The 2019 Emmy Awards Nominees for Best Production Design

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

The 71st 2019 Emmy Awards nominations were announced today by the Television Academy, presenting the widest array of first time nominees since 2011. You can find the full list of the 2019 Production Design Emmy nominations below.

In a ceremony hosted by Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma along with presenters Ken Jeong (The Masked Singer) and D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place), not only were new faces prominently recognized, but also an equally fresh group of shows together with acclaimed, veteran television programs.

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 includes 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 include Chernobyl, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Fosse/Verdon.

For the first time ever actress, Catherine O’Hara, 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.

The Creative Arts Emmys will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14, and Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. 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 nominees, go to the official site for the Emmy Awards. Check out the 2019 Emmy nominations for Best Production Design below.

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The 2019 Production Design Emmy Nominations

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

Escape at Dannemora | Showtime | 2019 Emmy nominees | 2019 production design Emmy nominations

Escape at Dannemora | Showtime

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

2019 production design Emmy nominations

HOMECOMING: A Film by Beyoncé | Netflix

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

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


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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