Streaming Services Dominate 2021 Emmy Award Nominations

After a year that forced many to turn towards on-demand streaming platforms for entertainment, television streaming series dominated the 2021 Emmy Award nominations.

This year, Netflix's "The Crown" and Disney+ Original "The Mandalorian" each scored 24 nominations, while "WandaVision," also created for Disney+, racked up 23 nominations.

The network with the highest number of nominations was HBO, which garnered 130 nominations thanks to its new streaming service HBO Max. Netflix came in second with 129 nominations and Disney+ in third with 71 nominations.

Contenders in both the best drama and best comedy category are predominately from streaming services.

Netflix received two nominations in the best drama category—one for the fourth season of "The Crown" and the other for the first season of "Bridgerton." Disney+, HBO, Hulu and Amazon each earned one nomination of "The Mandalorian," "Lovecraft Country," "The Handmaid's Tale" and "The Boys," respectively.

There were also two non-streamers nominated for best drama: NBC's "This Is Us" and FX's "Pose."

In the comedy category, HBO Max garnered two nominations for its original series "The Flight Attendant" and "Hacks," while three Netflix series—"Emily in Paris," "Cobra Kai" and "the Kominsky Method"—also received nominations.

However, the favorite to win best comedy is AppleTV+ series "Ted Lasso." Hulu also scored a nomination for "PEN15" and ABC's "black-ish" earned the only nomination from a cable or broadcast network.

Meanwhile, in what many believe to be the most competitive category at this year's ceremony, all the actresses nominated for best actress in a limited series are stars of shows created by streaming platforms.

Kate Winslet (HBO's "Mare of Easttown"), Anya Taylor-Joy (Netflix's "The Queen's Gambit"), Michaela Coel (HBO's "I May Destroy You"), Cynthia Erivo (Hulu's "Genius: Aretha") and Elizabeth Olsen (Disney+'s "WandaVision") all earned nominations in the category.

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The fourth season of Netflix's "The Crown" picked up 24 nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards, tying with Disney+'s "The Mandalorian" for the highest number of nominations in a year where streaming services have dominated as nominees. The cast of "The Crown" attends season 3's world premiere at The Curzon Mayfair on November 13, 2019 in London, England. David M. Benett/WireImage

But while streaming services have racked up the nominations at this year's Emmy Awards and has increasingly earned more recognition for their original content in the last nine years, few have won in major categories.

Only one streaming platform has collected the award for best drama, which went to Hulu's "The Handmaid Tale" in 2017, and only two have won in the best comedy category. HBO's "Veep" took home best comedy for three consecutive years, before Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and "Fleabag" succeeded the following two years.

No streaming service has won for best-limited series, although this year's leads in the category are Netflix's "The Queen's Gambit" and HBO's "Mare of Easttown."

And while Netflix remains the world's largest streaming service, hitting 200 million subscribers at the end of 2020, it has never won in best drama, best comedy or best-limited series.

The 73rd Emmy Awards is set to air on September 19 on CBS, as well as the Paramount+ streaming service.