a famous court case involving a closeted member of British Parliament in the 1960s and '70s, earned a nomination in the Limited Series category, while its stars Hugh Grant was nominated for best actor and Ben Whishaw for best-supporting actor. 

Fosse/Verdon, which doesn’t feature leading LGBTQ characters but charts the marriage and careers of musical theater icons Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse, earned a nod for the series and for its leads Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell.

Another series that was embraced by LGBTQ viewers, HBO’s Sharp Objects, landed nominations for the show in the Limited Series category, for Amy Adams in the leading actress category, and for Patricia Clarkson for supporting actress. 

Laverne Cox earned a nomination in the category for guest actress in a drama for Orange Is the New Black while Cherry Jones was nominated for her guest part in The Handmaid's Tale.  Meanwhile, Jane Lynch pulled in a nomination for guest actress in a comedy for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

The Television Academy also recognized Ava DuVernay’s acclaimed and important Netflix series When They See Us, about the Central Park Five. That show earned a nomination in the limited series category while its stars Aunjanue Ellis, Niecy Nash, and Jharrel Jerome all earned nominations.

In the Outstanding Competition category, RuPaul’s Drag Race landed another nomination while RuPaul was nominated in the host category. Ellen DeGeneres was also nominated in the host category for Ellen's Game of Games.

The beloved and iconically queer musical RENT stands out with a nomination under the Live Variety Special category, which starred an immensely talented cast, including non-binary drag queen Valentina.

Hannah Gadsby picked up two nomations for her hilarious and brutally honest comedy special Nanette, for both her writing and her breakout show amongst other Variety Specials.

The nominations for short-form TV included several nods for LGBTQ programming including one for Netflix's Special, Funny or Die's Billy on the Street and Gay of Thrones, and Youtube's The Randy Rainbow Show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Read the current list below. It will be updated throughout the day as more nominations are revealed.

Drama Series

Better Call Saul (AMC)
Bodyguard (Netflix)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Killing Eve (AMC/BBC America)
Ozark (Netflix)
Pose (FX)
Succession (HBO)
This Is Us (NBC)

Comedy Series

Barry (HBO)
Fleabag (Amazon Prime)
The Good Place (NBC)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Limited Series 

Chernobyl (HBO)
Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Sharp Objects (HBO)
When They See Us (Netflix)

Outstanding Television Movie

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix)
Brexit (HBO)
Deadwood: The Movie (HBO)
King Lear (Amazon Prime)
My Dinner With Herve (HBO)

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

Reality Competition

The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
Nailed It (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

Variety Talk Show

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
Late Late Show With James Corden (CBS)
Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)

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)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
Sian Clifford (Fleabag)
Olivia Colman (Fleabag)
Betty Gilpin (GLOW)
Sarah Goldberg (Barry)
Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
Anthony Carrigan (Barry)
Tony Hale (Veep)
Stephen Root (Barry)
Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Henry Winkler (Barry)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Patricia Arquette (The Act)
Marsha Stephanie Blake (When They See Us)
Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects)
Vera Farmiga (When They See Us)
Margaret Qualley (Fosse/Verdon)
Emily Watson (Chernobyl)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Asante Blackk (When They See Us)
Paul Dano (Escape at Dannemora)
John Leguizamo (When They See Us)
Stellan Skarsgård (Chernobyl)
Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal)
Michael K. Williams (When They See Us)

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black)
Cherry Jones (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Apocalypse)
Phylicia Rashad (This Is Us)
Cicely Tyson (How to Get Away With Murder)
Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones)

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Michael Angarano (This Is Us)
Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us)
Michael McKean (Better Call Saul)
Kumail Nanjiani (The Twilight Zone)
Glynn Turman (How to Get Away With Murder)
Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Jane Lynch (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Sandra Oh (Saturday Night Live)
Maya Rudolph (The Good Place)
Kristin Scott Thomas (Fleabag)
Fiona Shaw (Fleabag)
Emma Thompson (Saturday Night Live)

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Matt Damon (Saturday Night Live)
Robert De Niro (Saturday Night Live)
Luke Kirby (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Peter MacNicol (Veep)
John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live)
Adam Sandler (Saturday Night Live)
Rufus Sewell (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Structured Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives (Food Network)
Queer Eye (Netflix)
Shark Tank (ABC)
Tidying Up With Marie Kondo (Netflix)
Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC)

Unstructured Reality Program

Born This Way (A&E)
Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel)
Life Below Zero (National Geographic)
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (VH1)
Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)
United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

Host for a Reality or Competition Program

James Corden (The World’s Best)
Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game Of Games)
Marie Kondo (Tidying Up With Marie Kondo)
Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman (Making It)
RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race)

Variety Sketch Series

At Home With Amy Sedaris (truTV)
Documentary Now! (IFC)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman (Hulu)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Who Is America? (Showtime)

Variety Special (Live)

The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards (NBC)
The 61st Grammy Awards (CBS)
Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All In The Family’ And ‘The Jeffersons' (ABC)
The Oscars (ABC)
RENT (Fox)
72nd Annual Tony Awards (CBS)

Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool (CBS)
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (Netflix)
Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé (Netflix)
Springsteen On Broadway (Netflix)
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (Netflix)

Informational Series or Special

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (CNN)
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee (Netflix)
Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath (A&E)
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman (Netflix)
Surviving R. Kelly (Lifetime)

Directing for a Comedy Series

Barry, “The Audition,” HBO (Alec Berg)
Barry, “ronny/lily,” HBO (Alec Berg)
Fleabag, “Episode 1,” Prime Video (Harry Bradbeer)
The Big Bang Theory, “Stockholm Syndrome,” CBS (Mark Cendrowski)

Directing for a Drama Series

Game of Thrones, “The Iron Throne,” HBO (David Benioff, D.B. Weiss)
Game of Thrones, “The Last of the Starks,” HBO (David Nutter)
Game of Thrones, “The Long Night,” HBO (Miguel Sapochnik)
Killing Eve, “Desperate Times,” BBC America (Lisa Bruhlmann)
Ozark, “Reparations,” Netflix (Jason Bateman)

Directing for a Limited Series or TV Movie

A Very English Scandal, Prime Video (Stephen Frears)
Chernobyl, HBO (Johan Renck)
Escape at Dannemora, Showtime (Ben Stiller)
Fosse/Verdon, “Glory,” FX Networks (Jessica Yu)
Fosse/Version, “Who’s Got the Pain,” FX Networks (Thomas Kail)
When They See Us, Netflix, Ava DuVernay

Directing for a Reality Program

American Ninja Warrior, “Minneapolis City Qualifiers,” NBC (Patrick McManus)
Queer Eye, “Black Girl Magic,” Netflix (Hisham Abed)
RuPaul’s Drag Race, “Whatcha Unpackin?,” VH1 (Nick Murray)
Shark Tank, “Episode 1002,” ABC (Ken Fuchs)
The Amazing Race, “Who Wants a Rolex?,” CBS (Bertram van Munster)

Directing for a Variety Series

Documentary Now!, “Waiting for the Artist,” IFC (Alex Buono, Rhys Thomas)
Drunk History, “Are You Afraid of the Drunk?” Comedy Central (Derek Waters)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, “Psychics,” HBO (Paul Pennolino)
Saturday Night Live, “Host: Adam Sandler,” NBC (Don Roy King)
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, “Live Midterm Election Show,” Jim Hoskinson
Who Is America?, “Episode 102,” Showtime (Sacha Baron Cohen, Nathan Fielder, Daniel Gray Longino, Dan Mazer)

Directing for a Variety Special

Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool, CBS (Ben Winston)
Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé, Netflix (Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Ed Burke)
Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All In The Family’ And ‘The Jeffersons’, ABC (James Burrows, Andy Fisher)
Springsteen On Broadway, Netflix (Thom Zimny)
The Oscars, ABC (Glenn Weiss)

Writing for a Comedy Special

Barry, “ronny/lily,” HBO, (Alec Berg, Bill Hader)
Fleabag, “Episode 1,” Prime Video (Phoebe Waller-Bridge)
PEN15, “Anna Ishii-Peters,” (Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle)
Russian Doll, “Nothing In This World Is Easy,” Netflix (Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler)
Russian Doll, “A Warm Body,” Netflix (Allison Silverman)
The Good Place, “Janet(s),” NBC (Josh Siegal, Dylan Morgan)
Veep, “Veep,” HBO (David Mandel)

Writing for a Drama Series

Better Call Saul, “Winner,” AMC (Peter Gould, Thomas Schnauz)
Bodyguard, “Episode 1,” Netflix (Jed Mercurio)
Game of Thrones, “The Iron Throne,” HBO (David Benioff, D.B. Weiss)
Killing Eve, “Nice And Neat,” BBC America (Emerald Fennell)
Succession, “Nobody Is Ever Missing,” HBO (Jesse Armstrong)
The Handmaid’s Tale, “Holly,” Hulu (Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder)

Writing for a Limited Series or TV Movie

A Very English Scandal, Prime Video (Russell T. Davies)
Chernobyl, HBO (Craig Mazin)
Escape at Dannemora, “Episode 6,” Showtime (Brett Johnson, Michael Tolkin)
Fosse/Verdon, “Providence,” FX Networks (Steven Levenson, Joel Fields)
When They See Us, “Part Four,” Netflix (Ava DuVernay, Michael Starrbury)

Writing for a Variety Special

Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh, Netflix (Adam Sandler)
Amy Schumer Growing, Netflix (Amy Schumer)
Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool, CBS (Matt Roberts, Head Writer; James Corden, Written by; Rob Crabbe, Written by; Lawrence Dai, Written by; Dicky Eagan, Written by; Nate Fernald, Written by; Lauren Greenberg, Written by; John Kennedy, Written by; Ian Karmel, Written by; James Longman, Written by; Jared Moskowitz, Written by; Sean O’Connor, Written by; Tim Siedell, Written by; Benjamin Stout, Written by; Louis Waymouth, Written by; Ben Winston, Written by)
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette, Netflix (Hannah Gadsby)
Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé, Netflix (Beyonce Knowles-Carter)
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, Netflix (Wanda Sykes)

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