In the highly anticipated Emmy nominations, HBO has once again emerged as the frontrunner, securing a remarkable 127 nominations for the 75th Emmy Awards. This year’s competition is even more intense, with HBO facing a slightly decreased number of nods compared to the previous year. However, HBO’s dominance remains unchallenged as it leads the pack.
Netflix, the popular streaming giant, clinched the second spot with an impressive 103 nominations, reaffirming its prominent position in the television industry. Apple TV+ claimed the third position with 50 nominations, showcasing its growing influence. Meanwhile, Hulu and Amazon’s Prime Video tied with 42 nominations each, indicating their significant presence in the streaming landscape. Disney+ made a strong showing with 40 nominations, solidifying its position as a major player in the industry.
It is worth noting that all of HBO and Max’s submissions were categorized under “HBO Max” programs, reflecting the streamer’s former name. However, only two original Max productions received nominations. Jesse Plemons received an Outstanding Supporting Actor nomination for his role in the limited series Love & Death, and The Other Two secured a nomination for Outstanding Comedy Writing.
HBO’s nominations were heavily concentrated, with three series contributing significantly to its impressive tally. ‘Succession‘ emerged as the frontrunner with 27 nominations, closely followed by ‘The Last of Us‘ with 24 and The White Lotus with 23. These three shows accounted for a substantial 58% of HBO and Max’s total nominations, underscoring their exceptional quality and critical acclaim. Additionally, 15 other HBO and Max programs across various genres received well-deserved nominations.
In contrast, Netflix’s nominations were more spread out, with recognition bestowed upon 34 different shows. The limited series Beef and Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story led the way with 13 nominations each, while the comedy series Wednesday garnered 12 nominations, further solidifying Netflix’s overall standing as a leading content provider.
HBO’s dominance in the platform race, coupled with Warner Bros. TV’s active role in selling shows to other outlets, contributed to parent company Warner Bros. Discovery leading the media conglomerate race. Warner Bros. Discovery received a total of 181 nominations, including 41 for WBTV productions like the highly acclaimed ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘Abbott Elementary’. Disney closely followed with 163 nominations, which included productions from third-party networks and studios.
While Warner Bros. Discovery topped the total nominations, Disney earned the most nominations among media conglomerates for its own platforms. With an impressive 153 nominations, Disney showcased its diverse range of content across various platforms. Notable contributors to Disney’s total include FX with 37 nominations, ABC with 26 nominations, and the combined efforts of Hulu and Disney+. National Geographic also made its mark with eight nominations, rounding out Disney’s exceptional achievement.
Other noteworthy contenders in the conglomerate race include Netflix with 103 nominations, Amazon with 68 (including recently acquired MGM), and Apple with 54 nominations, including four for outstanding commercials. Sony Pictures Television, co-producing The Last of Us with HBO, secured an impressive 53 nominations, making it the most nominated studio without a sibling network or streaming platform.
As the competition among major players in the television industry intensifies, the Emmy Awards promise to be a thrilling celebration of outstanding content across various platforms. With HBO leading the pack, closely followed by Netflix and Disney, viewers can anticipate a highly competitive race to claim the coveted Emmy trophies.