Last year, Hulu made waves at the Emmy’s when “The Handmaid’s Tale” took the award for top drama. This year, streaming services showed that they’re serious competition. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon combined scored 35 Emmys, and Netflix got more nominations than any other network with 112.
When it came time to announce the winners, Netflix led the pack, taking home 23 awards. Amazon won 8 Emmys, and Hulu won 4. Netflix tied with HBO for most Emmys won.
The night was a huge win for the streaming industry as a whole. Many original movies and series were given the limelight while further proving the legitimacy of streaming services as a source of quality content that audiences love.
Here are some of the highlights of awards won by streaming services:
- Best Comedy: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
- Best Actress, Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
- Best Actress, Drama: Claire Foy – “The Crown” (Netflix)
- Supporting Actress, Comedy – Alex Borstein – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
- Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie:Regina King, “Seven Seconds” (Netflix)
- Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie:Jeff Daniels, “Godless” (Netflix)
- Writing for a Comedy Series:Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” “Pilot” (Amazon)
- Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama: William Bridges and Charlie Brooker, “Black Mirror: USS Callister” (Netflix)
- Directing for a Comedy Series: Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” “Pilot” (Amazon)
- Directing for a Drama Series: Stephen Daldry, “The Crown” -“Paterfamilias”(Netflix)
- Writing for a Variety Special: John Mulaney, “John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous At Radio City” (Netflix)
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