Streaming into the Emmys
Nick Hickey, Reporter
Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and HBO dominated The Emmys hosted by Stephen Colbert on September 17 at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles, California.
These streaming services are taking over The Emmys. According to Vareity.com network television only won a total of 53 Emmys compared to streaming services 61. Streaming services may be taking over the way people watch TV.
“I think that the streaming services has better programming because it has a wider variety of programs” sophomore Pete Trevino said. “but I think that TV will never be overran by streaming services, but it’s going to have some tough competition.”
HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘Veep” won a combined seven Emmys out of HBO’s 110 nominations, the largest of all pay and streaming services according to Geekwire.com. Game of Thrones was not eligible for the this year’s Emmys, but HBO still was able to win it big on Sunday.
Hulu took several awards with ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ winning four Emmys. Before this year, Hulu has never been nominated. According to Forbes, Hulu has 32 million subscribers, the least among the streaming services.
According to Variety.com Netflix had 91 nominations but struggled to win in the bigger categories. It does have a streak of winning 3 Emmys in a row in the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series when John Lithgow won for ‘The Crown’. Netflix hit over 100 million users around mid-April in 2017.
“I am subscribed to Netflix and Hulu because they do play some of my favorite shows that I can watch anytime I want.” Trevino said.
Amazon had 91 nominations according to Geekwire.com but struggled to beat Hulu’s big showing this year, only coming away with two Emmys. According to BusinessInsider.com Amazon has 65 million users outranking only Hulu in that category.
According to Recode.net, since 2013 streaming services win 1 in 6 categories, but that number has grown each year. Streaming services are offering a variety of quality TV, it may not replace TV, but it will continue to force TV networks to up their game and not take their audiences for granted.