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75th Primetime Emmy Awards winners and highlights


The Chocolate Emmys”

The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards unfolded with a myriad of noteworthy moments. Originally slated for September, the ceremony was rescheduled to January due to the Hollywood strikes. While some winners were expected, the event boasted unexpected highlights. Amidst triumphs for “Succession” and “The Bear,” Quinta Brunson delivered a touching acceptance speech, and the audience relished heartwarming reunions with the casts of The Sopranos, Grey’s Anatomy, and more.

Anthony Anderson’s Mom

In stark contrast to the lackluster hosting at the recent Golden Globes, Anthony Anderson received widespread acclaim as the Emmys host. He initiated the nostalgia-laden show with musical tributes to “Good Times,” “The Facts of Life,” and “Miami Vice.” Anderson introduced his mother as a crucial part of the proceedings, assigning her the role of holding up a sign to gently admonish those who exceeded their speech time. Anderson highlighted the significant number of Black award winners and paid tribute to underappreciated Black TV shows, from “Martin” to “The Arsenio Hall Show.”

“This is like MLK Day and Juneteenth all rolled into one,” exclaimed Anderson, capturing the spirit of the occasion.

Christina Applegate

The moment host Anthony Anderson introduced the evening’s first presenter, Christina Applegate, the audience erupted in enthusiastic cheers for the Lead Actress in a Comedy Nominee. Despite being diagnosed with MS in 2021, the 52-year-old actress confidently walked onto the stage with the support of a cane and a dashing escort, deeply moved by the warm reception. In response, the Emmy winner, displaying her quick wit, remarked, “You’re totally shaming me with disability by standing up—it’s fine. We don’t have to applaud every time I do something.”

Ali Wong & “Beef

Adding to the historic moments of the night, Ali Wong achieved a groundbreaking feat for her role in “Beef,” becoming the first Asian actress to secure a lead acting Emmy in any category. Serving as an executive producer on the Netflix show, Wong claimed the award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie.

Eagles Lose Big

In a light-hearted twist, Rob McElhenney demonstrated that not even the Emmy Awards could come between him and his unwavering allegiance to the Philadelphia Eagles who lost to the underdog Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Amidst the ceremony, the actor shared a snapshot captured by his wife, Kaitlin Olson, showing him engrossed in watching the Philadelphia Eagles’ playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on his phone. With humour, he questioned, “Who schedules the Emmys the same night as the @eagles #gobirds #FlyEaglesFly,” alongside the photo.

The RuPaul Show

RuPaul delivered a compelling message while accepting the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Competition Program, emphasizing the importance of listening to drag queens. In his gracious acceptance, he expressed gratitude for the recognition of the vibrant and diverse drag queens featured on the show

“Listen, you guys are just pure, lovely fun in our show and recognizing these queens. We have released into the wild hundreds of drag queens, and they’re beautiful,” RuPaul stated. “On behalf of all of them, we thank you. And listen, if a drag queen wants to read you a story at a library, listen to her because knowledge is power, and if someone tries to restrict your access to power, they are trying to scare you. So listen to a drag queen. We love you. Thank you.”

RuPaul’s poignant message resonates in a time where issues surrounding gender and sexuality, including the banning of books, are prevalent. His call to listen to drag queens underscores the importance of embracing diversity, knowledge, and empowerment in the face of restrictions and challenges.

Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett playfully commented on the male-dominated comedy landscape during her appearance to pay tribute to her comedy show, which garnered 25 Primetime Emmys over its eleven-year run. Reflecting on her groundbreaking role as the first female host of a comedy variety show from 1967 to 1978, she remarked on the positive changes over the last 46 years. With a touch of humour, she acknowledged the progress and quipped about the success of men in comedy, particularly contrasting it with Jo Koy’s recent hosting of the Golden Globes. Later, Burnett presented the Best Lead Actress in a Comedy award, which went to Quinta Brunson.

Pascal & Culkin

Pedro Pascal added a humorous twist when presenting the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, addressing the sling on his shoulder. He playfully teased Kieran Culkin, suggesting that Culkin had “beat the s— out of [him],” continuing the banter from the previous week’s Golden Globes.


Niecy Nash-Betts delivered a compelling speech as she won her first Emmy after three decades in the entertainment industry. Expressing gratitude to Ryan Murphy for casting her in “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” she thanked herself in a moment of self-appreciation.

Women Of Colour

The night celebrated historic wins for women of colour, with Quinta Brunson and Ayo Edebiri securing awards for Best Lead Actress and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy, respectively. Brunson’s win marked a historic achievement as the first Black woman in over 40 years to receive the Best Lead Actress in a Comedy award.

Weekend Update

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, returning to the Emmys stage, provided laughs with their Weekend Update, poking fun at Rihanna’s pregnancy reveal and playfully commenting on the cycle of books to movies.

In Memoriam

The In Memoriam segment paid tribute to Norman Lear, and the extremely emotional sequence concluded with a tribute to Matthew Perry using the “Friends” theme song.

I Have A Dream

The 75th Emmy Awards concluded with a special acknowledgment of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, featuring a clip from MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Throughout the telecast, references to MLK Day were made, and host Anthony Anderson referred to the event as “the chocolate Emmys,” capturing the essence of the federal holiday.

And The Winners Are…

Drama series

  • “Andor”
  • “Better Call Saul”
  • “The Crown”
  • “House of the Dragon”
  • “The Last of Us”
  • “Succession” — WINNER
  • “The White Lotus”
  • “Yellowjackets”

Comedy series

  • “Abbott Elementary”
  • “Barry”
  • “The Bear” — WINNER
  • “Jury Duty”
  • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
  • “Only Murders in the Building”
  • “Ted Lasso”
  • “Wednesday”

Lead actress in a drama series

  • Sharon Horgan, “Bad Sisters”
  • Melanie Lynskey, “Yellowjackets”
  • Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Bella Ramsey, “The Last of Us”
  • Keri Russell, “The Diplomat”
  • Sarah Snook, “Succession” — WINNER

Lead actor in a drama series

  • Jeff Bridges, “The Old Man”
  • Brian Cox, “Succession”
  • Kieran Culkin, “Succession” — WINNER
  • Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
  • Pedro Pascal, “The Last of Us”
  • Jeremy Strong, “Succession”

Limited or anthology series

  • “Beef” — WINNER
  • “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”
  • “Daisy Jones & The Six”
  • “Fleishman Is in Trouble”
  • “Obi-Wan Kenobi”

Lead actress in a limited or anthology series or movie

  • Lizzy Caplan, “Fleishman Is in Trouble”
  • Jessica Chastain, “George & Tammy”
  • Dominique Fishback, “Swarm”
  • Kathryn Hahn, “Tiny Beautiful Things”
  • Riley Keough, “Daisy Jones & The Six”
  • Ali Wong, “Beef” — WINNER

Lead actor in a limited or anthology series or movie

  • Taron Egerton, “Black Bird”
  • Kumail Nanjiani, “Welcome to Chippendales”
  • Evan Peters, “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”
  • Daniel Radcliffe, “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”
  • Michael Shannon, “George & Tammy”
  • Steven Yeun, “Beef” — WINNER

Variety special (live)

  • “75th Annual Tony Awards”
  • “Chris Rock: Selective Outrage”
  • “Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium” — WINNER
  • “The Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show Starring Rihanna”
  • “The Oscars”

Directing for a drama series

  • Benjamin Caron, “Andor” (Episode: “Rix Road”)
  • Dearbhla Walsh, “Bad Sisters” (Episode: “The Prick”)
  • Peter Hoar, “The Last of Us” (Episode: “Long, Long Time”)
  • Andrij Parekh, “Succession” (Episode: “America Decides”)
  • Mark Mylod, “Succession” (Episode: “Connor’s Wedding”) — WINNER
  • Lorene Scafaria, “Succession” (Episode: “Living+”)
  • Mike White, “The White Lotus” (Episode: “Arrivederci”)

Writing for a limited or anthology series or movie

  • Lee Sung Jin, “Beef” (Episode: “The Birds Don’t Sing, They Screech in Pain”) — WINNER
  • Joel Kim Booster, “Fire Island”
  • Taffy Brodesser-Akner, “Fleishman Is in Trouble” (Episode: “Me-Time”)
  • Patrick Aison and Dan Trachtenberg, “Prey”
  • Janine Nabers and Donald Glover, “Swarm” (Episode: “Stung”)
  • Al Yankovic and Eric Appel, “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”

Writing for a drama series

  • Beau Willimon, “Andor” (Episode: “One Way Out”)
  • Sharon Horgan, Dave Finkel and Brett Baer, “Bad Sisters” (Episode: “The Prick”)
  • Gordon Smith, “Better Call Saul” (Episode: “Point And Shoot”)
  • Peter Gould, “Better Call Saul” (Episode: “Saul Gone”)
  • Craig Mazin, “The Last of Us” (Episode: “Long, Long Time”)
  • Jesse Armstrong, “Succession” (Episode: “Connor’s Wedding”) — WINNER
  • Mike White, “The White Lotus” (Episode: “Arrivederci”)

Supporting actor in a limited or anthology series or movie

  • Murray Bartlett, “Welcome to Chippendales”
  • Paul Walter Hauser, “Black Bird” — WINNER
  • Richard Jenkins, “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”
  • Joseph Lee, “Beef”
  • Ray Liotta, “Black Bird”
  • Young Mazino, “Beef”
  • Jesse Plemons, “Love & Death”

Directing for a limited or anthology series or movie

  • Lee Sung Jin, “Beef” (Episode: “Figures of Light”) — WINNER
  • Jake Schreier, “Beef” (Episode: “The Great Fabricator”)
  • Carl Franklin, “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” (Episode: “Bad Meat”)
  • Paris Barclay, “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” (Episode: “Silenced”)
  • Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, “Fleishman Is in Trouble” (Episode: “Me-Time”)
  • Dan Trachtenberg, “Prey”

Talk series

  • “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” — WINNER
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
  • “Late Night with Seth Meyers”
  • “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
  • “The Problem with Jon Stewart”

Reality competition program

  • “The Amazing Race”
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race” — WINNER
  • “Survivor”
  • “Top Chef”
  • “The Voice”

Writing for a comedy series

  • Bill Hader, “Barry” (Episode: “wow”)
  • Christopher Storer, “The Bear” (Episode: “System”) — WINNER
  • Mekki Leeper, “Jury Duty” (Episode: “Ineffective Assistance”)
  • John Hoffman, Matteo Borghese and Rob Turbovsky, “Only Murders in the Building” (Episode: “I Know Who Did It”)
  • Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, “The Other Two” (Episode: “Cary & Brooke Go To An AIDS Play”)
  • Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly and Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso” (Episode: “So Long, Farewell”)

Directing for a comedy series

  • Bill Hader, “Barry” (Episode: “wow”)
  • Christopher Storer, “The Bear” (Episode: “Review”) — WINNER
  • Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Episode: “Four Minutes”)
  • Mary Lou Belli, “The Ms. Pat Show” (Episode: “Don’t Touch My Hair”)
  • Declan Lowney, “Ted Lasso” (Episode: “So Long, Farewell”)
  • Tim Burton, “Wednesday” (Episode: “Wednesday’s Child Is Full of Woe”)

Supporting actress in a limited or anthology series or movie

  • Annaleigh Ashford, “Welcome to Chippendales”
  • Maria Bello, “Beef”
  • Claire Danes, “Fleishman Is in Trouble”
  • Juliette Lewis, “Welcome to Chippendales”
  • Camila Morrone, “Daisy Jones & The Six”
  • Niecy Nash-Betts, “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” — WINNER
  • Merritt Wever, “Tiny Beautiful Things”

Scripted variety series

  • “A Black Lady Sketch Show”
  • “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” — WINNER
  • “Saturday Night Live”

Lead actor in a comedy series

  • Bill Hader, “Barry”
  • Jason Segel, “Shrinking”
  • Martin Short, “Only Murders in the Building”
  • Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
  • Jeremy Allen White, “The Bear” — WINNER

Supporting actor in a comedy series

  • Anthony Carrigan, “Barry”
  • Phil Dunster, “Ted Lasso”
  • Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”
  • James Marsden, “Jury Duty”
  • Ebon Moss-Bachrach, “The Bear” — WINNER
  • Tyler James Williams, “Abbott Elementary”
  • Henry Winkler, “Barry”

Supporting actor in a drama series

  • F. Murray Abraham, “The White Lotus”
  • Nicholas Braun, “Succession”
  • Michael Imperioli, “The White Lotus”
  • Theo James, “The White Lotus”
  • Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession” — WINNER
  • Alan Ruck, “Succession”
  • Will Sharpe, “The White Lotus”
  • Alexander Skarsgård, “Succession”

Supporting actress in a drama series

  • Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus” — WINNER
  • Elizabeth Debicki, “The Crown”
  • Meghann Fahy, “The White Lotus”
  • Sabrina Impacciatore, “The White Lotus”
  • Aubrey Plaza, “The White Lotus”
  • Rhea Seehorn, “Better Call Saul”
  • J. Smith-Cameron, “Succession”
  • Simona Tabasco, “The White Lotus”

Lead actress in a comedy series

  • Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”
  • Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
  • Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary” — WINNER
  • Natasha Lyonne, “Poker Face”
  • Jenna Ortega, “Wednesday”

Supporting actress in a comedy series

  • Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
  • Ayo Edebiri, “The Bear” — WINNER
  • Janelle James, “Abbott Elementary”
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Abbott Elementary”
  • Juno Temple, “Ted Lasso”
  • Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso”
  • Jessica Williams, “Shrinking”

by Myles Shane with notes and X posts from @TelevisionAcad Television Academy

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