With a huge challenge in trying to stage a live awards show while still in the shadow of Covid, the Emmys pulled off a mostly entertaining three hours and 15 minutes, even if (save for a couple of surprise wins) it was all a pretty predictable outcome. Most pundits (including me) were forecasting wins of Ted Lasso for Comedy, The Crown
for Drama, and The Queen’s Gambit
for Limited Series despite stiff competition. The British invasion also seemed inevitable, taking us back to a time when Emmy seemed to devour everything from across the pond.
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That is how it all turned out, with The Queen’s Gambit
and The Crown
(holding its coronation in London) both taking 11 wins overall each, a truly impressive haul for Netflix
which is no longer snake-bit at the Emmys finally getting some crowning glory that has eluded them.