Emmy 2018: Amazon Prime Video becomes first streaming service to win in the comedy series category

During the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards held on Monday, September 17, Amazon Prime Video became the first streaming service to win a best comedy series Emmy for its original production “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”.
The series follows a housewife in 1958 New York City who discovers she has a knack for stand-up comedy. This production also won four other main Emmys: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Rachel Brosnahan), Supporting Actress (Alex Borstein), Comedy Writing and Directing (Amy Sherman-Palladino).
This year, Netflix topped HBO for the first time in total number of nominations (112 vs 108) and both won 23 awards. However, Netflix still does not have a best series Emmy, something that Amazon and Hulu have achieved (in 2017, Hulu became the first streaming service to win an award in the Best Series category with “The Handmaid’s Tale”).
Among the main awards, HBO won the Emmy for Best Drama (“Game of Thrones”) and Best Actor in a Comedy (Bill Hader for “Barry”). Netflix won for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Claire Foy for “The Crown”) and Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Movie (Regina King in “Seven Seconds”).
Fox group won a total of 19 awards. The series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” won seven Emmys, including Best Limited Series, Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Darren Criss) and Best Directing (Ryan Murphy).