All the Emmy nominees and winners on Showmax

14 July 2017

All the Emmy nominees and winners on Showmax

The nominations have just been announced for the 69th Emmy Awards, and we have some world-class shows in the running this year, not to mention a whole host of series that are previous nominees and winners!

This year’s nominees on Showmax


Westworld on Showmax

Image: HBO

This HBO show topped the log for Emmy nominations this year, with a total of 22 nods! Westworld is a very adult theme park where people can live out their wildest fantasies. The hosts who work at the park are all robots and are programmed not to hurt humans. But eventually they start questioning the nature of their reality. You’ll be asking yourself where do you draw the line between life and artificial intelligence when watching this show. Watch now »

The Night Of

Coming to Showmax on Monday, 17 July! When a student is accused of a gruesome murder you might think his fate lies in the hands of his lawyer, not a fellow prisoner. The only thing is he can’t remember a thing about the night in question. This intense mystery thriller that was nominated for 13 Emmy Awards this year will have you fused to your couch. Watch now »

The Young Pope – First and only on Showmax

Nominated for two Emmys: First of all you get to see Jude Law naked, but if that’s not enough of a hook then how about a behind-the-scenes look at the inner-working of the Vatican? The miniseries actually scored an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Production Design, so you know the sets are awesome, plus it also got an Emmy nod for its cinematography, and when you watch it, you’ll agree that it’s beautifully shot. The story is about  Lenny Belardo (Jude Law), the youngest Pope in history but also the first American pontiff. The Church thought he could be controlled. They thought wrong. Watch now »

Big Little Lies

16 Emmy nominations, including for all four core actresses (Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern), a nomination for Alexander Skarsgard, plus for Outstanding Limited Series.

The well-hidden secrets of a seaside town’s elite are suddenly exposed after a suspicious death in this darkly funny, Emmy-nominated miniseries with an all-star cast. Watch now »

Previous winners and nominees on Showmax

Veep, S1-6

Veep on ShowMax

The Vice President of the United States is in the house. Get introduced to Veep, S1-3 now on ShowMax:

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Winner of 12 Emmys in total from 2012 – 2016.

The hilarious Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won multiple Emmys and Golden Globes for her performance in every season of Veep, in which she plays US Vice President Selina Meyer. Selina has a non-existent relationship with the President, and hates being second-in-command – but luckily she’s got her loyal staffers Amy (Anna Chlumsky) and Gary (Emmy-Award winner Tony Hale) to lean on when times get really tough … and when she needs anything done. Selina feels she should get way more power and recognition than she does as Veep – until Season 3, when she suddenly finds herself playing in the big leagues. Watch now »

Girls, S1-6

Winner of two Emmys and Emmy favourite since 2012.

Girls has changed the portrayal of women on television, one hopes, forever. Created by the maverick Lena Dunham, who plays the lead role of Hannah Horvath, she is by turns self-destructive, spoiled, selfish, tactless, vulnerable, and petty, but you will find yourself rooting for her in her quest to support herself as a writer after her parents cut her off. Hannah and her equally flawed but relatable friends Jessa, Marnie and Shoshanna live in Brooklyn, New York and are trying to live their best lives, but reality keep getting in their way. Expect nudity – and not necessarily the sexy kind. Watch now »

Silicon Valley, S1-4

Silicon Valley S4 on Showmax

Image: HBO

Two-time Emmy winner, and 22-time Emmy nominee.

Meet six young men who founded a startup company in Silicon Valley. In today’s high-tech gold rush, these geeks are the most qualified to strike success. Watch now »

Fargo, S1-3

Winner of five Emmys to date, and too many nominations to count.

This dark comedy is based on the Cohen Brothers film of the same name. It’s full of suspense, is brilliantly written and will keep you hooked as the intricate plots unfolds. Seasons 1 and 2 are both on Showmax. Watch now »

Mr Robot, S1-3

Remi Malek took the Emmy last year as Outstanding Lead Actor, and the show also won the Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition.

Changing the world is a dangerous business for these idealistic hackers. An award-winning and highly original cyber thriller starring Rami Malek. Watch now »

Original African stories by local talent

Nilichoma on Showmax


The Kenyan Showmax Original docuseries features celebs who received an unexpected windfall, and then blew it all. Premiering on 28 May 2024.

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Melissa de Vries as Frieda and Lee-Ann van Rooi as Suzette in Mince Jou Hare

Mince Jou Hare S1

Shimmy Isaacs’s laugh-out-loud sitcom about a factory worker who opens a hair salon in her home lands on Showmax on 20 May 2024.

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Untying Kantai on Showmax

Untying Kantai

Untying Kantai follows King Kantai, a man who has spent 30 years of his life working hard to provide for his family, only to be conned out of his life savings. Now streaming.

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BigGirl Small World on Showmax

Big Girl Small World

Big Girl Small World follows Ciku, a plus-size woman who stumbles through a journey of self-discovery after a humiliating scandal. Stream now, with new episodes every Wednesday.

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Siyabonga Thwala as Khaya and Nambitha Ben-Mazwi as Ndoni in Empini on Showmax

Empini S1

Empini is a high-stakes, action-packed drama about Ndoni, a deeply troubled private security bodyguard in search of answers. Landing 23 May, with new episodes weekly.

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Original Sin: My Son The Killer on Showmax

Original Sin: My Son The Killer

Original Sin: My Son The Killer follows the murder of Andrea Venter by Gerhard Jansen van Vuuren, who then went on the run from South Africa to Brazil.

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Tracking Thabo Bester on Showmax

Tracking Thabo Bester

From the makers of Devilsdorp and the director of Convict Conman comes the true-crime documentary South Africa has been waiting for. All the episodes are streaming on Showmax.

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The Illuminated S1 on Showmax

The Illuminated

The Showmax Original docuseries The Illuminated explores different religious movements in South Africa. All episodes now streaming.

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What will be the cost of vengeance? Empini S1, coming soon
Ultimate Girls Trip SA: What happens in Jamaica?