Netflix led the Emmy Awards race with a record-breaking 160 primetime nominations, beating the likes of linear tv large HBO and digital newcomers Disney+ and Apple TV+. Deutsche Welle reviews: HBO got here in second with 107 Emmy nominations, with its hit collection “Watchmen” sweeping up 26 nominations, together with a nod for the perfect restricted collection class. Earlier this 12 months, Netflix hit all-time highs in viewership with business observers pointing to lockdown measures that stored folks of their houses for longer intervals. Different digital streaming providers have tried to make inroads through the pandemic, comparable to Disney+ and Apple TV+, which picked up its first nomination with Jennifer Aniston’s finest drama actress bid for “The Morning Present.” In the meantime, Amazon Prime, doubtless considered one of Netflix’s greatest rivals, noticed its comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” decide up 20 nominations.
“Regardless of the unprecedented challenges dealing with the leisure business, it has been a unprecedented 12 months for tv,” mentioned Tv Academy Chairman and chief govt Frank Scherma. “We’re honored to be recognizing so lots of the gifted applications, producers, administrators and craftspeople behind the exceptional storytelling that has introduced us collectively whereas we stay aside.” In some senses, subsequent 12 months’s TV and cinema awards may very well be far worse hit than 2020’s — on condition that many of the collection at the moment vying for gongs have been produced lengthy earlier than the pandemic picked up tempo.
Learn extra of this story at Slashdot.