Netflix Grabs 105 Emmy Nominations, Down From Previous Years

Netflix, along with HBO, has been a perennial Primetime Emmy Awards nomination pole sitter for the past several years. This year, the SVOD pioneer grabbed 105 nominations — impressive by any yardstick except Netflix’s. Netflix generated 129 nominations in 2021 and an industry best 160 noms in 2020.

Indeed, the streamer made no mention of its Emmy nominations on its media website.

This year finds the subscription streaming behemoth attempting to come back from a first-quarter fiscal misstep that saw the service lose 200,000 net subscribers after predicting a gain of 2.5 million. Netflix, which reports Q2 fiscal results on July 19, has already announced it plans to lose 2 million more net subs in the period ended June 30.

When it comes to original content, Netflix continues to fire on all cylinders — as do its major streaming competitors. HBO/HBO Max is leading Hollywood with 140 Emmy nominations.

Netflix generated multiple nominations for its high-profile content, including “Stranger Things,” “Ozark” and South Korean dystopian survival game show “Squid Game.” Other content nominations included “Inventing Anna,” featuring “Ozark” co-star Julia Garner, and “Killing Eve.”

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HBO and HBO Max Receive 140 Emmy Nominations, Most of Any Network or Platform in 2022

HBO and HBO Max received 140 Emmy nominations across 24 original programs for the upcoming 74th annual Emmy Awards. HBO and HBO Max earned the most nominations for a single network or platform this year, marking the 20th time in history that the HBO brand has received the most Primetime Emmy nominations of any network/platform in a single year. This bests HBO’s previous record of 137 nominations in 2019.

The Emmy Awards will be presented on Sept. 12.

“This is a testament to the amazing talent in front of and behind the camera as well as our gifted programming teams. Their commitment to creative excellence continues to break through to audiences in a meaningful way,” Casey Bloys, chief content officer for HBO and HBO Max, said in a statement.

HBO/HBO Max’s 140 Emmy nominations this year include: 25 nominations for “Succession,” including Outstanding Drama Series, two for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong), two for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (J. Smith-Cameron, Sarah Snook), three for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Nicholas Braun, Kieran Culkin, Matthew Macfadyen), three for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Hope Davis, Sanaa Lathan, Harriet Walter), four for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Adrien Brody, James Cromwell, Arian Moayed, Alexander Skarsgård), three for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Mark Mylod, Cathy Yan, Lorene Scafaria), and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Jesse Armstrong).

Twenty nominations for “The White Lotus” including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, five for Supporting Actress for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Natasha Rothwell, Sydney Sweeney), three for Outstanding Supporting Actor For a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Murray Bartlett, Jake Lacy, Steve Zahn), Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Mike White), and Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Mike White).

Seventeen nominations for “Hacks” including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Jean Smart), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Hannah Einbinder), four for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Jane Adams, Harriet Sansom Harris, Laurie Metcalf, Kaitlin Olson), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Christopher McDonald), Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series (Lucia Aniello), and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Jen Statsky).

Sixteen nominations for “Euphoria” including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Zendaya), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Sydney Sweeney), Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Martha Kelly), and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Colman Domingo).

Fourteen nominations for “Barry” including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Bill Hader), two for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Anthony Carrigan, Henry Winkler), Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Bill Hader), and two for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Bill Hader and Alec Berg, Duffy Boudreau).

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Seven nominations for “Station Eleven” including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Himesh Patel), Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Hiro Murai), and Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Patrick Somerville).

Five nominations for “A Black Lady Sketch Show” including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series (Bridget Stokes), and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

Five nominations for “George Carlin’s American Dream” including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, and Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program (Judd Apatow, Michael Bonfiglio).

Five nominations for “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” including Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series (Paul Pennolino and Christopher Werner), and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

Four nominations for “Curb Your Enthusiasm” including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Bill Hader).

Three nominations for “The Flight Attendant” including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Kaley Cuoco).

Three nominations for “Insecure” including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Issa Rae).

Two nominations for “The Staircase” including Outstanding Lead Actor in Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Colin Firth) and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Toni Collette).

Two nominations for “Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel” including Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special (Bo Burnham), and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Special (Jerrod Carmichael).

Two nominations for “100 Foot Wave” including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.

Two nominations for “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts,”including Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded).

Single nominations for “The Survivor” for Outstanding Television Movie, “Scenes from a Marriage” for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Oscar Isaac), “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour), “Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches” forExceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking, “The Gilded Age” forOutstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More), “How To with John Wilson” for Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program, “Peacemaker” for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program, and “The Righteous Gemstones” for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program.

Paramount Global Garners 86 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

Paramount Global earned 86 Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 74th Primetime Emmy Award nominations across its combined portfolio. This marks the most nominations for the company since the merger of Viacom and CBS in 2019.

CBS Television Network received 28 nominations. The network landed multiple nominations for special programming, including “Adele: One Night Only” and “One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga.” Home to some of the biggest award shows in the industry, “The 64th Annual Grammy Awards” and “The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!” earned several nominations in addition to the “43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors” and the “44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.”

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” received five nominations.

CBS Studios picked up several additional nods this year, among them an Outstanding Competition Program nomination for “The Amazing Race.” Short-form series “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” was also nominated.

MTV Entertainment earned 18 nominations across its portfolio of brands and franchises.”MTV Video Music Awards” scored its first nomination since 1993. MTV Entertainment Studios picked up additional nominations with “Emily in Paris,” which streams on Netflix as the platform’s original content.

Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” received seven noms — the most since Trevor Noah took over as host in 2015 and the most nominations of any late night franchise this year.

VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” earned several noms this year, including Outstanding Competition Program and Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program, and a first-time nomination for its digital series “RuPaul’s Drag Race Whatcha Packin’ With Michelle Visage.”

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Showtime landed 17 Primetime Emmy Award nominations this season. “Yellowjackets” earned seven noms, among them an Outstanding Drama Series nom as well as nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress for Melanie Lynskey and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Christina Ricci. The series also landed two noms for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and one for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

“We Need to Talk About Cosby” picked up four nominations, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.

The anthology drama series “The First Lady” received three nominations.

Ray Donovan: The Movie and “Vice” each received a nomination as well as “The Man Who Fell To Earth,” which was produced by CBS Studios.

Paramount+ scored 11 Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

Together with MTV Entertainment Studios, Paramount+ picked up three nominations for “1883,” including Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. Original reality series “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” earned Paramount+ its first-ever unscripted nomination for the service. “Reno 911! — The Hunt for QAnon” was also nominated for Outstanding Television Movie.

“Star Trek: Picard” landed four noms and “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” received its first ever Emmy nomination in partnership with CBS Studios. “Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News” was nominated for Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series.

Additionally, BET+ earned its first-ever nominations for both “The Ms. Pat Show” and “The Porter.” Paramount Television Studios received seven Emmy nods for “Station Eleven.”

Apple TV+ Nabs 52 Emmy Award Nominations, With ‘Ted Lasso’ as Most-Nominated Comedy

For the second consecutive year, Apple TV+ broke records with 52 Primetime Emmy Award nominations across 13 titles, including Best Drama, Best Comedy, Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special Program, Lead Actress in a Drama, Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and Lead Actor in a Comedy.

Since its 2019 global launch, Apple TV+ boosted its total number of Emmy Award nominations by more than 40% year-over-year. The winners of the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be unveiled at a televised ceremony on Sept. 12.

The second season of “Ted Lasso” becomes the most nominated comedy series for the second year in a row with 20 nominations total, and freshman drama “Severance” made its Emmy debut with 14 noms, scoring the first Best Drama series nomination for Apple TV+.

In addition, Apple Originals “Schmigadoon!,” “The Morning Show,” “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” “Foundation,” “Pachinko,” “See,” “Lisey’s Story,” “Central Park,” “They Call Me Magic” and “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” received nominations.

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Apple TV+ series stars earned 18 acting category nominations, including 10 top acting nominations for the second season of “Ted Lasso,” and first-time acting nominations for Adam Scott (“Severance”), Sarah Niles (“Ted Lasso”), Sam Richardson (“Ted Lasso”) and Toheeb Jimoh (“Ted Lasso”). Reese Witherspoon lands her first nomination for “The Morning Show” in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series category, alongside co-star Billy Crudup who is recognized with a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series after nabbing the award for the first season, and Marcia Gay Harden secures a nomination for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

“This extraordinarily talented group of Emmy nominees showcase the variety of brilliant, unique and original stories we’ve been honored to bring to the screen over the past year,” Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of worldwide video, said in a statement.

Last year “Ted Lasso” broke records by becoming the most nominated freshman comedy series in Emmy history. Apple Original series, films, and documentaries have now been honored with 246 wins and 1,115 award nominations and counting, including this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner CODA.

Netflix, HBO Dominate Primetime Emmy Noms, With Disney’s Original Streaming Series ‘The Mandalorian’ Grabbing 15 Noms

It’s the Netflix/HBO Primetime Emmy Awards slugfest with the two media giants generating 267 combined nominations, including Netflix’s record 160 nominations for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, which were announced July 28 in Los Angeles. HBO held the previous record for nominations with 137 in 2019.

HBO’s “Watchman” generated the most nominations with 26, with Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” was next with 20. Netflix’s “Ozark” and HBO’s “Succession” trailed with 18 nominations each. Notably, upstart Disney+ scored 15 nominations for Jon Favreau’s breakaway original hit “The Mandalorian.”

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Other standouts included Netflix’s “The Crown” and “Hollywood,” with 13 and 12 nominations, respectively. Others include: Unbelievable,” and “Unorthodox,” and comedies “Dead to Me” and “The Kominsky Method,” as well as its competition series “Nailed It.” NBC (47) and ABC (36) led all broadcasters with 83 combined nominations.

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WarnerMedia Entertainment received 112 total nominations, which included TBS (4) and truTV (1). In addition to “Watchman” and “Succession,” the former Time Warner company generated 11 nominations for “Westworld,” 9 nominations for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” eight noms for “Insecure,” six for “Euphoria,” five for “Big Little Lies.” “McMillion$” generated five, followed by “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” with four; “A Black Lady Sketch Show (3); “Bad Education,” one nomination for “I Know This Much is True,” one for “The Outsider,” one for “The Plot Against America”; “Catherine the Great,”  “Silicon Valley (1); “Ballers” (1); “We’re Here” (1); “The Apollo,” (1); “We Are The Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest (1) and one for “Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements.”

Jimmy Kimmel is scheduled to host the live show on Sept. 20 from Los Angeles.