The platforms are fighting in front of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Which platform is the most awarded?
For several years now, the Emmy Awards have looked less like a television ceremony than an open war between SVOD platforms. For the various players in the sector, the event is an opportunity to assert its superiority. Netflix, Disney +, Amazon Prime Video or even Apple TV + are having a great time. On the night of Monday to Tuesday, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences rewarded the best series of vintage 2021. Which platform is the big winner of this 2022 edition?
Unsurprisingly, it is the combined strength of HBO and HBO Max that manages to lead the assembly with a large head. The Warner Discovery conglomerate alone won no less than 37 statuettes. It is mainly the series Succession who stood out. The series, centered on the internal war of a media dynasty, created the event last year. It was voted best drama series this year. She prevailed against Squid Game from Netflix, Severance Apple TV+ or even Yellowjackets from Showtime.
Squid Game makes history
Netflix is not leaving empty-handed this year. The platform has also marked the history of the tin ceremony. For the first time in its history, a non-English speaking actor won the title of best actor in a drama series. Lee Jung-jae who plays the main character of the series Squid Game won against Adam Scott, Bob Odenkirk and Jason Bateman. As for the actresses, it was Zendaya who was once again rewarded for her performance in Euphoria.
However, Netflix failed to impose Stranger Things at the top of its list, despite a season 4 that broke many records. The mastodon of the platform will have to be satisfied with a public success, and a good place in the ranking of the most viewed series on its platform. It should be noted that Disney+ seems to be establishing itself as a reference in “true crime” with two series of the genre rewarded among its catalog. Amanda Seyfried and Michael Keaton land statuettes for their performances in The Dropout and dopesick. The Beatles: Get Backby Peter Jackson, also won the title of best documentary series.
Apple TV+ has found its spearhead
To establish itself in the highly competitive SVOD sector, Apple TV+ has relied on a number of productions from different genres. It is ultimately the comedy that will consecrate it. Once again, Ted Lasso made the match by winning the title of best comic series as well as several statuettes for the actors of the series worn by Jason Sudeikis and created by Bill Lawrence.
The series is set to return for a season 3. It did not air over the past summer as filming was delayed. We can nevertheless expect to find it next year on our screens. Apple will not fail to provide more information on the subject in due course. We will end with Amazon Prime Video which this year is a blank. Despite some nominations, notably for The Marvelous Ms Maisel, the e-commerce giant leaves empty-handed or almost. Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls nevertheless won the title of best reality TV competition.