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.”