"Succession" and "Ted Lasso" emerged as returning champions at the 74th annual Emmy Awards, on a night that tilted toward repeat winners while spreading the wealth in a way that appeared to celebrate diversity among talent, platforms and content.
After Netflix's record-tying performance in 2021, HBO reasserted its dominance in its now-annual battle with Netflix for supremacy in the realm of prestige TV. The pay network was led by the limited series "The White Lotus," whose five awards on Monday night — coupled with a handful of technical prizes at the earlier Creative Arts ceremonies — let it check out with 10 overall wins this season, more than any other program.
HBO collected 12 of the 25 statuettes awarded at Monday's ceremony. That included a second win for "Succession," which sat out last year due to the eligibility window, leaving the door open for "The Crown" to sweep the drama voting.
"Ted Lasso" became comedy's back-to-back winner for the show as well as stars Jason Sudeikis and Brett Goldstein — an increasingly rare feat, if only because shows now more frequently take longer breaks between runs.
Denied an opportunity to make history as a non-English-language drama winner, as "Parasite" did at the Oscars, Netflix's social-media sensation "Squid Game" garnered awards for star Lee Jung-hae and directing. The show had previously earned a quartet of victories at the Creative Arts ceremony.