Showbiz Sandbox 374: Streaming Services Rack Up 2017 Emmy Nominations

July 18, 2017


When this year’s primetime Emmy nominees were announced HBO still lead the way with 111 nominations, including 22 for “Westworld”, but streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon are quickly gaining ground with their own popular shows. Even Hulu managed to push their way into the Emmys for the first time with 13 nominations for “The Handmaid’s Tale”.

The only thing that remained the same about the Emmys from previous years is that some shows were nominated that shouldn’t have been, while others weren’t nominated but should have been. Don’t get us started on the TV episode that was somehow nominated for Outstanding Television Movie.

One series that wasn’t nominated for an Emmy was “Hawaii Five-O”, the hit CBS show which had two of its main actors depart after a contract dispute that became a flashpoint over the salaries and casting of minority talent.

Of course, we also cover the week’s top entertainment news including why a major Chinese entertainment company is taking a hit on the stock market after criticism from government officials, Tyler Perry signs a producing deal with Viacom and Quincy Jones sues the Michael Jackson estate over royalty payments.


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  • mgiltz

    Who can argue about the Emmy Awards? There are so many shows that NO ONE knows what the best drama or comedy on TV/cable/streaming actually is. But hold on — you can argue about what SHOULDN’T be nominated for an Emmy. I’m looking at you, House of Cards and Modern Family and…. Never mind, I gotta get back to binge watching The Americans and Better Call Saul and Atlanta.