Entertainment Emmys: HBO Dethroned for the First Time in 18 Years by Netflix

21:10  12 july  2018
21:10  12 july  2018 Source:   variety.com

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For the first time, Netflix has come out on top as the platform with the most Emmy nominations.

The streaming giant has received 112 nominations for the 70th annual primetime Emmy Awards. That’s up more than 20 from 2017, when it scored 91 nominations.

Netflix ends a 17-year winning streak by HBO, which previously topped the nominations.

Netflix was aided by powerhouse projects such as “The Crown,” which received 13 nominations, including a key drama series nod; “Stranger Things,” which received 12 noms, including drama series; “Godless,” which received 12 noms, including one for limited series; and “GLOW,” which received 10 noms, including comedy series.

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HBO trailed just behind Netflix this time around with 108 nominations, down three from last year’s 111 noms. The return of “Game of Thrones” during the eligibility window more than made up for the lack of “Big Little Lies” this year, with 22 nominations, including one in the drama series race. “Westworld,” which tied “Saturday Night Live” last year for the most-nominated series with 22, picked up 21 nominations in its second year. Additional HBO projects that scored big were “Barry” with 13 noms, including comedy series; “Silicon Valley” with seven, including comedy series, and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” with four, including comedy series.

Out of the 91 nominations last year, HBO won 29 statues overall (10 in Primetime categories, 19 in Creative Arts), while Netflix won 20 (four in Primetime, 16 in Creative Arts).

See the full list of 2018 Emmy noms here.

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Voters have gotten better about recognizing a wider swath of TV. But the tendency to repeat themselves still hasn’t died.For the first time in Emmy history, a streaming service – that would be Netflix – has more nominations to its credit than any other network. That’s a notable milestone, as our Joe Adalian pointed out, especially since Netflix has only been in the original programming business for five years and HBO has been the reigning Emmy nomination king for the past 17. (On the other hand, Netflix only surpassed HBO by four nominations.

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