Streamers dominated the 2021 Emmy Awards in LA overnight, with Apple TV+ securing success in comedy and Netflix winning its first best drama series win.
Apple TV+ comedy Ted Lasso took four prizes, including the outstanding comedy series award, while its star, Jason Sudeikis, took the best lead actor prize in a comedy series.
The show, about a US sports coach who moves to the UK to lead a football team, also saw success via Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein, who took best supporting actress and actor respectively.
‘The Crown’ propels Netflix first
Netflix, meanwhile, secured a haul of 44 awards across all categories, marking the first time it had won the most prizes at the Emmy’s. It thrashed its nearest competitor HBO/HBO Max in second place, which took home 19 trophies.
The Ted Sarandos streamer claimed seven awards alone for its long-running UK drama The Crown, with Peter Morgan taking home best writer and Jessica Hobbs taking best director on a drama series.
The show, which is into its fifth season and is produced by Left Bank Pictures, also took the outstanding drama series prize for its portrayal of the British royal family.
Cast including Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Josh O’Connor and Tobias Menzies also secured acting prizes, while Michaela Coel took the best writing for a limited series for I May Destroy You.
The 73rd edition of the Emmys took place in person in LA, unlike last year, although many of the international contingent remained at home, with UK stars appearing via a London-based hub.
Other winners included Kate Winslet, who was named best limited series actress for her work on Mare Of Easttown. Ewan MacGregor took the equivalent actor prize for Halston.
RuPaul’s Drag Race was among winners on the unscripted side, taking the outstanding competition programme.
Netflix also secured wins with The Queen’s Gambit, which won the outstanding limited or anthology series prize, beating off competition from shows including I May Destroy You and Mare Of Easttown.