Emmy Nominations by the Numbers: HBO Back on Top, ‘When They See Us,’ ‘Russian Doll’ Lead for Netflix

“Veep” nabs 9 nominations for its final run, while ‘Game of Thrones” scorches record with 32


The 2019 Emmy Awards nominations are all accounted for, with HBO regaining the top spot with 137 nominations. Netflix, which ended HBO’s 17-year streak as the most nominated network, finished with 117 nominations.

HBO was buoyed by “Game of Thrones” and the return of “Veep” to Emmy eligibility. “Game of Thrones” landed 32 nominations, which broke the 25-year record set by “NYPD Blue” for most nominations in a single season (26). “Veep” came back after sitting out a year with nine nods, down from the 17 it received in 2017. “Game of Thrones” added its already record haul for total nominations, which now sits at 161, while “Veep” saw its total improve to 68 overall nominations.

Netflix, which didn’t have its top-two nominated shows from last year eligible this time around, was led by “When They See Us” (16) and “Russian Doll” (13).

NBC was again the most nominated broadcast network with 58 nods, down from 78 in 2018. Amazon, which shot up from 22 to 47 this year, and CBS, with 43, rounded out the top five.

Of the newcomers, HBO’s heavily-praised “Chernobyl” miniseries led with 19 nominations, followed by FX’s “Fosse/Verdon” with 17 nods. Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora” drew 12 while “Our Planet” notched 10 nods. “Sharp Objects” pulled in 8 nods for HBO as well and “Free Solo” landed 7 for Nat Geo. “Succession” scored 5 nods, including Outstanding Drama Series, for its freshman season.

In terms of studios (HBO Entertainment is behind all of the network’s shows), the newly-formed Disney Television Studios accounted for 58 nominations, led by “Fosse/Verdon” (18) and “This Is Us (9). Disney TV Studios, which encompasses 20th Century Fox TV, ABC Studios, ABC Signature, and Fox 21, was formed following Disney’s acquisition of Fox’s TV and film assets. Universal Television drew 43 nominations, with “SNL” leading the way with 19 and “Russian Doll” with 13. Amazon Studios accounted for all 47 of Prime Video’s nominations — with “Marvels Mrs. Maisel” getting 20 of those.

FX Productions got 27 nominations, including “Fosse/Verdon” which was a co-production between FXP and Fox 21. CBS Television Studios finished with 27 nominations, while Warner Bros. TV had 23 and Sony Pictures TV had 21 nods.

Top Networks

HBO (137)
Netflix (117)
NBC (58)
Amazon Prime Video (47)
CBS (43)
FX Networks (32)
ABC (26)
Hulu (20)
Fox (18)
Showtime (18)
CNN (17)
VH1 (14)
National Geographic (13)
AMC (11)

Top Shows

“Game of Thrones” (32)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (20)
“Chernobyl” (19)
“Saturday Night Live” (18)
“Barry” (17)
“Fosse/Verdon” (17)
“When They See Us” (16)
“Russian Doll” (13)
“Escape at Dannemora” (12)
“Fleabag” (11)
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (11)
“Our Planet” (10)
“Better Call Saul” (9)
“Killing Eve” (9)
“Last Week Tonight” (9)
“Ozark” (9)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (9)
“This Is Us” (9)
“True Detective” (9)
“Veep” (9)
“Deadwood” (8)
“The Oscars” (8)
“Sharp Objects” (8)
“Free Solo” (7)
“The Voice” (7)
“Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” (6)
“Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé” (6)
“Pose” (6)
“Queer Eye” (6)
“American Horror Story: Apocalypse” (5)
“Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool” (5)
“Glow” (5)
“The Good Place” (5)
“Leaving Neverland” (5)
“Rent Live” (5)
“Succession” (5)
“World Of Dance” (5)


HBO Entertainment (137)
Disney Television Studios (58)
Universal Television (43)
Amazon Studios (47)
FX Productions (27)
CBS Television Studios (27)
Warner Bros. Television (23)
Sony Pictures Television (21)
Netflix Original Programming (13)

Find the full list of nominations here.