Netflix edges out HBO to nab more Emmy nominations than any other network

Netflix Inc. has broken HBO’s 17-year streak of leading TV networks in Emmy nominations.

For the first time in Emmy history, Netflix NFLX, -4.28% led all other networks and platforms in award nominations. The streaming giant nabbed 112, compared to HBO’s 108. Last year, Netflix had 91 nominations, behind HBO’s 111.

NBC came in third this year with 78, and FX Networks in fourth with 50. The 2018 Emmy Awards ceremony will take place on September 17.

By individual shows, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” led the way with 22 Emmy nominations, followed by its fellow HBO drama “Westworld” and NBC’s  “Saturday Night Live,” each of which had 21. NBC is owned by Comcast Corp. CMCSA, +0.43%

Netflix has invested billions in developing original content over the past few years, and estimated in April that it will spend up to $8 billion this year alone. HBO could be headed in a similar direction; its parent company, WarnerMedia (formerly Time Warner), was acquired by AT&T Inc. T, -1.74% in an $85.4 billion acquisition deal just last month and WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey has made it clear that he wants a “broad" HBO that can get users to engage with content for “hours a day. It’s not hours a week, and it’s not hours a month. We need hours a day.”

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Here are the nominees in the major award categories. A full list can be found on the Emmys website.

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, “Ozark” (Netflix)

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” (NBC)

Ed Harris, “Westworld” (HBO)

Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” (FX)

Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us” (NBC)

Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld” (HBO)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Claire Foy, “The Crown” (Netflix)

Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” (BBC America)

Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve” (BBC America)

Keri Russell, “The Americans” (FX)

Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld” (HBO)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Antonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso” (National Geographic)

Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)

Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose” (Showtime, Sky Atlantic)

Jeff Daniels, “The Looming Tower” (Hulu)

John Legend, “Jesus Christ Superstar” (NBC)

Jesse Plemons, “Black Mirror: USS Callister” (Netflix)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Jessica Biel, “The Sinner” (USA Network)

Laura Dern, “The Tale” (HBO)

Michelle Dockery, “Godless” (Netflix)

Edie Falco, “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” (NBC)

Regina King, “Seven Seconds” (Netflix)

Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Cult” (FX)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish” (ABC)

Ted Danson, “The Good Place” (NBC)

Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)

Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (FX)

Bill Hader, “Barry” (HBO)

William H. Macy, “Shameless” (Showtime)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon, “Better Things” (FX)

Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime Video)

Allison Janney, “Mom” (CBS)

Issa Rae, “Insecure” (HBO)

Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish” (ABC)

Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)

Reality/Competition Series

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)

“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)

“Project Runway” (Bravo)

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)

“Top Chef” (Bravo)

“The Voice” (NBC)

Variety Talk Series

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS)

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC)

“Last Week Tonight” (HBO)

“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS)

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

Comedy Series

“Atlanta” (FX)

“Barry” (HBO)

“Black-ish” (ABC)

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)

“GLOW” (Netflix)

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime Video)

“Silicon Valley” (HBO)

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Drama Series

“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

“Stranger Things” (Netflix)

“The Americans” (FX)

“This Is Us” (NBC)

“Westworld” (HBO)

Netflix shares were down 1.7% Thursday, but have gained 114% in 2018, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.11%  has gained 4.6%.

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