The Queen’s Gambit, Scott Frank’s seven-parter a couple of chess prodigy, which grew to become one of many most-watched authentic exhibits in Netflix historical past after dropping in the course of the thick of lockdown, was awarded the perfect restricted or anthology collection prize in the course of the primetime Emmys telecast on Sunday evening, prevailing over formidable competitors together with Amazon Prime’s The Underground Railroad, Disney+’s WandaVision and HBO’s I Might Destroy You and Mare of Easttown.
Netflix turns into the primary streamer ever to win within the restricted collection class. Simply minutes earlier than snagging its Queen’s Gambit win, it took residence its first-ever collection victory with The Crown.
The Queen’s Gambit was acknowledged with 11 Emmys for, amongst different classes, directing, manufacturing design, interval costumes and cinematography.
Government producer William Horberg praised Netflix whereas accepting the award. Stated the producer: “You probably did the rarest factor of all lately. You took an opportunity on dangerous materials, and also you trusted the filmmakers.”
Horberg additionally known as Anya Taylor-Pleasure’s efficiency as chess prodigy Beth Harmon an inspiration.
“You impressed a complete era of ladies and younger girls to appreciate the patriarchy merely has no protection in opposition to our queens,” mentioned Horberg.
The 2021 Emmy Awards passed off on Sunday, returning to an in-person present after final 12 months’s largely digital, audience-free celebration. Cedric the Entertainer hosted the Tv Academy honors, which aired on CBS from the outside L.A. Dwell occasion deck in downtown Los Angeles.