Who's Hosting the 2019 Emmys? Presenters, Nominees and More Award Show Info

Who's Hosting the 2019 Emmy Awards?
An Emmy statue is placed at the entrance of the gold carpet at the entrance of Microsoft Theater for the 70th Emmy Awards on September 13, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. The 71st Emmy Awards will take place on September 14, 2019. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

One of Hollywood's biggest nights of the season is finally upon us: The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. Stars from some of the some of the hottest shows on television will gather together at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate a year of impeccable TV and visual storytelling on September 22. The program will air on Fox for the fourth consecutive year.

While there are a quite a few repeat players nominated at the 2019 Emmys, there will be some noticeable differences at the star studded event this year, primarily in regards to the show's host. Taking a page out of the Academy Awards playbook, the Emmys will not have one specific host but rather give an onslaught of actors, directors and showrunners time on the stage. Movie buffs may recall the Oscars following a similar format during the awards show in February after Kevin Hart abandoned the position following backlash over homophobic comments he made several years ago.

Instead of having a host, a number of celebrities have been enlisted to highlight nominees and present Emmy awards. The first set of presenters were revealed on Wednesday, according to a Deadline report. Stars expected to hand out awards include Michael Douglas, Viola Davis, Zendaya, Angela Bassett and Peter Krause, Stephen Colbert, Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Billy Porter and Naomi Watts.

Meanwhile, several Game of Thrones cast members, including Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Maisie Williams will present.

Fox opted out of choosing a host for the Emmys in an effort to spend more time honoring nominated shows—particularly ones like nominees GOT and Veep, which aired their final seasons this year—and the people involved. "Our job is to assess as to how to elevate the program in the year that we have it. If you have a host and an opening, that's 15 or 20 minutes you can't have to salute the shows," Charlie Collier, Fox Entertainment CEO, told Deadline.

The ceremony won't just be actors passing out gold statues. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly in August, Collier promised the 71st awards show would still feature a ton of entertainment.

"We've had a lot of names on the board but the conclusion was reached this year that we're highlighting so many shows going away that it was a better use of the time," he said. "There will be entertainment. There will be an opening number. If you look at the trade-offs in a show like the Emmys, so often its a trade-off between the opening acts and using the time elsewhere. There will be many surprises. It will be entertaining."

See the full list of Primetime Emmys nominees below.

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul


Game of Thrones

Killing Eve




This Is Us

Outstanding Comedy Series



The Good Place

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Russian Doll

Schitt's Creek


Outstanding 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

Outstanding 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

Outstanding 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

Outstanding 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

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Nailed It!

Rupaul's Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Mahershela 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

Outstanding 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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul

Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Michael Kelly, House of Cards

Chris Sullivan, This Is Us

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones

Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones

Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve

Julia Garner, Ozark

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan, Barry

Stephen Root, Barry

Henry Winkler, Barry

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Tony Hal, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Sarah Goldberg, Barry

Sian Clifford, Fleabag

Olivia Coleman, Fleabag

Betty Gilpin, GLOW

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl

Paul Dano, Escape at Dannemora

Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

Asante Blackk, When They See Us

John Leguizamo, When They See Us

Michael K. Williams, When They See Us

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

The Late Late Show With James Corden

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

At Home With Amy Sedaris

Documentary Now!

Drunk History

I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman

Saturday Night Live

Who Is America?

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen's Game of Games

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, Making It

RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race

Marie Kondo, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

James Corden, The World's Best

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Michael McKean, Better Call Saul

Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid's Tale

Glynn Turman, How To Get Away With Murder

Ron Cephas, This Is Us

Michael Angarano, This Is Us

Kumail Nanjiani, The Twilight Zone

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Apocalypse

Carice van Houten, Game of Thrones

Cherry Jones, The Handmaid's Tale

Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder

Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black

Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Rufus Sewell, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Adam Sandler, Saturday Night Live

John Mulaney, Saturday Night Live

Matt Damon, Saturday Night Live

Robert De Niro, Saturday Night Live

Peter MacNicol, Veep

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Fiona Shaw, Fleabag

Kristin Scott Thomas, Fleabag

Maya Rudolph, The Good Place

Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Emma Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Sandra Oh, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Limited Series


Escape at Dannemora 


Sharp Objects

When They See Us

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