Netflix has nabbed probably 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 12 months 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 Artistic Arts Emmys it gained final week. Nevertheless, it nonetheless took an extra 10 primetime Emmys together with appearing awards for Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson and Josh O’Connor in The Crown, together with Ewan McGregor in Halston. The Crown additionally gained for writing and directing, whereas taking the distinguished greatest drama sequence prize. Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, starring Anya Taylor-Pleasure, gained for greatest restricted sequence.
In the meantime, Apple TV+ had its greatest 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 appearing class for Brett Goldstein and Hannah Waddingham (greatest supporting actors) together with Jason Sudeikis (greatest actor). Ted Lasso additionally took the award for greatest comedy sequence.
Thanks largely to that sequence, Apple TV+ fared a lot 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 greatest pre-recorded selection particular). Amazon and Hulu have been utterly shut out in 2021, after each gained 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 evening have been Jean Sensible for Hacks (greatest actress in a comedy sequence) and Kate Winslet for Mare of Easstown(greatest actress in a restricted sequence). After she was controversially shut out of the Golden Globes nominations, Michaela Coel took the prize for greatest 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 probably the most Emmy wins. This 12 months, it beat all rivals by a great distance, and streaming platforms general took the highest 4 spots. Whether or not that may proceed when the pandemic begins to wane — and subscription progress declines — stays to be seen.
Editor’s observe: This text initially appeared on Engadget.