Last night, Sunday 22 September 2019, the 71st Primetime Emmys Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
In all 26 different award categories including acting, writing awards, different types of programs — comedies, dramas and talk shows, among others were given out to deserving recipients.
The night’s biggest winner was Fleabag, which won awards for outstanding writing, best comedy series and best directing. Fleabag creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge also took home the lead actress in a comedy series. The win means that Julia Louis-Dreyfus would have to wait for another year to set the record for the most decorated Emmys performer of all time.
Game of Thrones took home the night’s final prize for outstanding drama series and a best supporting actor nod for American star Peter Dinklage.
Television house HBO got nine wins from an array of programmes including Chernobyl, Game of Thrones, Last Week Tonight and Succession.
Streaming giant Amazon also got seven nods in the night making them the second-highest winners after HBO. They also won the award for Comedy Series for the second year in a row (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in 2018; Fleabag in 2019).
Though Netflix had great expectations -27 nominations second only to HBO’s 34- going into the award, the realities were a little different with the streaming giant coming up tops in only four of the 27 categories for which it was nominated. Netflix won outstanding television movie (Bandersnatch [Black Mirror]), outstanding lead actor in a limited series (Jharrel Jerome – When They See Us), supporting actress in a drama series (Julia Garner – Ozark) and outstanding directing for a drama series (Jason Bateman – Ozark).
The full list of winners is available on the Emmys website.