72nd Emmys: A Lineup Made for the Internet Age

Emmy voters came up with a roster of selections as diverse and eclectic as the current face of television, reaching out to new shows and services and nominating numerous people of color.

In the past, the Television Academy has often been slow to recognize quirkier or off-the-beaten-track fare. Not so in the 72nd annual edition of its awards, which might be the most web-traffic-friendly lineup of Emmy nominees ever. It’s like someone finally got the memo that we live in the age of the internet.

Nominations include Zendaya in HBO’s teen-drug-abuse drama “Euphoria” and the first live-action “Star Wars” series, “The Mandalorian” for best drama.

Netflix has a staggering 160 nominations, shattering the record 137 HBO set last year. The quality offerings of new streaming services were also recognized, with Disney+ garnering 19 nominations, AppleTV+ had 18, and Quibi had 10. The 72nd Emmys will air on September 20.

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