The Canadian winners from the 2021 Emmy Awards

Streaming services came out on top at the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards with Netflix earning the most trophies.

The 73rd Annual Emmy Awards closed last night with partially Canadian-shot Netflix drama The Queen’s Gambit winning Outstanding Limited Or Anthology Series.

Filmed in locations in Hamilton and Toronto, the series won 11 Emmys in total between the televised ceremony on Sunday (Sept. 19) and the Creative Arts ceremonies held on Sept. 11 and 12. The Queen’s Gambit stars Anya Taylor-Joy as a chess prodigy struggling with addiction and was released on Netflix on Oct. 23, 2020.

The series, which also picked up a trophy for Outstanding Directing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie during the primetime ceremony, was nominated for 18 awards.

The Canadian talent recognized includes production designer Uli Hanisch, art director Kai Karla Koch and set decorator Sabine Schaaf, who won in the category Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More).

Montreal’s Felix & Paul Studios were also lauded in the Creative Arts Emmys, winning Outstanding Interactive Program for its ongoing four-part immersive series Space Explorers: The ISS Experience. Produced with TIME Studios, the project gives an inside look into the lives of astronauts on the International Space Station. Felix & Paul Studios won in the same category in 2017 for The People’s House – Inside The White House With Barack And Michelle Obama. Ontari0-born filmmaker and Oscar winner James Cameron, meanwhile, won Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series for Secrets of the Whales.

Toronto-shot sci-fi series Star Trek: Discovery won Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Single Episode, up against Canadian copro Vikings and fellow Toronto-based series The Umbrella Academy. The Handmaid’s Tale, which received 21 nominations, was shut out with zero wins.

Streaming services reigned supreme at this year’s Emmys, with Netflix’s The Crown winning Outstanding Drama Series and Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso picking up Outstanding Comedy Series.

Netflix won the most awards overall with 44, winning 10 during the telecast and 34 at the Creatives Arts ceremonies. HBO/HBO Max came in second with 19 overall wins (nine during the telecast and 10 Creatives Arts) followed by Disney+ at 14, which won a single award during the primetime ceremony with Hamilton‘s Outstanding Variety Special (pre-recorded) win, but 13 at the Creatives Arts ceremonies.

Photo by Phil Bray, courtesy of Netflix