“Succession,” HBO’s dramedy about a rival media dynasty, landed 25 nominations for this year’s Emmys on Tuesday, the biggest draw of any show.
The HBO series earned a nomination for Best Drama, the award it won in 2020, as well as several nominations in acting categories, including Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook J. Smith-Cameron, Nicholas Braun , Kieran Culkin and Matthew Macfadyen. .
HBO’s “The White Lotus,” a limited series about wealthy vacationers at a Hawaiian resort, picked up 20 nominations, and the Apple TV+ comedy, “Ted Lasso,” also picked up 20. “Ted Lasso” won last year for Best Comedy, and this year will face newcomer, “Only Murders in the Building,” the Hulu series starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez. “Only Murders in the Building” landed 17 nominations, an impressive number for a rookie show.
Netflix picked up three nominations for Best Drama, including hit “Stranger Things,” the first season of South Korean thriller “Squid Game,” and the final season of crime thriller “Ozark.” “Squid Game” earned 14 nominations, the most ever for a foreign language show.
Emmy’s love is good news for Netflix executives after a horrific few months that sent the streaming giant into a tailspin: its stock price plunged, hundreds of employees were laid off and there remains a week before potentially announcing another loss subscriber.
But Netflix’s main Emmy rival, HBO, and its accompanying streaming service, HBO Max, had a great year and came armed with a fleet of programs that landed a significant number of nominations, including for ” Succession”, “The White Lotus”, “Euphoria”, “Hacks” and “Barry”.
HBO and HBO Max finished with 140 nominations, the most of any television network or studio. Netflix was in second place with 105. This is the second year in a row that HBO, with its streaming service, has overtaken Netflix.
Bragging rights at the Emmys have been essential for Netflix, and that was before it needed a shot in the arm.
Last year, when Netflix tied a 47-year-old record set by CBS for the most Emmy wins in a single year, its executives took a victory lap, hosting a press conference where they boasted about their “historic” evening. And when visitors enter the lobby of Netflix’s Hollywood headquarters, they are greeted by the sight of dozens of Emmy statuettes affixed to a wall, surrounded by hundreds of flowers.
The nominations for the Emmys were announced Tuesday. The ceremony will take place on September 12, airing on NBC and streaming live on Peacock.