Succession, Ted Lasso Take Home Top Emmy Honors | television news

Succession, the story of a dysfunctional family struggling for power and wealth, and the feel-good comedy Ted Lasso took top honors at the Emmy Awards, while South Korean star Lee Jung-jae was named best actor for his role in the dystopian thriller Squid. Game, the first for an artist who does not speak English.

Both Succession and Ted Lasso have been formerly honoredwith Succession winning best drama series in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted its production schedule.

Squid Game’s Lee won best actor for his role in the series about cash-strapped contestants who risk their lives for wealth, which became a global sensation for Netflix after its launch on the streaming platform. The show’s director, Hwang Dong-hyuk, also collected the best director award.

In addition to Lee, several other performers won their first Emmys, including singer Lizzo, who won best competition series for Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, and Sheryl Lee Ralph, who was named best supporting actress in a comedy series for his performance at Abbott Elementary.

Zendaya picked up her second Emmy for the teen “coming of age” show Euphoria.

“Thank you for creating such a safe space to make this show so difficult,” Zendaya said after collecting her award.

“My greatest wish for ‘Euphoria’ was that it could help heal people. Thank you to everyone who has shared their story with me. I carry them with me and I carry them with” her character, Rue, too, Zendaya said.

Zendaya, in a black dress, accepts the Emmy for best drama actress
Zendaya accepts the award for best actress in a drama, the second time she has won the Emmy for her performance in Euphoria [Mario Anzuoni/Reuters]

Ted Lasso, which follows the ups and downs of a London soccer team and its American coach, won best comedy series for the second year in a row, and stars Jason Sudeikis and Brett Goldstein won best actor for the second time. comedy and supporting actor. .

The White Lotus, a satire about wealthy tourists and the workers who serve them at a luxurious resort, won best limited series, while two of its stars, Murray Bartlett and Jennifer Coolidge, took home the awards for best limited series. best supporting actor and actress.

Coolidge delighted the Emmy audience by playing the music that was intended to interrupt his acceptance speech.

The high-glam gala was a return to normalcy in Hollywood after events limited or canceled by the coronavirus in recent years.

Major Emmy Award Winners

Best Drama Series


best comedy series

ted lasso

Lee Jung-jae gets his Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for
Lee Jung-jae (left) holds up his Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama for Squid Game alongside Hwang Dong-hyuk, who won for directing the series. [Aude Guerrucci/Reuters]

best limited series

the white lotus

Best Actor, Drama

Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game

Best Actress, Drama

Zendaya, Euphoria

Best Supporting Actor, Drama

Matthew Macfadyen, Succession

Julia Garner kisses her Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Julia Garner took home an Emmy for her work on Ozark [Aude Guerrucci/Reuters]
Sheryl Lee Ralph wins her Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Sheryl Lee Ralph won her first Emmy for the comedy show Abbott Elementary [Aude Guerrucci/Reuters]

Best Supporting Actress, Drama

Julia Garner, Ozarks

Best Actor, Comedy

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Best Actress, Comedy

Jean Smart tricks

Jennifer Coolidge, in a dark green dress, holds her Emmy
Jennifer Coolidge was recognized for her role in The White Lotus, which followed a group of wealthy tourists on vacation at a luxury resort. [Aude Guerrucci/Reuters]

Best Supporting Actor, Comedy

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Best Supporting Actress, Comedy

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary

Best Actor, Limited Series or Movie

Michael KeatonDopesick

Best Actress, Limited Series or Movie

Amanda Seyfried for The Dropout

Lizzo, in a red dress, holds her Emmy
Lizzo first won an Emmy for her show Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls. [Aude Guerrucci/Reuters]

Best Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie

Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus

Best Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie

Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus

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