AT&T Inc’s HBO network triumphed at Sunday’s Emmy Awards with 30 wins, including best drama “Succession” and limited series “Watchmen,” while Apple took home its first award for the iPhone maker’s dive into streaming television.
Netflix Inc, which headed into the ceremony with a record 160 nominations, finished second with 21 honors.
The cable network, owned by ViacomCBS Inc, took the top comedy prize for offbeat series “Schitt’s Creek,” which swept comedy categories to collect nine awards overall.
Winning the highest honors in television bestows a mark of prestige that networks can tout in their marketing to attract audiences in a crowded entertainment landscape.
AT&T, Walt Disney Co, Apple and others have launched streaming video services to compete with online video pioneer Netflix.
HBO had long dominated the Emmys with hits such as “The Sopranos,” “Sex and the City” and “Game of Thrones.”
Before Sunday, it was the most honoured network for 17 of the past 18 years. The exception was in 2018, when Netflix and HBO tied in Emmy wins.