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Netflix romps home with 160 nominations in 72nd Emmy Awards

The streamer has created a record of sorts, becoming the most-nominated in the awards' history.

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MUMBAI: Not only is it the world’s biggest streaming service, but it can now also brag to be the most honoured for its content. The US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced on 29 July that global streamer Netflix has received a record 160 nominations for the 72nd annual Emmy Awards. The previous record was held by HBO that got 137 nominations in 2019.

The Primetime Emmy Awards in 2020 feature 26 different categories ranging from acting and writing awards to awards for different types of programs - comedies, dramas and talk shows, among others.

Netflix’s nomination lineup this year includes: Ozark, The Crown, Unbelievable, Unorthodox (drama series), Dead to Me, The Kominsky Method (comedy) and Nailed it. HBO’s 2020 nominations include 26 for Watchmen, giving it 107 in all. NBC came next with 47, ABC with 36 and FX with 33.

The other streamers who got nominated include: Amazon Prime Video with 30 nominations, Hulu 26, Disney+ 19, Apple TV+ 18. The struggling short-form series platform Quibi managed to snag 10 nominations.

The programmes which took top honours in terms of most nominations include: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (20), Ozark  (18), Succession  (18), The Mandalorian (15), Schitt's Creek (15), Saturday Night Live ( 15),  The Crown (13), Hollywood (12), Westworld (11) and The Handmaid’s Tale (10).

The 72nd  Emmy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who also serves as executive producer for US television’s biggest night.  Recently announced executive producers for the telecast include Guy Carrington, Reginald Hudlin, David Jammy and Ian Stewart. The show will be broadcast on 20 September 2020 (8-11 pm EDT/5-8 pm PDT) on ABC.

To get a detailed list of the nominees click on the following links.

72nd Emmy’s nominations list

72nd Emmy’s nominations facts figures

72nd Emmy’s nominations program ten

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