Netflix surpasses HBO in Emmy nominations

For the first time, Netflix has surpassed HBO in the number of Emmy nominations it received for 2018, ending HBO’s 17-year streak as leader.

Netflix received 112 nominations to HBO’s 108. This time last year HBO had 110 nominations to Netflix’s 91.

The Netflix titles nominated include Queer Eye (pictured), Black Mirror, The Crown, Stranger Things and more. HBO hit Game of Thrones received 22 nominations.

The nominations this year highlighted a continued growth in streamer presence at one of the most respected awards events in the industry.

Hulu received 27 nominations, up from 18 in 2017, with 20 nods going to The Handmaid’s Tale including Best Drama. Meanwhile Prime Video received 22, up from 16 in 2017.

Prime titles to be nominated included The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Transparent.

NBC led broadcast networks with 78 nominations, while Fox gained 50, CBS took 34 and ABC got 31.

“We congratulate our creative partners on their unprecedented success today, garnering Netflix a leading 112 nominations,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.

“We are particularly enthused to see the breadth of our programming celebrated with nominations spread across 40 new and returning titles which showcase our varied and expansive slate – comedies, dramas, movies, limited series, documentary, variety, animation and reality.”

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