“The Mandalorian” and “The Crown” Lead All Emmy Contenders

The Emmy nominations came in yesterday and it was a proper showdown between Netflix and HBO/HBO Max for who could snag the most nominations overall. The winner, by a single nomination, was HBO/HBO Max, which garnered 130 Emmy noms in total, just edging out Netflix’s 129.

The two most lauded shows, however, were Netflix’s The Crown and Disney+’s The Mandalorian, which tied with 24 apiece. For HBO, it was their recently canceled series Lovecraft Country, which grabbed 18.

Nearly tying the top contenders was Disney+’s WandaVision, which earned 23 nominations. Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and NBC’s Saturday Night Live grabbed 21, each, while Apple TV’s beloved Ted Lasso scored 20 nominations.

Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit checkmated 18 nominations, while HBO’s brilliant murder mystery series Mare of Easttown tracked down 16. Right behind Mare was HBO Max’s Hacks, which boasted one of Mare’s most beloved performers, Jean Smart, and notched 15.

Disney+’s total haul this year was a massive leap in just their second year of eligibility, nabbing 71 nominations. NBC had the most Emmys for a broadcast network, with 46. CBS grabbed 26 nominations, Hulu 25, and ABC 23. Amazon Prime Video’s 18 nominations included 7 for The Underground Railroad, and a first-ever Best Drama Series nomination for The Boys. 

For the full Emmy nomination list, click here.

For more on how they made Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit and Bridgerton, check out these stories:

Moses Ingram on her Debut role as Jolene in “The Queen’s Gambit”

The Limitless World of Fashion Created by the “Bridgerton” Costume Designers

For more on how they made Disney+’s WandaVision and The Mandalorian, check out these stories:

“WandaVision” Production Designer Mark Worthington on Creating Wanda’s Ever-Changing Worlds

“WandaVision” Director Matt Shakman on Landing His Dream Job

DP Greig Fraser on Harnessing Cutting-Edge Tech in “The Mandalorian”

For more on how they made HBO’s Mare of Easttown and Lovecraft Country, check out these stories:

How the “Mare of Easttown” Editor Carefully Constructed HBO’s Brilliant Murder Mystery

“Mare of Easttown” & “The Underground Railroad” Hair Department Head Lawrence Davis

“Lovecraft Country” Creator Misha Green on Confidence and Taking Risks in Hollywood

“Lovecraft Country” Costume Designer Dayna Pink’s Many Worlds of Fashion

“Lovecraft Country” Production Designer Kalina Ivanov on Melding History & Fantasy

“Lovecraft Country” Production Designer Kalina Ivanov on Melding History & Fantasy

Featured image: The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Child in The Mandalorian, season two. Courtesy Lucasfilm.


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