Behind Netflix’s Emmy nominations haul are more shows than ever
After passing 100 million subscribers, overtaking cable TV in customer numbers in the US and expanding to over 190 countries, Netflix is starting to cement something else: sustained prestige.A record haul of 91 Emmy nominations puts Netflix — which had 54 nominations last year — just behind perennial frontrunner HBO with 110, thanks to hits like Master of None and Stranger Things. In May, the company screened movies including Bong Joon-ho’s Okja at the Cannes Film Festival. It was the first time streaming services have been recognized at the iconic event (though not without controversy).A key component of this upgrade in status is the sheer number of original offerings Netflix has put out. If you throw everything at an awards committee, quite a few of them might stick.
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