The Television Academy has recently announced this year’s Primetime Emmys nominees. However, this time’s nominations were special as it was announced without any acknowledgement of which network or platform leads the list, leaving leading streaming platforms like HBO and Netflix racing to count their nominations in the quest for this year’s bragging rights. The Emmy Awards will air on September 12 on NBC and will be available to stream live and on-demand on Peacock.
While there’s still time left in the 74th Emmy awards, stream some of the nominated series that are must-watch!
Euphoria Season 2
Euphoria has bagged a total of 16 nominations in the category of Outstanding Drama Series, Leading actress and supporting actress in drama series. Meanwhile, Zendaya, who starred as Rue in the HBO series, received three nominations for her work on Euphoria season 2. Euphoria follows the character Rue Bennett (Zendaya), a recovering teenage drug addict who struggles to find her place in the world.
HBO series storyline is about a group of high school students through their experiences of identity, trauma, drugs, self-harm, family, friendships, love, and s*x. HBO renewed Euphoria for a third season back in February, just weeks before the Season 2 finale at the end of that month. You can stream Euphoria on HBO and Hulu.
Netflix hit series, Stranger Things Season 4 garnered 13 Primetime Emmy nominations, including outstanding drama series. The Netflix sci-fi series was a huge success and was loved by the audience. All 13 Emmy nominations are for the first seven episodes, which is Stranger Things season 4 Volume 1. However, episodes 8 and 9 of Stranger Things 4, which make up Volume 2, were not released until after the submission cut-off, so Volume 2 of Stranger Things 4 will compete in next year’s Emmy race.
The official synopsis of Stranger Things season four reads, “It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.” You can stream Stranger Things on Netflix.
The South Korean series creates history by becoming the first non-English language series to be nominated for an Emmy Award in a major category. The unique Korean drama series earned 14 nominations, including the best drama series. Squid Game follows hundreds of cash-strapped players who accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits with deadly high stakes. A survival game that has a whopping 45.6 billion-won prize at stake. You can stream Squid Game on Netflix.
Netflix’s crime drama series Ozark led the departing series in Emmy nominations. Ozark scored 13 nominations including the categories of Outstanding Drama Series. Netflix series Ozark is about a financial advisor who drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss. The Byrdes and their teenage kids Charlotte and Jonah look like and mostly are, ordinary families with ordinary lives. Stream Ozark on Netflix now.
Succession leads this year’s Emmys race as the acclaimed HBO drama gathered up 25 nominations. The hit show, which has previously won nine Emmys, was also nominated for best drama series. The comedy-drama series follows the Roy family who is known for controlling the biggest media and entertainment company in the world. However, their world changes when their father steps down from the company. You can watch Succession on Disney+ Hotstar.