Analysis: Emmys honor 'Ted Lasso' early, as Netflix and streaming look to make history

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(CNN)Netflix capped a historical nighttime with Emmy wins successful 2 of the 3 apical categories for "The Crown" and "The Queen's Gambit," with Apple TV+'s drama "Ted Lasso" completing a streaming expanse astatine the 73rd yearly Emmy ceremony.

In a stunning achievement, Netflix's 10 wins connected Sunday night, coupled with 34 wins astatine the Creative Arts Emmys a week agone devoted mostly to method categories, ties the all-time grounds for wins by a web oregon work successful a azygous year. But CBS earned those 44 awards successful 1974, a dramatically antithetic epoch earlier the detonation of abundant cablegram and streaming options that presently exists.

Although presenters celebrated diverseness and inclusion connected stage, the performing winners arsenic chosen by the Television Academy didn't bespeak that ethos, with each grant successful the pb and supporting acting categories going to White performers.

    Netflix's battle connected the Emmy grounds books included sweeping the drama-series categories handed retired Sunday for "The Crown," with Olivia Colman, Josh O'Connor, Gillian Anderson and Tobias Menzies each taking location gold.

      The bid astir the British royal household amassed 11 awards including method ones, conscionable abbreviated of the drama-series grounds of a twelve established by HBO's "Game of Thrones."

      "The Queen's Gambit," astir a chess prodigy, took conscionable a brace of awards connected Sunday -- the different for manager Scott Frank, who refused to beryllium played disconnected the stage. Its 9 wins from earlier ceremonies gave it 11 overall. The grounds determination inactive belongs to HBO's "John Adams."

      Emmy voters dispersed the wealthiness a spot much elsewhere. In summation to drama series, Apple's prima subordinate claimed acting prizes for Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein, having already received a trio of wins successful method categories. HBO's constricted bid "Mare of Easttown" besides amassed a trio of acting statuettes for Kate Winslet, Julianne Nicholson and Evan Peters.

      HBO's 9 Emmys connected Sunday gave it 19 for the awards season, acold down Netflix, but pushing it up of Disney+, whose lone triumph for the philharmonic presumption "Hamilton" gave it 14 overall.

      Last year, combining each ceremonies HBO topped each outlets with 30 awards, compared to 21 for Netflix, whose erstwhile precocious was 27 Emmys successful 2019. No rival had surpassed HBO successful full wins successful 20 years, including a necktie with Netflix successful 2018.

      The HBO Max drama "Hacks" broke up immoderate thoughts of a "Ted Lasso" artifact enactment to rival "The Crown's" jewels, as Jean Smart earned the 4th Emmy of her illustrious career, tearfully thanking her precocious hubby Richard Gilliland. The amusement besides won for directing and writing, with manager Lucia Aniello saying of the unit moving done the pandemic, "They made thing successful a truly hard clip to assistance radical escape."

      Smart's was 1 of respective tributes to those who precocious died, including Michael K. Williams -- a nominee for "Lovecraft Country" -- and comedian Norm Macdonald.

      John Oliver besides paid tribute to Macdonald, arsenic good arsenic Conan O'Brien ending his longrunning latenight show, successful accepting his sixth consecutive Emmy for HBO's "Last Week Tonight," opening to attack the triumph streak of the amusement from which helium came, "The Daily Show" during Jon Stewart's tenure.

      Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, the amusement opened with a rap show celebrating tv involving overmuch of the in-person crowd, a departure from past year's virtual ceremony. "We each vaxxed," the big said, adding, "I did not person a absorption similar Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend."

      Netflix began its assertive propulsion into archetypal programming successful 2013 with the bid "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black," but it has ne'er won the coveted champion play oregon drama bid prizes. Other streaming services have, with wins for Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" and Amazon's "Fleabag" and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

      Neither of last year's winners were successful contention. HBO's "Succession" didn't aerial during the eligibility model (it returns successful October), and "Schitt's Creek" was recognized for its last season. Like CNN, HBO is simply a portion of WarnerMedia.

      In a nighttime that featured a comparatively humble fig of governmental speeches emanating from the stage, issues pertaining to women stood out.

      Winslet spoke of the powerfulness and value of women sticking together, and Michaela Coel, the prima of the HBO constricted bid "I Will Destroy You," dedicated her triumph for penning the amusement to each survivors of intersexual assault.

      "Let this infinitesimal resonate with women crossed the world," Debbie Allen said successful receiving the Governors Award for her agelong vocation arsenic a director, histrion and choreographer, extending that to women from Texas to Afghanistan.

        "It's taken a batch of courageousness to beryllium the lone pistillate successful the country astir of the time," she said, telling the producers to crook disconnected the timepiece connected her acceptance speech, to applause from the crowd, closing by saying, "Let this infinitesimal resonate with women crossed the world."

        CBS broadcast the amusement nether a rotating statement among the 4 large broadcast networks. Of those channels, lone NBC was recognized connected Sunday for "Saturday Night Live," the 86th Emmy successful the program's storied run.

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