HBO Max Leads All Emmy Winners as ‘The Bear’ Rules

There’s “HBO Max” and then there’s everyone else.

On the backs of Succession and The Last of Us, HBO and its streaming counterpart Max led the list of winners at Monday’s 75th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. While the TV Academy ceased breaking out wins by platform, The Hollywood Reporter tallied up all the trophies from two nights of Creative Emmys as well as the Primetime ceremony and the Warner Bros. Discovery-backed HBO and Max easily topped rival Netflix with 31 statuettes.

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Streaming giant Netflix finished second — again — with 22 wins thanks in large part to Beef’s sweep of the limited series category. John Landgraf’s Disney-backed cable network FX delivered an impressive year with 16 wins, with The Bear sweeping in the comedy category and leading all winners in awards that represent TV’s best from 2023. The ceremony, telecast on Fox, was delayed from September to January as a result of the writers and actors strikes.

On the programming side, The Bear led all winners with 10 for its breakout first season. The dark comedy from creator Christopher Storer and exec producer Joanna Calo picked up the top comedy prize as well as wins for stars Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri and Ebon Moss-Bachrach.

Netflix’s Beef finished second with eight wins including in the limited series category and for stars Steven Yeun and Ali Wong. HBO’s rookie drama The Last of Us, which led all winners following two nights of the Creative Arts, was shut out during the primetime ceremony but still finished in third place. Fellow HBO hit Succession finished in fourth place with six, including wins for best drama, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin and Matthew Macfadyen.

On the conglomerate front, WBD submitted all of its programming as “HBO Max” titles as the TV Academy permits companies to designate the platforms as they see fit. (HBO originals air concurrently on Max, it’s worth noting.) Disney, however, thanks to The Bear and FX/Hulu’s Welcome to Wrexham, as well as ABC’s Dancing With the Stars and Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium on Disney+, actually topped WBD with 36 combined wins when tallying up wins from across the company’s portfolio including ABC, Hulu, Disney+ and National Geographic.

HBO/Max 31
Netflix 22
FX 16
Apple 10
Disney+ 9
Amazon 6
Fox 4
Hulu 4
Peacock 2 
Roku 2
Comedy Central 1
National Geographic 1
Paramount+ 1
Starz 1
VH1 1

Source: THR research

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The Bear 10
Beef 8
The Last of Us 8
Succession 6
Welcome To Wrexham 5
The White Lotus 5
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie 4
Wednesday 4
Dancing With the Stars 3
Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium 3
RuPaul’s Drag Race 3
The Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show Starring Rihanna 2
Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration 2
Black Bird 2
Daisy Jones & the Six 2
I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson 2
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 2
Moonage Daydream 2
Saturday Night Live 2
The Simpsons 2
Ted Lasso 2
We’re Here 2
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story 2

Source: TV Academy

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