Quibi’s zombie corpse rises again to claim eight Emmy nominations


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Quibi did not long for this world, but its spirit forbids us to move beyond its chaotic memory. Despite shutting down in December, the doomed streaming service garnered multiple Emmy nominations today for its shortform original in three categories.

service received eight nominations for its three series, including the heartohandjob Mapleworth Murder, and Renault 911! As was the case when a handful of Quibi originals were nominated for Emmy Awards last year, the service was cleaned up in the shortform content categories, which doesn’t make much sense considering there isn’t a ton of competition in the area. keeps. Its nominations by category are as follows:

Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

Pete Devon Inn relation (Netflix)
kevin hart the hearto (they)
John Travolta Inn the hearto (they)
John Lutz Inn Mapleworth Murder (they)
JB Smooth In Mapleworth Murder (they)

Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

Nathalie Emmanuel Inn the hearto (they)
KK Palmer Inn Keke Palmer’s Turn Up With Taylor (facebook watch)
Paula Pell Inn Mapleworth Murder (they)
Kerry Kenny-Silver Inn Renault 911! (they)

Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series

Carpool Karaoke: Series (Apple TV)
Late Night With Seth Meyers: The Reformation (youtube)
Randy Rainbow Show (youtube)
Renault 911! (they)
Stephen Colbert Presents Toning the News (paramount+)

After Quibi dropped it last year, many of Quibi’s originals were scooped up and rebranded as Roku Originals for the platform’s free and ad-supported service, the Roku Channel. Unlike the native platform, Roku won’t stream them with Quibi’s turnstile formatting, which adjusted the viewer’s perspective based on their phone’s orientation. Roku announced earlier this year that more than 75 originals would come to the service this year, including a dozen previously unreleased shows.

Quibi had thrown a mountain of money behind wooing A-list celebrities and talent for its series. While Roku isn’t likely to pump the same amount into future development for many of the shows it acquired in its Quibi deal, it appears to be coughing up enough cash to produce future entries of the crown jewel of Content Haul. ready to do.

company announced in June that he was ordering a second season of Kevin Hart the hearto Title tough ones. Roku’s head of original scripted programming, Colin Davis, said in a statement at the time that the series “exploded out of the gate and after a great opening weekend, one of the most-watched Roku originals on The Roku Channel after the premiere. became” on 20 May.

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