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Sky content takes 34 Emmys; Chernobyl & GoT win big

September 23, 2019

By Nik Roseveare

A host of shows broadcast by Sky have received awards at the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards, with five shows collecting a total of nine awards.

This gives a grand total of 34 Emmys including wins at last week’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, where Chernobyl, Game of Thrones, Barry, Succession and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver all received awards in various categories, with 25 achieved in total. Full list below.

To mark the award wins (and nominations), a new collection of Emmy award-winning shows are nowavailable to watch on demand on Sky for all Sky customers, and are also available on NOW TV. Shows in the collection include Chernobyl, Succession S1, Sharp Objects, and Escape at Dannemora.

Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Sky, commented: “This is a stand-out year for Sky at the Emmys, and we’re delighted to see so many of the shows we have co-produced and broadcast collect these iconic awards. To celebrate we’ve launched a new collection of Emmy-winning shows, available from today on both Sky and NOW TV.”

Chernobyl, the Sky original drama, co-produced with HBO, was the big winner for Sky – taking 10 Emmy awards including three from the Primetime Emmy Awards which are: Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special.

Bennett added: “We are thrilled to see Chernobyl get therecognition it deserves with 10 Emmy wins. The level of detail and passion that went into making this show from everyone involved makes it no surprise that this has been Sky’s most popular original drama ever. With the recent launch of Sky Studios and our increased investment in original content, we will continue telling these unique stories and bringing award winning shows to our viewers.”

Meanwhile, despite a somewhat lukewarm reception to its final season, the HBO fantasy-epic Game of Thrones tied the record for most Emmy wins ever awarded for a single season of television. The show, which is already the most awarded series in Emmy Awards history, took home 12 awards for its eighth and final season, including the top prize of Outstanding Drama Series. It ties the record it set itself with its fifth season that also collected 12 Emmys.

The show aired exclusively on Sky in the UK.

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