10 Most Emmy-Awarded Original Shows, Ranked

The Primetime Emmy Awards are presented annually by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of America’s best primetime television programming. And in 2013, Netflix became the first streaming service to win a Primetime Emmy Award when house of cards scored nine nominations and won three.


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Since then, Netflix has garnered 619 nominations, 135 of which have won. Netflix had a stellar year in 2020, setting the record for most nominations by a network in a single year at 160. Although Netflix has a wide range of original programming on its platform, only a handful are responsible for the bulk of its nominations, and even fewer have contributed to its many wins.

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“Making A Murderer” (4 wins from 6 nominations)

This was followed by this true crime docu-series filmed over a ten-year period Steven Avery, a DNA exonete who, upon his release, began a campaign against corrupt law enforcement, only to find himself accused of another crime. Avery and nephew Brendan Dassey are arrested for murder; Avery insists he was set up by vengeful cops. The cops are incompetent at best. Corruption does not seem far-fetched. The case is full of twists and turns that left viewers gasping episode after episode.

The first season of make a killer premiered in December 2015. He received six nominations at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. The series was recognized for Outstanding Documentary Series, as well as for Writer, Image Editor and Director for Non-Fiction Programming.

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“Orange Is The New Black” (4 wins from 21 nominations)

Viewers explored the hidden depths of a minimum-security women’s prison and all of its eccentric residents through the eyes of a confused white woman Orange is the new black debuted in July 2013. Over the course of seven seasons Orange is the new black secured 21 nominations, including four wins.

The first season was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, but a new rule the next year classifying half-hour shows as comedy and hour-long shows as drama meant the show had to switch categories, becoming the first series to be nominated in both . Laverne Cox received four Outstanding Guest Actress nominations, becoming the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category. OITNB eventually took home Emmy Awards for Casting and Image Editing in 2014. Uzo Aduba received one in 2014 for Outstanding Guest Actress and another in 2015 for Outstanding Supporting Actress.

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‘Ozark’ (4 wins from 45 nominations)

ozark sees husband and father Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) uprooted his family from their Chicago home to relocate to the Missouri Ozarks. There, his work as a financial advisor is a cover for the money laundering he runs for Mexico’s second largest drug cartel.

The show’s premise has garnered 45 Emmy nominations and four wins. While Bateman was recognized as a co-star in the Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series category Julia Garner was recognized three times for Outstanding Supporting Actress.

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“Squid Game” (6 wins from 14 nominations)

Squid Game took the world by storm with an interesting take on the haves and the have-nots, gathering hundreds of desperate men and women to play simple children’s games for a chance to win life-changing cash. The odds are against you and losing means death – literally death. Meanwhile, a group of wealthy VIPs secretly and ruthlessly bet on their success.

Even though Squid Game has only one season to its name, has already received 14 Primetime Emmy nominations and six major wins. It made history and became the first non-English language series to be nominated for Best Drama and Star Lee Jung-jae became the first Asian actor to win for a non-English role.

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“House Of Cards” (7 wins from 56 nominations)

season one of house of cards appeared on Netflix in February 2013 as the streaming platform’s first self-produced series. This political drama revolved around the amoral politician Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey), while with the help of his manipulative and ambitious wife, Claire (Robin Wright).

When the first season received nine Emmy nominations, it became the first online streaming original series to receive major honors, including a nomination and a win for David Fincher‘s direction of the pilot episode.

“Black Mirror” (8 wins from 14 nominations)

Netflix sci-fi series black mirror reinvigorated the storytelling of anthologies and captured viewers’ imaginations with his thoughtful shots of a disturbing, often dystopian near-future in which mankind’s greatest achievements in science and technology are also its downfall.

Because everyone black mirrorThe episodes of are standalone and part of an anthology rather than a traditional series, Netflix was able to dominate at the Emmys. The show won the Outstanding TV Movie award three years in a row for San Junipero in 2017, USS Callister in 2018, and again in 2019 for the interactive episode Bandersnatch, which gave viewers a choice for the film could meet protagonist of the story.

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“Queer Eye” (10 wins from 29 nominations)

Netflix’s reality powerhouse strange eye introduced viewers to a new Fab 5 in 2018: Koch Anton Porovskyfashionista Tan FranceMental Health Masters Karamo BrownNursing Expert Jonathan Van Nessand exceptional designer Bobby Berke. Together, these queer stars spend a week using their expertise to help someone in need.

Expansion of Netflix’s original show strange eye Reboot shows a wide spectrum of LGBT pride and has carefully and deliberately spent time uplifting underrepresented communities, including people of color. It has won the Outstanding Structured Reality Program Emmy for every five years that it has been eligible.

“The Queen’s Gambit” (11 wins from 18 nominations)

Anya Taylor Joy plays Beth Harmon The Queen’s Gambit, an orphan who overcomes adversity by mastering the game of chess and takes the world by storm. Chess may come easily to her, but success and its trappings are not.

The Queen’s Gambit was a self-contained limited series consisting of a single season. However, this season proved so popular and critically acclaimed that it alone garnered 18 Emmy nominations and a whopping 11 wins, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, becoming the first show on a streaming service to do so.

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“Stranger Things” (12 wins from 51 nominations)

stranger things is an iconic and flagship series for Netflix and has been since its inception in 2016. Dealing in horror and nostalgia, it began with the disappearance of a young boy and followed his mother, his friends, the local police chief and a strange girl with powers closed team up to save him from supernatural doom.

With four acclaimed seasons under his belt, stranger things may not be the type of program that typically dominates awards shows, but it has routinely received an Outstanding Drama Series nomination and often an Acting nomination Millie Bobby Brown and David harbor. stranger things tends to be more successful in the creative arts categories, securing wins for casting, title design, theme music, stunt coordination and prosthetic makeup, among others.

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“The Crown” (21 wins from 62 nominations)

The crown told the story Queen Elizabeth the second and the royal family since her reign as a young woman. The cast has changed as the characters have aged, but the drama has remained top-notch. During a fictional retelling, The crown keeps things historically correct.

The crown is indeed the crown jewel for Netflix awards, garnering 62 nominations and a staggering 21 wins at the Primetime Emmys alone. Among his acting wins are both Claire Foy and Olivia Colman have won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for their twin portrayals of the Queen – as well as John Lithgow for his role as Winston Churchill, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles and Gillan Anderson as Margaret Thatcher. The casting, period costumes, production design, and cinematography also received awards.

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