HBO Leads Emmys
Nominations for the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced yesterday, with HBO dominating other outlets with 127 total nods. Three shows—"Succession" (27), "The Last of Us" (24), and "The White Lotus" (23)—combined for 74 nominations. "Ted Lasso," on Apple TV+, came in fourth with 21 nominations.
"Succession," which follows the dynamics of the billionaire Roy family and their media mogul patriarch, wrapped its final season in May. All four main actors—Brian Cox (Logan Roy), Kieran Culkin (Roman), Jeremy Strong (Kendall), and Sarah Snook (Siobhan)—are up for best lead in a drama. The nominations haul comes despite notching only a third of average viewership compared to "The Last of Us" and another HBO hit, "House of the Dragon" (9 million versus 30 million per episode, respectively).
The announcement came against the backdrop of the ongoing writers strike, while the actors union held a vote late last night whether to also boycott over a pay dispute.
The ceremony will be held live Sept. 18 (8 pm ET, FOX). See a list of all nominations here.