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Last year, Netflix ended HBO’s 17-year Emmy-nomination domination, posting 112 nods overall (to HBO’s 108), continuing the service’s miraculous rise. Now comes the next goal, which may be in reach this year: Surpassing HBO’s all-time record.
HBO earned 126 nominations in 2015, its all-time best and a number that Netflix could hit this year. It’s all about volume, and Netflix has it. In virtually every major category, the streamer has multiple contenders — so much so that in several cases it will be competing with itself.
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But when the Emmy ceremony rolls around in September, it may be a night to remember for HBO — which may not have the volume of Netflix, but is coming locked and loaded with perhaps its most aggressive stable of contenders in years. This should be a battle worth watching when the second phase of Emmy voting gets under way in August.
But first, let’s talk nominations. The rise of Netflix has been staggering, as it took just five years for the streamer to go from being a small entrant in the race to leading it.
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In 2013, the service landed 13 nominations and won three — including one for “House of Cards” director David Fincher, who secured the first major Emmy (directing for a drama series) for a streamer. By 2016, that number was 54 noms, and then things really took off, with 91 nominations (and 20 wins) in 2017, and 112 noms last year.
With so many entrants, Netflix is expected to continue to do well across every genre. Don’t forget: Most categories are in crafts and below-the-line fields, where Netflix’s sheer tonnage will serve it well when it comes time to tally nominations on July 16.
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