Emmy Nominations: Redemption for Some, A Cold Shoulder for Others (Analysis)

July 14, 2016 6:05 PM

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Emmy Nominations: Redemption for Some, A Cold Shoulder for Others (Analysis)

As the 68th Emmy nominations were unveiled today, for the 16th year in a row, HBO led all networks with 94 nominations across 113 categories, far ahead of FX's 56 and Netflix's 54, as well as all of the broadcast networks. But that was far fewer than in years past — last year, it had 126. That is probably as much a reflection of the rising tide of quality work across the medium as it is a sign of a decline by the leading cable outlet, even though HBO hit a major speed bump this year with Vinyl.

Game of Thrones led the way for HBO — and the entire field — with 23 noms, one more than FX's limited series The People vs. O.J. Simpson. Clearly, Thrones wasn't hurt by the fact that some of its best episodes were released after voting had already begun. Thrones and O.J., which each scored a formid...

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