HBO Maxes Out

In the least surprising news of the day, Succession led all shows with 27 Emmy nominations, with The Last of Us and White Lotus coming in second and third. In other words, HBO did well. Meanwhile, Succession made Emmy history with three lead actor nominations for Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin and Brian Cox (everything is a competition with this family!). The Bear had 13 nominations, which seems low, considering its seriously awesome second season. (I call all my friends Chef, and if they don’t get the reference, I make new friends.) Oddly, both The Bear and Barry are in the comedy category even though both are obviously dramas. Here are all the nominees. Of course, there are snubs and surprises.

+ The shadow hanging over all the nominations is an ongoing writer’s strike that could soon be joined by an actor’s strike. And the former could go on for a long time. According to Deadline, “the endgame is to allow things to drag on until union members start losing their apartments and losing their houses.”

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