The 73rd Annual Emmy Awards celebrated favorites such as Ted Lasso, Lady’s Play and The Crown, in an award-winning return to a (mostly) normal ceremony that celebrated diversity.
The British dominated the Emmy Awards with most notably The Crown, Netflix’s lavish drama about the royal family, which scooped no less than 11 trophies, including acting victories for Olivia Colman (as Queen Elizabeth II), Josh O’Connor (as Prince Charles), Gillian Anderson (as Margaret Thatcher) and Tobias Menzies (as the late Prince Philip).
The British series was also named best first-time drama, a milestone for Netflix, which led the year with 44 awards in total, including victories at the Creative Arts Emmys, which took place recently.
For its part, “Ted Lasso,” the heartwarming British comedy Apple TV +, based on a 2013 sketch promoting the Premier League on NBC in the United States, won four awards, including Best Comedy.
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Hacks, one of HBO Max’s first comedies, about a bizarre working relationship between an aging comedian and a millennial writer, kept Ted Lasso from wiping out a clean sweep, with wins for Best Comedy Writing and Best Leading Actress .
The awards for Best Limited Series were split between Netflix’s Game of the Lady, which won Best Limited Series and Best Director for Scott Frank, and HBO’s Mare of Easttown, which won Acting Trophies for supporting performers Evan Peters and Julianne Nicholson and Best Leading Actress for Kate Winslet.
The evening however marked a strong progression for the women. Indeed, this is the first Emmy Awards in which women have swept the comedy and dramatic direction categories. Jessica Hobbs of The Crown has only become the fourth female achievement winner, while Hacks’ Lucia Aniello is the fifth.
The winners in the main categories
– Best comedy –
“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV +)
– Best mini-series –
“The Lady’s Game” (Netflix)
– Best Actor in a Drama Series –
Josh O’Connor, “The Crown” (Netflix)
– Best Actress in a Drama Series –
Olivia Colman, “The Crown” (Netflix)
– Best actor in a series, comedy –
Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV +)
– Best Actress in a Series, Comedy –
Jean Smart, “Hacks” (HBO)
– Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie –
Ewan McGregor, “Halston” (Netflix)
– Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie –
Kate Winslet, “Mare of Easttown” (HBO)
– Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series –
Tobias Menzies, “The Crown” (Netflix)
– Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series –
Gillian Anderson, “The Crown” (Netflix)
– Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Comedy –
Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV +)
– Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Comedy –
Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV +)
– Programs and series with the most awards –
“The Crown” (Netflix) – 11
“The Lady’s Game” (Netflix) – 11
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC) – 8
“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV +) – 7
“The Mandalorian” (Disney +) – 7