The HBO drama “Succession” and comedy “Ted Lasso” took top honors on the Emmy Awards in a ceremony that unfold its awards between repeat winners and in addition honored a number of first-timers.
Jason Sudeikis and Jean Smart collected back-to-back appearing trophies, whereas Zendaya picked up her second drama actress prize for “Euphoria.”
Several new Emmy winners had been minted, with Lizzo, Lee Jung-jae of “Squid Game” and Quinta Brunson and Sheryl Lee Ralph of “Abbott Elementary” amassing trophies.
“Thanks for making such a protected house to make this very tough present,” mentioned Zendaya, a two-time winner for “Euphoria,” the drama sequence about teenagers and their powerful coming-of-age.
“My best want for “Euphoria’ was that it may assist heal individuals. Thank you for everybody who has shared your story with me. I carry them with me, and I carry them with” her character, Rue, as properly, Zendaya mentioned.
Sudeikis gained his second consecutive trophy for the soccer comedy “Ted Lasso,” with Smart matching that haul for the standup-centered comedy “Hacks.” Sudeikis gave a uncommon awards present shoutout to TV shoppers.
“Thanks to the individuals who watch this present and dig it as a lot as we dig making it,” he mentioned.
Ralph stopped the Emmy Awards present by accepting one of the best supporting actress comedy award for “Abbott Elementary” with a quick however rousing music of affirmation.
“I’m an endangered species, however I sing no sufferer music. I’m a lady, I’m an artist and I do know the place my voice belongs,” she belted out. She then inspired anybody doubting their dream “I’m right here to let you know that is what believing seems like.”
The viewers, together with Lizzo and lots of of tv’s greatest stars, leapt to their ft to cheer on Ralph.
When Lizzo herself accepted the award for best-competition sequence trophy for “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls,” she provided one other emotional pep discuss.
“When I used to be a little bit woman, all I wished to see was me within the media. Someone fats like me, Black like me, stunning like me,” the music artist mentioned.
“Ted Lasso” co-star Brett Goldstein, gained comedy supporting actors, whereas Matthew Macfadyen of “Succession” and Julia Garner of “Ozark” earned drama seires supporting actor honors.
“It’s such a a pleasure and privilege for me to play this bonkers present of a task on this fantastic present,” Macfadyen mentioned in accepting the trophy for his position as a scheming member of a media empire household.
Garner was among the many winners who took benefit of protecting all bases by thanking her husband and others in an on-screen message.
“The White Lotus” collected a number of honors, together with finest restricted or anthology sequence.
Host Kenan Thompson kicked off the Emmys with a tribute to TV, dismissing Tik-Tok as “tiny vertical tv,” and a musical quantity saluting sequence’ theme songs from “Friends” to “The Brady Bunch” to “Game of Thrones.”
Once the music stopped, Thompson supplied a mic drop second — asserting Oprah Winfrey as the primary presenter. Winfrey strutted onto the stage holding an Emmy statuette, declaring the evening “a celebration!” The evening’s first award went to Michael Keaton for his position in “Dopesick.” Winfrey and Keaton hugged earlier than she handed him his trophy.
“It means one thing,” Keaton mentioned of the award for taking part in a caring physician ensnared along with his sufferers by dependancy. He went on to recall the “magic” of being launched to TV when his dad gained a set at a raffle and thanked his dad and mom for not mocking his youthful makes an attempt at appearing.
Amanda Seyfried earned the limited-series lead actress trophy for “The Dropout,” by which she performed ill-fated Silicon Valley whiz child Elizabeth Holmes. She thanked an inventory of household and colleagues and even her canine, Finn.
Murray Bartlett gained one of the best supporting actor award for restricted sequence of “The White Lotus,” a tragicomedy set in a Hawaii resort. Jennifer Coolidge, who gained finest supporting actress honors for the present, delighted the viewers by shimmying to the music meant to chop off her acceptance speech.
The award for finest selection discuss present went to “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” with stand-up particular “Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel” profitable for finest writing for a comedy particular.
“Good evening, everyone. I’ma go house. I’m not like a sore winner, however I’m going to go house as a result of I can’t top this proper now,” an overcome Carmichael instructed the viewers.
The vibrant begin to Monday’s present was very completely different from one of the best drama contenders embrace the violently dystopian “Squid Game,” bleak office satire “Severance” and “Succession,” a couple of highly effective and cutthroat household. Even comedy nominee “Ted Lasso,” the defending champ, took a storytelling darkish flip.
The Emmys aired dwell on NBC and streamed on Peacock.
Early arrivals on the present’s gold carpet struck a enjoyable, upbeat tone regardless of temperatures being within the 80s with unseasonable humidity in downtown Los Angeles. Glamour was again with some metallic sparkle and plenty of vivid shade as an otherworldly Britt Lower, Old Hollywood Elle Fanning and their fellow stars posed for photographers.