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Netflix catches up to HBO at the Emmys, are you surprised?

Netflix and HBO won 23 Emmy Awards each as the online streaming service made a big impression at the 70th annual awards ceremony last night. For the first time ever, Netflix had more nominations than the premium cable provider.

Netflix shows were nominated for 112 awards compared to 109 for HBO. Popular shows such as The Crown (13 nominations) and Stranger Things (12 nominations) helped the online streaming giant make a big impression on the Emmy’s this year. Claire Foy won best actress for her role in The Crown. Black Mirror won four awards, and Godless won three for Netlfix too.

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The young stars of Stranger Things. The show has been a huge hit for Netflix. / © Mirror

Game of Thrones was the stand-out performer for HBO, unsurprisingly, with 22 nominations plus the award for best drama series. Among the nine awards for GoT, Peter Dinklage took home best supporting actor in a drama.

Netflix and Amazon have already caught up to cable

Netflix has only been in the business of making of original scripted shows for five years. The launch of House of Cards in 2013 marked its debut, but it has not taken long for the video-on-demand provider to race to the top of the industry.

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Netflix has only been making original content for 5 years, starting with House of Cards in 2013. / © Slash Film

Amazon is also making inroads, especially in comedy. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won five major awards including best comedy series and best writing and directing in a comedy. Rachel Brosnahan also won best actress in the comedy category for the show, which is about a female stand up comic in the 1950s.

Here’s a complete list of 2018 Emmy winners:

  • Best Comedy: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
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  • Best Drama: Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Best Limited Series: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
  • Best Actress, Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Best Actor, Comedy: Bill Hader, Barry
  • Best Actress, Drama: Claire Foy, The Crown
  • Best Actor, Drama: Matthew Rhys, The Americans
  • Supporting Actress, Drama: Thandie Newton, Westworld
  • Supporting Actor, Drama: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • Supporting Actress, Comedy: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Supporting Actor, Comedy: Henry Winkler, Barry
  • Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Regina King, Seven Seconds
  • Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie: Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  • Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie: Merritt Wever, Godless
  • Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Jeff Daniels, Godless
  • Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  • Reality Competition Program: RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
  • Writing for a Comedy Series: Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (“Pilot”)
  • Writing for a Drama Series: Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, The Americans (“Start”)
  • Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama: William Bridges and Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror: USS Callister
  • Directing for a Comedy Series: Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (“Pilot”)
  • Directing for a Drama Series: Stephen Daldry, The Crown (“Paterfamilias”)
  • Directing for a Limited Series: Ryan Murphy, The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (The Man Who Would Be Vogue)
  • Writing for a Variety Special: John Mulaney, John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous At Radio City (Netflix)
  • Directing for a Variety Special: Glenn Weiss, The Oscars (ABC)
  • Television Movie: Black Mirror: USS Callister (Netflix)
  • Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live (Host: Donald Glover)
  • Reality Host: RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Structured Reality Program: Queer Eye (Netflix)
  • Unstructured Reality Program: United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell (CNN)
  • Guest Actress, Drama: Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Guest Actor, Drama: Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
  • Guest Actress, Comedy: Tiffany Haddish, Saturday Night Live
  • Guest Actor, Comedy: Katt Williams, Atlanta
  • Documentary or Nonfiction Series: Wild Wild Country (Netflix)
  • Animated Program: Rick And Morty (Adult Swim)

Source: NME

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