(AFP) – The Netflix platform obtained on Sunday the consecration that had eluded it for so many years: its production “The Crown”, which retraces in a romanticized way the life of the British royal family, won the Emmy Award for “best drama series” and won all the actor awards in its category.
Comedy is “Ted Lasso” which wins the title, with also Emmy Awards, equivalent of the Oscars of American television, for three of its actors.
Netflix even manages a double for this 73 th edition thanks to the “Lady’s Game” which defeated its competitors by winning the trophy for the best mini-series with this success planetary.
The video-on-demand platform garners a total of 33 Emmy Awards this season, equaling the record set by CBS in 1974, when the series were exclusively broadcast on the airwaves and their weekly frequency.
Since launching in 2007, Netflix has collected nominations without winning so far Emmy Award in the most prestigious categories.
The stars of the small screen had gathered Sunday in Los Angeles for the first time since the start of the pandemic on the set of the Emmy Awards, with a tonnage reduced to 500 handpicked guests and very strict sanitary measures.
A large part of the team of “The Crown” could not make the trip and followed the awards ceremony from London via a satellite link. “I have no words, I am very, very grateful,” said series creator Peter Morgan.
The fourth season of this hugely popular series portrays the heated marriage between Princess Diana and Prince Charles, played by Briton Josh O’Connor. “Turning + The Crown + was the two most rewarding years of my life,” said the actor, crowned in the drama category.
His compatriot Olivia Colman, who plays Queen Elizabeth, for her part royally imposed herself as the best actress, in particular against her comrade Emma Corrin, who played the role of Princess Diana.
The The series has also won awards for supporting roles, including Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully of “The X-Files”) for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, as well as screenplay and directing.
If we add rewards in technical categories already awarded, the Netflix production received a total of eleven Emmy Awards, tied with “The Lady’s Game” and only one trophy of the record set by “Game of Thrones “.
– Minimal portion for diversity –
After a musical tribute to rapper Biz Markie, who died this summer, the evening’s first awards went to Apple TV + ‘s comedy “Ted Lasso”, with supporting Emmys for Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein.
Jason Sudeikis, who plays the main character, had received a hat trick a little later by becoming “best actor in a comedy” for this series which features an American football coach totally lost when he takes the helm of a team of English round ball.
“Ted Lasso” finally won in this category where the series was the big favorite this year.
The Apple TV + production, however, conceded the Emmy Awards for screenplay and directing, snatched away by the HBO series “Hacks”, with Jean Smart as a Las Vegas diva on the return, voted best actress in this category.
Side mini-series, victory escaped Anya Taylor-Joy for “The Lady’s Game”, beaten by star Kate Winslet as a disillusioned police officer sée for “Mare of Easttown” (HBO).
“I want to salute my nominated colleagues because this decade must be that of women who stick together”, launched Kate Winslet, thanking the show’s writers for creating “a mature mother, imperfect and full of flaws … Quite honestly, we all feel recognized,” she added.
Julianne Nicholson and Evan Peters were also awarded for this HBO series in the supporting roles category.
If women were in the spotlight, diversity left something to be desired: the twelve Emmys for Best Actors and Actresses, or supporting roles in the hottest categories went exclusively to white protagonists. Enough to once again fuel recurring criticism against major Hollywood events such as the Oscars and the Golden Globes. “Emmyssowhite” (Emmy so white), headlined the specialized site The Wrap, noting that artists of color were competing in “almost all categories”.