Emmy Winners 2021: Every Show Available on Netflix From the Emmy Winners List

Streaming platforms like HBO Max and Netflix dominated the nominations at the 2021 Emmy Awards. Netflix broke records with 44 wins this year, and their series The Crown took home the award for Outstanding Drama Series. This is the first time a Netflix show has received this award. The Queen’s Gambit was also a big winner at the 2021 awards show.

If you want to catch up on all the shows on the winner’s list, we’ve got you covered. Here is every show available on Netflix from the Emmys winner list, but we should warn you. You should clear your calendar because once you start watching, you won’t want to stop.

Anya Taylor-Joy posing with Marielle Heller, Scott Frank, and William Horberg at the 73rd annual Emmy Awards.
Anya Taylor-Joy posing with Marielle Heller, Scott Frank, and William Horberg | Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ – Outstanding Limited Series

The chess queen remained on top taking home the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series. The Netflix show stars Anya Taylor-Joy and tells a young chess prodigy from Lexington, Kentucky. 

Set in the 1950s, the series follows the journey to fame for Beth Harmon. She’s an abandoned orphan who ends up ruling the chess world. Beth sees the orphanage’s janitor playing chess in the basement one day and insists he teaches her the game. The orphanage requires all girls to take daily tranquilizers and was a common practice at that time. However, Beth finds these clear her mind and make her a better chess player. Beth is addled with addiction and a desire to be the best, but goes on to compete in several competitions. She makes a name for herself in a space that’s dominated by men.

The Netflix series is based on the book The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis in 1983, and the title refers to a chess opening. It’s one of the oldest known openings in the game of chess. It’s still a popular move used today, and the opening received its name because it appears the queen sacrifices one of her own pawns. 

The mini-series is seven episodes long, but it won’t feel like that when you watch it. The show’s quick pace and intriguing storyline keep your eyes glued to the screen. Not something you could probably say about any other story about chess.

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‘The Crown’ – Outstanding Drama Series

If the royal family is your thing, then The Crown is for you. The historical drama follows the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Each season follows a different period in the queen’s lifetime ranging from her marriage to Prince Philip, the relationship with John F. and Jackie Kennedy, and even Prince Charles’ marriage to Princess Diana. New episodes of the show aren’t expected until 2022, but the first four seasons are currently streaming on Netflix. The series will have six seasons in total.

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Several actors from ‘The Crown’ took home Emmys of their own

The cast changes approximately every couple of seasons to better portray the Queen in different periods in her life. Olivia Colman stars as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown  Seasons 3 and 4, and she took home the win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Josh O’Connor portrays Prince Charles in seasons 3 and 4, and he won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

Gillian Anderson began her time on The Crown in season 4 and portrayed Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 19790-1990. Anderson won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and Tobias Menzies took home the win for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. This was for his role as Prince Philip in seasons 3 and 4.

Netflix wasn’t the only streaming platform to take home wins, though. Ted Lasso from Apple TV and Mare of Easttown on HBO had several wins of their own.