HBO reigns with 9 Primetime Emmys, HBO and CNN nab 15 News & Doc Emmys

23 Sep 2019 - By WarnerMedia Staff

HBO took its place as the king of television – winning nine Primetime Emmys Sunday night, the most wins of any network this year, at the 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Also, on Tuesday, HBO and CNN nabbed a collective 15 News and Documentary Emmys.

HBO’s award-winning series “Game of Thrones” won 12 Emmys overall (Two Primetime Emmys and 10 Creative Arts Emmys), tying its own record for the most wins of any scripted program in a single season. The medieval fantasy series took home one of the biggest awards, Outstanding Drama Series and Peter Dinklage also won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Tyrion Lannister in the blockbuster series. The win gives Dinklage the record for the most wins ever in that category.

HBO’s other big Primetime Emmy wins include Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Bill Hader in “Barry,” three wins for “Chernobyl” with Outstanding Limited Series, Directing and Writing, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for “Succession,” as well as two wins for “Late Night with John Oliver.”

In addition to its Primetime Emmy wins, HBO scored 10 News and Documentary Emmys. The network was honored for several of its shows, including multiple VICE News programs and four documentary specials.

CNN won five News and Doc Emmy Awards, spread across several of its brands including CNN Domestic, CNN International, CNN Marketing, CNN Films and Great Big Story. The news leader finished Emmy season with 11 Emmy awards (Dayside, Primetime, and News and Documentary combined) - the second best in the network’s history - and 44 total Emmy nominations - the best in the network’s history. 

Earlier in the month, WarnerMedia also took home 30 Creative Arts Emmys, which recognize technical and other similar achievements in American television programming. For a complete list of WarnerMedia Emmy winners (Primetime, News and Documentary and Creative Arts), see below.

PRIMETIME EMMY WINNERS

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
BILL HADER, BARRY

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
JOHAN RENCK, CHERNOBYL

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
CRAIG MAZIN, CHERNOBYL

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
CHERNOBYL

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER

OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES
LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
PETER DINKLAGE, GAME OF THRONES

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
JESSE ARMSTRONG, “NOBODY IS EVER MISSING,” SUCCESSION

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
GAME OF THRONES

NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY WINNERS

OUTSTANDING COVERAGE OF A BREAKING NEWS STORY IN A NEWSCAST

VICE News Tonight HBO, Moment of Truth: Kavanaugh and Ford

OUTSTANDING CONTINUING COVERAGE OF A NEWS STORY IN A NEWSCAST

VICE News Tonight HBO, Yemen’s Forgotten War

OUTSTANDING FEATURE STORY IN A NEWSCAST

VICE News Tonight HBO, Zero Tolerance

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DOCUMENTARY

VICE Special Report HBO, Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis

BEST STORY IN A NEWSCAST

VICE News Tonight, Yemen’s Forgotten War

OUTSTANDING VIDEO JOURNALISM: NEWS

VICE News Tonight HBO, The Killing Rooms of Mosul

BEST DOCUMENTARY

HBO Documentary Films HBO, I Am Evidence

OUTSTANDING MUSIC AND SOUND

HBO Documentary Films, Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram

OUTSTANDING CURRENT AFFAIRS DOCUMENTARY

HBO Documentary Films, It Will Be Chaos

OUTSTANDING HISTORICAL DOCUMENTARY

HBO Documentary Films, King in the Wilderness

OUTSTANDING NEWS DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

AC360 CNN, Finding Hope: Battling America's Suicide Crisis

OUTSTANDING LIVE INTERVIEW

Amanpour, Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, interviewed by Christiane Amanpour

OUTSTANDING ARTS, CULTURE OR ENTERTAINMENT REPORT

Great Big Story, Art and Soul

OUTSTANDING NATURE DOCUMENTARY

CNN Films CNN, Trophy

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

CNN Original Series CNN, The History of Comedy Season 2 Campaign

CREATIVE ARTS EMMY WINNERS

OUTSTANDING UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR AN UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
United Shades of America With W. Kamau, Bell Hmong Americans And The Secret War

OUTSTANDING INFORMATIONAL SERIES OR SPECIAL
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, Kenya

EXCEPTIONAL MERIT IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
(Juried Award: All Entrants Are Screened by a Jury of Appropriate Peer Group Members. There Is A Possibility of One Or More Than One Award Given.)
RBG and The Sentence

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR VARIETY PROGRAMMING
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Wax & The Furious

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SPECIAL
Leaving Neverland

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A SERIES
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Psychics

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR)
Game of Thrones, The Long Night

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL
Chernobyl, 1:23:45

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Chernobyl, Please Remain Calm

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones, The Long Night

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
Game of Thrones, The Long Night

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
Chernobyl, Please Remain Calm

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
Succession

OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLE DESIGN
Game of Thrones

OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A DRAMA SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Game of Thrones

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (NON-PROSTHETIC)
Game of Thrones, The Long Night

OUTSTANDING FANTASY/SCI-FI COSTUMES
Game of Thrones, The Bells

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Chernobyl, Please Remain Calm

OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
When You Wish Upon A Pickle: A Sesame Street Special

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Game of Thrones, The Bells

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Chernobyl, 1:23:45

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (HALF-HOUR) AND ANIMATION
Barry, Ronny/Lily

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR)
Game of Thrones, The Long Night

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PERIOD OR FANTASY PROGRAM (ONE HOUR OR MORE)
Chernobyl

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Chernobyl, 1:23:45

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (HALF-HOUR) AND ANIMATION
Barry, Ronny/Lily