Unlike last year’s mostly virtual ceremony, this year in 2021, the Primetime Emmy Awards went back to an in-person event with all the precautions. The event is being conducted on the evening of Sunday, September 19 in Los Angeles’ Event Deck at L.A. Live.
Going into the show, Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso was the hot favorite, went on to clinch four trophies, including three acting awards and one win for Outstanding Comedy Series.
The Crown swept its Emmy Awards categories at the 2021 ceremony, winning seven prizes on the night including Outstanding Drama Series, and awards for directing, writing, and four acting awards. Netflix’s British monarchy show won best drama series, best lead actress (Olivia Colman), best lead actor (Josh O’Connor), best supporting actress (Gillian Anderson), best-supporting actor (Tobias Menzies), best directing (Jessica Hobbs for the season 4 finale), and best writing (Peter Morgan also for the season 4 finale).
Put together with its counterpart, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Netflix is the clear winner of the 2021 Emmys with 43 prizes. HBO is the next best with 19. For Netflix, The Crown and The Queen’s Gambit are tied overall with 11 Emmys apiece. While The Crown won in more major aforementioned categories, The Queen’s Gambit fared better in the craft and technical departments (cinematography, costumes, make-up, editing, music composition, production design, and sound editing and mixing).
Among actors, Jason Sudeikis took home the award for best actor in a comedy series, Jean Smart won a trophy in the best lead actress category for the HBO Max series Hacks. Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman, Kate Winslet, Ewan McGregor, and Kate Winslet also won acting trophies
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