Seventy-five awards (some juried categories have multiple winners) have been awarded so far to 26 different networks and streaming services, some of which, like Disney+, Apple TV+ and Quibi, didn’t exist last year at this time. Another 54 categories will be doled out over the weekend — 30 on Saturday at the Creative Arts show, and two dozen during the primary telecast on Sunday.
Two programs have already amassed five awards each, and both are culled from the fantasy/sci-fi/comic-book genres that “Game of Thrones” ably represented during its march through Emmy history: “Watchmen,” an HBO limited series adapted from the graphic novel and movie; and “The Mandalorian,” an addition to the “Star Wars” universe that made “Baby Yoda” the world’s most popular meme, from Disney+. (HBO and CNN share parent company WarnerMedia.)
Thus far, over the four-night presentation HBO — the Emmy leader for two decades before Netflix caught up — and Netflix have each totaled a dozen Emmys, followed by Disney+ with six. That’s largely thanks to “The Mandalorian” — also a nominee for best drama — which collected honors in such areas as visual effects, cinematography and sound.
The Creative Arts ceremony will be televised on FXX, with the primary telecast to be broadcast on ABC. Tyler Perry will receive the Governors Award.