These 2019 Emmy Nominees Are Up For Multiple Awards
It’s an honor just to be nominated for one Emmy, but there are plenty of repeat nominees this year. What’s more, some of those are being recognized across multiple categories! Here’s a look at the 2019 Emmy nominees who have been serious overachievers this past year.
You may know John Mulaney best as the good friend of Saturday Night Live‘s Pete Davidson (we kid), but he’s actually a 16-time Emmy nominee himself. Mulaney “allegedly” wrote for SNL years ago, and has won two Emmys previous: One for Oustanding Music and Lyrics in 2011 for the episode hosted by Justin Timberlake, and one just last year for his comedy special Kid Gorgeous At Radio City.
This year, Mulaney was nominated for four Emmys. Two for the episode of SNL he hosted, for Guest Actor and Writing For A Variety Series. The other two are for an episode of the IFC mockumentary series Documentary Now! for Outstanding Music and Lyrics and, again, Writing For A Variety Series. That’s right — Mulaney is competiting against himself in the latter category.
Actress Sandra Oh is definitely known more for being a dramatic star. She was nominated five years in a row for portraying Dr. Cristina Yang in Grey’s Anatomy. Then, there was a nine-year gap between nominations, before she received a nod for Season 1 of Killing Eve last year for Oustanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series.
Now, Oh is nominated actress four categories — and you may be surprised to learn that there’s comedy in the mix. Oh is again nominated for Killing Eve (twice counting the Outstanding Drama Series nod, as she’s an executive producer). But she was also up for Oustanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for Hosting SNL and Oustanding Variety Special (Live) for hosting the Golden Globes.
Shaw is a first-time nominee this year. You may not be familiar with her name, but we guarantee you know at least some of her work. She is famous for portraying Aunt Petunia in the Harry Potter films, as well as her recurring role as Marnie Stonebrook in True Blood.
Now, Shaw is nominated in two categories for two different series. She was up for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for her appearance in one episode of Fleabag Season 2. Additionally, she’s nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series for her role in Killing Eve.
Many big stars, like Oh as mentioned above, are executive producers for their series, which means that they have some say in how the series progresses, but mostly, they just get paid more. However, some actors like to get in on the behind-the-scenes action in multiple ways. Enter Jason Bateman.
Though he’s never won an Emmy, Bateman has been nominated seven times total, including twice for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series for Arrested Development. Now, he’s up for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series for Ozark for the second year in a row, and he’s nominated for directing an episode. Bateman has directed a total of six episodes out of 20 of the Netflix series.
Speaking of those who are talented both on and off-screen, we’d be remiss not to mention Phoebe Waller-Bridge. If you haven’t heard her name yet, you haven’t been paying attention. After all, this is only her second Emmys, and she’s been nominated a total of five times already.
Waller-Bridge is a writer and executive producer for Killing Eve, which earned her her first nomination in 2018 for Season 1, of which she was at the helm. Now, she’s again recognized as the series is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, but she also has three nods in the comedy sector for her own series, Fleabag, in which she stars, writes, and acts as showrunner. That’s right, no one out here is working as hard as Waller-Bridge.