Last year, HBO earned a record 137 nominations, the most for a single year. This year, Netflix easily topped that, with 160 total nominations vs. 107 for the Game of Thrones-less HBO. Netflix earned nominations in 10 of the 11 major categories this year. This is only the second time in the last 21 years that HBO wasn't No. 1 among all networks. In 2018, Netflix broke HBO's 17-year streak of being No. 1 in Emmy nominations. HBO, however, was No. 1 when it came to the most-nominated program. Watchmen earned 26 nominations, followed by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's 20, Ozark and Succession's 18, The Mandalorian, SNL and Schitt's Creek's 15, The Crown's 13, Hollywood's 12 and Westworld's 11 nods. Thanks to Game of Thrones and Veep ending their respective runs last year, this year's Emmys field was considered more wide open.
New streaming services Disney+, Apple TV+ and Quibi all earned Emmy nominations: Disney+ topped all the new streamers with 19 nominations, including The Mandalorian's 15. Apple TV+ had 18 nominations, including Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell's acting nominations for The Morning Show. Quibi had 10 nominations, including Corey Hawkins for Survive, Anna Kendrick for Dummy, Kaitlin Olson for Flipped.
2020 Emmy nominations by the numbers: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Cate Blanchett, Dev Patel, D'Arcy Carden, Lupita Nyong'o, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Odom Jr., Christoph Waltz, Ramy Youssef, Taika Waititi, Cecily Strong, Octavia Spencer, Kaitlin Olson, Zendaya and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are among the first-time Emmy nominees.
Emmys' biggest snubs include: Better Call Saul's Rhea Seehorn, Pose, Reese Witherspoon, Dead to Me's Linda Cardellini, Aaron Paul, Unbelivable's Kaitlyn Dever and Merritt Wever and The Loudest Voice's Russell Crowe.
More of the biggest snubs: Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk, Big Little Lies, The Outsider's Cynthia Erivo, The Handmaid’s Tale's Elisabeth Moss, Curb Your Enthusiasm's Larry David, Normal People, Better Things' Pamela Adlon, The Plot Against America, High Fidelity's Zoë Kravitz and This Is Us.