Sunday night's 69th Emmy Awards made it even clearer that streaming services move into original content are forces to be reckoned with as Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" took home the top category of Outstanding Drama Series, beating out prestigious networks that have typically dominated the category, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Hulu peer Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) had three shows nominated in the drama category: "The Crown," "House of Cards," and "Stranger Things." But a Netflix title hasn't ever won the Outstanding Drama Series category despite being nominated the past four years.
A broadcast network title hasn't won the top drama category in 11 years, and Sunday's awards were no different. But Comcast Corp-owned (CMCSA) NBC's "This Is Us" was successful in the lead actor race where star Sterling K. Brown took the top award.
Netflix certainly didn't leave the Emmys, which aired on CBS Corp. (CBS) , empty handed. The streaming service's sci-fi anthology "Black Mirror" won the best TV movie category and Aziz Ansari-run "Master of None" took home writing wins.
The comedy side of the race was more predictable. Time Warner-owned (TWX) HBO's "Veep" took the top comedy spot for the third year in a row. "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus snagged a record with Sunday's win, as her eighth overall Emmy put her at the most Emmys won by a performer for the same role and series.
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc-owned (FOX) FX series "Atlanta" made waves in its first season as Donald Glover won awards for director and lead actor of the new series.
HBO carried the most trophies home with 29 total wins. Netflix was a close second with 20 awards this year.
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