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Amazon Prime Most Successful Shows in Emmy History




Amazon Prime took some of the most successful shows from “The Simpsons” to “Game of Thrones” in Emmy’s history during the 73rd annual awards on Sept. 19, 2021.

Since 1949, the Emmy Awards have honored the best primetime television show. Amazon picked up 20 nominations this year, including best in drama superhero series “The Boys.”

The top successful show of Amazon during the Emmy Awards night is “Saturday Night Live,” one of the most successful sketch-comedy classics and undisputed king of the Emmys that picked up 65 wins. The iconic program has been running since 1975 and picked up 250 nominations in that time.

“Game of Thrones,” missing out on the top spot, notched 57 Emmy Award wins. Despite the controversial finale, the mythical drama is one of the most-watched TV shows throughout its eight-season run.


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“Frasier” boasts 37 award wins in Emmys history as the most successful comedy program. “The Simpsons” notched up an incredible 30 seasons, came top 5 as the most successful animated show at the Emmys and managed 34 wins. “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” is fifth in line for the most successful show from Amazon, winning 29 of its 67 Emmy Award nominations.

Emmys Awards 2022

Every Emmy season is unique, and 2020-2021 was no different. But now is the perfect time to start looking ahead to the 2022 awards, where the Emmy races across the board promise to be interesting as there is a whole host of returning favorites and new programs.

Next year is likely to be a different story. Amazon Prime Videos “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “What We Do in the Shadows” are shows that could break into the race in a big way, with the programs’ third season premiering in September.

The Emmy Drama Series will have its own set of returning contenders like “This Is Us,” which will be running its final season, and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” both shows nominated this year. And, of course, these are in addition to whatever beguiling new series breakthrough in the coming months.

Written by Janet Grace Ortigas
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware


USA Today: TV shows with the most Emmy wins of all time, from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘SNL’
GeekWire: Amazon picks up 20 Emmy nominations including best drama nod for superhero series ‘The Boys’; by Kurt Schlosser
IndieWire: Emmys Awards 2022: The Great Gold Hype Surrounding Next Year’s Race; by Libby Hill

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Inset Image by Steven Dahlman/Saturday Night Main Stage – Courtesy of Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

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