HBO and Netflix went toe-to-toe for the most Emmy wins on Sunday night, with the cable giant and the streaming juggernaut tying for first place.
The suspenseful back and forth came down to the best drama series category, which went to Game of Thrones. The awards show ended with HBO and Netflix each taking home 23 awards in total.
The Netflix race was led by shows like The Crown, which nabbed 13 total nominations; Stranger Things, which received 12; Western drama Godless, also with 12; and comedy series GLOW with 10. Game of Thrones garnered the most nominations for HBO with 22 total. Bill Hader’s dark comedy Barry, picked up 13 for its freshman season, while Last Week Tonight With John Oliver had nine.
Game of Thrones was ultimately the biggest winner of the night, keeping HBO in the race. In addition to best drama series, the show also picked up awards like a best-supporting actor in a drama, which went to Peter Dinklage.
Netflix’s The Crown took home the most awards with five, including best actress in a drama for Claire Foy. The “USS Callister” episode of Black Mirror and Godless also took home multiple statuettes with four and three respectively.
Back in July nominations were released and Netflix, for the first time ever, topped HBO in the total number of nominations. The streaming service took the lead with an impressive 112 nominations compared to HBO’s 108.
Although HBO was able to tie Netflix for the number of wins, Netflix has been coming on strong after getting into original scripted programming just five years ago with the premiere of House of Cards.