Regardless of how one feels about the nature of awards and related ceremony in general, it's hard not to root for incredibly good shit when it's up for a big prize. And there's surely plenty here to root for among the 2019 Emmys nominations, even for the most hardened of awards-trashing cynics.

Not to mention, Game of Thrones has emerged with a whopping 32 nods, marking the most for a drama in a single year. Additionally, this marks the first time that four actresses from a single drama series have landed in the supporting category together.

Beyoncé’s concert film Homecoming recieved six nominations in categories like Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded), Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Writing. The Netflix project gave a behind-the-scenes look at Beys historic 2018 Coachella performance. The singer would share four out of the six potential wins.

A latecomer topic in this year's awards chatter, of course, has been the surprise mainstream success of the HBO x Sky Atlantic collab Chernobyl. As a testament to the show's ability to permeate the current pop culture landscape, look no further than the fact that fans of the show actually had to be warned against taking nuclear disaster selfies. 

That unfortunate byproduct aside, it's nice to see Jared Harris and company among the 2019 contenders. Game of Thrones, Veep, Barry, True Detective, and When They See Us also made welcomed appearances across this year's categories.

Another notable nomination went to Billy Porter for his role in the FX series Pose. The 49-year-old has become the first openly gay black man to secure a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

"I just haven’t been breathing for the past day," Porter told Deadline about his anticipation for the 2019 Emmy nominations. "So today, I was able to breathe—that was my first reaction!"

If you're wondering why Stranger Things was totally excluded from the nominations, there's a perfectly logical explanation. The cut-off date for Emmy eligibility was May 31, 2019, and the third season of Netflix's hit show didn't debut until July 4. It looks like the Hawkins crew will have to wait until next year for their chance at major hardware. 

Up top, catch the archived livestream of the noms announcement from Tuesday morning. Below, see that in text form.

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or 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 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
  • Michelle Williams, Fosse Verdon

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, Schitts Creek

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
  • Rachel Brosnahan, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
  • Catherine O’Hara, Schitts Creek
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

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

Competition Program

  • Amazing Race
  • Ninja Warrior
  • Nailed It
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

Variety Talk Series

  • The Daily Show
  • Full Frontal
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Last Week Tonight
  • Late Late Show
  • The Late Show

Television Movie

  • Bandersnatch
  • Brexit
  • Deadwood
  • King Lear
  • My Dinner With Hervé

Limited Series

  • Chernobyl 
  • Escape at Dannemora
  • Fosse Verdon
  • Sharp Objects
  • When They See Us

Comedy Series

  • Barry
  • Fleabag
  • The Good Place
  • Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Russian Doll
  • Schitts Creek
  • Veep

Drama Series

  • Better Call Saul
  • Bodyguard
  • Game of Thrones
  • Killing Eve
  • Ozark
  • Pose
  • Succession
  • This Is Us

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


Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-recorded)

  • Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool
  • Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
  • Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé
  • Springsteen on Broadway
  • Wanda Sykes: Not Normal


Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

  • Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool
  • Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé
  • Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All In The Family and The Jeffersons
  • Springsteen on Broadway
  • The Oscars


Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special 

  • Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh
  • Amy Schumer Growing
  • Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool
  • Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
  • Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé
  • Wanda Sykes: Not Normal


Outstanding Costumes For Variety

  • Dancing With the Stars
  • Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé
  • RuPaul's Drag Race
  • Saturday Night Live
  • The Masked Singer


Outstanding Music Direction

  • Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul
  • Fosse/Verdon
  • Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé
  • Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones
  • Saturday Night Live
  • The Oscars


Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special

  • Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé
  • Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All In The Family’ And ‘The Jeffersons'
  • RENT
  • The 61st Grammy Awards
  • The Oscars

The 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards go down live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Sept. 22. For the full list of nominees across all categories, including tons of Thrones, click here.