TV Series Ozark Scores A Whopping 18 Emmy Nominations
The nominations for this year's Emmy Awards have been unveiled and there are some big winners.
TV programmes aside, Netflix appears to be one of the biggest winners, with the streaming service hosting shows that have earned 160 nominations.
That breaks the record set by HBO last year, who took home 137 nominations, with a huge portion going to Game of Thrones.
However, since that programme has ended, Netflix has come out on top and is celebrating after its series took home a massive slice of the available categories.
One of biggest for the streaming service was the legendary Ozark, starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, which has walked away with a whopping 18 nominations.
Linney told The New York Times that she had completely forgot nominations were due on Tuesday and she received the amazing news while she was at the doctors.
When asked why she thinks the show has garnered such a following, she replied: "Right now, everyone is trying to figure out who we are, who we want to be, how we treat each other, how we treat ourselves - and I think that all has something to do with it. It's also suspenseful, and there's a really good ensemble."
Despite Netflix scoring a big portion of the nominations, HBO's Watchmen appears to be the standout, receiving an impressive 26 nominations.
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The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel also cleaned up with 20 Emmy Award nominations, including for Best Comedy and Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Rachel Brosnahan.
Another big winner of nominations in the comedy front is the loveable Schitt's Creek, who nabbed 15 nods for its sixth and final season. Showrunner, star, and co-creator Dan Levy was overwhelmed when the news was announced.
He's told Entertainment Weekly: "It obviously feels very Schitt's Creek to get a bunch of award recognitions and not be able to actually go to the awards.
"That's really the focus on going to the Emmys in the first place - getting to see your friends and co-workers all dressed up and getting celebrated for the work that they're doing.
"So hopefully if Canada can keep the coronavirus at bay, we would have maybe like a dinner party and celebrate with the people who got the show to this incredible place.
"It'll be an intimate affair, one that I think will have a lot of heart, and the proper amount of Canadian humility."
Schitt's Creek is the only show to have nominations in the four possible acting categories, with Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara earning Leads in a Comedy and Dan Levy and Annie Murphy for supporting roles.
Other worthy mentions include Stranger Things (eight nominations), Hollywood (12 nominations), Dead to Me (four nominations) and Unorthodox (eight nominations).
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