For the first time ever, an internet streaming service provider has received more nominations than any television station for the world’s most important television award. Netflix received 122 nominations at the announcement of possible Emmy Award winners on Thursday in Los Angeles, pushing the US pay-TV broadcaster HBO into second after 17 years at the top. NBC is ranked third with 78 nominations, making it the best free-to-air channel. At the 70th edition, the Emmys experience a turnaround: pure web providers received 181 nominations, including those for platforms such as Apple Music, Playstation VR or Last year it was only 135. In the drama series are “Game of Thrones” . “Westworld” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” the three big cleaners. The seventh season of the fantasy series on the fictitious continents of Westeros and Essos has 22 nominations, the science fiction western series “Westworld” has received 21 nominations, and “The Handmaid’s Tale” for an authoritarian US state of the near future is 20 times for an award provided. After outstanding reviews and because of the great political proximity to the Trump government but above all this series is considered a big favorite. She had already won in the previous year. In addition to these three series, “The Americans”, “The Crown”, “Stranger Things” and “This is Us” are nominated in the main category outstanding drama series. Fingers crossed for “The Tale” In comedy, the melancholy Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” received 14 nominations. In the television categories, the sketch show “Saturday Night Live” stands out with 21 nominations. The prize for the best TV movie could also win the abuse drama “The Tale”, co-produced by the Berlin One Two Films, supported by ZDF, arte and the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. At the mini-series may be also “The Alienist” with Daniel Bruehl Hoping for a prize, the actor himself, however, was empty. The “Sherlock” Benedict Cumberbatch may have more hopes as the main actor of the excellently discussed miniseries “Patrick Melrose”. The Grand Prix of the 70th Emmy Awards will be awarded by the Television Academy in Los Angeles on September 17, and TNT Series will broadcast the award in Germany. dpa / Tsp


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