Let the debate over the kudos and the snubs begin. The Television Academy released the nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, and fueled by Game of Thrones, HBO leads the pack with 126 total noms. ABC comes in at a distant second with 42 nods, followed by CBS and NBC with 41 each and FX with 38. Game of Thrones nabbed 24 noms, followed by FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show (19), HBO’s Olive Kitteridge (13), HBO’s Bessie (12), and fifth place three-way tiers, Netflix’s House of Cards, AMC’s Mad Men final season and Amazon’s Transparent with 11 noms each. AMC’s Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul nabbed seven nominations, including best drama series and lead actor for Bob Odenkirk. Among other freshman series noms, Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt grabbed a nom for best comedy, and Amy Schumer is on the board for lead actress in a comedy for Inside Amy Schumer. The complete list of nominees can be found at Emmys.com.
Among the highlights and surprises, Sandra Oh is the first Asian American woman to be nominated as Lead Actress in a Drama Series (for BBC America’s Killing Eve)….ABC’s Modern Family failed to land a comedy series or acting nomination for the first time since its launch in 2009…. Nat Geo’s Genius: Picasso grabbed seven nods….After […]
The 70th annual Emmy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday. HBO’s Game of Thrones led the pack with 22 noms, while NBC’s Saturday Night Live and HBO’s Westworld each nabbed 21, and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale followed with 20. Netflix was tops among networks with 112 total nominations, followed by HBO with 108 and NBC […]
The United States Olympic Committee named Sarah Hirshland as its 12th chief executive officer. Hirshland comes to the org after serving as chief commercial officer for the United States Golf Association. “The USOC is at a critical time in its history and requires an energetic, creative and inspiring leader who is capable of building on […]
Wednesday’s FIFA World Cup Semifinal featuring a Croatia upset over England delivered 5,504,000 viewers to the FOX broadcast network and set an all-time FIFA World Cup Semifinal streaming record, according to the company. The match was up 61% from the Spain/Germany match in the corresponding 2010 window and ran nearly even with Netherlands/Argentina in 2014. […]
CYNOPSIS BREAKING NEWS Nominees for the 70thPrimetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning by Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Ryan Eggold (New Amsterdam), along with Television Academy execs. HBO’s Game of Thrones grabbed the most nods with 22; NBC’s SNL and HBO’s Westworld each earned 21. Final voting takes place August […]