HBO is known for providing audiences with quality entertainment, so it’s no surprise that the network always does quite well at the Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Last year, HBO won more Emmy Awards than any other network, bringing home 30 trophies for outstanding contributions to the television industry. It looks like more awards are in HBO’s future. This year marks the nineteenth time that HBO received more nominations than any other television network for shows like Lovecraft Country and Mare of Easttown. HBO Max, HBO’s new(ish) streaming service, helped HBO amass nominations with offerings exclusive to the site like The Flight Attendant and Raised By Wolves. Together, HBO and HBO Max garnered 130 Emmy nominations– not too shabby!
Lovecraft Country has been nominated for 18 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jurnee Smollett), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Jonathan Majors), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Michael K. Williams), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Aunjanue Ellis), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Courtney B. Vance), and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Misha Green). Lovecraft Country uses supernatural motifs to grapple with the horrors of racism. HBO recently declined to go forward with a second season. You can watch a free episode of Lovecraft Country here.