Netflix has nabbed essentially the most Emmys ever for a single platform with 44 together with 11 for The Crown, greater than double its nearest rival, HBO/HBO Max. The 2021 version of the awards was additionally a watershed yr for Apple TV+, which took dwelling 10 Emmys together with seven for its comedy sequence Ted Lasso.
To make sure, an enormous chunk of Netflix’s Emmy harvest got here from the 34 Inventive Arts Emmys it received final week. Nonetheless, it nonetheless took an additional 10 primetime Emmys together with performing awards for Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson and Josh O’Connor in The Crown, together with Ewan McGregor in Halston. The Crown additionally received for writing and directing, whereas taking the celebrated finest drama sequence prize. Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, starring Anya Taylor-Pleasure, received for finest restricted sequence.
In the meantime, Apple TV+ had its finest Emmys but with 10 complete, together with seven in primetime. It dominated the comedy sequence class with seven wins for Ted Lasso, together with three within the performing class for Brett Goldstein and Hannah Waddingham (finest supporting actors) together with Jason Sudeikis (finest actor). Ted Lasso additionally took the award for finest comedy sequence.
Thanks largely to that sequence, Apple TV+ fared significantly better than its rivals. Disney+ did beat it with 14 awards complete, up from eight in 2020, however solely a type of was a primetime Emmy (Hamilton for finest pre-recorded selection particular). Amazon and Hulu have been fully shut out in 2021, after each received Emmys in 2020.
HBO and HBO Max led all rivals with 130 nominations and took 19 Emmys, together with 9 in primetime. The most important winners final night time have been Jean Good for Hacks (finest actress in a comedy sequence) and Kate Winslet for Mare of Easstown(finest actress in a restricted sequence). After she was controversially shut out of the Golden Globes nominations, Michaela Coel took the prize for finest writing in a restricted sequence for I Might Destroy You.
It was notable in 2018 when Netflix managed to tie a cable community, HBO (pre-HBO Max), for essentially the most Emmy wins. This yr, it beat all rivals by a good distance, and streaming platforms general took the highest 4 spots. Whether or not that may proceed when the pandemic begins to wane — and subscription development declines — stays to be seen.
Editor’s word: This text initially appeared on Engadget.