Despite 91 nominations at the 2017 Emmys, Netflix will once again not be taking home the top prize of the evening: best drama series. And to add a little salt to the wound, one of its streaming rivals took the prize.
With Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” winning the big award of the Emmys, it has made history by becoming the first streaming service to win the category. And it has to bug the Netflix brass just a little.
Though Netflix has had over 200 Emmy nominations since 2013, it’s found little success when it comes to the main categories. In fact, its biggest wins ever have been best supporting actor (Ben Mendelsohn in “Bloodline,” 2016) and best supporting actress (Uzo Aduba in “Orange is the New Black,” 2015).
On Sunday, “The Handmaid’s Tale” also won lead actress (Elisabeth Moss), supporting actress (Ann Dowd), and best directing drama series (Reed Morano).
For Netflix, “The Crown” found recognition in the supporting actor for a drama series category, as John Lithgow won for his portrayal of Winston Churchill, and “Black Mirror: San Junipero” won for outstanding TV movie and outstanding writing for a limited series, movie, or dramatic special.