Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Emmys: “Succession” Breaks Record with 27 Nominations, Leads HBO to Huge Lead Over Struggling Netflix, Amazon


No surprise: “Succession” broke a record today with 27 Emmy nominations. Literally everyone was nominated, all the actors, writers, directors. It was a slam dunk.

“Succession” led HBO to a huge lead over competitors like Netflix and Amazon. Showtime, their old rival, scored only with “Yellowjackets.”

HBO took the top three spots with “Succession.” “White Lotus,” and “The Last of Us.” “Barry was also very strong for them. Even “House of the Dragon” came through.

For Netflix, their big successes were “The Crown,” “Beef,” and “Wednesday.” Their output is now exceeding their awards return tremendously. But there’s always next season, and the hope of watercooler shows that no one expected.

As for “Succession” it should win almost of all of its nominations. Too bad David Zaslav didn’t pay for another season. But Logan is dead, and the show is over. There’s no going back.

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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