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.
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.
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
best limited series
the white lotus
Best Actor, Drama
Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game
Best Actress, Drama
Best Supporting Actor, Drama
Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Best Supporting Actress, Drama
Julia Garner, Ozarks
Best Actor, Comedy
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Best Actress, Comedy
Jean Smart tricks
Best Supporting Actor, Comedy
Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Best Supporting Actress, Comedy
Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary
Best Actor, Limited Series or Movie
Best Actress, Limited Series or Movie
Amanda Seyfried for The Dropout
Best Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie
Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus
Best Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie
Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus