Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ and ‘Ted Lasso’ of Apple TV+ win The Best Drama Series and The Best Comedy Series awards, among many others at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards
On a memorable night for over-the-top (OTT) subscription-based streaming services, Netflix’s British monarchy period drama ‘The Crown’ swept its Emmy categories, winning the Best Drama Series. Josh O’Connor and Olivia Colman won the Best Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series, respectively, for their performance in The Crown. The show also won awards for Best Supporting Actress by Gillian Anderson, Best Supporting Actor by Tobias Menzies, Best Directing by Jessica Hobbs, and Best Writing by Peter Morgan.
In the comedy category, Apple TV+’s ‘Ted Lasso’ and HBO MAX’s ‘Hacks’ shared the wins. Jason Sudeikis and Jean Smart won the Best Actor and Actress in a comedy series, respectively. Netflix’s chess miniseries ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ won the Emmy for Outstanding Limited or Anthology series.
On a night that belonged to Netflix, together with the counterpart to the Emmy, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the OTT platform, and production company won an astonishing 44 awards in total, equaling a record set by CBS in 1974. Netflix’s The Crown and The Queen’s Gambit series won 11 Emmys each, with HBO being the next closest production house, winning 19 awards.