The nominations for the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced and Disney’s studios have picked up almost 150 nominations across its content brands and studios, including ABC Entertainment, Disney+, Disney Television Studios’ 20th Television, 20th Television Animation and ABC Signature, Freeform, FX, FX Productions, Hulu, Lucasfilm Ltd., Marvel Studios, National Geographic Content, National Geographic Documentary Films, Searchlight Television, and Walt Disney Studios. Disney’s streaming platforms earned a total of 92 nominations, with Hulu and Disney+ receiving 58 and 34, respectively. In addition, Disney Television Studios leads studio nominations with an impressive 67 nominations.
Bob Chapek, chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company said in a statement:
“This year’s Emmy nominations reflect the depth, breadth and quality of Disney storytelling that’s only possible because of our talented teams and amazing creative partners. We are humbled that so much of the great work done across our creative brands has been recognized, and we look forward to bringing even more great storytelling to life as we approach Disney’s second century.”
The majority of these nominations went to Disney’s streaming services, with Hulu gaining 58 nominations. Many shows have picked up multiple nominations including “Pam & Tommy”, “Abbott Elementary”, “The Dropout”, “Dopesick” and “Only Murders In The Building”. Most of those originals have been released as Star Originals on Disney+ internationally.
“Only Murders In The Building” picked up 17 nominations including Outstanding Comedy, and “Dopesick”, with 14 nominations including Outstanding Limited Series.
Craig Erwich, President, ABC Entertainment & Hulu Originals said in a statement:
“We’ve always had a strategy of curation and diversification. Excellence across the board has always been really important. But I think this year is a culmination of the strategy and the entire organization working incredibly well together. Dana Walden has set a tone in terms of supporting talent and creative excellence and collaboration across both the studio and the network. So when you see shows like Only Murders in the Building and The Dropout and Dopesick, it’s not just a function of the Hulu team, but Karey Burke and her entire team making the same show. That’s the key ingredient for success.”
FX picked up 23 nominations for its shows including “What We Do In The Shadows”, “American Horror Stories” and “Under The Banner Of Heaven”. Many of these FX series are also released exclusively on Disney+ internationally.
A number of Disney+ Originals have picked up nominations including “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers” for Best TV Movie.
Marvel Studios picked up over 19 nominations, for “Loki”, “Hawkeye”, “Moon Knight” and the animated series Marvel Studios “What If…?” picked up the nomination for Outstanding Animation Program, along with Chadwick Boseman’s voice work for the series.
Lucasfilm also picked up some nominations for its Disney+ Original content including “Star Wars: Visions” and “The Book Of Boba Fett”.
“When Billie Met Lisa” picked up a nomination in the Outstanding Short Form Animated Program category. “The World According To Jeff Goldblum” was nominated for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series Or Special.
While “We Feed People” picked up two nominations including for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special.
“The Beatles: Get Back” was nominated for five awards including Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series.
Overall, Disney has had an incredible haul of nominations from across its multiple studios. By comparison, Netflix picked up 105 nominations, while Warner Brothers Discovery also picked up over a hundred nominations. What’s even more impressive, is looking at this list from an international point of view, the majority of the Emmy announcements for Disney shows, are available exclusively on Disney+, showing how a combined streaming service can offer much more choice.
The announcements were made by JB Smoove and Melissa Fumero in a virtual ceremony. The primetime award ceremony will air on Monday 12th September on NBC and stream live on Peacock.
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.