LOS ANGELES — The 74th Annual Emmy Awards saw several repeat winners as well as some history makers.
“Succession” snagged the top honor for outstanding drama series for the second time.
“The White Lotus” won Best Limited Series and “Ted Lasso” won Best Comedy Series for the second year in a row.
Jason Sudeikis took home the award for second best comedy actor. Backstage, he shared the joy with his castmates.
“We can go to such nice things. It’s fun,” said Sudeikis. “People care and want to see the best for each other and that’s a remarkable thing.”
Lee Jung-jae was the first Asian to win Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Squid Game — and only the fourth Asian to win an Acting Emmy. And Zendaya made Emmy history — becoming the first black woman to win a leading actress in a drama series — and the youngest person to ever win two Emmys.
Jean Smart won her fifth career Emmy and her second for Lead Actress in the comedy Hacks. Also on the comedy side: “Abbott Elementary” went to the top of the class. Creator Quinta Brunson won for her writing. Backstage, she made a heartfelt plea for all the real teachers out there.
“We need more teachers. They have to get paid better for people to want to be teachers,” Brunson said. “I don’t want to be a teacher now with what they earn, but it’s an important profession that needs to be respected.”
And her co-star, Sheryl Lee Ralph, won her first Emmy for her supporting role on the show — she sang first and got a standing ovation.
“I know where my voice goes,” Ralph said. “And there are so many young actors, artists… find your voice. And put her where she belongs.”
Other winners included Michael Keaton for “Dopesick” and Amanda Seyfried for “The Dropout.”
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