Netflix nudges past HBO with most Emmy nominations with 112July 12, 2018 4:46pm

July 12-- Netflix dethroned HBO, the longtime king of Emmy nominations, Thursday by hauling in 112 Emmy award nominations-the most of any network.

HBO-which has been the industry leader for nearly two decades-came in second with 108 nominations. However, HBO's ambitious "Game of Thrones" scored the most nominations for any series in television with 22, including for the most coveted category of best drama.

Netflix's win came from the sheer volume of shows that the popular streaming services runs, ranging from such high profile series as "The Crown," and "Glow" to smaller fare such as "Somebody Feed Phil," to the acclaimed documentary "Icarus."

This year's Emmys come amid a summer of great transition in the television industry. Telecommunications giant AT&T in June took over Time Warner, HBO's longtime parent, and the new management signaled that it wants HBO to increase its output.

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