The series “The White Lotus” won five trophies on Monday evening at the annual Emmy Awards ceremony, held in Los Angeles.
The HBO series, a social satire set in a fictional resort in Hawaii, received awards in every category in which it was nominated, namely Best Miniseries, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actor trophies. female supporting role, screenplay and direction.
HBO topped the night with 12 wins, including a new Best Drama Series award for “Succession.”
Netflix picked up just three wins on Monday night, bringing the streamer’s total Emmy count to 26.
Netflix’s global hit, “Squid Game”, won three trophies, namely Best Actor in a Drama Series (Lee Jung-jae), Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Lee You-mi) and Best Director in a drama series (Hwang Dong-hyuk).
HBO’s “Succession” entered the awards show with 25 nominations across all categories. The saga won a total of four Emmys, including Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, which went to Matthew Macfadyen, while Jesse Armstrong took home the award for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.
Zendaya won her second Best Actress award for her role as a troubled teenager in HBO’s “Euphoria.”
In comedies, Jason Sudeikis won Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as a big-hearted football coach with a troubled private life in “Ted Lasso.”
The Emmy Awards came at a difficult time for the television industry, as the pandemic-era streaming boom currently faces the harsh realities of dwindling subscribers, budget cuts and cancellations.