Netflix came into The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards like a lion on Monday night, and came out a lamb, with only 7 wins from its 31 nominations, none of which were presented on the telecast.
The streaming service earned all of its statuettes at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremonies held earlier this month. The most notable was Uzo Aduba’s guest actress in a comedy series win for her performance as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren (pictured bottom right) in Orange is the New Black. Co-stars Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne were also nominated. OITNB, which had 12 nominations, also won for outstanding casting and single-camera picture editing in the comedy categories.
On Monday night, the women’s prison dramedy lost the outstanding comedy series award to ABC’s Modern Family, while its star Taylor Schilling was beaten out by Julia Louis-Dreyfus for HBO’s Veep. Jodie Foster, nominated for directing the episode “Lesbian Request Denied,” also lost.
House of Cards had 13 nominations and just one win, for sound mixing in a comedy or drama series (one hour). On Monday night, stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright lost to Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) for lead actor and lead actress in a drama series, respectively, while the show lost the outstanding drama series award to Breaking Bad.
Ricky Gervais, nominated for Netflix’s Derek, lost to Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) in the outstanding lead actor in a comedy series category.
The documentary The Square tied OITNB as Netflix’s biggest winner, earning 3 awards, all presented at the Creative Arts ceremonies.