HBO/HBO Max has a reason to celebrate this year as it earned the greatest number of Emmy Awards among the streaming platforms, with its comedy-drama series The White Lotus scooping 10 wins. HBO and HBO Max took home a total of 38 Emmys doubling its 19 2021 trophies.
The White Lotus’ director Mike White won an award for best directing and writing. The win was topped up with others in different categories, which we’ll get into shortly.
Get more information on HBO Max’s crowning glory, The White Lotus and its list of nominations at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards below.
What is ‘The White Lotus’ About?
The White Lotus is a comedy-drama anthology series that premiered on July 11 2021 and follows the guests and staff of a fictional White Lotus resort chain whose operations are impacted by various mishaps.
Though originally meant to be a six-episode miniseries, the TV show was met with high ratings and critical acclaim that HBO renewed it for a second season, set to debut next month.
The White Lotus stars its main cast Jennifer Coolidge, Murray Bartlett, Alexandra Daddario, Connie Britton, Fred Hechinger, Jake Lacy, Natasha Rothwell, Brittany O’Grady, Sydney Sweeney, Molly Shannon and Steve Zahn.
How Many Episodes Are in the First Season of ‘The White Lotus’?
The first season of The White Lotus was filmed in Hawaii, hence the name The White Lotus: Hawaii. The second season is set in Sicily, Italy.
Season one of The White Lotus contains six episodes, each running for approximately one hour. Here is a guide to their titles and release dates:
• Episode 1: “Arrivals”- July 11 2021
• Episode 2: “New Day”- July 18 2021
• Episode 3: “Mysterious Monkeys”- July 25 2021
• Episode 4: “Recentering”- August 1 2021
• Episode 5: “The Lotus-Eaters”- August 8 2021
• Episode 6: “Departures”- August 15 2021
Will The Cast of ‘The White Lotus’ Season 1 Return in Season 2?
As the second season will focus on another White Lotus chain in Sicily, the show will introduce a cast of new members. However, White stated that a few cast members from the first season could reprise their roles, including Coolidge, who will feature as a guest star.
The stars cast in The White Lotus season 2 include Aubrey Imperioli, F. Murray Abraham, Haley Lu Richardson, Aubrey Plaza, Adam DiMarco, Theo James, Tom Hollander, Will Sharpe, Meghann Fahy, Leo Woodall, Beatrice Grannó, Simona Tabasco and Sabrina Impacciatore.
List of ‘The White Lotus’ Primetime Emmy Award Wins in 2022
• Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series- Mike White
• Outstanding Directing for Limited or Anthology Series- Mike White
• Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series- Mike White, Mark Kamine, David Bernad and Nick Hall
• Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series- Jennifer Coolidge
• Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series- Murray Bartlett
• Outstanding Casting for a Limited or Anthology Series- Katie Doyle and Meredith Tucker
• Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited or Anthology Series- Cristobal Tapia de Veer for “Mysterious Monkeys”
• Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music- Cristobal Tapia de Veer
• Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series- John M. Valerio for “Departures”
• Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology Series- Christian Minkler, Jeffrey Roy, Ryan Collins and Walter Anderson for “Departures”
Which Other HBO/HBO Max Shows Won the Emmys?
Trailing behind Succession is the black comedy crime drama series Barry with three wins. The comedy-drama Hacks also scooped three awards along with the show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver taking home the same number.
Other shows that contributed to HBO and HBO Max's enormous success include:
• A Black Sketch Show- 2 Emmy Awards
• We’re Here- 2 Emmy Awards
• 100 Foot Wave- 1 Emmy Award
• George Carlin’s American Dream- 1 Emmy Award
• The Gilded Age- 1 Emmy Award
• Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel- 1 Emmy Award
• Legendary- 1 Emmy Award
How Many Awards Did the Other Platforms Receive?
In 2021, Netflix was the undisputed Emmy champion, with 44 wins, which was more than twice that of HBO's 19. HBO has tremendously pulled ahead in 2022, scooping 38 trophies, while Netflix's has dropped to 26 wins.
Below is a list showing the total Emmy Awards by streaming service:
• HBO/HBO Max- 38 Emmys
• Netflix- 26 Emmys
• Hulu- 10 Emmys
• Disney+- 9 Emmys
• Apple TV- 9 Emmys
• Amazon- 7 Emmys
• NBC- 6 Emmys
• CBS- 5 Emmys
• ABC- 3 Emmys
• FX- 3 Emmys
• VH1- 2 Emmys
• Nat Geo- 1 Emmy
• TBI- 1 Emmy
• CNN- 1 Emmy
• PBC- 1 Emmy
• Sundance TV- 1 Emmy