Netflix sets new record with 160 Emmy nominations

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The streaming service leads the race with shows like 'Ozark', 'The Crown', 'Dead To Me', 'The Politician' and 'Stranger Things'

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Published: Wed 29 Jul 2020, 8:09 PM

Last updated: Wed 29 Jul 2020, 10:20 PM

Streaming giant Netflix broke the record for most nominations that any network, studio or streaming platform has ever earned, with 160 Emmy nominations this year. The streaming platform smashed the record set by the cable network HBO last year, with 137 nominations. This year, HBO is second with 107 nominations.
This is the second time that Netflix has bested HBO. In 2018, the streamer ended HBO's 17-year Emmy nomination domination by landing 112 nods to HBO's 108.
This year, Netflix has been nominated in 10 of the 11 major categories that were unveiled during the TV Academy's live-stream announcement, including three nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, four nominations for Outstanding Television Movie and five nominations for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded).
The streamer leads the race with shows including Ozark, The Crown, Dead To Me, The Politician and Stranger Things. HBO's Watchmen scored the most nominations overall with 26 for the graphic novel adaptation, reports
Netflix's Ozark and HBO's Succession scored 18 nominations each, and are up against each other in the Best Drama Series category, alongside Netflix's The Crown and Stranger Things, besides Better Call Saul, Killing Eve, The Handmaid's Tale and The Mandalorian.
In the comedy category, while Netflix The Kominsky Method and Dead To Me, HBO is up in contention with Curb Your Enthusiasm and Insecure. These shows vie for honours with The Good Place, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Schitt's Creek and What We Do In The Shadows.
Besides Ozark, the streaming giants key nominees include: The Crown (13 nods), Hollywood (12), Stranger Things (eight), Unorthodox (eight), and Cheer (six).
As for other leading studios, NBC has 47 nods, ABC has 36, FX Networks has 33, and Amazon has 31. Disney+ has 19 nods.

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