HBO easily regained its title as the top Emmy-nominated service, drawing a whopping 137 Emmy nominations, the TV Academy announced Tuesday morning (July 16).
Leading HBO’s charge was Game Of Thrones, which drew an Emmy-record 32 Emmy nominations in its last year of eligibility, wiping out NYPD Blue’s 25-year record, according to the Academy.
Other shows garnering multiple nominations include Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (20 Emmy nominations), HBO’s Chernobyl (19), NBC's Saturday Night Live (18), HBO’s Barry and FX’s Fosse/Verdon (17).
Video streaming service Netflix - which was the most nominated service last year for the first time in its history -- finished a distant second this year with 117 nominations, led by its documentary series When They See Us, with drew 16 nominations. NBC finished third with 58 nods, followed by Amazon Prime video (47) and CBS (43).
Game Of Thrones will vie for its second straight Emmy for best drama against a host of first time-nominated shows such as Netflix’s Bodyguard, BBC America’s Killing Eve, FX’s Pose, Netflix's Ozark and HBO’s Succession. AMC’s Better Call Saul and NBC’s This Is Us rounded out the category.
HBO's Veep will look to win one more Emmy in the best comedy category after not being eligible for the award last year. Veep star Julia Louis-Dryefus will also look to add to her Emmy collection of wins for best performance by an actress in her last year of eligibility as politician Selina Meyer.
The 71st annual Emmy Awards will air live on Fox Sept. 22, while the Creative Arts Emmy Awards will air Sept. 21 on FXX.
A complete list of Emmy shows can be found here.
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