10 Must-Watch Emmy-Nominated And Winning Series That You Need To Stream Now

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1. Watchmen - 26 Emmy Nominations | 4 Emmy Awards

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Masked vigilantes are treated like criminals by the government, so they retaliate and form a mutiny before chaos ensues. Join their epic journey as they battle to their wits' end in this well-put-together series, and don't miss out on any Easter eggs (if you've read the graphic novel, then you'll know what we're talking about (; ). This action-packed series also won the 'Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series'. 

Main cast: Regina Kings, Jeremy Irons, Tim Blake Nelson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Watch it if you like:
- Superheroes
- Action
- Mystery

2. Succession - 18 Emmy Nominations | 2 Emmy Awards

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Winning the award for 'Outstanding Drama Series', this show follows the life of the patriarch of the Roy family, and the titanic media empire that he struggles to divide between his children as he experiences a decline in health.

Watching this show will be a cinematic experience as you will be greeted by beautiful shots of the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Central Park. Laced with razor-sharp dialogues, and a previous Primetime Emmy win for writing, Succession will enthrall you as you delve further. So much drama, sooo juicy! Also, Jeremy Strong, who plays the high-strung son Kendall Roy, won the Emmy award for 'Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series'.

Main cast: Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin

Watch it if you like:
- Comedy-drama
- Satire
- Family drama

3. Westworld - 11 Emmy Nominations

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A riveting story packed with action and twists, Westworld is a futuristic Western theme park where visitors interact with the robots. However, things take a turn for the worst when the robots start malfunctioning.

Evan Rachel Wood puts on a brilliant performance as the protagonist in this series, and it will definitely blow your mind when it comes to the concept of artificial consciousness and the human brain! Really guys, don't miss out on this cinematic masterpiece!

Main cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris

Watch it if you like:
- Utopian and dystopian fiction
- Drama
- A Western setting

4. A Handmaid's Tale - 10 Emmy Nominations | 1 Emmy Award

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In a totalitarian society ruled by a regime that views women as property of the state, they are in the midst of experiencing a downfall in birth rates and environmental disasters. Based on Margaret Atwood's bestselling novel, this series follows the life of Offred, who is determined to make the most of the world she is trying to survive in.

This show is definitely not for the faint-hearted! But, if you love drama and thrillers, this is something that you gotta add to your must-watch list. Super suspenseful - you'll be at the edge of your seat halfway through the show. Cherry Jones was awarded 'Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama', and Bradley Whitford bagged the award for best guest actor in a drama series.

Main cast: Elizabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes, Ann Dowd

Watch it if you like:
- Utopian and dystopian fiction
- Tragedy
- Speculative fiction

5. Insecure - 8 Emmy Nominations | 1 Emmy Award

This comedic series won the ward for 'Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series'. It revolves around Issa and Molly, two best friends in their late 20s as they navigate their way through trials and tribulations that befall them. Issa Ray, who plays Issa, was nominated for 'Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series'. 

Perfect to binge-watch, you'll definitely double over with laughter as you watch Insecure, while it takes you on a journey through the protagonists discovering new life goals. Ps: Listen to their soundtrack, we promise you will not regret it!

Main cast: Issa Ray, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell

Watch it if you like:
- Comedy
- Drama
- Romance

6. Big Little Lies - 5 Emmy Nominations

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This binge-worthy dark comedy series revolves around a group of women, and how their small white lies unravel and land them in the middle of a murder. Complete with strong female characters, don't miss out on Meryl Streep's appearance in Season 2 of this brilliantly written show. Yas, kween!

Main cast: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz

Watch it if you like:
- Murder mystery
- Drama
- Dark comedy

7. Curb Your Enthusiasm - 4 Emmy Nominations

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Award-winning actor Larry David stars as a fictionalised version of himself, detailing all the misunderstandings and predicaments that he faces with his friends and colleagues in Los Angeles in this comedy television series. 

Larry David and his co-writers are sheer comedic geniuses, having written a script that is guaranteed to make you wheeze with laughter, complete with relatable humour. A definite must-watch!

Main cast: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman

Watch it if you like:
- Comedy
- Sitcoms
- Improvisational theatre

8. Baller - 1 Emmy Nomination

In this comedy series, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson stars as a former NFL player who is trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager to help his budding NFL friends.

While it is a must-watch for all you sports fans, it also touches on relationships and real-life issues that everyone faces in their daily lives. Plus, Dwayne Johnson for eye candy, anyone? 

Main cast: Dwayne Johnson, John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Omar Benson Miller

Watch it if you like:
- Comedy
- Friendship
- Drama

9. The Voice - 6 Emmy Nominations

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This is the kind of show that you have to watch if you love music, and get inspired by the support the people on the show give each other. Very, very heartwarming to see. Watch them transform their lives and become singers through the guidance of their vocal coaches. 

Also, look out for some eye candy, as they've got a band of the hottest judges to ever grace the planet, like Adam Levine, Shakira, Nick Jonas, and so on :p

Main cast: Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Nick Jonas

Watch it if you like:
- Music
- Singing contests
- Inspiring stories

10. S.W.A.T - 1 Emmy Nomination

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In a bid to battle criminals and maintain the protection of the public, Sergeant Daniel and his team at the Los Angeles Police Department fight heinous crimes done by armed and dangerous criminals.

This action-packed show will pull you in with a great storyline, and a fresh direction. 10/10, would recommend!

Main cast: Shemar Moore, Lina Esco, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington

Watch it if you like:
- Action fiction
- Drama
- Crime

The great news is, you can binge-watch these amazing shows all from the comfort of your own home! These series are now available On Demand. Simply connect your Astro PVR Box to Wi-Fi, and you can stream them anytime you want!

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