Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Emmys 2022: Jason Sudeikis, Lee Jung-jae & Zendaya win big

The 74th annual Emmy Awards hosted by Kenan Thompson at the Microsoft Theater saw several repeat winners, along with quite a few surprising upsets.
During the ceremony, ‘Ted Lasso’ won best comedy series for the second year in a row, ‘The White Lotus’ took top limited series and ‘Succession’ grabbed the highest honor of the night with outstanding drama series, reports ‘Variety’.
Earlier in the show, Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ star Lee Jung-jae became the first Asian actor to ever win lead actor in a drama series, and the fourth Asian person ever to win an acting Emmy, while ‘Euphoria’ star Zendaya became the first Black woman to win lead actress in a drama series, and the youngest two-time winner of any Emmy in history.
‘Hacks’ star Jean Smart won outstanding actress in a comedy series for the HBO Max show, and ‘Ted Lasso’ star Jason Sudeikis once again took top honor for actor in a comedy series.
Amanda Seyfried garnered lead actress in a limited series for her portrayal of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in ‘The Dropout’, and fan-favourite ‘The White Lotus’ actress Jennifer Coolidge won for supporting actress in a limited series.
On the acting side the honors were given to Michael Keaton for lead actor in a limited series for ‘Dopesick’ and Murray Bartlett for the supporting honor in that category for ‘The White Lotus’.
Matthew Macfadyen was honored for his supporting role in ‘Succession’, for which he was previously nominated in 2020 but did not land the win.
Then Julia Garner took the award in the corresponding actress role for the final season of ‘Ozark’, on which she played Ruth Langmore, marking her third Emmy win for the part.
‘Abbott Elementary’ star Sheryl Lee Ralph made history as the second Black winner in the history of the supporting actress in a comedy series category, the first since Jackee Harry for ‘227’ in 1987. On the actor side, ‘Ted Lasso’s’ Brett Goldstein won for the second year in a row, the award’s first back-to-back winner since Jeremy Piven for ‘Entourage’ in 2007.
Strides in diversity were made in non-acting categories when ‘Squid Game’ maker Hwang Dong-hyuk became the first Asian director to win the drama series category, and the first-ever director to win for a non-English language series, and ‘Abbott Elementary’ creator and star Quinta Brunson won for comedy series writing
Additionally, the Emmys bestowed the 2022 Governors Award on Geena Davis. (IANS)
Complete list of Emmy winners
Best Comedy: “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)
Best Drama: “Succession” (HBO)
Best Limited Series: “The White Lotus” (HBO)
Best Actress, Comedy: Jean Smart, “Hacks”
Best Actor, Comedy: Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
Best Actress, Drama: Zendaya, “Euphoria”
Best Actor, Drama: Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game”
Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Amanda Seyfried, “The Dropout”
Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie: Michael Keaton, “Dopesick”
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Abbott Elementary”
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”
Supporting Actress, Drama: Julia Garner, “Ozark”
Supporting Actor, Drama: Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession”
Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie: Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus”
Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Murray Bartlett, “The White Lotus”
Variety Talk Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
Variety Sketch Series: “Saturday Night Live”
Reality Competition Program: “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls”
Writing for a Comedy Series: Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary” (“Pilot”)
Writing for a Drama Series: Jesse Armstrong, “Succession” (“All the Bells Say”)
Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama Special: Mike White, “The White Lotus”
Directing for a Comedy Series: MJ Delaney, “Ted Lasso” (“No Weddings and a Funeral”)
Directing for a Drama Series: Hwang Dong-hyuk, “Squid Game” (“Red Light, Green Light”)
Directing for a Limited Series or Movie: Mike White, “The White Lotus”
Documentary Or Nonfiction Series: “The Beatles: Get Back” (Disney+)
Documentary Or Nonfiction Special: “George Carlin’s American Dream” (HBO)
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: “Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel”
Outstanding Variety Special, Pre-Recorded: “Adele One Night Only” (CBS)
Outstanding Variety Special (Live): “The Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show” (NBC)