HBO Maintains Lead Over Netflix with 34 Emmy Wins For 2019

HBO got the last laugh at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on September 23 with an impressive 34 wins, the most number of awards won amongst the cable networks present, including best drama series for the final seasons of its popular fantasy drama Game of Thrones

Prior to winning its awards, HBO started out the evening strong with a record of 137 nominations, with 32 alone for Game of Thrones

In comparison, Netflix, the company that revolutionised video subscription services, walked away from the Emmys with 27 wins, and Amazon with 15 wins in total. 

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Not surprisingly, Game of Thrones emerged victorious from the Emmys with the most number of wins, 12 in total including awards for “Outstanding Drama Series” and “Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series”. HBO’s limited series Chernobyl followed closely behind with 10 Emmy Awards including “Outstanding Limited Series” and “Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Drama”. 

Here is a list of the various awards HBO won during the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards.


Game of Thrones (12 Wins)

  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
  • Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)
  • Outstanding Main Title Design
  • Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie
  • Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
  • Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes
  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects
  • Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
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Chernobyl (10 Wins)

  • Outstanding Limited Series
  • Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama
  • Directing for a Limited Series
  • Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special
  • Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series Or Movie
  • Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Series Or Movie
  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role
  • Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Series Or Movie

Barry (3 Wins)

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation

Succession (2 Wins)

  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (4 Wins)

  • Outstanding Variety Talk Series
  • Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
  • Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming
  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series

Leaving Neverland (1 Win)

  • Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

When You Wish Upon A Pickle: A Sesame Street Special (1 Win)

  • Outstanding Children’s Program

The Sentence (1 Win)

  • Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking

The Handmaid’s Tale (3 Wins)

  • Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
  • Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
  • Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour Or More)

As Netflix, HBO, and Amazon duke it out, the video streaming industry is looking to be significantly changed with Apple, Disney, and NBC soon to launch their own major video subscription services. 

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While we eagerly await the release of Disney+ and Apple TV on November 2019, for now, you can catch several of HBO’s popular series such as Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, and The Handmaid’s Tale on its streaming platform in Asia via HBO GO


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