Streaming shows dominate the Emmy nominations – led by WarnerMedia’s HBO. Netflix comes in next while other streaming services are catching up to the title of biggest TV.
According to Bloomberg News, the HBO and HBO Max networks have combined 130 nominations. Netflix is a short nod. Disney+ by Walt Disney Co. also joined with 71.
Disney’s “The Mandalorian” and Netflix’s “The Crown” lead with 24 nominations each. The Disney-produced Marvel movie “Wandavision” was just one of the nominees with 23 nominations.
This number of nominations shows how streaming services are dominating TV programming. When combined, they receive more than 300 nominations – more than all cable and broadcast channels together.
Disney is the largest entertainment company in the world. It received 146 nominations, including Hulu’s 25, while WarnerMedia, part of AT&T Inc., had 138.
The Wall Street Journal reports that most nominations show that keep people entertained during the Covid-19 pandemic, like “Ted Lasso” and “Bridgerton.” However, the virus also affected the nominations of other shows because of production delays.
This is seen as an opportunity for others to get their first Emmy nomination.
Streaming shows dominate all categories. They received seven out of eight spots in the race for best comedy series.
These include Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” and “Emily in Paris” while NBC’s “back-ish” was the only nominated show from broadcast television.
Amazon’s “The Boys” and Disney+’s “The Mandalorian” are ranking for best TV series, as are Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” FX’s “Pose,” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.” This Is Us” by NBC.
Also, newer streaming companies are trying to get through the streaming wars – breaking through with early nominations. Apple TV’s “Ted Lasso” is making headlines with a record number of nominations for its first season.
It received 20 – including nominations for best actor and screenplay for Jason Sudeikis. It seems that its exciting sports story has reached the hearts of the audience and it has received a big promotion from Apple.
The Television Academy’s final voting begins August 18 while the awards show will air September 19 on CBS.
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