Netflix’s “The Crown” was the big winner at Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards, scoring seven wins, the most of any show.
The success of this show helped push Netflix to the highest tally of all the different streaming networks and services. He won 10 trophies while “The Queen’s Gambit” won two awards, including an exceptional limited series, and “Halston” won one award.
Between premium cable channel HBO and streaming service HBO Max, the studio, owned by AT&T, has won nine awards. Her show “Mare of Eastown” scored four wins, “Last Week Tonight” scored two, “Hacks” scored three and “I May Destroy You” took one.
Apple TV + won four awards for “Ted Lasso”, ViacomCBS took home two for “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and a Stephen Colbert election special. NBC and Disney both won awards each.
Host Cedric the Entertainer opened the night with a karaoke performance of “Just a Friend” by Biz Markie, assisted by Rita Wilson, LL Cool J and Lil Dicky.
The audience, which included around 500 nominees and guests, joined us, standing, applauding and singing. The energy level was contagious for the first hour of the show as “Ted Lasso” clinched two back-to-back acting awards, leading to moving speeches from first-time winners Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein.
This year’s ceremony was held at LA Live’s Event Deck instead of the Microsoft Theater, which has been home to the Emmys since 2008. The move was due to the Covid pandemic. Typically, participants were seated in rows in a theater, but could congregate around small tables.