When Netflix earned its first Emmy nominations in 2013, it went into the award show as a dark horse. The fact that the company ended up winning three awards for “House of Cards” that year was groundbreaking, as it was the first time that an online exclusive won television’s biggest prize. However, over the past seven years, Netflix has become a regular at the prestigious award show, upstaging many traditional television networks.
In 2020, the streaming giant won a record 160 nominations, but failed to match its own best result in terms of actual wins. In the end, Netflix won 21 awards versus 27 the year before and 23 in 2018. The fact that 21 Emmys are now considered disappointing for Netflix goes a long way in showing how far the company has taken its content game over the past decade.