One of the most coveted Emmys of the evening has discovered its dwelling. Tonight (September 12), The White Lotus received the award for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards. We would say “Oh wow” in our greatest Jennifer Coolidge impression, however we type of noticed this one coming.
This last win marks the fifth win for the HBO collection. In addition to Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, Murray Bartlett received Outstanding Supporting Actor, Jennifer Coolidge received Outstanding Supporting Actress, and Mike White received each Outstanding Writing in addition to Outstanding Directing. This win was additionally HBO’s eleventh of the evening, making the community and this present the final winner of the night. The solely present and community to get shut to these numbers had been Apple TV+ and Ted Lasso. Both the community and present obtained 4 awards every.
“I forgot to thank HBO in my different speeches,” collection creator, govt producer, author, and director Mike White stated whereas accepting the award.
Executive producer David Bernad was a bit much less informal in his acceptance speech. “Mike and I’ve been speaking about this present for over 15 years. It took a shared imaginative and prescient and unwavering belief of Casey Bloys, Francesca Orsi, and Nora Skinner at HBO to convey this to life,” Bernad stated. “To our distinctive forged and crew, you confirmed up day by day in the midst of international uncertainty, away from family members, and gave your coronary heart and soul and fervour to this present. We got here collectively as a group to attempt to make one thing particular. It was by way of this collective effort that we’re standing right here in the present day.”
The Limited or Anthology Series class has all the time been a aggressive class. That continued to be the case this yr. Hulu was poised to be the winner of this explicit race. Out of the 5 nominated applications, three of them belonged to the streaming service: The Dropout, which targeted on Theranos tech scammer Elizabeth Holmes; Dopesick, a dramatic origin story about America’s opioid habit; and Pam & Tommy, a historic drama about actress Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. The different two nominees of the evening got here from Netflix and HBO. On the Netflix aspect of issues, true-ish crime drama Inventing Anna was nominated. Meanwhile, HBO’s scathing satirical comedy about the wealthy, The White Lotus, obtained the Outstanding Limited Series nomination on the Warner aspect of issues. But as robust as Hulu’s late of reveals was, it was no match for Mike White’s cringeworthy but disturbingly correct imaginative and prescient.