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Streamers Continued Primetime Emmy Awards Dominance, Led by HBO Max

Warner Bros. Discovery’s HBO and HBO Max entered the 74th Annual Emmy Awards with a leading 140 nominations. It walked away from the Sept. 12 awards with 38 wins, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series for “The White Lotus,” Outstanding Drama Series for “Succession,” Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Zendaya in “Euphoria,” and Hollywood veteran Jean Smart winning Outstanding Lead Comedy Actress for “Hacks.”
 
Perennial Emmy Awards champion Netflix walked away with 26 wins on 105 nominations, spearheaded by “Squid Game,” the first non-English language series up for a Primetime Emmy. The Korean dystopian series took home the Outstanding Director win for Hwang Dong-hyuk, and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Series for Lee Jung-jae, both first-time Asian winners in their respective categories.
 
For Apple TV+, original series “Ted Lasso” is the gift that keeps giving. The first and second seasons have now won for Outstanding Comedy Series in successive seasons — reportedly just the eighth time a show has achieved that.
 
Previous successive comedy series winners include “Modern Family,” “30 Rock,” “Frasier,” “The Golden Girls,” “Cheers,” “All in the Family” and “The Phil Silvers Show.”
 
 
“Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls”
The second season of “Ted Lasso” earned four wins, including Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jason Sudeikis), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Brett Goldstein), and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (MJ Delaney).
 
“It has been such an honor for all of us at Apple to collaborate with the exceptionally gifted cast and creative team to bring this heartwarming, hilarious, and kind series to the screen,” Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of worldwide video, said in a statement.
 
In total, Apple TV+ landed nine Emmy Awards, including five Creative Arts Emmy Awards with “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” earning the top honor for Outstanding Short Form Comedy, its fifth win in a row; celebrated Best Drama Series nominee “Severance” making its Emmy debut with two wins including Outstanding Music Composition for a Series and Outstanding Main Title Design; Apple’s critically acclaimed “Schmigadoon!” winning Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics; and dramatic mystery series “Home Before Dark” landing the previously announced juried award for Outstanding Motion Design.
 
Apple original series, films and documentaries have now generated 275 wins and 1,152 award nominations and counting, including this year’s historic win at the Oscars as CODA took home Best Picture and made Apple the first streamer to win the category.
 

Disney won 26 Emmys on 117 nominations across both broadcast and streaming channels, including ABC, FX, National Geographic, Disney+ and Hulu.

The media giant earned 26 awards, including Michael Keaton for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series (“Dopesick”) playing a small-town doctor overwhelmed by the opioid crisis. Amanda Seyfried was a first-time Emmy winner (Outstanding Lead Actress in Limited or Anthology Series) portraying Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced founder of Theranos, in “The Dropout.”

Finally, Amazon Prime Video scored its only Emmy for the reality dance competition “Watch Out for the Big Grrrls,” where women compete for gigs as backup singers for music performer Lizzo.

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