Netflix knocks HBO off its throne, as Emmy voters spread the wealth

Netflix knocks HBO off its throne, as Emmy voters spread the wealth

HBO was hardly a slouch, however: It scored 108 nods this year, just three fewer than the 111 it managed last year.

"It's been another record-breaking year with more than 9,100 entries in 122 unique categories for the initial nomination round of voting", Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington said in a statement.

Game of Thrones garnered a whopping 22 nominations - the most for any series this year.

The HBO series' nominations included a nod for best drama series.

For the first year, Netflix have beaten HBO as the network with the most overall nods, with the streaming giant's productions - which include The Crown, Ozark and Stranger Things - earning it 112 nominations across the board, four more than HBO. It will face newcomers including "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and "Barry", starring Bill Hader.

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Regulators are concerned that Fox's ownership of Sky News would give Murdoch and his family too much influence over United Kingdom media.

With Saturday Night Live continuing its Emmy resurgence (it was No. 2 behind GOT in most nominations, 21), NBC was again third behind titans Netflix and HBO with 78 noms, up from 64 a year ago, with major nominations for This Is Us and The Good Place.

And while the high-profile broadcast revivals of Will & Grace on NBC and Roseanne on ABC were largely passed over, with one supporting nomination for each (Megan Mullally and Laurie Metfcalf, respectively), an SVOD player, Netflix, also scored in the revival department with its best series nom for Queer Eye. Netflix spends lavishly on Emmy campaigns in part because it wants to convince top talent their shows and specials won't get lost amid the service's ever-expanding array of content.

HBO's Westworld fared well in both the categories for Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

The Emmy Awards will be presented September 17 on NBC with Colin Jost and Michael Che of "Saturday Night Live" as hosts.

"Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" was also showered with praise, as was "The Handmaid's Tale's" supporting cast, coming off a just-concluded second season that gave them an opportunity to shine.

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