The prestigious 70th Primetime Emmy Awards held last Monday highlighted Netflix’s relentless uphill progress in Hollywood.
Held at the Microsoft Theater in the bustling Downtown Los Angeles, California, the awarding ceremonies for this year underlined the competition between premium content streaming provider, Netflix, and established movie channel, HBO.
Their fierce battle was exemplified by each of them garnering 23 awards as honors for their crème de la crème content offerings.
This notable result shows that the streaming giant’s performance matched the total awards accumulated by its now recognized rival just five years after the latter was beginning a huge push into the delivery of original shows.
The trophies received by Netflix at the celebrated star-studded occasion included five recognitions for “The Crown.”
Furthermore, the historical drama also won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award for its lead, drama performer Claire Foy. Three recognitions were earned by limited series “Godless” and four for “Black Mirror.”
As “Godless” supporting actor, Jeff Daniels accepted the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series prize; he expressed his gratefulness saying, “Thank you to Netflix for your support of artists.”
Prior to the Emmy Awards held last Monday, HBO had bested other content distributors. For 16 consecutive years, the movie network won the most Emmy Awards.
In honor of the TV industry’s best of the best this year, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” bagged the prestigious Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for the third time.
The fantasy series produced by the movie network ended up as the show that received the most awards, receiving a total of nine for this year’s Emmy ceremony.
The tight competition for the Emmy prizes between Netflix and HBO started in 2013. That was the time when Netflix released “House of Cards.”
With Hollywood A-lister, Kevin Spacey, as lead cast, the political thriller crowned HBO as a home for top-notch TV shows.
Prior to the dominance of Netflix in Hollywood, HBO which is now managed by the world’s largest telecommunications firm, AT&T, has ruled the TV industry for a long time.
“Sex and the City” and “The Sopranos” were among its famous original series. Today’s TV landscape is a battlefield for hundreds of reality TV series, original programming, and scripted content, all of which are competing for viewers.
Victories such as those received from distinguished awarding occasions like the annual Emmy Awards provide streaming service providers and TV networks the competitive edge.
They can use their wins for advertising and to make their content recognized in the highly cutthroat TV industry.