Netflix’s TV Series, ‘The Crown’, won big at the Emmys 2021 after scooping seven awards at the TV awards. The Crown, a portrayal of the British Royal Family under the reign of Queen Elizabeth, took away the night in an Emmys that saw Netflix scoop the most awards at 44, including two for ‘The Queen’s Gambit’. Netflix has shown that streaming services are slowly becoming the staple, leading traditional content producers to up their game and join the streaming bandwagon. Other notable streaming providers that won awards include Apple TV+ whose ‘Ted Lasso’ scooped four awards. The awards were fantastic even as actor Seth Rogen caused some drama citing a lack of sensitivity to COVID-19 protocols.
Big Night for ‘The Crown’
‘The Crown’ took home the most awards at the Emmys 2021 after winning the Best Drama Series, Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Josh O’Connor, who plays Prince Charles, and Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Olivia Colman. Emma Corrin, who plays Princess Diana, missed out.
Other awards for The Crown included the Best Drama Series Directing for Jessica Hobbs, Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Tobias Menzies, Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Gillian Anderson, and Best Drama Series Writing for Peter Morgan. The Crown did phenomenally well, showing how well it was written, directed, and acted. It is so good that people have been asking whether it shows the actual real-life occurrences in the British Monarchy, and the extent to which it shares true stories if any.
Big Win for Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ and Apple TV Plus’s Ted Lasso
Netflix’s other winner was The Queen’s Gambit. The TV series won Best Limited Series and Best Limited Series/TV Movie Directing for Scott Frank. The Queen’s Gambit is an intricate portrayal of a ‘from rags to riches’ story of an orphan girl who achieves the moniker of ‘Chess Queen’, despite all odds. Apple TV+ was not left behind, as its TV Series, Ted Lasso, went home with four accolades including Best Comedy Series and Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Jason Sudeikis.
Ted Lasso also bagged Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Brett Goldstein and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Hannah Waddingham.
Other Emmys 2021 Winners: ‘Mare of Easttown’ and ‘Hacks’
‘Mare of Easttown’, another hot series right now, bagged three awards including the Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Kate Winslet, Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Evan Peters, and Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Julianne Nicholson. ‘Hacks,’ another comedy TV series took home the Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Jean Smart. Hacks also bagged the Best Comedy Series Directing and Best Comedy Series Writing, both for Lucia Aniello.
Other notable winners at the Emmys 2021 include ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’, which won the Best Variety Talk Series and Best Variety Series Writing. ‘Saturday Night Live’ won the Best Variety Sketch Series while ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ won the Best Competition Program. ‘I May Destroy You’ took home the Best Limited Series/TV Movie Writing for Michaela Coel. ‘Halston’ took home the Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Ewan McGregor. ‘Hamilton’, a fan favorite, won the Best Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) while the Best Variety Special (Live) went to ‘Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020’. A big congratulations to all the winners!