“HBO once again was the top network with 22 wins, but it faced a major challenge from FX, which shattered the previous basic cable record of eight wins with 18 Emmys this year — more than all other basic cable, broadcast and streaming networks combined,” writes our friend Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.
She continues, “For the main categories awarded during tonight’s telecast, FX tied HBO for most trophies with six each.”
To see a complete list of winners from Sunday’s telecast of the Primetime Emmy Awards, please click here.
Deadline adds that FX’s “‘People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ dominated the main Emmy telecast with five wins, including Best Miniseries. HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ was again the overall winner with 12 Emmys, including nine from the Creative Emmys, followed by ‘People v. O.J. Simpson’ in second with nine overall.”
Writes the Los Angeles Times’ excellent media reporter Stephen Battaglio, “[T]he night also had its share of surprise winners in the drama category with Rami Malek winning lead actor for ‘Mr. Robot,’ Tatiana Maslany for lead actress in ‘Orphan Black,’ and Ben Mendelsohn for supporting actor in the Netflix series ‘Bloodlines.’
“Louie Anderson’s win for supporting actor in a comedy on the FX series ‘Baskets’ was also a refreshing move.
“The night solidified the industry’s prevailing view that cable and streaming services are at the vanguard of creativity in television. Only four awards out of the 27 presented at the ceremony went to programs that air on the four major English-language broadcast networks. Online streaming services Netflix and Amazon collectively earned more honors than ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox on the night — and received major exposure on the ABC telecast.”
And again, if you want to see a complete list of Primetime Emmy winners from Sunday night, please click here.