Netflix Dethrones HBO For the First Time in 18 Years As It Leads Emmy Nominations
In an unprecedented move this morning, Netflix surpassed HBO in terms of Emmy nominations, making this the first Emmy ceremony since 2000 where HBO hasn't lead the nominations.
Competitors HBO and Netflix have dominated the Emmy space for the past few years, but this move is the perfect representation of just how relevant and popular streaming services are truly becoming. Netflix garnered a total of 112 nominations this year, compared to last year's 90. HBO closely followed with 108 nominations, only four less than its entertainment-giant competitor.
Netflix was of course aided by its monstrously popular series such as Stranger Things, The Crown, and Godless.
Although HBO's total couldn't top that of Netflix's, their individual shows scored more nominations. Game of Thrones and Westworld saw 22 and 21 nominations respectively, with HBO's Bill Hader led comedy Barry also grabbing another 13.
The 70th annual primetime Emmy Awards premiere September 17th, 2018 and are set to be hosted by Saturday Night Live head writers Colin Jost and Michael Che.
Source: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences