Netflix has won 160 Emmy nominations this year, 43 more than last year. Competitor HBO was nominated a total of 107 times, but with Watchmen it has the biggest contender. The action series has a chance to win a prize 26 times. Magazine Variety made an overview of all titles and associated nominations.

Watchmen , a series about superheroes in an alternative future, was nominated in the categories best male lead (Jeremy Irons), best female lead (Regina King) and best mini-series. The series gets competition from the Netflix title Unorthodox. Leading actress Shira Haas is one of the contenders.

HBO also performed well with the drama series Succession , which was nominated for eighteen figurines. Netflix received the same number of nominations for the Ozark crime series The main characters Jason Bateman and Laura Linney were nominated for a second time. Bateman previously won the award for directing the series.

The comic Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel again received a lot of recognition this year. The series about a comedienne in the fifties has been nominated for twenty Emmys, just like last year. Rachel Brosnahan received her third nomination for the lead role. She already won an Emmy in 2017. That was the same year that she also won a Golden Globe with it.

Disney received a nomination in the drama category for the first time thanks to the Star Wars series The Mandalorian . This series was nominated for fifteen Emmys in total.

American television awards will be presented for the 72nd time this year. The show takes place on Sunday September 21 and is hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.