The 2019 Emmy Awards Nominees & Winners for Best Production Design

The 2019 Emmy Awards winners for Best Production Design have been announced. Check to see if your favourite show is nominated.

This past weekend the Television Academy presented its two 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies honouring outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony, which kicked-off the 71st Emmys, awarded many talented artists and craftspeople in categories including reality, variety special, documentary, animated program and short form animation, choreography for variety or reality program, and interactive program.

The Creative Arts Awards on Saturday night, executive produced by Bob Bain, featured presenters from television’s top shows including Will Arnett (BoJack Horseman), Marsha Stephanie Blake (When They See Us), Roy Choi and Jon Favreau (The Chef Show), Terry Crews (America’s Got Talent), Jeff Goldblum (The World According to Jeff Goldblum), Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Diane Guerrero (Orange Is the New Black), Derek Hough (World of Dance), Marie Kondo (Tidying Up With Marie Kondo), Nick Kroll (Big Mouth) and Wanda Sykes (Wanda Sykes: Not Normal).

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday night featured presenters from the season’s most popular shows including Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Maude Apatow (Euphoria), Ron Cephas Jones (This is Us), Rob Corddry (The Unicorn), Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Lisa Edelstein (The Kominsky Method), Jared Harris (Chernobyl), Neil Patrick Harris (A Series of Unfortunate Events), Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine (Pen15), Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll), Peter MacNicol (VEEP), Olivia Munn (The Rook), Chris O’Dowd (The State of the Union), Ryan O’Connell (Special), Wendell Pierce (Jack Ryan), Marcus Scribner (black-ish) and the cast reunion of In Living Color including Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Tommy Davidson.

HBO’s Game of Thrones secured 32 nominations, the most for any program in a single season, beating a 25-year standing record set by NYPD Blue. Over its eight season run, the series has received a total of 161 nominations. Game of Thrones was followed by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (20), Chernobyl (19), Saturday Night Live (18), Barry (17), Fosse/Verdon (17) and When They See Us (16).

The Best Production Design category included many new shows nominated such as Escape at Dannemora, Killing Eve, and The Umbrella Academy in the One-Hour Narrative category. In the One-Hour Period production design category, new nominees included Chernobyl, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Fosse/Verdon.

For the first time ever actress, Catherine O’Hara, is nominated for her role on Schitt’s Creek, will walk the red carpet with her husband Bo Welch who is also nominated for an Emmy this year as the production designer of A Series of Unfortunate Events. We wish them both luck.

FXX will broadcast the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. The 71st 2019 Emmy Awards nominations were previously announced on July 16, 2019 by the Television Academy, presenting the widest array of first time nominees since 2011.

The 71st 2019 Emmy Awards will take place at the same location on Sunday, Sept. 22 and they will air live on Fox at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.

For a list of all 2019 Emmy winners and nominees, go to the official site for the Emmy Awards. Check out the 2019 Emmy nominations and winners for Best Production Design below.

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The 2019 Production Design Emmy Winners

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary (One Hour Or More)

Emmy Production Design Winners

The Handmaids Tale, “Holly” | Hulu

Escape at Dannemora

Killing Eve
“The Hungry Caterpillar”
BBC America

“Outer Darkness, The Gold Coast”

The Handmaid’s Tale


The Umbrella Academy
“We Only See Each Other At Weddings And Funerals”

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)

Chernobyl | HBO | 2019 Emmy nominees | 2019 production design Emmy nominations

Chernobyl | HBO



A Series of Unfortunate Events
“Penultimate Peril: Part 1”

FX Networks

Game of Thrones
“The Bells”

The Man in the High Castle
“Now More Than Ever, We Care About You”
Prime Video

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
“Simone, We’re Going To The Catskills!”
Prime Video

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour Or Less)

Russian Doll | Netflix

Russian Doll
“Nothing In This World Is Easy”




Will & Grace
“Jack’s Big Gay Wedding”

Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Reality Or Reality Competition Series

2019 Emmy Award Nominees

Saturday Night Live | NBC

Saturday Night Live
“Host: John Mulaney, Host: Emma Stone”


At Home with Amy Sedaris

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Queer Eye
“Jones Bar-B-Q”

The Voice
“Live Cross Battles Part 1”

Outstanding Production Design For A Variety Special

Rent Live on Fox

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jefferson’s’

RENT: Live


The 61st Grammy Awards

The Oscars

The Official 2019 Emmy Award Nominees Announcement

Which television shows are you rooting for on Emmy night for Best Production Design? Which of the 2019 production design Emmy nominations are you particularly happy about? I loved seeing The Umbrella Academy make the cut. Do you feel any shows were snubbed? I was particularly surprised to see Sharp Objects was not nominated for Best Production Design. Let us know your thoughts on the 2019 Emmy Award nominees in the comments below.

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Posted by Rose Lagacé

Rose Lagacé is a production designer for film & television by day and an emerging filmmaker by night. Rose is also the creator and editor of Art Departmental where she celebrates the art and craft of production design.

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