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Netflix Snaps HBO’s 17-Year Emmys Streak

Streamer scored 112 nominations to surpass HBO’s 108 nods

Last Updated: July 13, 2018 @ 7:37 AM

Netflix is celebrating big over the 2018 Emmy Awards nominations: It broke HBO’s 17-year winning streak as the most-nominated network, grabbing 112 nominations to HBO’s 108.

Netflix and HBO were the only two to have their nomination count in the triple digits.

“We congratulate our creative partners on their unprecedented success today,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “We are particularly enthused to see the breadth of our programming celebrated with nominations spread across 40 new and returning titles which showcase our varied and expansive slate.”

HBO has plenty to be happy about, though: The pay-cable network still had two of the top three most-nominated shows. “Game of Thrones” led all shows with 22 nominations, and “Westworld” grabbed 21 nominations. Netflix was led by “The Crown” with 13 nods and “Stranger Things,” which grabbed 12 nominations.

In addition, “Game of Thrones” claimed the title of the most-nominated primetime series in Emmy history.

The new nominations bring the “Game of Thrones” total to 129, which beats the previous record for drama held by NBC’s long-running series “ER,” which debuted in 1994 and stayed on the air until 2009.

While “ER” was on the air for 15 seasons and received at least one Emmy nomination in every one of those seasons, “Game of Thrones” has broken its record in only seven seasons.