Special Report

Most Popular Emmy Nominated Shows

Source: Courtesy of Hulu

5. The Handmaid’s Tale
> IMDb rating: 8.5/10
> Current nominations: 11
> Past Emmy performance: 11 wins / 33 nominations
> Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes

Based on Margaret Atwood’s novel, the series that runs on Hulu presents a dystopian future in which a theocratic regime has taken over most of the United States and has put women in reproductive servitude. Since premiering in 2017, the series has posted 11 Emmy award wins.

Source: Courtesy of ESPN

4. 30 For 30
> IMDb rating: 8.8.0/10
> Current nominations: 1
> Past Emmy performance: 0 wins / 2 nominations
> Starring: Ice Cube, Dick Vitale, Brent Musburger

ESPN’s documentary series debuted in 2009 and looks at significant sports events and athletes that made news between 1979 — when ESPN came on the air — and 2009 and impact they had on popular culture. The series has been nominated for three Emmy awards.

Source: Courtesy of HBO

3. Chernobyl
> IMDb rating: 9.5/10
> Current nominations: 19
> Past Emmy performance: 0 wins / 0 nominations
> Starring: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård

The HBO limited series “Chernobyl” dramatizes the efforts of Soviet citizens to avert disaster after an accident in 1986 involving a nuclear power plant threatens to devastate Europe. The five-part drama received 19 nominations, the most for a miniseries or limited series.

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2. The Big Bang Theory
> IMDb rating: 8.1/10
> Current nominations: 3
> Past Emmy performance: 10 wins / 52 nominations
> Starring: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

The long-running sitcom about science nerds building their careers and finding love has been nominated for an Emmy 55 times and won 10 times.

Source: Courtesy of HBO

1. Game Of Thrones
> IMDb rating: 9.4/10
> Current nominations: 32
> Past Emmy performance: 47 wins / 128 nominations
> Starring: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” was a television sensation. Not only is the entire series highly regarded among viewers — it currently has an exceptional 9.4 out of 10 rating on IMDb — but its recent series finale set the record for all-time highest viewership for the popular network. The series has received an abundance of critical praise as well. This year alone it is nominated for 32 Emmys — the most nominations ever for a drama series in a single year. This gives the show a total of 160 nominations, which is the second most of any television series in Emmy history behind only “Saturday Night Live.”

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