The Queen’s Gambit, Scott Frank’s Seven Parts On A Chess Prodigy, which went on to become one of the most-watched original shows in Netflix history after falling during the height of foreclosure, received the award for Best Limited Series or anthology during the prime-time Emmys broadcast on Sunday night, outweighs a formidable competition including Amazon Prime The Underground Railroad, Disney + WandaVision and HBO I can destroy you and Easttown mare.
Netflix becomes the first streamer to win in the limited series category. A few minutes before hanging his Queen’s Gambit victory, he earned his very first series victory with The crown.
The Queen’s Gambit received 11 Emmy Awards for, among other categories, directing, production design, period costume and cinematography.
Executive producer William Horberg praised Netflix by accepting the award. The producer said, âYou did the rarest thing of all these days. You tried your luck on risky material and trusted the filmmakers. “
Horberg also called Anya Taylor-Joy’s performance as chess prodigy Beth Harmon inspiration.
âYou have inspired a whole generation of girls and young women to realize that patriarchy simply has no defense against our queens,â Horberg said.
The 2021 Emmy Awards took place on Sunday, returning to an in-person show after last year’s largely virtual and no-audience celebration. Cedric the Entertainer hosted the Television Academy Honors, which were broadcast on CBS from the outdoor platform of the LA Live event in downtown Los Angeles.