Emmy nominations for Hannah Gadsby, Daina Reid, Zoe White and Deborah Riley

Hannah Gadsby.

Hannah Gadsby has scored two nominations for the 71st annual Emmy Awards while Daina Reid earned her first nomination for directing an episode of The Handmaid’s Tale.

Australian cinematographer Zoe White also landed a nomination for her work on The Handmaid’s Tale, and production designer Deborah Riley for Game of Thrones episode The Bells.

Also, DOP Germain McMicking is up for an Emmy for his work on the HBO True Detective episode The Great War and Modern Memory.

Netflix’s Hannah Gadsby: Nanette is in contention for outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) and writing for a variety special. Reid was nominated for the episode Holly, as was White, one of two episodes of the Hulu series which Reid directed; the other was Postpartum.

Riley had already won four Emmys for the HBO show, shared with art director Paul Ghirardani and set decorator Rob Cameron.

HBO’s Game of Thrones received a record 32 nominations, followed by Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (20), HBO’s Chernobyl (19), NBC’s Saturday Night Live (18), HBO’s Barry (17), FX’s Fosse/Verdon (17) and Netflix’s When They See Us (16).

HBO also led the nominations by TV platform with 137, beating last year’s winner Netflix which got 117, followed by NBC (58), Amazon (47), CBS (43), FX Networks (32), ABC (26) and Hulu (20). Fox and Showtime tied for ninth place with 18.

The gender imbalance persists. This year there were only 24 acting nominations for people of colour, plus two for reality show hosts of colour. That is a major dip from last year’s record 38 and even less than 2017 which had 27 diverse nominees.

Female directors accounted for just 18 per cent of the nominees in all six directing categories.

But women held steady in the writing categories with 34 nominations out of a total of 165, or 20.6 per cent. Last year, there were 33 female writers nominated, representing 21.9 per cent of the 151 recognized.

The 2019 Emmy Awards will be presented in Los Angeles on September 22 US time, screened here on Fox8 on September 23.

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series:

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss — Game of Thrones (HBO)
David Nutter — Game of Thrones (HBO)
Miguel Sapochnik — Game of Thrones (HBO)
Lisa Bruhlmann — Killing Eve (BBC)
Jason Bateman — Ozark (Netflix)
Adam McKay — Succession (HBO)
Daina Reid — The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool (CBS)
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (Netflix)
Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé (Netflix)
Springsteen On Broadway (Netflix)
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (Netflix)

Writing for a Variety Special

Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh, Netflix (Adam Sandler)
Amy Schumer Growing, Netflix (Amy Schumer)
Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool, CBS (Matt Roberts, Head Writer; James Corden, Written by; Rob Crabbe, Written by; Lawrence Dai, Written by; Dicky Eagan, Written by; Nate Fernald, Written by; Lauren Greenberg, Written by; John Kennedy, Written by; Ian Karmel, Written by; James Longman, Written by; Jared Moskowitz, Written by; Sean O’Connor, Written by; Tim Siedell, Written by; Benjamin Stout, Written by; Louis Waymouth, Written by; Ben Winston, Written by)
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette, Netflix (Hannah Gadsby)
Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé, Netflix (Beyonce Knowles-Carter)
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, Netflix (Wanda Sykes)

Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series Or Movie

Jakob Ihre: Chernobyl “Please Remain Calm” (HBO)
David Klein: Deadwood (HBO)
Germain McMicking: True Detective “The Great War And Modern Memory” (HBO)
Bradford Young: When They See Us Part One (Netflix)

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)
A Series Of Unfortunate Events, “Penultimate Peril: Part 1”, Netflix (Bo Welch, Production Designer, Don MacAulay, Art Director, Kate Marshall, Set Decorator)
Chernobyl, HBO, (Luke Hull, Production Designer, Karen Wakefield, Art Director, Claire Levinson-Gendler, Set Decorator)
Fosse/Verdon, FX Networks (Alex DiGerlando, Production Designer, Anu Schwartz, Art Director, Lydia Marks, Set Decorator)
Game Of Thrones, “The Bells”, HBO (Deborah Riley, Production Designer, Paul Ghirardani, Art Director, Rob Cameron, Set Decorator)
The Man In The High Castle, “Now More Than Ever, We Care About You”, Prime Video (Drew Boughton, Production Designer, Dean O’Dell, Art Director, Jonathan Lancaster, Set Decorator, Lisa Lancaster, Set Decorator)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)
Game Of Thrones, “The Iron Throne”, HBO (Jonathan Freeman, ASC, Director of Photography)
Hanna, “Forest”, Prime Video, (Dana Gonzales, ASC, Director of Photography)
Ray Donovan, “Staten Island: Part 1”, Showtime (Robert McLachlan, ASC, Director of Photography
The Handmaid’s Tale, “Holly”, Hulu (Zoë White, Director of Photography)
The Handmaid’s Tale, “The Word”, Hulu, (Colin Watkinson, Director of Photography)
The Man In The High Castle, “Jahr Null”, Prime Video (Gonzalo Amat, Director of Photography)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Simone”, Prime Video (M. David Mullen, ASC, Director of Photography)

For the full list go here