Avan Jogia Opens Up About His ‘Incredibly Personal’ Book & The ‘Zombieland’ Sequel

Avan Jogia just released his first book ‘Mixed Feelings’ and stars in ‘Zombieland: Double Tap.’ HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Avan about his ‘incredibly personal’ book, flexing his comedy muscles in the ‘Zombieland’ sequel, and more.

Avan Jogia is now a first-time author. He published his first book, Mixed Feelings, on Sept. 17. The book is a mixture of poems and stories about people of mixed race who are sharing their stories of identity. HollywoodLife sat down with Avan to talk about the journey of publishing his first book. He revealed that the people featured in Mixed Feelings were all found online. “The great thing about living in the internet age is the access that we have to each other,” Avan said. “Usually, we don’t use it for any level of good. Usually, it’s people trolling each other, but the good thing about it is you can contact people who are like-minded or share a similar experience. I literally put out that I wanted to talk to mixed kids and waited to see who responded. We had an email set up and people would email in and I would email back and forth with the stories that I thought were interesting for the book. We just went from there. It grew into this communal experience that me and the audience had, which is cool. I mean, that’s how you want anything to happen, organically and have a communal experience with them.”

He also talked about his process of completing his book, which featured gorgeous imagery created by Avan. He said the book was “done in stages” and it was “cathartic” for him when it was finished. “I’m the kind of artist that works in a maelstrom of sound and fury,” he continued. “If there’s a deadline, then I’m not touching it until two weeks before the deadline. You won’t see me for two weeks. I think that’s how most people operate. That’s why deadlines are important. We did it in three really heavy stages. So I made all the art and I read all the poems. That really kept me motivated.”

Avan did admit that “being my own boss” was the biggest challenge for him throughout this experience. He noted that “nothing” about Mixed Feelings is edited. “There’s nothing that I didn’t include in the book. It’s incredibly personal,” he said. You can feel that on every single page of Mixed Feelings. In the midst of this social media era where “everyone’s got a manicured version of themselves,” Avan didn’t want that to be the case with his book. He included poems that he wrote along with the personal stories from the people he connected with online. “Poetry for me is about being vulnerable and open and exposing yourself to the audience as who you really are,” Avan said. “Whether that’s someone who’s not vulnerable and not open, fine. But it’s about being honest. And I just wanted to be honest. There are poems in there that I thought about not including, but I guess the most challenging thing about this was reminding yourself that in my vulnerability in being open, I can maybe inspire somebody else to do the same about themselves.”

In addition to his book and his book tour, Avan is thinking about expanding the message of Mixed Feelings. “I might have a record coming out that’s relating to this book,” he told HollywoodLife. “The message is so important to me that I don’t think that I want to limit myself by medium. If someone doesn’t like reading, I want to get this message through their ears.”

Avan JogiaAvan Jogia stops by HollywoodLife’s NYC offices. (Photographer: Paige Kindlick) Avan JogiaAvan Jogia is the author of the book ‘Mixed Feelings.’ (Photographer: Paige Kindlick)

Avan is also starring in the highly-anticipated Zombieland sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap. He plays Berkeley, a free-spirited survivor who crosses paths with Abigail Breslin’s Little Rock. Avan opened up about the audition process for the role. “It’s funny, the producer of Zombieland hilariously is the producer of Twisted,” Avan revealed. “He was like, ‘I got this part, so come and audition for it.’ I auditioned with all the thousands of people who were auditioning for that part. He [Berkeley] plays guitar. I was able to perform these comedy songs. Berkeley covers famous songs and tries to make out like he wrote them. Because it’s the apocalypse and there’s no Google, who’s going to fact-check him? He does that to try to woo Abigail Breslin’s character. And then gets yelled at by Woody Harrelson. It was a fun gig.” Being able to dive into comedy and work with the cast was a great opportunity for Avan. “It was really cool to work with them and riff off them,” Avan said. “I love comedy. Comedy is great. It’s very hard, though. It’s either funny or not funny, but I do like the environment of riffing with people and trying to create an environment for humor to come out of. Maybe humor never comes out of it, but hopefully we’ve done that.” Zombieland: Double Tap will hit theaters on Oct. 18.

15 Uniquely Fun Music Festival Experiences You Can Only Have In Las Vegas

Like art, food and parties galore along with your beats? Heading to Las Vegas? Then you’ll want to book your tix to these incredible music festivals every year!

To say Las Vegas is lit would be the understatement of the century. The restaurants are off the hook. The club scene just can’t be beat. The stage shows are famous for water acrobatics, pyrotechnics and breaktaking stunts performed by equally breathtaking bodies. There are ridiculously amazing spas offering treatments you can’t get anywhere else in the world. But as Vegas continues to dominate as the Capital of Fun, there’s yet another reason to book your plane tix, stat, to the world’s premier party playground, stat: Epic music festivals happening all year round.

These definitely aren’t your run-of-the-mill multi-day sessions in the mud. Each of the city’s festivals is a unique, escapist, multi-sensory delight. In addition to big-name music lineups (obvs!), the events deliver delicious food, awe-inspiring art in the form of giant murals and installations, fantastic shopping opportunities, experiential pop-ups and more. Some, like the three-day Life is Beautiful, even incorporate philosophy and comedy, along with endless inspiration. From September’s iHeartRadio Music Festival right on through to May’s Insomniac Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC for short), Vegas’ music fests, much like the city that hosts them, are completely OTT events. Fasten your seatbelt for top bands and artists galore (think: Alicia Keys, Post Malone, Maggie Rogers, Mumford & Sons), tantalizing food trucks, mind-blowing storytellers, provacative speakers, and much, much more. 

These spectaculars provide magic, welcoming environments for soaking up music and culture but also sparking and strengthening meaningful connections between friends (the ones you attend with and those you’re lucky enough to meet in the crowd). These festivals prove we humans are better together. From backstage meet-and-greets with performers to Downtown art installations to multi-course brunches to rockin’ pool parties, we’ve sussed out the supreme experiences you won’t want to miss at the fests that are definitely worth flying in for.

This post was created by HollywoodLife for Visit Las Vegas.


National Taco Day 2019 Deals: $5 Gift Set At Taco Bell & More Epic Discounts

October 4 is National Taco Day, which means your favorite Mexican restaurants are offering up some epic deals on the beloved food item!

National Taco Day is here, and we’ve rounded up all the deals you can find in once place! Taco Bell is offering up a gift set for just $5 on Oct. 4. The box features two crunchy tacos, as well as two Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos tacos. Four tacos for just five dollars — you can’t beat that! Meanwhile, at On The Border, you can get ENDLESS tacos for just $9.99 on National Taco Day, and if the Southwest Chicken or Brisket tacos are more up your alley, it’s only a $2 upcharge. Over at Jack in the Box, you can get two free tacos with ANY purchase, as long as you sign up for the restaurant’s E-club first.

Rubio’s is offering up a free taco with any drink purchase on Oct. 4, as long as you present the cashier with this coupon. Also, you might not know it, but Long John Silver’s serves tacos, and you can get a FREE one with any purchase for National Taco Day. At Tijuana Flats, the fun is lasting all weekend long — score two tacos, chips and a drink for just $5.99 up until Oct. 6!

El Pollo Loco is offering up a ‘Buy One, Feed Many’ promotion on National Taco Day, which means that, for every Taco al Carbon sold, a taco will be donated to someone in need. At Chuy’s, you can add a crispy beef taco onto your order for just $1. Oh, and if you show up to any Chuy’s location DRESSED as a taco, you can get a FREE entree.

If you join Baja Fresh’s Club Baja, you’ll get $5 off your order, and at Taco John’s, you can get a free crispy beef taco if you use the restaurant’s app. So, what are you waiting for — get out there and start chowing down on some tacos!

Colman Domingo On How ‘Nothingman’ Impacted Him, His Role In ‘Lucy In The Sky’ & More

From ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ to ‘Lucy In The Sky’ to ‘Nothingman,’ Colman Domingo is consistently creating. HL spoke with Colman about his projects, working with ‘geniuses,’ and more.

Colman Domingo is having an incredible year. The fifth season of Fear the Walking Dead premiered in June 2019 and his powerful short film, Nothingman, was released in Aug. 2019. He recurred on the hit HBO series Euphoria and stars in Noah Hawley’s feature directorial debut, Lucy In The Sky, which also stars Natalie Portman and Jon Hamm. To top it all off, he’s been filming the Candyman reboot, which will be released in 2020.

HollywoodLife talked EXCLUSIVELY with Colman about his role in Nothingman. He plays Otis, a homeless alcoholic living on Skid Row who begins to solve crimes for those living on the streets. Colman said that this role allowed him to “actually be a part of shaping who this human being is.” He noted that this project falls in line with his previous work that raises the “consciousness of humanity as a way for us to help each other heal.” He discussed working with Sam Levinson again on Euphoria and the possibility of Ali to return in season 2. Colman also raved about working alongside Noah and Natalie in Lucy In The Sky. See our full Q&A below.

What drew you to your role in Nothingman?
Colman Domingo: The co-writers and directors, Eli Kooris and Joshua Shaffer, they sent me a message and it was just so kind and thoughtful. I’m very interested in helping, especially emerging writers and directors, be a part of their vision. I think it’s something that is worthwhile. I thought the idea of taking a homeless character and going into some details of his past, but also having a different slant on it. So it’s not that very special film about homelessness, but it’s taking a man who happens to be homeless, who’s actually in the crossroads in his life, but he still has agency in the world. He used to be a private investigator and he’s still working for his community now, which is the homeless community and solving some crimes or lost items, you name it. He gives himself up in the day to actually get out there in the world and goes back into the depths where he feels that he belongs. You’ll find out there’s a tragic secret and why you feel like he’s fallen off the grid and has become an alcoholic and possibly a drug user. But the slant of it is not pulpy. He becomes sort of a superhero in a way. I thought that that was such an interesting short film, and we also did it sort of as a backdoor pilot and also possible film. But it’s a nice slice of a day in the life of this man that I thought was unique. I couldn’t think of a film where I saw a homeless man in the center of his own story. So that was fascinating.

As you were filming this short film and getting into that character, how would you say this project will impact you going forward in your career and how you approach characters?
Colman Domingo: This film allowed me to actually do what I do best, to really deeply involve myself in the role of collaborator. To not just take the script and interpret it, but to actually be a part of shaping who this human being is. So we do research by going down into downtown LA, Skid Row, walk around a bunch, and do the things I guess that I realized that I actually did do. You realize how invisible the homeless population is. How people just walk by. The juxtaposition of extreme wealth and poverty goes hand in hand and I wanted to be part of telling that story. It still has an impact on me to be a part of it, to see how I can be a part of some change, to actually look at what we’re doing for our communities when it comes to health and reform. So I’ve taken more of an interest in that. So I think it has impacted me, and in a way because it’s also part of my own personal mission to be a part of film or television or theater that affects some sort of change. It falls in line with the film work that I’ve been doing, whether it’s something like Selma or Birth of a Nation, where I feel like we can raise the consciousness of humanity as a way for us to help each other heal, help each other care for one another. That’s very important to me.

Lucy in the Sky is the movie that everyone is talking about right now. It’s Noah Hawley’s feature directorial debut. What can we expect from this film?
Colman Domingo: Just reading the script, I thought I’d never read anything like it. I thought it was really getting into the interior life of someone who’s come back from space and is trying to readjust in her own life. I think it’s such a great metaphor for many people in a way. Once you go to the mountain top, coming back down is probably kind of hard. I loved Noah Hawley’s take on it. It’s really humanizing this woman, who is based on a real woman who’s gone through these tragic events and trying to find herself and redefine herself. Natalie Portman, I’m telling you, she’s one of the most powerful actresses working today. Most of my scenes were with her since I play her boss in many ways, and I just gave it all to her. I think you could read in articles or stories about this woman who it was based on. You would think this woman was just crazy. But you know, there’s such humanity given to this woman on her journey. You have some empathy for her as well. I thought that that’s what Noah Hawley, Natalie, and the cast and crew and our producers tried to do.

The performances are great and the visuals are also just stunning.
Colman Domingo: I think the man is kind of a genius. As a creative, he’s very quiet. He knows what he’s interested in and he’s got a grace to him and a sly sense of humor. But you know that he’s got a big picture in his mind of how this universe operates and you just want to be a part of it.

You were also in Euphoria this summer, which is one of my favorite new shows. You got the chance to collaborate with Sam Levinson again. What was that like? 
Colman Domingo: I’ve been getting my lucky share of working with geniuses lately, I’ll tell you that much. Sam and I, we met one night when I was actually doing the Sundance Film Festival for Birth of a Nation, and we met at an after-party and we just hit it off immediately. I swear we talked for two hours there, and we were interested in working with each other and being part of each other’s creative worlds. So he cast me in Assassination Nation. He’s also the kind of collaborator who says, “Colman, this is the monologue I wrote for your character. What are you thinking? Is there anything missing there?” He would even hand me the pen and say, “Okay, give it a shot.” He’s that kind of a collaborator. I think that’s what I gravitate towards. Someone who wants me to have agency in the work that I’m doing and who says, “Hey, I’ve created this world and I want you to help me to have ownership in this world and create something that feels really viscerally connected to you.” So that’s what we did. That’s what we did when he put me in Euphoria. He wrote that role of Ali for me based on a man who helped him with his sobriety. I knew that it was very close to him. We talked and collaborated on that and we really, really made it happen. I shot those episodes within two days because I was in the middle of shooting Fear and can’t disrupt Fear the Walking Dead schedule. We made it happen because it was important to both of us to be part of that world and telling those stories and humanizing those people.

Would you want to bring back that character? Because I think he was really great for Rue.
Colman Domingo: Oh, I would love to. I would love to. I’m hoping that’s happening in season 2. I know so much more about the character. I think that there’s a lot more story to tell.

Colman DomingoActor Colman Domingo talk about his projects with HollywoodLife. (Photographer: Ogata)

You directed your second episode of Fear the Walking Dead earlier this summer. Would you want to do that again? Would you ever want to do a film?
Colman Domingo: Me and the showrunners were talking about me directing a couple of episodes next season. I’m really interested in at least getting out there and start directing for other television shows. I’m really fascinated with television because I think Fear is like its own small film. It’s an hour-long film. I’m interested in not only Fear, but I’m interested in Mayans or shows on FX and Showtime, you name it. I just want to get out there really and work with different teams and see about how we create story.

Ben Stiller’s ‘Fleabag’ Joke Slammed By Fans Before Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Emmy Wins

Ben Stiller was called out by ‘Fleabag’ fans for referring to the show’s main character as a ‘sex addict,’ right before creator and lead actress, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, walked away with three Emmy awards.

Ben Stiller‘s, 53, ill-timed joke about Emmy-winning series Fleabag didn’t sit well with fans of the Phoebe Waller-Bridge series. While reading from a teleprompter during the Emmy Awards opening, the actor took a stab at the Amazon series before presenting the first award of the night for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy series. Ben referenced the show as a ‘comedy about a sex addict,’ to which fans responded with great frustration. A number of Fleabag devotees took to Twitter to address the comment, citing that the series doesn’t even consider Phoebe’s titular character as a sex addict. In the two seasons of the Amazon series, which Phoebe created, wrote and starred in, the actress and writer plays a young woman living in London. Throughout the series’ run, Phoebe’s character juggled romantic entanglements, her dysfunctional family, her small business and past, traumatic transgressions.

After the jab, fans of the series immediately took to Twitter, with one saying, “did Ben Stiller just say that Fleabag is a ‘comedy about a sex addict?’ lol what?” Another fan chimed in, tweeting, “Fleabag is as much a show about a sex addict as it is about a fish riding a bicycle.” One fan even posted a gif from the acclaimed film Call Me By Your Name, which featured actor Timothee Chalamet crying, with the caption, “Ben Stiller describing Fleabag as a comedy about a sex addict,” followed by the gif. One Twitter user, however, did note that the blame wasn’t totally on the Night at the Museum star. “People in my tl seem to believe Ben Stiller wrote the line about Fleabag being a sex addict, so I worry it would break their hearts to know a) presenters don’t write their copy; which means b) that line went through dozens of brains who all went, ‘Yup, perfect.’”

Fleabag quickly became a celebrated work of comedy by industry professionals and critics alike when it premiered in 2016. For its second season, the series picked up Emmys for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, along with three more honors – a total of six. Without making direct reference to Ben’s joke, the actress quipped during one of her acceptance speeches, “It’s just really wonderful to know that a dirty, pervy, angry, messed-up woman can make it to the Emmys, so thank you so much.”

did ben stiller just say that FLEABAG is a "comedy about a sex addict"? lol what.

— lindsey romain (@lindseyromain) September 23, 2019

Fleabag is as much a show about a sex addict as it is about a fish riding a bicycle

— rachel syme (@rachsyme) September 23, 2019

The multi-talented, newly minted Emmy winner also helmed the popular cat-and-mouse crime thriller Killing Eve and has gone on to join the creative team behind the next 007 movie as a writer. While the blame isn’t solely on Ben for the ill-timed quip, the series’ best take away should be the awards it received and not the joke. Maybe Ben will take a look at Fleabag if he hasn’t already? At any rate, Phoebe Waller-Bridge definitely had the last laugh by taking home multiple Emmys for her superb series.

Billy Porter Denies Giving RuPaul Side-Eye At The Emmys During ‘Drag Race’ Acceptance Speech

And the Emmy for Best Shade goes to…not Billy Porter. The ‘Pose’ star shut down those who thought he gave some side-eye to RuPaul at the Emmys, saying it’s ‘all love, all love’ coming from him.

“There’s never a side-eye coming from me,” Billy Porter said to the press at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. After the Pose star won the Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Essense’s Danielle Young brought up how Twitter thought Billy, 50, threw some shade at RuPaul after RuPaul’s Drag Race won the award for Reality-Competition Program. Billy was having none of these “side-eye” allegations. “Let me make this clear right now in this room to everybody. Right now. There was never a side-eye coming from me.”

“There’s never anything negative coming from me. You’re never going to get from it from me. Okay. It’s all love. It’s all light. It’s all positivity. Don’t come to me with that,” he added. “They can catch you, and it can look like a side-eye, [but] RuPaul is a friend of mine. I am so proud of him. I stand on his shoulders. I stand on his shoulders. He is doing it. He paved the way for me, so there’s never a side-eye about that.”

So, there you go. On the night that Billy made history by becoming the first openly gay black man to be nominated – and win – an Emmy for outstanding actor in a drama series, there was only love in his heart and not an ounce of shade. RuPaul, 58, also continued his successful run at the Emmys. He also won his fourth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program, tying Survivor’s Jeff Probst for the most wins in the category.

There is NO BEEF between @theebillyporter & @RuPaul. Only love & positivity.

Billy said: "There’s never a side eye coming from me, never anything negative… RuPaul is a friend of mine. I am so proud of him. I stand on his shoulders. He paved the way for me." #Emmys2019 pic.twitter.com/CbAZnNI6SF

— Danielle Young (@RhapsoDani) September 23, 2019

Billy Porter's face when RuPaul was giving his speech #Emmys pic.twitter.com/lA3IuL1oWI

— . (@kaisupern) September 23, 2019

Drag Race also made history at the 2019 Emmy Awards. Nina West, a contestant on season 11 of the competition (and a pillar of the LGBT community), became the first person to walk the Emmys purple carpet in full drag, according to Deadline. Also, Drag race won Outstanding Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Programming as well as Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special. Oh, and the show was renewed for a 12th season and the spinoff, RuPaul’s Drag race All-Stars, will be back for a fifth season. Add in that Pose was renewed for a third season, and the future is full of the “light and love” Billy was talking about.

Emmys 2019: Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones & More Hot Couples On Red Carpet

This year’s Emmy Awards were date night for tons of hot Hollywood couples, including Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and MANY more!

These couples absolutely slayed while posing for photos together on the Emmy Awards red carpet on Sept. 22, 2019! Michael Douglas was nominated at the show, and he had major support from his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, at the show. While doing red carpet interviews, he gushed about how Catherine still gives him “butterflies” after so many years together, and we can totally understand why! She looked absolutely stunning at the show, and they were the picture perfect pair as they posed for photos.

As always, Sterling K. Brown and his stunning wife, Ryan Michelle Bathe, looked so in love as they took pictures together, as well. Sterling was the man of the evening thanks to his role on This Is Us, but Ryan definitely stole the show while they made their way down the carpet. As always, Sterling made sure Ryan was involved in his red carpet interviews, and she looked at him with the utmost admiration as they spoke to reporters before heading inside.

Sterling’s This Is Us co-star, Justin Hartley, also brought his wife, Chrishell, to the red carpet, and they were all smiles as they posed for photos. Justin rocked a blue suit, while Chrishell stunned in her floral dress, and it definitely looked like an amazing night for them!

There were plenty more red carpet couples at the Emmys, though! Click through they gallery above to check out more celeb duos who enjoyed date night at the star-studded show!

Kim Kardashian & Kendall Jenner Trolled After Audience Laughs At Them During Emmys: Tweets

Yikes! The audience at the Emmys started to laugh at the KarJenner sisters as they presented at the show & now Twitter is going wild!

Oh no! Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner took the Emmys stage looking as stunning as ever to present the award  for Outstanding Competition Series to RuPaul’s Drag Race, and their introduction was interrupted with laughter in the audience. “Our family knows first-hand how truly compelling television comes from real people just being themselves…” Kim said to the crowd after walking out to Sister Sledge’s hit song “We Are Family.” It was then abrupt laughter came from the Emmys audience, before Kendall had the chance to deliver her line, which was, “… Telling their stories unfiltered and unscripted.”

Kendall appeared to have heard the laughter, as she looked down at her sister with wide eyes. The sisters certainly were confused by the response, but handled it well as they continued to present the award to the fabulous RuPaul! However, Twitter, of course, is having a field day with the moment, calling it “savage.” “Did the #Emmys audience really burst out laughing when Kim and Kendall said they were real and unscripted,” one user questioned. “Whoever wrote the Kardashian‘s presenter script deserves an Emmy next year,” another quipped. 

Variety reporter Elizabeth Wagmeister was in the audience when the incident occurred, tweeting, “Eeeek. There was a very loud laugh from the audience when Kim Kardashian was presenting. Laughing at her; not with her. It was uncomfortable (and, in my opinion, uncalled for) in the room.” Other users were equally as upset with the response from the audience, with one Twitter user writing, “Seriously tho, is the #Emmys audience laughing at Kim Kardashian? She’s been part of a 12 year, 17 season show & she’s amassed almost a billion (with a B) $ dollar fortune & they’re laughing?? ”

Seriously tho, is the #Emmys audience laughing at Kim Kardashian? She’s been part of a 12 year, 17 season show & she’s amassed almost a billion (with a B) $ dollar fortune & they’re laughing?? Kendall looks upset by the laughter. pic.twitter.com/twTHkn4Gv4

— Gregory Littley (@LittleyLittley2) September 23, 2019

Kim Kardashian: "Our family knows first-hand how truly compelling television comes from real people just being themselves."

Kendall Jenner: "Telling our stories, unfiltered and unscripted."

The audience: ????????????????????????

Me: This has to be the joke of the century. #Emmys pic.twitter.com/tuSa81NjJg

— ????????CRISTAL (@diamondsareice) September 23, 2019

Yikes! The sisters have yet to respond to the shade, but they’re definitely two of the best dressed there — so at least they have that going for them!

‘Game Of Thrones’ Cast At Emmys: Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke & More Reunite For Final Send-Off

The ‘Game of Thrones’ cast is coming. Months after the record-breaking series finale, our favorite ‘GoT’ stars like Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, and more reunited for one epic Emmys.

The stars of Game of Thrones first slayed on the Emmys purple carpet. Emilia Clarke wowed in a plunging navy gown from Valentino, Maisie Williams sizzled in a black dress, and Sophie Turner was a vision in a light pink silk gown. Kit Harington looked so handsome on the purple carpet. This was his first official appearance since going to rehab in May 2019. He looks happy and healthy!

The show is nominated for a staggering 32 nominations. Game of Thrones has already won 10 Emmys after last week’s Creative Arts Emmys. It’s the only to be nominated in every single category this year. Kit, Emilia, Maisie, Sophie, Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Alfie Allen, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau are all nominated in the acting categories. Game of Thrones is stacked at the Emmys, to say the least. The show is also nominated for Outstanding Drama Series.

The series finale, which aired in May 2019, broke records with 19.3 million viewers. However, the final episode of the epic HBO series encountered its fair share of controversy. Many fans were left furious over how rushed the final season seemed and the fate of Daenerys Targaryen. After destroying King’s Landing with Drogon, Jon Snow took matters into his own hands and stabbed Daenerys right in the heart. A legion of fans even started a petition to remake the final season.

Maisie Williams Emilia ClarkeMaisie Williams and Emilia Clarke were just two of the ‘Game of Thrones’ stars to attend the 2019 Emmys. (Shutterstock)

Despite the show coming to an end after 8 game-changing seasons, the Game of Thrones universe is expanding. The prequel series is set to premiere in 2020. Naomi Watts, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Toby Regbo star in the all-new series. On top of that, another spinoff centered around House Targaryen is currently in the works.

Emmy Winners 2019 — Full List: Tony Shalhoub & More

The biggest TV shows, stars and more are honored at the Emmy Awards, and these were the best of the best in 2019!

The 2019 Emmy Awards went down on Sept. 22, 2019, and some of the most buzzed-about TV shows and stars were given awards at the annual ceremony. This year, Game of Thrones led the nominations with 14 in total, followed by When They See Us, with 11 nods, and Barry, with nine. Tons of celebrities attended the high-profile event to present the winners with their trophies, and all in all, it was a star studded affair.

With GOT wrapping up its last season earlier this year, it was certainly expected that the show would sweep the show, but there are ALWAYS bound to be some surprises, as well. We’ll be updating the winners list all show long, so keep checking back and refreshing the page to find out if your favorite shows were honored! The winners are listed in BOLD below.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Sarah Goldberg, Barry
Sian Clifford, Fleabag
Olivia Colman, Fleabag
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Henry Winkler, Barry
Stephen Root, Barry
Anthony Carrigan, Barry
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
Killing Eve
This Is Us

Outstanding Comedy Series
Russian Doll
Schitt’s Creek
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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
Nailed It
American Ninja Warrior
RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Amazing Race
The Voice
Top Chef

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Mahershala 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
Chris Sullivan, This Is Us
Michael Kelly, House of Cards

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 Variety Talk Series
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
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
James Corden, The World’s Best
Marie Kondo, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Michael McKean, Better Call Saul
Michael Angarano, This Is Us
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
Glynn Turman, How To Get Away with Murder
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Kumail Nanjiani, The Twilight Zone

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Carice van Houten, Game of Thrones
Laverne Cox, Orange Is The New Black
Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away with Murder
Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale
Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Robert De Niro, Saturday Night Live
John Mulaney, Saturday Night Live
Adam Sandler, Saturday Night Live
Matt Damon, Saturday Night Live
Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Rufus Sewell, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Peter MacNicol, Veep

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Fiona Shaw, Fleabag
Kristin Scott Thomas, Fleabag
Emma Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Sandra Oh, Saturday Night Live
Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Limited Series
Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects
When They See Us

The 2019 Emmy Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. They aired on FOX.