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From Succession to The Bear, All of the Key Winners of the Emmys 2024

From Succession to The Bear, All of the Key Winners of the Emmys 2024

The final season of Succession dominated the Emmys on January 15, 2024, making it one of the biggest winners as it scooped six prizes including best drama, at a nostalgic gala honouring television’s past and present that was delayed by four months due to Hollywood strikes.

The HBO show about the back-stabbing dynastic battles of a powerful media family won awards for stars Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook and Matthew Macfadyen, while The Bear topped the comedy awards and Beef led in the limited series section.

“This is a show about family, but it’s also about when… partisan news coverage gets intertwined with divisive right-wing politics,” said Succession creator Jesse Armstrong.

“After four seasons of satire, as I understand it, that’s a problem we have now fixed,” he joked, on the night that Donald Trump won the Iowa Republican caucuses.

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Cast and crew from Succession, winners of Outstanding Drama Series, pose in the press room during the 75th Emmy Awards at the Peacock Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (Image: Robyn Beck/ AFP)

Accepting their best actress and actor prizes, both Snook — who was pregnant during the show’s final season — and Culkin paid tribute to their babies, with Culkin joking to his wife, “I want more… you said maybe, if I win!”

Succession, which had already won best drama series twice previously, had entered the night with a whopping 27 nominations, including a record three of the six nominees for best actor. It also won for best writing and directing.

Jennifer Coolidge, the sole returning star for the Sicily-set second season of satire The White Lotus, won for best supporting actress. Coolidge thanked “all the evil gays,” in a nod to her character’s memorable storyline in which she befriended a flamboyant, yacht-owning group of men with sinister intentions.

The Emmys, which are the small screen’s equivalent of the Oscars, typically take place in September. But organisers opted for an unusual January slot this time around for the 2024 Emmys, correctly gambling that the entertainment industry strikes would be over, and that actors — and winners — would be free to attend.

Stars and guests from Harrison Ford to Joan Collins walked the red carpet into the Peacock Theatre at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles for the ceremony.

2024 Emmys: A showcase of vintage comedy

Celebrating its 75th year, the Emmys featured multiple skits paying homage to beloved classic shows on elaborate sets.

Stars like Kelsey Grammar and Ted Danson appeared on a set emulating the beloved famous Boston bar from Cheers, while The Sopranos actors Lorraine Bracco and Michael Imperioli presented an award from the mob drama’s psychiatrist office. Other shows getting nostalgic reunions included Grey’s Anatomy and Ally McBeal.

The organisers’ decision to hark back to television’s golden days came in stark contrast with the gala’s recent struggles, as the Emmys’ audiences have plummeted.

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US actors Lorainne Bracco and Michael Imperioli speak onstage during the 75th Emmy Awards at the Peacock Theatre. (Image: Valerie Macon/ AFP)

Last year’s telecast was watched by just 5.9 million — lower even than the 2020 “pandEmmys” lockdown edition that was broadcast from an empty theatre — and it was competing Monday with an NFL playoff game and the Iowa vote.

Plus this time, there was the confusion of honouring seasons of shows that aired months before. The delay meant votes were cast back in the summer, for nominated shows that premiered as long as 18 months ago.

Most notably, The Bear — which took viewers behind the scenes of a dysfunctional Chicago restaurant — won six awards on Monday including the top comedy prize.

Stars Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri and Ebon Moss-Bachrach won for best actor, supporting actress and actor, and the show also won writing and directing prizes.

But the ceremony honoured the show’s intense debut season, which premiered way back in June 2022. At the next Emmys ceremony, taking place this September, the show’s even more acclaimed and ambitious second season is eligible.

Quinta Brunson won for best actress in a comedy for Abbott Elementary.

Beef reigns in the limited series section

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The cast of Beef, which was among the key winners at the 2024 Emmys. (Image: Robyn Beck/ AFP)

Netflix’s Beef dominated the limited series categories, for shows that run only a single season, with five prizes including best limited series, writing and directing.

Its stars Ali Wong and Steven Yeun took lead acting prizes, playing road-rage drivers locked in a rapidly escalating feud.

Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story co-star Niecy Nash-Betts won best supporting actress, while Paul Walter Hauser won for best supporting actor for Black Bird, another dark true crime series.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver won best scripted variety series, and variety series writing.

Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers paid tribute to the late Norman Lear for “changing American culture,’ from a set modelled on one of his many hit shows, All In The Family.

The annual “In Memoriam” section honoured TV stars who died in the past year including beloved Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Andre Braugher, Angela Lansbury, Richard Roundtree, Harry Belafonte, 25-year-old Euphoria actor Angus Cloud and Friends star Matthew Perry.

All the key winners of the Emmys 2024

HBO’s Succession and FX’s The Bear were undoubtedly the big winners of the 75th Emmy Awards, scooping the honours for best drama and best comedy series respectively, among a haul of six each.




LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA: Kieran Culkin, Succession

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LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA: Sarah Snook, Succession

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY: Jeremy Allen White, The Bear

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY: Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary



SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA: Matthew Macfadyen, Succession

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA: Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY: Ebon Moss-Bachrach, The Bear



SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Niecy Nash-Betts, Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

This story was published via AFP Relaxnews

(Main and featured image: Robyn Beck/ AFP)

Source: Prestige Online

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