2022 Emmys: Do the awards still matter in a TV business under siege?

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The 74th Emmy Awards were handed out Monday night with trademark glitz and self-deprecating humour, but this year’s show did little to mask the fear roiling the television industry. Broadcast networks – where executives are growing resentful over how the ceremony has become a three-hour commercial for their streaming competitors – were only recognized with three televised awards, compared to nine for the streamers. The show aired on NBC, a US network that is considering cutting back on the number of prime-time hours it programs. Rival HBO and its streaming arm HBO Max had a lot to celebrate wi…

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