By Lisa Richwine
LOS ANGELES, Sept 20 (Reuters) – AT&T Inc’s HBO community dominated Sunday’s Emmy Awards with 30 wins, together with finest drama “Succession” and restricted sequence “Watchmen,” whereas Apple Inc took dwelling its first award for the iPhone maker’s dive into streaming tv.
On-line video pioneer Netflix Inc, which headed into the ceremony with a document 160 nominations, earned 21 honors. The Pop cable community, owned by ViacomCBS Inc, took the highest comedy prize for offbeat sequence “Schitt’s Creek,” which swept comedy classes to gather 9 awards total.
Successful the best honors in tv bestows a mark of status that networks can tout of their advertising and marketing to draw audiences in a crowded leisure panorama. AT&T, Walt Disney Co, Apple and others have launched streaming video companies to compete with Netflix.
HBO had dominated the Emmys for years with hits resembling “The Sopranos,” “Intercourse and the Metropolis” and “Recreation of Thrones.” Earlier than Sunday, it was probably the most honored community for 17 of the previous 18 years. The exception was in 2018, when Netflix and HBO tied in Emmy wins.
This 12 months, HBO’s alternative-reality drama “Watchmen” was probably the most honored program total with 11 awards, whereas the community’s media dynasty drama “Succession” scored seven honors.
Netflix’s awards included finest supporting drama actress for Julia Garner in “Ozark.”
Apple secured its first Emmy for Billy Crudup’s supporting function in “The Morning Present” as a manipulative govt at a information community rocked by a sexual harassment scandal. The present runs on Apple TV+, the corporate’s subscription TV providing.
“Star Wars” sequence “The Mandalorian,” a present on the Disney+ streaming service a couple of bounty hunter who protects Child Yoda, received eight awards.
The Pop community landed the very best comedy award for the sixth and remaining season of “Schitt’s Creek,” a sequence a couple of once-wealthy household pressured to reside in a rundown motel in an out-of-the-way city. The present was filmed in Toronto and aired on the CBC community in Canada.
“Because of CBC and Pop for broadcasting this with out hesitation,” creator and star Daniel Levy stated as he accepted his award.
The wins for “Schitt’s Creek” additionally had been a victory for Netflix. The sequence has streamed on Netflix since 2017, serving to to spice up the viewers. Actor Eugene Levy thanked Netflix for “the spark that appeared to start out all the pieces” for the present. (Reporting by Lisa Richwine; modifying by Jonathan Oatis)