Netflix landed the most Emmys for a single platform with 44 including 11 for The crown, more than double its closest rival, HBO / HBO Max. The 2021 edition of the awards was also a pivotal year for Apple TV +, which won 10 Emmys including seven for its comedy series. Ted lasso.
Granted, a big chunk of Netflix’s Emmy harvest comes from the 34 Creative Arts Emmys it won last week. However, it still took 10 more prime-time Emmys, including acting awards for Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, and Josh O’Connor in. The crown, with Ewan McGregor in Halston. The crown also won for writing and directing, while also winning the prestigious award for best drama series. Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, took home the award for Best Limited Series.
Meanwhile, Apple TV + has had its best Emmys to date with 10 overall, including seven in prime time. He dominated the comedy series category with seven wins for Ted lasso, including three in the actor category for Brett Goldstein and Hannah Waddingham (Best Supporting Actors) as well as Jason Sudeikis (Best Actor). Ted lasso also won the award for best comedy series.
Thanks in large part to this series, Apple TV + fared much better than its competitors. Disney + beat him with 14 awards in total, up from eight in 2020, but only one of them was a prime-time Emmy (Hamilton for the best pre-recorded variety special). Amazon and Hulu were shut out completely in 2021, having both won Emmys in 2020.
HBO and HBO Max led all rivals with 130 nominations and won 19 Emmy Awards, 9 of which were prime time. The biggest winners last night were Jean Smart for Hacks (best actress in a comedy series) and Kate Winslet for Easstown mare(best actress in a limited series). After being controversially excluded from Golden Globe nominations, Michaela Coel won the award for best writing in a limited series for I can destroy you.
This was notable in 2018 when Netflix managed to tie up a cable network, HBO (pre-HBO Max), for the most Emmy wins. This year, it has beaten all its rivals by far, and streaming platforms have taken the top four overall. It remains to be seen if this can continue when the pandemic begins to subside – and subscription growth declines.
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Engadget.