The 74th Emmy Awards were handed out Monday night with trademark glitz and self-deprecating humor, but this year’s show did little to mask the fear roiling the television industry.
Broadcast networks — where executives are growing resentful over how the ceremony has become a three-hour commercial for their streaming competitors — were recognized with only three televised awards, compared with 11 for the streamers and 11 for HBO’s cable network.
The show aired on NBC, a network that is considering cutting back on the number of prime-time hours it programs. HBO and its streaming arm HBO Max had a lot to celebrate with 38 Emmy trophies overall, topping 26 for Netflix.
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