HBO and Netflix square off (again) at the Emmys

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(CNN)"The White Lotus" and "Dopesick" nabbed aboriginal awards astatine the 74th yearly Emmy Awards, arsenic HBO and Netflix geared up for different successful their now-annual battles for supremacy successful the realm of prestige TV.

Keaton won his archetypal Emmy for the Hulu constricted bid "Dopesick," portion Bartlett was a first-time nominee for HBO's "The White Lotus."

Netflix tied a 47-year-old grounds (originally acceptable by CBS) with a full of 44 Emmys past twelvemonth crossed the Creative Arts Awards, dedicated chiefly to method categories, and the main telecast. That included sweeping the apical play categories with "The Crown," which didn't air during this year's eligibility period.

    HBO and HBO Max topped each platforms coming into this year's superior telecast, with 26 awards, versus 23 for Netflix. Both were good up of the nearest competitors, Disney+ and Hulu -- some owned by Disney -- with 9 and 8 wins, respectively. (Like CNN, HBO is simply a portion of Warner Bros. Discovery.)

      HBO was the most-honored web successful 2019 and 2020, tying with Netflix the twelvemonth earlier that.

      Hosted by Kenan Thompson, the ceremonial kicked disconnected with a tribute to TV taxable songs, and a lasting ovation for Oprah Winfrey, who presented the archetypal grant of the night.

      After record-low ratings successful 2020 with a virtual ceremony, viewership of the Emmys rebounded past twelvemonth to an estimated 7.4 cardinal viewers -- inactive debased by historical standards, but a marked betterment implicit the erstwhile 2 years.

          Ratings for linear TV person been declining successful general, and the Emmys are perceived to person been impacted by nominating less wide fashionable shows arsenic streaming has taken implicit the awards competition.

          TV rights to the Emmys rotate among the 4 large broadcast networks. This year's amusement moved from its accustomed Sunday broadcast due to the fact that it's airing connected NBC, which carries "Sunday Night Football."

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