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39 Side-By-Sides Of The 2019 Emmy Nominees On Their First TV Show Vs. Now

Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy have starred on TV together since 1976.

1. Julia Louis-Dreyfus

NBC, HBO

Then: Her first TV appearance was when she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Selina Meyer on Veep.

2. Viola Davis

ABC

Then: Her first TV role was as an unnamed woman in an episode of NYPD Blue.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Annalise Keating on How to Get Away With Murder.

3. Natasha Lyonne

CBS, Netflix

Then: She made her first notable TV appearance as Opal on Pee-wee's Playhouse.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Nadia Vulvokov on Russian Doll.

4. Milo Ventimiglia

NBC

Then: His first TV appearance was as Party Guest #1 on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Jack Pearson on This Is Us.

5. Eugene Levy

CBC, CBC / Pop

Then: One of his first TV roles was when he joined SCTV, alongside Catherine O'Hara.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Johnny Rose on Schitt's Creek.

6. Catherine O'Hara

CBC, CBC / Pop

Then: She made her first notable TV appearance on Coming Up Rosie.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Moira Rose on Schitt's Creek.

7. Don Cheadle

NBC, Showtime

Then: His first TV role was in a few episodes of Fame as Henry Lee.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Mo Monroe on Black Monday.

8. Christina Applegate

CBS, Netflix

Then: She made her first notable TV appearance as Stacy on Charles In Charge.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Jen Harding on Dead to Me.

9. Sandra Oh

CBC, BBC America

Then: One of her first TV roles was as a waitress in an episode of Degrassi High: School's Out.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Eve Polastri on Killing Eve.

10. Jason Bateman

CBS, Netflix

Then: His first TV role was playing James Cooper on Little House on the Prairie.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Marty Byrde on Ozark.

11. Ted Danson

CBS, NBC

Then: One of his earliest roles was playing Major Collings on The Amazing Spider-Man.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Michael on The Good Place.

12. Joey King

Disney Channel, Hulu

Then: Her first TV role was on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody as Emily Mason.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Gypsy Rose Blanchard on The Act.

13. Anthony Anderson

NBC, ABC

Then: He made his first TV appearance as Teddy on Hang Time.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Andre "Dre" Johnson on Black-ish.

14. Lena Headey

BBC, HBO

Then: She made her first major TV appearance in BBC's Spender as Emily Goodman.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones.

15. Michael Douglas

CBS, Netflix

Then: His earliest TV role was on an episode of CBS Playhouse as a young scientist.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Sandy Kominsky on The Kominsky Method.

16. Olivia Colman

BBC, Amazon

Then: Her first TV role was on the BBC sketch comedy series Bruiser.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Godmother on Fleabag.

17. Bill Hader

NBC, HBO

Then: His first TV appearance was when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Barry on Barry.

18. Michelle Williams

NBC, FX

Then: Her first TV appearance was on an episode of Baywatch as Bridget.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Gwen Verdon on Fosse/Verdon.

19. Benicio del Toro

NBC, Showtime

Then: One of his earliest TV roles was on Miami Vice as Pito.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Richard Matt on Escape at Dannemora.

20. Jodie Comer

BBC, BBC America

Then: One of her first TV roles was on BBC's Holby City as Ellie Jenkins.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Villanelle on Killing Eve.

21. Sterling K. Brown

NBC

Then: He made his first TV appearance on Third Watch as Officer Edward Dade.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Randall Pearson on This Is Us.

22. Mandy Moore

HBO, NBC

Then: Her first major TV role was when she appeared on Entourage as herself.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Rebecca Pearson on This Is Us.

23. Hugh Grant

ITV, Amazon

Then: One of his earliest TV roles was on ITV's Jenny's War as Peter Baines.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Jeremy Thorpe on A Very English Scandal.

24. Billy Porter

NBC, FX

Then: One of his earliest TV roles was on an episode of Law & Order: SVU as Jackie Walker.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Pray Tell on Pose.

25. Robin Wright

NBC, Netflix

Then: Her first TV role was on two episodes of The Yellow Rose as Barbara Anderson.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Claire Underwood on House of Cards.

26. Tony Shalhoub

ABC, Amazon

Then: One of his first TV roles was on Spenser: For Hire as Dr. Hambrecht.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Abe Weissman on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

27. Emilia Clarke

BBC, HBO

Then: Her first TV role was on an episode of BBC's Doctors as Saskia Mayer.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones.

28. Bob Odenkirk

NBC, AMC

Then: His first TV appearance was on Saturday Night Live. He was also a writer for the show.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Jimmy McGill on Better Call Saul.

29. Niecy Nash

ABC, Netflix

Then: One of her earliest TV roles was on an episode of NYPD Blue as Tonya Dunbar.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Delores Wise on When They See Us.

30. Patricia Arquette

HBO, Showtime

Then: One of her earliest TV roles was on an episode of Tales from the Crypt as Mary Jo.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Joyce "Tilly" Mitchell on Escape at Dannemore. She's also nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for her role as DeeDee Blanchard on The Act.

31. Mahershala Ali

NBC, HBO

Then: His first TV role was on Crossing Jordan as Dr. Trey Sanders.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Wayne Hays on True Detective.

32. Amy Adams

Fox, HBO

Then: Her first TV appearance was on That '70s Show as Kat Peterson.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Camille Preaker on Sharp Objects.

33. Peter Dinklage

ABC, HBO

Then: He made his first notable TV appearance on I'm With Her as Elliot Rosen.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones.

34. Aunjanue Ellis

ABC, Netflix

Then: Her first major TV roles was as Officer Leslie Joyner on High Incident.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Sharonne Salaam on When They See Us.

35. Phoebe Waller-Bridge

BBC Three, Amazon / BBC

Then: One of her first TV roles was on BBC's How Not to Live Your Life as Felicity.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Fleabag on Fleabag.

36. Rachel Brosnahan

The CW, Amazon Prime

Then: One of her first TV shows was playing a girl on Gossip Girl.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Midge Maisel on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

37. Jared Harris

CBS, HBO

Then: One of his earliest TV roles was on Without a Trace as Father Walker.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Valery Legasov on Chernobyl.

38. Sam Rockwell

CBS, FX

Then: His first TV role was on The Equalizer as Slick.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Bob Fosse on Fosse/Verdon.

39. Laura Linney

Channel 4, Netflix

Then: Her first major TV roles was in the original Tales of the City as Mary Ann Singleton. She reprised her role in the 2019 Netflix version.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Wendy Byrde on Ozark.

Correction: A previous version of this post included a different previous role of Patricia Arquette's.