68th Emmy Awards: Video Streaming Has Risen

Online video streaming continues to make its impact on the ever-changing landscape of television. This is made prominent for the 68th primetime Emmy Award nominations announced Thursday.

HBO still accounted for 94 nominations, down from their 126 nominations received in 2015 but still dominated with ‘Game of Thrones”.

Of the four major broadcast networks, ABC, CBS and Fox saw a drop in Emmy nominations and only NBC held strong with 41 nominations.

The heavy financial investments into original programming that companies Netflix and Amazon have been making seem to be paying off for the Emmys.  Netflix received 54 nominations, which was an increase of 24 from 2015. Amazon received a total of 16 nominations from that of 12 last year and Crackle received 3 nomination nods.

Other programs from streaming services were recognized, “Her Story”, a scripted series about two transgender women, which was independently produced but distributed through YouTube.  A Louis C.K. financed series “Acting Dead and “Horace and Pete” were also acknowledged.

The 68th prime-time Emmy show will be broadcast live on ABC from 8-11 p.m. EDT on Sept. 18, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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Chris Jacobs

Chris Jacobs is a Contributing Writer for Monologue Blogger. He is currently working on a graphic novel, expected to be released come 2017. In addition to being a writer, Chris is also known to create music for independent films.