HBO And Netflix Cleaned Up At Last Night’s Primetime Emmys

Emmy host Stephen Colbert could not help but remark on Netflix's growing effect, which has come over a rather brief period.

Hulu made Emmys history last night by becoming the first streaming agency to acquire the Emmy for Best Drama ("The Handmaid's Tale"). However, it was Netflix that took home more awards at last night's event. That's not surprising, given how nominations Netflix made this season -- with 91 Emmy nods, it'd come near doubling its Emmy existence from 2016, in which it had been up for 54 potential wins.

Just HBO had scored more Emmy nominations this time around -- a remarkable accomplishment, too, considering that its flagship series "Game of Thrones" didn't compete this year, due to it missing the eligibility period.

Netflix's lineup of Emmy contenders has a good deal to do with just how far it has spent in content for its support -- $6 billion in 2017, with strategies to raise that to $7 billion next year. That strategy has paid off not just concerning subscribers, but also business recognition, such as the Emmy awards.

Emmy host Stephen Colbert could not help but remark on Netflix's growing effect, which has come over a rather brief period.

At the same point, he quipped, "only remember, their hottest picture five decades ago was a scratched DVD of 'Finding Nemo,'" when speaking about Netflix's large amount of nominations.

In the conclusion of the night, Netflix came in a close second to HBO by absolute wins by the system.

HBO took home 29 wins to Netflix's 20 thanks to your strong showing by HBO's "Big Little Lies," that scored 8 Emmys. However, Netflix was well-represented this year, with its trademark "Stranger Things" receiving 5 Emmys, "The Crown" earning 4, and "Master of None" and "Dark Mirror: San Junipero" using 2.

It may happen to be Hulu's huge night, using its not-too-surprising wins for the critically acclaimed "The Handmaid's Tale," however Netflix and HBO are nonetheless the networks dominating the Emmys, topping the two other streaming solutions, like Hulu and Amazon, as well as broadcast and cable TV.

Hulu made the headlines, but whether or not it can repeat that formula next year remains to be viewed. It might wind up like Amazon, which made a pop with shows like "Transparent" and "Mozart in the Jungle," but has not been able to maintain momentum.

This season, Amazon only won two Emmys, awarded in a week's Creative Arts Emmys.

The Overall wins by the network (via Deadline) are under:

HBO: 29

Netflix: 20

NBC: 15

Hulu: 10

ABC: 7

FX Networks: 6

Fox: 5

Adult Swim: 4

CBS: 4

A&E: 3

VH1: 3