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HBO, HBO Max’s mega Emmys haul

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Los Angeles: HBO jumped back to the top of the Emmy Awards, as the premium cabler and its streaming counterpart, HBO Max, topped the total awards haul for 2022.

HBO/ HBO Max picked up 38 Emmys in total, doubling their 19 wins in 2021.

HBO took home 10 wins in the limited series category for “The White Lotus,” with Mike White winning for both best writing and directing.

Those wins were coupled with “The White Lotus” stars Jennifer Coolidge and Murray Bartlett’s wins for best supporting actress and actor in a limited series.

To close out the night, “The White Lotus” ultimately won best limited series while “Succession” won best drama series, the variety.com reported

“Euphoria” took home six statuettes for its second season, including a win for series star Zendaya for best actress in a drama series (her second win for the show in the category).

HBO Max’s “Hacks” won three Emmys, also for its second season. Series lead Jean Smart picked up the win for best actress in a comedy for the second time.

Netflix was second with 26 Emmys, down from the 44 they picked up last year thanks to shows like “The Crown” and “Queen’s Gambit”.

This year, Netflix’s big winners were “Squid Game” with six (including best actor in a drama series for star Lee Jung-jae) “Stranger Things” with five, “Arcane” with four and “Love on the Spectrum” with three.

Julia Garner also picked up her third Emmy for best supporting actress in a drama for “Ozark.”

“Ted Lasso” also did well in the comedy category, with the Apple TV+ series winning its second statuette for best comedy series along with acting wins for stars Jason Sudeikis and Brett Goldstein.

HBO/ HBO Max came into the Primetime Emmys in the lead with 26 combined wins from the Creative Arts Emmys.

Netflix was right behind them with 23.

On the series side, HBO’s “Euphoria” and “The White Lotus” came into the night with five wins each, while Season 4 of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” also had five.

Total Emmys platform-wise:

HBO/HBO Max (38); Netflix (26); Hulu (10); Disney+ and Apple (9 each); Amazon (7); NBC (6); CBS(5); ABC and FX (3 each); VH1 (2); and one each by Nat Geo, TBS, CNN, PBS and Sundance TV.

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