Streaming’s takeover of prestige television is now complete.
Online platforms accounted for a record 342 of this year’s Emmy nominations, up from 270 last year. Cable TV, which includes networks like HBO and FX, had 166 total nominations, down from 198 in 2020. And broadcast television (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and PBS) combined for only 105 nominations, down from 126 last year.
Netflix, which for the second year in a row earned the most nominations of any streaming service or TV network with 129, was actually not responsible for streaming’s jump, since it received 31 fewer nominations than last year. Rather, streaming’s big bump can be attributed to two major developments: the rapid rise of Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, as well as the launch of WarnerMedia’s platform, HBO Max, last year.