Netflix & HBO Tie In 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Published on September 19, 2018

The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy awards took place Monday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The awards show was hosted by SNL’s Michael Che and Colin Jost. It saw a lot of jokes surrounding the awards shows milestone anniversary year. Ratings for the Emmy Awards hit an all time low at last night’s event. Viewership landed around just 10 million, which is a little over 1 million less viewers than the 11.3 million low in 2016. This year was also the first time in nearly two decades that HBO did not take home the most awards. The online streaming platform, Netflix tied with HBO at 23 awards each. The streaming platform has only qualified for awards shows for a few years now. Platforms like Netflix, Prime TV and Hulu have changed the film and television industry for good.

Big winners at the Emmy Awards Monday night were HBO’s Game of Thrones, Westworld and Amazon Prime TV’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Game of Thrones saw wins in major categories throughout the show. It won awards in Best Drama and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama with Peter Dinklage, who stars in the show as Tyrion Lannister. It was nominated for seven awards in categories like Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama, Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing. The show did not qualify for awards in 2017 due to timing. Game of Thrones will see its final season premiere in 2019 as season and has won 255 out of over 700 awards nominations in its tenured run on HBO.

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Wins Many Emmy Awards

The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel saw a successful night at the Emmy awards. The Amazon Prime TV show won 6 out of its 7 nominations. Rachel Broshanan won the award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Alex Borstein won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. The show’s director, Amy Sherman Palladino took home the award for Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. Palladino has previously worked on shows like Gilmore Girls and has a long history in the television industry. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel finished its first season in November of last year. The show will see a return to Amazon Prime TV this year and has been renewed through its third season.

Netflix saw big wins at the Emmy Awards last night as it tied with HBO for the network to take home the most awards. The streaming platform won 23 Emmy Awards throughout the night. Shows like Black Mirror, Queer Eye and WIld Wild Country were some of the shows that won big last night. Netflix has dominated awards shows since the rules were changed to make streaming services qualify despite its short time in the production industry. The last few years have seen a monumental increase in the amount of shows and movies that Netflix has released exclusively.

To see a complete list of the nominees and winners at the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards check out their website here.

Julia Sachs is a former Managing Editor at Grit Daily. She covers technology, social media and disinformation. She is based in Utah and before the pandemic she liked to travel.

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