The KING of Streaming, Netflix Dominates the Emmys Taking Home 44 Wins

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Netflix really is the KING of the streaming world, and it’s been cherishing its throne ever since it started. The rest of the competitors are just small fragments in the industry with very little market share. Seriously, Netflix has become synonymous with online streaming for a very, very long time.

In these times of the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for SVoDs rose exponentially as people were locked down in their homes; however, Netflix remained on top. In fact, its subscriber base grew even more. The theatres were shut, and so were the production activities.

The 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards have taken place, and Netflix has topped all other networks and streaming platforms by a huge margin, garnering a total of 44 total wins. The last time a network tied with the same number of wins was in 1974 by CBS. However, it must be considered that back then, there was not as much competition as there is today. If you missed the awards, you can watch the Emmy Awards from anywhere easily by following a few simple steps.

What really indicates that Netflix is at the top of its game is that “The Queen’s Gambit” and “The Crown” were the most awarded shows, resulting in a tie between them. Both shows belong to the Netflix original series!

Apple Tv+’s “Ted Lassowas awarded the “Outstanding Comedy Series.” This is the first time in the history of the Emmy Awards that the greatest trophies, which are Drama, Comedy, and Limited or Anthology Series, were all won by streaming services. It is an obvious indicator of the shift in the landscape of dig video streaming.

For the first time in history, The Emmy Awards were dominated by streaming services; following Netflix, HBO/HBO Max came in as the second-highest award winner taking home 19 Emmys, which is less than half of what Netflix took home, Disney+ with all its properties managed to take only 14 awards, and in comparison, Apple TV+ won only 10 Emmys. The wins clearly indicate every streaming service’s position in the industry.

If we talk about broadcast networks, there weren’t many wins; NBC’s Saturday Night Live scored only 7 Emmys, while CBS, which actually carried the awards, was totally shut off, winning nothing at all.

The market-share title seemed all but assured based on Netflix’s performance at last weekend’s Creative Arts ceremony. The streaming giant started tonight with 34 wins already in the bag and picked up another 10 along the way. In all, The Crown and Queen’s Gambit had 11 wins each, with seven of The Crown‘s trophies received at the awards.

Netflix and Apple TV+ join Hulu and Amazon as streamers that have cracked the top Emmy series categories. Hulu was previously the only streaming platform with the best drama win for The Handmaid’s Tale in 2017. Amazon Prime Video has taken home best comedy honours for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Fleabag.

A minimum of at least 7 notable streaming services has entered the race including, Paramount+, CBS All Access, HBO Max, Quibi, and Disney+. An unexpected yet notable win was scored by (ViacomCBS’s) Pluto Tv for distributing (MTV Documentary) 76 Days.

Winners Breakdown By Network and Platform

  • Netflix – 44
  • HBO/HBO Max – 19
  • Disney+ – 14
  • Apple TV+ – 10
  • NBC – 8
  • VH1 – 6
  • ABC – 3
  • FX Networks – 3
  • Adult Swim – 2
  • CNN – 2
  • FOX – 2
  • National Geographic – 2
  • Showtime – 2
  • Apple TV – 1
  • Facebook Watch – 1
  • IFC – 1
  • Oculus – 1
  • Paramount+ – 1
  • Pluto TV – 1
  • Quibi – 1
  • YouTube – 1

Winners Breakdown By Shows

  • “The Crown” – 11
  • “The Queen’s Gambit” – 11
  • “Saturday Night Live” – 8
  • “Ted Lasso” – 7
  • The Mandalorian” – 7
  • “Love, Death + Robots” – 6
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race” – 5
  • “Mare Of Easttown” – 4
  • “Bo Burnham: Inside” – 3
  • “David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet” – 3
  • “Hacks” – 3
  • “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” – 3
  • “Pose” – 3
  • “WandaVision” – 3
  • “David Byrne’s American Utopia” – 2
  • “Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square” – 2
  • “Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal” – 2
  • “Hamilton” – 2
  • “I May Destroy You” – 2
  • “Life Below Zero” – 2
  • “Lovecraft Country” – 2
  • “The Social Dilemma” -2

Wrapping Up!

Netflix has added tens of millions of subscribers since the pandemic began. The global nature of its operations also enabled the company to maintain a production pipeline, albeit somewhat diminished, even as many rivals faced more widespread shutdowns.


Mohid Moosani

Moosani is a night owl who is either binge watching his favorite shows or scribbling on his notebook writing short stories. Often showing up late at work and gulping down 6-7 cups of coffee is his usual practice.