Emmys: Killing Eve stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh go head-to-head

Killing Eve stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh will battle it out off-screen for the best actress award at this year’s Emmys.

The comedy thriller series has nine nominations in total at the ceremony.

The show’s original writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge is also up for lead actress in a comedy series for Fleabag.

Her show has 11 nominations in total, while Game of Thrones has 32, including acting nods for Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke.

Bodyguard and Killing Eve will compete with Game Of Thrones for the outstanding drama series prize, alongside Better Call Saul, Ozark, Pose, Succession and This is Us.

Comer, who plays Killing Eve’s psychopathic assassin Villanelle, failed to receive a nomination last year, while her co-star Sandra Oh lost the best actress category to Claire Foy, for her portrayal of the Queen in Netflix’s The Crown.

This year, both actresses are nominated, alongside Clarke, Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder), Laura Linney (Ozark), Mandy Moore (This Is Us) and Robin Wright (House Of Cards).

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2019 Emmy nominationsSource: Television Academy

Hugh Grant is nominated for best actor in a limited series or movie for A Very English Scandal.

His competition, aside from Harington, is Mahershala Ali (True Detective), Benicio Del Toro (Escape at Dannemora), Hugh Grant, Jared Harris (Chernobyl), Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us and Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon).

The ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on 22 September.

The nominations and winners are voted for by the 25,000 Emmy members.

Acclaimed Sky drama Chernobyl, starring Emily Watson alongside Harris, has 19