Netflix Dominates 2020 Emmy Nominations, With a Record-Setting 160 Nods

HBO's Watchmen was the most honored show overall

Netflix is once again coming out on top in Emmy nominations.

The streaming giant, which broke HBO’s 17-year streak in 2018 for most-nominated outlet but was edged out of the coveted position last year, saw prestige dramas including The Crown and Ozark carry it to 160 nominations in the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ahead of the annual September ceremony.

It’s another victory for the streamer, which has invested billions in originals and has reported surges in subscriptions amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic that has left many Americans looking for at-home entertainment, and another upset for HBO, which is serving as the heavy-hitting cornerstone of AT&T’s new streamer HBO Max.

Netflix’s nominations in the 2020 Emmys were spread across the board, proving that the service’s approach of casting a wide net on programming can pay off during awards season.



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