Last year, Netflix won the most primetime Emmys with no less than 10 awards, but this year it was only in third place, behind Apple TV+ and HBO Max.
Indeed, the platform from Warner studios dominated last night’s ceremony with 12 awards, including five for The White Lotus, four for Succession (including Outstanding Drama Series) and one for Euphoria, Hacks and Last Week Tonight.
Apple TV+, meanwhile, won its four awards with Ted Lasso, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actor, Comedy (Jason Sudeikis), Support Actor, Comedy (Brett Goldstein) and Directing, Comedy (MJ Delany). Last year, Lasso won seven prime time awards.
Netflix’s most popular program was the Korean series Squid Game, which won two Primetime Emmys, confirming the power of the platform on a global level.
Netflix also picked up an award for Ozark, with Julia Garner winning Best Supporting Actress.
Stranger Things and Only Murders in the Building, big losers…
On Hulu’s side, two awards with wins for Michael Keaton for Dopesick and Amanda Seyfried for The Dropout, while Prime Video can claim only one award for Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.
This ceremony highlighted some notable absentees, such as Better Call Saul and Barry from HBO Max, which have however both won Emmys in the past, Severance from Apple TV + and Stranger Things or even Only Murders in the Building from Netflix, which despite 17 nominations has only won three non-Primetime Emmys.
This year especially marked the domination of streaming platforms over linear television, like last year; the major networks only winning three Primetime Emmys combined.