On Sunday night, the streamers dominated. Netflix, Apple+ and HBO Max put to bed the idea that streamers couldn’t win the most Emmy awards. Streaming companies took the top awards in almost every major category. Two shows, Ted Lasso and The Crown, swept the comedy categories and drama categories respectively. The Queen’s Gambit grabbed the limited series categories. Read about how the streaming companies booted traditional broadcast shows in our 2021 Emmy Awards Betting recap.
Entertainment Betting News – 2021 Emmy Awards Review
2021 Emmy Awards
- When: Sep. 19, 2021
- TV / Streaming: CBS / Paramount+
Hacks can’t overtake Ted Lasso
Last week, we published a blog where we believed enough buzz had built around HBO Max’s show about a canceled comedy writer working for a Las Vegas performer that Hacks had a shot to beat Lasso and win best comedy.
We were wrong. Ted Lasso dominated in every major category except for the one that showed a Hack’s favorite.
Jean Smart took the award for best actress in a comedy. At one point, Smart was a -800 chalk. Not only that, but Lasso is a show about a soccer team, which means the main characters are mostly male.
Jason Sudekis, Hannah Waddingham, and Brett Goldstein all won awards. Waddingham and Goldstein took home statues for supporting actress and actor. Sudekis won for best actor in a comedy.
The Crown blasts their competition in the drama categories
The Crown entered the 2021 Emmys boasting some of the chalkiest numbers in entertainment betting history. The Netflix drama about Queen Elizabeth II and her current reign didn’t disappoint.
Chalk bettors were high-fiving themselves for the profit they won on -1000 bets all night. The Crown even won the lone big underdog winner, Olivia Coleman at +1000 to win best actress in a drama.
Coleman, who plays Elizabeth II, took home the statue. Unlike Lasso, The Crown could find it difficult to win best drama next season.
More competition may end up costing The Crown the award for top drama. Still, it appears Emmy voters remain set on awarding traditional dramas because none of the edgy shows, like FX’s Pose or HBO Max’s Lovecraft Country, dented The Crown’s armor.
WandaVision can’t stand up to The Queen’s Gambit
Buzz had built so much around WandaVision that we thought the Disney+ show about two lesser known Marvel characters might steal The Queen’s Gambit’s thunder.
But Netflix’s terrific show won the award for limited series. However, Ann Taylor-Joy didn’t win best actress, falling to Kate Winslet for Mare of Eastown. Ewan McGregor won for Halston, beating out favored Paul Bettany who played Vision in WandaVision.
Winslet’s and McGregor’s victories, along with The Crown sweeping the major drama category hardware, shows that, yeah, Emmy voters are willing to nominate edgier shows. But they aren’t always willing to vote for them to win.
Whether that’s good or bad depends on your personal taste. In any case, we can soon look forward to entertainment odds on the Oscars and Grammys.