After having been surpassed by Netflix for the first time last year, HBO stroke back at this year’s Emmy nominations, beating the emerging streaming giant with 137 total nods to Netflix’s 117. HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones secured 32 nominations for its final season, the largest haul ever for a program in a single season.
The Emmys are awarded annually by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for excellence in the television industry
. They are the most prestigious prize in television, equivalent to what the Academy Awards (Oscars) are to the film industry.
In recent years, streaming services started making their mark at the Emmys, with Netflix earnings its first nominations in 2013. Since then, the streaming giant has earned more nominations each year, with its total number of nods climbing from 14 in 2013 to 117 this year.