Warner Bros. Television Group leads studios in Emmy nominations with 79


It was a Tuesday morning banner for Warner Bros. Television Group, which ran Hollywood television studios with 79 Emmy nominations.

Warner Bros. Television Group was responsible for several of the most publicized and critically acclaimed television shows of the past year, including “Ted Lasso,” the Apple TV + comedy series, as well as the recently canceled “Lovecraft Country” by HBO, both of which premiered their freshman seasons in 2020. “Ted Lasso,” which received 20 Emmy nominations, has since become one of the most critically-received originals on Apple TV +; its second season is scheduled to air on July 23, and a third season has already been ordered. The 18 Emmy nominations for “Lovecraft Country” may prove to be bittersweet for fans, given that HBO deleted the show on July 3. The stars of “Lovecraft Country” Jonathan Majors and Jurnee Smollett react to the show’s 18 Emmy nominations Tuesday, the first stating that “our journey continues”.

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“Ted Lasso” was also a key factor in Universal Studio Group’s 75 Emmy nominations on Tuesday morning, which put the studio in a very close second place. Universal Studio Group is also one of the studios behind Emmys favorite “Saturday Night Live,” which received 21 Emmy nominations. The studio was also behind HBO Max’s “Hacks” directed by Jean Smart, which received 15 Emmy nominations on Tuesday. “Hacks” received a lot of praise from critics, including Ben Travers from IndieWire, when it premiered in May, and HBO ordered a second season of the show last month.

Netflix Productions came third in Tuesday’s studio Emmy tally with 50 nominations. Netflix Productions was responsible for the limited series “The Queen’s Gambit” directed by Anya Taylor-Joy, which received 18 nominations, as well as “Bridgerton”, which won 12 Emmy nominations. The critical success and high viewership of “Bridgerton” caused Netflix to order a third and fourth season (Season 2 is currently in production) of the show earlier in the year.

Disney Television Studios received 42 Emmy nominations, including 10 for “Pose,” the acclaimed drama that premiered its third and final season earlier in the year. Disney Television Studios’ “This Is Us” and “black-ish” also received six Emmy nominations each. Although Disney has become well known for its superhero and “Star Wars” shows, titles such as “WandaVision” and “The Mandalorian” are produced by Marvel and Lucasfilm, respectively.

Sony Pictures Television was the fifth most nominated television studio with 37 Emmy nominations, including 24 for “The Crown,” the historical drama which premiered its fourth season on Netflix in November 2020. CBS Television Studios followed with 21 nominations; The studio’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” won five nominations, while “The Amazing Race” and “Star Trek: Discovery” were each nominated for four Emmy Awards.

Amazon Studios followed the aforementioned studios with 16 Emmy nominations; his “The Underground Railroad” received seven nods, while “The Boys” received five, including a coveted spot in the Best Drama Series race.

The above-mentioned accounts, which have been cross-checked with the reports variety, does not include HBO Entertainment, which is a co-producer of all television shows on its network.

When it comes to networks and streaming services, Tuesday’s news was a cause for celebration for the entities owned by WarnerMedia, Netflix and Disney. The House of Mouse shows received more nominations than any other company; Disney came out Tuesday morning with 146 Emmy nominations, including 71 for its Disney + shows. The streaming service’s “The Mandalorian” and “WandaVision” received 24 and 23 nominations, respectively, and were among the most Emmy-nominated shows of the morning.

WarnerMedia, which historically received the most Emmy nominations each year, was behind Disney with 138 nominations, including 130 for HBO and HBO Max shows. Netflix was the third most Emmy nominated platform with 129 nominations. NBCUniversal followed with 56 nominations, including 46 for NBC titles. Tuesday morning wasn’t particularly kind to NBCUNiversal’s Peacock streaming service; the platform’s shows received just two Emmy nominations. ViacomCBS, which owns platforms such as CBS, Comedy Central and the streaming service Paramount +, followed with 54 Emmy nominations.

The list of 2021 Emmy nominees can be viewed here.

Final voting for the Emmys begins August 19, 2021 and continues until 10 p.m. PT on August 30. The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and airing Sunday, September 19, 2021 on CBS. The event will also be available to stream to Paramount + subscribers.

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