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Here are the big winners from the 2019 Emmy Awards

The 71st annual Emmy Awards have concluded, and eager TV fans were able to see which actors and series took home the statue in the top categories. If you didn’t catch the awards, however, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a list of all the winners in the main categories, including a few big surprises.

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)

Winner: Even Comer didn’t think she was going to win against the stiff competition in this category, but she found herself on the big stage to accept her award for playing a ruthless, psychopathic assassin in this BBC America British spy thriller. This marks her first-ever Primetime Emmy nomination and win.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Billy Porter (Pose)
Mila Ventimiglia (This Is Us)

Winner: The Tony Award-winning Broadway theater performer Billy Porter beat out serious competition in this category to earn the award for his starring role in the FX drama about the African-American and Latino LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming ballroom culture scene in 1980s and 1990s New York. This marks his first Emmy nomination and win.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

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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)

Winner: In the second category upset of the night, the 21-year-old Jerome took home the award for his role in the Netflix drama based on the events of the 1989 Central Park jogger case. He played Korey Wise, one of the young men wrongfully convicted of the crime, and the only one tried as an adult since he was 16 at the time. Wise later became an activist for criminal justice reform.

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)

Winner: While Amy Adams is just about due for an Emmy (and long overdue for an Academy win), as predicted, Michelle Williams won for her role as actress and dancer Gwen Verdon in the FX biographical miniseries about the troubled relationship between Verdon and her director/choreographer Bob Fosse (played by Sam Rockwell).

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)

Winner: Bill Hader took home the statue last year, and given the series’ continued stellar reviews, it’s no surprise that he did it again this year. In the HBO tragicomedy, Hader plays the lead role of a hit-man-turned-actor. The series has already gotten the green light for its third season.

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)

Winner: In a major upset, Waller-Bridge took home the win this year, preventing Julia Louis-Dreyfus from snagging the record for the most Emmy wins ever for a single actor. Earlier in the night, Waller-Bridge won for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series as well for the Amazon series.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

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Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones)
Julia Garner (Ozark)
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve)
Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones)
Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)

Winner: Even with such fierce competition among GoT actors in this category, Garner pulled out a win for her intoxicating performance as the 19-year-old Ruth, a fierce and independent young woman from a local criminal family. This marks the first Emmy nomination and win for the 25-year-old.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones)
Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul)
Michael Kelly (House of Cards)
Chris Sullivan (This Is Us)

Winner: With seven Emmy nominations for his role as Tyrion Lannister on GoT, and three wins including last year, Peter Dinklage took home a fourth for playing the youngest Lannister son, who was written out of the history books, despite his integral role in saving Westeros.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
Sian Clifford (Fleabag)
Olivia Colman (Fleabag)
Betty Gilpin (GLOW)
Sarah Goldberg (Barry)
Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)

Winner: Alex Borstein won again for her role as Susie Myerson, manager to stand-up comedian Midge (Brosnahan) in this period comedy/drama from Amazon Prime Video. This marks back-to-back wins for Borstein.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Tony Shalhoub The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
Anthony Carrigan (Barry)
Tony Hale (Veep)
Stephen Root (Barry)
Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Henry Winkler (Barry)

Winner: Henry Winkler won last year, but this year, Tony Shalhoub took home the statue for the first time for his role in the Amazon series. This is Shalhoub’s fourth Emmy overall, having won the first three in the early ’00s for his leading role in the series Monk.

Outstanding Limited Series or Movie

Chernobyl HBO Miniseries

Chernobyl (HBO)
Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Sharp Objects (HBO)
When They See Us (Netflix)

Winner: HBO’s Chernobyl delivered a terrifyingly real chronicle of events that both led to the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 and what happened in the aftermath. With incredible performances and visuals all around, it came as no surprise that this five-part historical miniseries took home the win.

Outstanding Drama Series

game of thrones

Better Call Saul (AMC)
Bodyguard (Netflix)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Killing Eve (AMC/BBC America)
Ozark (Netflix)
Pose (FX)
Succession (HBO)
This Is Us (NBC)

Winner: Despite its epically polarizing final season, as expected, Game of Thrones won in this category. The HBO series set viewership records for its series finale, and while many viewers were not happy with the ending, it was a wonderful sendoff for the series to receive its fourth and final award in this category.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Barry (HBO)
Fleabag (Amazon Prime)
The Good Place (NBC)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Veep (HBO)

Winner: While Amazon still took home the win in this category, it wasn’t for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel this time, but rather for the British comedy-drama Fleabag about an angry, confused, sexually awoken young woman living in London. The series is adapted from a one-woman play of the same name.

A few other notable awards categories:

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Asante Blackk (When They See Us), Paul Dano (Escape at Dannemora), John Leguizamo (When They See Us), Stellan Skarsgard (Chernobyl), Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal), Michael K. Williams (When They See Us) (Last year’s winner: Jeff Daniels, Godless)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Patricia Arquette (The Act), Marsha Stephanie Blake (When They See Us), Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects, Vera Farmiga (When They See Us), Margaret Qualley (Fosse/Verdon), Emily Watson (Chernobyl). (Last year’s winner: Merritt Wever, Godless)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central), Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS), Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC), Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS), Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS). (Last year’s winner: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, HBO)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

At Home With Amy Sedaris (truTV), Documentary Now! (IFC), Drunk History (Comedy Central), I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman (Hulu), Saturday Night Live (NBC), Who is America? (Showtime). (Last year’s winner: Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Outstanding Television Movie

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix), Brexit (HBO), Deadwood: The Movie (HBO), King Lear (Amazon Prime), My Dinner With Herve (HBO). (Last year’s winner: Black Mirror: USS Callister, Netflix)

Outstanding Reality Competition Series

The Amazing Race (CBS), American Ninja Warrior (NBC), Nailed It (Netflix), RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1), Top Chef (Bravo), The Voice (NBC). (Last year’s winner: RuPaul’s Drag Race, VH1)

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