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Hulu Lands Record 27 Primetime Emmy® Award Nominations

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Hulu Sees Biggest Year-Over-Year Lift in Emmy Nominations Among Top Networks

Premium Streaming Service Nearly Doubles Nominations for Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Drama The Handmaid’s Tale, and receives first-time nominations for New Series The Looming Tower and I Love You, America, as well as Hulu Documentary March of The Penguins 2: The Next Step


SANTA MONICA, CA – July 12, 2018  – This morning, at the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy® Award nominations ceremony, the Television Academy announced that Hulu and its content creators received a total of 27 Emmy Award nominations. After becoming the first streaming service to win a Primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Drama Series category, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale nabbed a total of 20 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and all major acting categories – making it one of the most Emmy-nominated programs of the year and the most Emmy-nominated program on a streaming service. Hulu also received first-time nominations for its Limited Series The Looming Tower, Variety Sketch Series I Love You, America, and Hulu Documentary March of The Penguins 2: The Next Step.


Today’s nominations further reinforce Hulu as home to virtually all of the great television being made today. In addition to the nominations received for its original programming, Hulu is the only place where viewers can watch full seasons of nearly all (80%) of this year’s Emmy-nominated programming, including the complete libraries of This Is Us, Atlanta, Black-ish, Will & Grace, Bob’s Burgers, South Park, and Saturday Night Live, as well as premium cable hits Game of Thrones, Westworld, Silicon Valley, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Twin Peaks, Patrick Melrose, Shameless and Barry through its partnerships with HBO and Showtime.


“At Hulu, we feel lucky to be in business with many of the most brilliant creative minds in the industry.  On behalf of our creative partners, we thank the Academy for their recognition. We’re ecstatic that both the creative excellence and cultural relevancy of our programs are being celebrated,” said Hulu CEO Randy Freer.


The Handmaid’s Tale continued to be recognized by the Television Academy in its second season and received 20 nominations in total, including:

  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series – Elisabeth Moss
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series – Alexis Bledel
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series – Ann Dowd
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series – Yvonne Strahovski
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Joseph Fiennes
  • Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series – Samira Wiley
  • Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series – Cherry Jones
  • Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series – Kelly Jenrette
  • Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series – “After” Directed by Kari Skogland
  • Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series – “June” Teleplay by Bruce Miller
  • Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series – Sharon Bialy, Sherry Thomas, Russell Scott, Robin D. Cook
  • Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More) – “June” – Mark White, Elisabeth Williams, Martha Sparrow,
    Caroline Gee
  • Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More) – “Seeds, First Blood, After” – Elisabeth Williams, Martha Sparrow, Rob Hepburn
  • Outstanding Makeup for a Single Camera Series (Non Prosthetic) – “Unwoman” – Burton LeBlanc, Talia Reingold, Erika Caceres
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series – “June” – Wendy Hallam Martin, ACE
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) – “June”
  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role – “June” – Stephen Lebed, Brendan Taylor, Kelly Knauff, Kelly Weisz, Kevin McGeagh, Anderson Leo Bovell, Winston Lee, Xi Luo, Cameron Kerr
  • Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes – “Seeds,” Ane Crabtree, Natalie Bronfman
  • Outstanding Cinematography For A Single Camera Series (One Hour) – “June” -Colin Watkinson


Hulu’s new limited series, The Looming Tower, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name was recognized as a top contender in the competitive Limited Series or Movie category, earning a total of 4 nominations:

  • Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie – Jeff Daniels
  • Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie – Michael Stuhlbarg
  • Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special – “9/11” Directed by Craig Zisk
  • Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries Movie Or A Special

I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman was recognized for:

  • Outstanding Variety Sketch Series


March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step was recognized for:

  • Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score) – Music by Cyrille Aufort
  • Outstanding Narrator – Morgan Freeman


At last year’s awards ceremony, Hulu received its first-ever Primetime Emmy Award for The Handmaid’s Tale and its first documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years. The streaming service took home 10 Emmy Awards in total, and became the first streaming service take home an award in the Outstanding Drama Series category. This year, Hulu saw the biggest gains among top networks in Emmy Award nominations, with an increase of 50% year-over-year



Hulu is a leading premium streaming service that offers instant access to live and on demand channels, original series and films, and a premium library of TV and movies to more than 20 million subscribers in the U.S. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has consistently been at the forefront of entertainment and technology. Hulu is the only streaming service that offers both ad-supported and commercial-free current season shows from the largest U.S. broadcast networks; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals including Emmy® and Golden Globe Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale, The Looming Tower, Future Man, Marvel’s Runaways, The Path, 11.22.63, and Golden Globe nominated comedy Casual, as well as upcoming series Castle Rock, The First, Catch-22 and Little Fires Everywhere. In 2017, Hulu added live news, entertainment and sports from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive to its offerings – making it the only TV service that brings together live, on-demand, originals, and library content all in one place, across living room and mobile devices.


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