Monday night’s 70th Primetime Emmy Awards saw television history made even as many of the favorites claimed trophies. While HBO’s “Game of Thrones” was one of the night’s biggest winners, the top streamers made serious inroads into the trophy count, with Netflix for the first time taking more wins on television’s big night than any other outlet.
Netflix won in seven categories Monday night, edging out HBO’s six wins and five apiece for FX Networks and Amazon’s Prime Video. Combined with the Creative Arts Emmys handed out previously, Netflix and HBO wound up tied for the most Emmys this year with 23 apiece, followed by NBC with 16, FX Networks with 12 and CNN and Amazon Prime Video with eight apiece.
Outstanding Drama Series winner “Game of Thrones” tallied a total of nine Emmys — two presented last night along with seven Creative Arts Emmys — to lead the total trophy count. Close behind are Amazon Prime’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” with eight (including three Creative Arts Emmys) and NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” with eight (including seven Creative Arts Emmys), followed by FX Networks’ “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” with seven (four Creative Arts Emmys).
Amazon’s “Mrs. Maisel” had a dream night in the comedy categories Monday, winning not only Outstanding Comedy Series but also Outstanding Lead Actress (Rachel Brosnahan), Outstanding Supporting Actress (Alex Borstein), Outstanding Directing (Amy Sherman-Palladino) and Outstanding Writing (Sherman-Palladino).
Please click here for all the winners and additional stats in the full announcement from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Here’s Monday night’s Emmys opening monologue by hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost …