The 69th Primetime Emmy nominations were announced yesterday and once again cable programming is the juggernaut, receiving a total of 315 nominations. HBO alone brought in 110 nominations.
Westworld leads the way with the most nominations of any show (22). Ryan Murphy’s latest project on FX FEUD: Bette and Joan was the next most decorated program, raking in 18 nominations alone.
The nominations also reflect new trends in powerful storytelling; the Limited Series category this year is packed with star-studded projects such as Big Little Lies, FEUD: Bette and Joan, and Fargo. In fact, every single nomination in that category comes from a cable network. That’s no accident, cable networks continue to attract the top showrunners, directors, actors, and writers. Programmers invest billions of dollars each year to give us some of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows around.
It’s been another incredible year for television, so make sure to check out the full list of nominations on the Emmy website. And remember to tune in live on Sunday, September 17th to see which of your favorite shows take home a statue.