Netflix just beat out HBO as the most Emmy-nominated network for the first time. It’s the first time HBO lost its hold on the most Emmy nods in 18 years, according to The New York Times.
Netflix had a total of 112 nominations to HBO’s 108 nominations. Though largely symbolic, the nominations hint at the growing competition in streaming and original content. Streaming giants Netflix, AT&T-owned HBO, Hulu and Amazon have all been upping content spends and pushing original shows. Apple is even prepping a few splashy releases.
A big haul at the Emmys in September could signal an edge for Netflix. The company has been making inroads into the TV awards circuit, but is still struggling with a bit with movie festivals.
Netflix earned Emmy nods for its wrestling comedy « Glow » and paranormal drama « Stranger Things. » HBO got nods for « Westworld » and « Game of Thrones. »
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