Netflix dominates Emmys with Crown sweep and Queen’s Gambit win

Josh O'Connor, winner of the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series award for The Crown, poses in the press room during the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California. – AFP pic, September 2021.

THE Crown swept the drama awards at the Emmys yesterday to finally coronate Netflix with a top prize on television’s biggest night, as the streaming giant also claimed best limited series honours for The Queen’s Gambit.

Netflix has transformed the TV landscape since creating its first original show in 2012 but had never won any top series prize before yesterday’s ceremony – the small-screen equivalent of the Oscars.

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