Monday, April 15, 2024

Emmys: HBO Regains Lead in Nominations Over Netflix, 137-117, with “Game of Thrones,” “Veep,” “Barry,” “Succession”


HBO toppled Netflix today with the most Emmy nominations.

The cable service took a record 137 nominations with shows like “Game of Thrones,” “Veep,” “Succession,” and “Barry.”

Netflix came in second with 117. Netflix would have had more but their “Grace and Frankie” wasn’t included. Instead they at least picked up acting nominations for Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin in “The Kominsky Method.”

HBO is in the middle a huge seachange. But their seniorest VP of Publicity, Nancy Lesser, pulled off a coup amid all the chaos. She deserves the thanks of the new HBO execs.

The “Veep” nominations are particularly impressive since the show took a big break, and now it’s over.

Next year, HBO will have “Big Little Lies,””Euphoria,” and many other new shows as well as “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” The party isn’t over yet!

Amazon keeps its toe in the game with “Mrs. Maisel.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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