On the strength of the final season of “Game of Thrones,” HBO reclaimed the Emmy nominations throne on Tuesday, garnering 32 nods for the fantasy series and 137 total.
Netflix, which led the way last year, trailed HBO with 117 nominations, followed by NBC with 58 and Amazon Prime Video with 47. Among the streaming television contenders, Hulu also picked up 20 nominations.
Amazon scored 18 more nominations than in 2018. Once again, the comedy series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” powered the streaming service’s recognition, with 20 nominations.
Amazon made history at the Emmy Awards last September when “Maisel” won the best comedy series award. Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino also won for writing and directing, star Rachel Brosnahan won for best comedy actress and Alex Borstein won in the comedy supporting actor category.
The critically acclaimed Amazon series “Fleabag” also had a strong showing on Tuesday, with 11 nominations, including for comedy series and lead actress in a comedy series for the show’s star, Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
HBO’s 137 nominations was the most in the history of the cable channel, Variety reported. It had led all networks in nominations for 17 straight years until Netflix took the crown last year. It seems very actor and actress on the show was nominated in one category or another. In the best drama fight, “Thrones” will take on “Better Call Saul” (AMC), “Bodyguard” (Netflix), “Killing Eve” (AMC/BBC America), “Ozark” (Netflix), “Pose” (FX), “Succession” (HBO), and “This Is Us” (NBC).
The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards air Sept. 22 on Fox. Check out the complete list of nominees over on Variety or watch the announcement video below.