The 10-month-old streamer headed into the Emmys with 19 total nominations, leading the pack of first-time streaming nominees. The majority of its nominations are for The Mandalorian, which also landed a not for outstanding drama series. It leads the pack of first-time streaming nominees, including Apple TV+ (18 nominations) and Quibi (10 nominations).
“Disney+ launched Nov. 11 as a low-cost ($7 per month) streaming option with a heavy focus on tentpole franchises and family-friendly programming. The Mandalorian, created by Jon Favreau and starring Pedro Pascal, was its first marquee original. After it premiered, Baby Yoda became an instant meme, helping boost early subscriptions to the service.”