LONGTIME Emmy darling HBO scored more wins than any other network at Sept 22’s Emmy awards, taking home 34 trophies including best drama series for the final season of its global hit Game of Thrones. The accolades give HBO new bragging rights in the increasingly competitive battle for viewers of streaming video. HBO is available on pay TV and online. Parent company AT&T Inc plans to unveil an expanded streaming service called HBO Max next spring to compete with Netflix Inc, Amazon.com Inc’s Prime Video, new offerings from Walt Disney Co and Apple Inc, and others. Game of Thrones scored 12 awards overall, while HBO’s limited series Chernobyl won 10. Amazon landed the Emmy for best comedy series and five other awards for its quirky British comedy Fleabag, one of the company’s 15 wins. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, an Amazon comedy about a 1950s housewife-turned-comedian, received eight Emmys. Netflix, the company that pioneered streaming video, finished in second place overall with 27 awards. They included best television movie for interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, which let viewers choose plot turns throughout. Executive producer Charlie Brooker, while accepting the award on stage, thanked Netflix’s creative and technical team “who pulled off… Read full this story
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