It is that time of the year again and the 2020 Emmy nominations are in with Netflix leading the pack with a wide margin. The US-based streaming giant broke HBO’s record for most nominations in a single year for the 2020 Emmy Awards, with a total of 160 nominations. The record was previously set in 2019 by HBO with 137 nominations, the network, however, came second this year with 107 nominations.
Also, this is not the first time that Netflix has bested HBO. The streaming giant was able to end HBO’s 17-year Emmy nomination by landing 112 nominations as opposed to HBO’s 108 in 2018.
Additionally, the Jason Bateman’s drug drama, Ozark, leads the way for Netflix as it bags 18 nominations overall with the addition of Outstanding Drama Series. Also, two of the streaming service’s dramas, The Crown and Stranger Things, landed nominations in the top categories.
Furthermore, other than Netflix and HBO, the other networks from the “Top Five” were far behind with NBC having 47 nominations, ABC with 36 nominations, and FX raking just 33 nominations.
Other Records Set
Another impressive element of this year’s Netflix dominance is the fact that a total of 52 of its shows got nominated which is a bit more than the usual number seen in the awards to date. Also, some of the Netflix shows with the highest nominations are as follows: coming right behind Ozark is Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood with 12 nominations, Tiger King with six nominations, and Dead to Me with four nominations.
Additionally, leading with the highest number of nominations for this year is HBO’s Watchmen, earning a truly impressive 26 nominations. Coming right behind Watchmen is The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with 20 nominations, Ozark (18 nominations), Succession (18 nominations), The Mandalorian (15 nominations), Schitt’s Creek (15 nominations), Saturday Night Live (15 nominations) and The Crown (13 nominations).
Television Academy Statement On The Nominations
The chairman and CEO of Television Academy, Frank Scherma, gave a statement after the nominations indicating how 2020 has been an extraordinary year for television, despite the challenges that the entertainment industry faced this year. Furthermore, he also made reference to how television has inspired, united, and comforted the global audience during these trying times.
What’s The Date For The Emmy Awards?
The Emmy award ceremony is scheduled to hold on September 20, 2020, with one of America’s top media personalities, Jimmy Kimmel, enlisted as its host. Therefore, final-round voting is billed to begin from August 21 to 31, 2020.
See the top nominations for the 2020 Emmy Awards:
Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dead to Me
The Good Place
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
What We Do in the Shadows
Outstanding Limited Series
Little Fires Everywhere
Outstanding Television Movie
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend
Outstanding Animated Programme
Rick and Morty
Netflix was able to have the upper hand over the competition simply because the company has been devoted to spending billions on original content thereby attracting top industry talent. Also, with the sheer volume of movies and TV shows from A-list creators, it all but guarantees Netflix to earn a great deal of love during award season.