2019 Emmys: These Hollywood A-Listers Could Take Home Thier First Emmy This Year

The Emmys are officially here! The 71st Primetime Emmys kick off this weekend and there are some major hitters who are in the running for their first Emmy of their career. From Billy Porter to Nick Offerman, here’s a quick look at some of the biggest stars who might take home their first Emmy this year.

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Hugh Grant could take home his first Emmy in 2019 | Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/WireImage

Billy Porter

Billy Porter received a nod for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the popular FX show, Pose. Porter, a well-known Broadway star who has won a number of awards for his previous work, plays the role of Pray Tell on the show. Porter is up against some tough competition, but the odds are definitely in his favor.

Amy Adams

Amy Adams has won a good share of awards over the course of her impressive career, but it is difficult to believe that she has never taken home an Emmy. In fact, this is Adams’s first Emmy nomination. The actress is in the running for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for playing Camille Preaker in the series, Sharp Objects.

Mandy Moore

It is no surprise that Mandy Moore is up for an Emmy for her role as Rebecca Pearson in This Is Us. The emotional drama has received a whopping 19 Emmy nominations over the years, though this is Moore’s first in her television career. She is looking to win big in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama.

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant has built an impressive resume in the movie industry but has never gotten a nod for an Emmy. That all changed this year when the actor was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his part as Jeremy Thorpe in A Very English Scandal, a comedy drama based on a real-life scandal.

Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell

Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams teamed up in FX’s limited series, Fosse/Verdon, a story about a romance between a director and a Broadway dancer. The pair is up for individual awards for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Williams is competing against Adams in her group while Rockwell is up against Grant, among others.

Stellan Skarsgard

Skarsgard is recognizable for a number of different roles in his long career, including Good Will Hunting, The Hunt for Red October, and Thor. This year, however, Skarsgard won his first Emmy for playing a part in HBO’s hit historical drama, Chernobyl. The actor played the role of Borys Shcherbina and is up for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

Alfie Allen

Alfie Allen’s character on Game of Thrones, Theon Greyjoy, had quite the journey over the past eight seasons of the fantasy drama. With the series officially over, Game of Thrones has the most Emmy nominations this year with 14, including Allen’s nod for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Michael Angarano

Michael Angarano is the second This Is Us cast member on this list. Angarano plays Jack Pearson’s brother, a character who struggles with drug addiction. The actor is looking to take home the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Aside from This Is Us, he is also known for appearances on Will & Grace, The Knick, and ER.

Gwendoline Christie

Gwendoline Christie is another Game of Thrones star who has never won an Emmy. Gwendoline, who plays the part of Brienne of Tarth on the show, was forced to submit her own name for the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. The move paid off and Christie now has a good shot of winning an Emmy before the weekend is over.

Nick Offerman

If you thought Nick Offerman won an Emmy for playing Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, you’d be wrong. Instead, Offerman enjoyed his first Emmy nomination for his work as a host of the series, Making It. The actor is hoping to nab the award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program.

The 71st Primetime Emmys air Sunday, September 22 on Fox.