HBO/HBO Max was on a roll tonight, successful 12 classes greater than all different networks and streamers mixed. Factoring within the Creative Arts, HBO/HBO Max led the sector with 37 Emmys vs. 26 for its most important rival Netflix, which had a extra modest haul of three trophies tonight.

The drama race was aggressive, with Netflix’s world phenom Squid Game choosing up two key wins, for star Lee Jung-jae and director Hwang Dong-hyuk.

“As a fan, I’m excited. I assumed it was an incredible present,” HBO and HBO Max’s Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys instructed Deadline in regards to the game-changing Korean drama on the HBO/HBO Max Emmy afterparty.

Still, it was competitors, and Bloys was rooting for HBO’s Succession. The company/household drama and Mike White’s social satire White Lotus mixed for eight of HBO/HBO Max’s 12 wins. Next 12 months, the 2 exhibits, overseen by head of drama Francesca Orsi, will go face to face within the drama collection classes. Competing as a restricted collection this 12 months, The White Lotus‘ upcoming Italy-set second season, which debuts in October, will probably be reclassified as a drama collection as a result of it options newly minted Emmy winner Jennifer Coolidge’s character from the Hawaii-set Season 1.

“I’ve seen the primary 4 [episodes], it’s unbelievable,” Bloys mentioned. “Mike White places collectively an incredible forged, I’m very excited for everybody to see the work and this forged.”

There already has been chatter a few third season, with Season 1’s Connie Britton telling Deadline in July that her and White’s “intention” is to being her character again for Season 3.

“Who is aware of what Mike is pondering however no matter he was pondering, I’m certain I’ll be very, very excited by it,” Bloys mentioned.

Staying with the theme of Season 1, White was making the rounds on the HBO celebration with a Lei round his neck.

Succession’s upcoming fourth season will debut within the spring, Bloys confirmed to Deadline. Like creator Jesse Armstrong, Bloys was tightlipped about what’s in retailer for subsequent season. “More scrumptious drama. That’s all I may give you,” he mentioned.

Barry, which was shut out this 12 months, additionally will probably be again in Emmy rivalry subsequent 12 months.

“That’s a present — after all I feel all people ought to have been acknowledged — I feel Bill [Hader] directed phenomenal episodes and Henry [Winkler] is a nationwide treasure. We’ll be again subsequent 12 months, subsequent season, and hopefully [the show will fare well].”

Having HBO/HBO Max’s high exhibits eligible once more subsequent season is vital as, with out Succession, Barry and Euphoria (and no restricted collection frontrunner) the corporate completed second to Netflix in 2021 with 19 Emmys to Netflix’s 44.

Euphoria once more will skip a 12 months, its third season is anticipated to begin filming in March for Emmys 2024 consideration. And, regardless of some hypothesis, Season 3 gained’t be the final, with Bloys and his group trying to maintain the collection going, evolving it as its characters become old.

New HBO/HBO Max collection Bloys expects to hitch the Emmy race subsequent 12 months embrace House Of the Dragon, whose predecessor Game Of Thrones was an Emmy juggernaut, The Last Of Us,

David E. Kelley’s Love and Death starring Elizabeth Olsen, and Steven Soderbergh’s Full Circle, toplined by Zazie Beetz and Claire Danes.

One present which you can set by your Emmy clock by is HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which retains successful for Variety Talk Series. Bloys shouldn’t be taking the present’s success as a right and hopes to maintain it on past its present deal, which is up subsequent 12 months.

“i feel the rationale Last Week Tonight continues to resonate is that John, Liz [Stanton] and Tim [Carvell] produce not solely a humorous present however one that’s extremely informative and intellectually rigorous,” he mentioned. “We’re fortunate to showcase their work on HBO and stay up for many seasons to come back.”

It shouldn’t be clear but whether or not HBO Max’s Hacks, which has been an MVP, releasing new seasons in the course of the pandemic each in 2020 and 2021, and successful two Emmys in a row for star Jean Smart, will make the Emmys 2023 eligibility window; this 12 months it barely squeaked in on the very finish of it in May.

Bloys lately consolidated the HBO and HBO Max comedy departments underneath HBO’s head of comedy Amy Gravitt. Should we anticipate modifications in Max comedy going ahead?

“They will proceed to only do the perfect exhibits,” Bloys mentioned. “The Max comedy group has put collectively an incredible steady of comedies, so I don’t see that altering. And it’s actually about placing what I feel is the perfect comedy group within the enterprise collectively.”

The dominating Emmy efficiency over the previous week comes after a tricky interval at HBO/HBO Max that noticed post-Discovery merger layoffs. Bloys acknowledged those that made the wins doable.

“The outcomes actually symbolize years of labor of the creators, the individuals who work on the exhibits, the executives at HBO. It’s very thrilling and actually gratifying,” he mentioned.

HBO/HBO Max and its executives obtained a whole lot of shoutouts from the stage tonight by the winners. And then there was White who failed to say his employer when accepting each the writing Emmys for The White Lotus. He rectified that with an apology throughout his Outstanding Anthology Series victory speech. And Bloys confirmed there aren’t any onerous emotions.

“Of course not. Mike couldn’t have been a larger accomplice,” Bloys mentioned. “I’m going go downstairs and provides him a hug.”

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