HBO is once again the leader among Emmy Award nominations, though it’s a bit closer than it was a year ago.
Premium cable outlet and streamer brother Max collected 127 nominations for the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards on Wednesday. That’s 13 fewer nominations than the two platforms combined to receive in 2022.
HBO and Max’s total is two dozen more than second-place Netflix, which had 103 nominations. Apple TV+ finished third with 50 nominations, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video each got 42, and Disney+ has 40. (There’s a bit of confusion with Hulu’s numbers, as the Television Academy counted shows like Bear and Fleishman is in trouble under FX, which produced them, even though they streamed solely on Hulu. Disney says Hulu has 64 total nominations instead of the 42 listed by the Academy, and FX/Hulu shows explain the discrepancy.)
According to the Television Academy, all of the HBO and Max hopefuls shipped as “HBO Max” shows, the former name of the streamer. But Max’s originals accounted for just two of the 127 nominees: a supporting actor nod to Jesse Plemons in the limited series love death and a Comedy Screenplay nomination for The other two.
HBO’s nominations were highly concentrated, with 74 of them, 58 percent of the total, coming from just three series: Succession (27 nominations), The last of us (24) and the white lotus (23). Fifteen other HBO and Max shows also earned nominations.
Netflix’s total was more spread out: 34 of its titles earned nominations, led by 13 each for limited series. Beef and Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and 12 for comedy Wednesday.
HBO’s dominance in the platform race, and Warner Bros. TV’s position as an active seller of shows to other media, helped parent company Warner Bros. Discovery lead the media conglomerate race as well. WBD had 181 nominations in total, including 41 for WBTV productions (notably multiple nominations ted lasso and Abbott Elementary), surpassing Disney’s 163, including productions for third parties.
However, based on where the Emmy nominees air, Disney earned the most nominations of any media conglomerate with 153. Four Disney platforms earned more than 20 nominations, with FX (37) and ABC (26) joining. to Hulu and Disney+. National Geographic contributed eight noms. That was enough to surpass the 141 nominations for HBO parent Warner Bros. Discovery, whose other outlets garnered a combined 14 nominations on Wednesday. Netflix’s 103 nominations, Amazon’s 68 (including MGM) and Apple’s 54, including four for outstanding commercials, round out the top five. Sony Pictures Television, which produces The last of us along with HBO, it has 53 nominations, the most for a studio that doesn’t have a sister network or streamer.
A year ago, HBO and HBO Max combined for 140 nominations (with HBO accounting for 108 of them) to 105 for second place Netflix. HBO’s dominance also led Warner Bros. Discovery to the most nominations among media conglomerates in 2022 with 155 in its portfolio. Disney had 141, while Netflix’s 105 topped Paramount Global’s 75 and NBCUniversal’s 39.
The platform, company, and show totals for the 2023 Emmy nominations, based on submissions to the Television Academy, are below.
HBO max: 127
first video: 42
Special effects: 37
Roku Channel: 12
National Geographic: 8
Comedy Center: 5
Free V: 4
Adult swim: 3
Discovery channel: 3
Facebook and Meta Horizon Worlds: 1
Food Network: 1
Goal mission: 1
Warner Bros. Discovery: 141/181 including productions for other media
World Paramount: 50/56
Program (five or more)
The Last of Us (HBO)
The White Lotus (HBO)
Ted Lasso (AppleTV+)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)
The Bear (FX)
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Netflix)
Building Murders Only (Hulu)
Daisy Jones and the six (main video)
The Mandalorian (Disney+)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Abbott Elementary (ABC)
The House of the Dragon (HBO)
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (Roku Channel)
Better call Saul (AMC)
Fleishman is in trouble (FX)
Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (MTV)
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie (Apple TV+)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Prime Video)
100 Foot Wave (HBO)
Queer Eye (Netflix)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Welcome to Wrexham (FX)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show Starring Rihanna (Fox)
Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter and Love (NBC)
Moon Dream (HBO)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Disney+)
Top Chef (Bravo)
Welcome to Chippendales (Hulu)
July 12, 11:45 a.m. Updated with schedules and point of sale/cluster totals.