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Netflix sets record for most Emmy nominations of all time

Los Angeles, US | XINHUA | Streaming giant Netflix set a record of capturing 160 nominations for the 2020 Emmy Awards on Tuesday, surpassing HBO’s 2019 record of 137. Netflix’s top-hitters were “Ozark” (18 nominations), “The Crown” (13), “Hollywood” (12), “Unorthodox” (8), “Stranger Things” (8), and “Cheer” (6). HBO, a …

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Netflix shares slide on disappointing subscriber growth

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Netflix shares plunged in after-hours trade Wednesday after its quarterly update showed weaker-than-expected subscriber growth for the streaming television sector leader. Netflix said it added 2.7 million new subscribers worldwide in the April-June period, well below expectations, as the sector prepared for offerings …

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Five things to watch for on Oscars night

Hollywood, United States | AFP | Oscars night is quickly approaching — on Sunday, all will be revealed. Will Alfonso Cuaron sweep the awards for his cinematic masterpiece “Roma?” Will another contender swipe the best picture Oscar from him? Can Glenn Close finally claim her first Academy Award? The ceremony will …

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Oscar nominations: all the fun facts

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | The nominations for the 91st Oscars were announced Tuesday, with “Roma” and “The Favourite” leading the pack. But the statistical quirks that the annual event throws up can be as intriguing as tracking which movies get the most nods. Here are some fun …

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Obama in negotiations to create Netflix series: report

  San Francisco, United States | AFP | Former US President Barack Obama is in negotiations with Netflix about producing a series of shows for the online streaming giant, according to US media reports. Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama would provide Netflix with exclusive content, with the format …

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