Netflix dominated the Emmy awards last year, but this year it finished only third behind Apple TV+ and HBO Max. HBO’s service won as many as 12 awards, including five for “The White Lotus”, four for “Succession” (including an Outstanding Drama Series), and one each for “Euphoria”, “Hacks” and “Last Week Tonight”.
In turn, Apple TV+ won all four awards with “Ted Lasso”. This list includes Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actor, Comedy (Jason Sudeikis), Support Actor, Comedy (Brett Goldstein), and Directing, Comedy (MJ Delany). Last year this series took seven primetime prizes.
The best series from Netflix was the Korean “Squid Game”, which took two Emmys. Another award went to “Ozark”, where Julia Garner won the award for Supporting Actress. Meanwhile, Hulu took two awards thanks to wins for Michael Keaton for “Dopesick” and Amanda Seyfried for “The Dropout”, while Prime Video won one for “Watch Out for the Big Grrrls”.
Almost as noteworthy were the series that were left out. These include AMC’s “Better Call Saul” and HBO’s hit “Barry”, which have received Emmys in the past, as well as Apple TV+’s “Severance”. Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and Hulu/Disney’s “Only Murders in the Building” series had 17 nominations but won only three non-Primetime Emmys. Like last year, streaming platforms dominated Emmys over linear TV, and the major networks won just three Primetime Emmys.