“Succession,” an HBO series about a dysfunctional dynasty, won the “Outstanding Drama Series” award, while Jesse Armstrong won the “Writing for a Drama Series” award for the series. Accepting the Emmy, “Succession” creator Jesse Armstrong said the week was significant for Estates, referring to the coronation of King Charles III after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. “Obviously (there are) a few more votes involved in our victory than Prince Charles,” he joked.
Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” made waves, winning “Outstanding Comedy Series” and MJ Delaney winning “Directing a Comedy Series.” Series actor Jason Sudeikis won the ‘Lead Actor in a Comedy Series’ award for playing an American football coach hired to coach an English football team. “Thank you to the people who watch this show and love it as much as we did,” Sudeikis said at the ceremony.
Jason Sudeikis poses with his Emmys for ‘Ted Lasso’
Brett Goldstein, Sudeikis’ supporting actor in ‘Ted Lasso,’ has won the ‘Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series’ award again after receiving the honor last year for playing the football coach at retirement, Roy Kent, in the series.
‘Squid Game’ wins major awards
The South Korean series “Squid Game” also won several awards at the 74th Emmys. Hwang Dong-hyuk won “Directing a Drama Series”, beating fellow directors Jason Bateman (“Ozark” and “A Hard Way to Go”) and Ben Stiller (“Severance” and “The We We Are”). Lee Jung-jae also beat out other actors including Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) and Brian Cox (“Succession”) to win the “Lead Actor in a Drama Series” award.
Lee Jung-jae (left) with Hwang Dong-hyuk at the 74th Emmy Awards
Lee thanked the Korean audience at home for watching. Speaking to “Squid Game” creator Hwang Dong-hyuk, he said, “Thank you for bringing life-like problems that we all face so creatively to life on screen.” Behind the scenes, director Hwang told news agencies that it was a “great moment” and that he expected the awards to open doors for other Asian actors. Netflix announced in June 2022 that there would be a second season of the South Korean dystopian series that was the streaming giant’s biggest hit of 2021.
‘White Lotus’ wins multiple awards
The tragicomedy set in a Hawaiian resort won several awards on Monday’s show, including “Outstanding Limited Series.” The show’s handbook writer Mike White was honored for “writing a limited series or TV movie,” while actress Jennifer Coolidge won the “Supporting Actress in a Series” award. limited series or a TV movie”. Murray Bartlett won the “Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie” award.
‘Stranger Things’ was nominated in 13 categories, but went home empty-handed
Other notable wins include Hollywood actress Amanda Seyfried who won “Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie” for her role in “The Dropout”, where she plays Elizabeth Holmes, former CEO of the Theranos healthcare. Holmes claimed his company’s technology could perform more than 200 blood tests using just a few drops of blood. She is now awaiting sentencing after being found guilty of fraud. American actor Michael Keaton won the “Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie” award for his role in “Dopesick,” which tells the story of the opioid pandemic affecting the United States.
Monday’s ceremony marked Hollywood’s return to big award shows, after COVID-related restrictions forced organizers to keep tabs on attendees. The Emmys were also the first big awards show since the Oscars earlier this year, when Will Smith stunned global audiences by slapping Chris Rock for a joke about his wife.
mg/bh (AFP, PA)