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HBO, streaming services dominate Emmys

HBO, streaming services dominate Emmys
In brief

Warner Bros. Discovery’s HBO dominated the Emmys Monday with 14 wins, 10 more than any other network or streaming service.

Succession, The White Lotus, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver led the network to the impressive showing.

Apple TV+ earned its awards for Ted Lasso and Netflix for Squid Game, while Disney’s Hulu took home awards for both Best Actor and Best Actress in a Limited Series (Amanda Seyfried in The Dropout and Michael Keaton in Dopesick, respectively).

Streaming services more broadly dominated the “prestige” categories, the only exception being ABC’s Abbott Elementary winning for best comedy writing.

NBC’s wins were for live productions (SNL and the Super Bowl halftime show), as was CBS’ lone win (Adele One Night Only).

While not necessarily a bellwether, the award distribution is yet more evidence of subscription streaming companies’ dominance over prestige TV production compared to traditional linear broadcasters.

Dennis Redmond, Retired City Manager, None , on 16 Sep 2022
“We watched the Emmy broadcast, we are concerned, we viewed only a few winners. Premium channels and streaming channels were adjudged the best commercial television is in real trouble, public television will continue to be circumvented and viewers with less financial security and affordable issues will find only local programming. While unthinkable advertising will continue to erode. We know advertising pays the way but news, weather and emergency announcement are in jeopardy. We know we can’t afford luxury cars and expensive restaurants we hope we expire before our retirement funds expire we just enjoy commercial television.”

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