Streaming giant Netflix dominated the 2021 Emmys Awards on Sunday after two of it’s popular series; The Crown and the Queens Gambit bagged awards in the Emmys’ major categories.
The Crown, whose story revolves around the British Royal Family, took home a total 11 awards at the 73rd Emmy Awards including; Best Drama, Best Actress in a drama (Olivia Colman), in the role of Queen Elizabeth II, Best Directing and writing for a drama series.
“The Queen’s Gambit,” Netflix’s seven-episode show about a chess prodigy, which became one of the most-watched original shows in Netflix history won Best Limited Series or Anthology Series.
Netflix becomes the first streamer ever to win in the limited series category.
The Queen’s Gambit was recognized with 11 Emmys for, among other categories, directing, production design, period costumes and cinematography.
Netflix won the most Emmy’s for the first ever in the awards that have for years been dominated by, prestige networks like HBO, AMC, and FX.
According to Variety Magazine, “Netflix Won more than double the total number of awards of its nearest competition. HBO and HBO Max, by comparison, won 19 awards in total. Netflix also more than doubled its total wins from last year, when it won 21 statuettes”.