The Prime Time Emmy Awards took place last night, honoring work on the small screen over the last year. Succession, Ted Lasso, and The White Lotus were the biggest winners of the evening.
Succession took home the world for Outstanding Drama Series, beating out a number of strong nominees, including Better Call Saul, Euphoria, Ozark, Severance, Squid Game, Stranger Things, and Yellowjackets.
Succession Showrunner Jesse Armstrong accepted the series award, and made reference to Queen Elizabeth’s recent passing, saying “It’s a big week for successions. Evidently, there was a little bit more voting involved in our winning than King Charles.”
After actor Brian Cox, who plays patriarch Logan Roy, told Armstrong to “keep it royalist”, Armstrong added: “I’m not saying we’re more legitimate in our position than where he is. We’ll leave that to other people. But we are incredibly grateful to have this. It is a wonderful honor.”
Additionally, Succession also took home the Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series award while star Matthew Macfayden won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Ted Lasso was also a big winner of the evening. Jason Sudeikis picked up the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He also accepted the award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
While accepting the award for the AppleTV+ series, Sudeikis thanked fans, saying, “Thank you so much to everyone who watches the show. Thank you to everybody who voted on the show. Thank you to everybody that works on the show. This is only an eighth of them — everybody in the offices of Warner Bros., Apple, Doozer, that answers the calls, everybody in production, our COVID squad.”
“Season 2 was huge. We didn’t have a single shutdown because of what you men and women did for us everybody in post-production that helped us out building these amazing soccer stadiums around us,” Sudeikis continued. “The show is about good and evil. It’s about the truth and lies. This show is about all that stuff but it’s mostly about our response to those things and your response to our show has been overwhelming. Thank you, again, so much.”
Ted Lasso, which also won an award for directing, as well as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Brett Goldstein – beat out Hacks, Abbott Elementary, Barry, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Only Murders in the Building, and What We Do in the Shadows for the award.
The White Lotus
The White Lotus scooped Best Limited or Anthology Series ahead of Dopesick, The Dropout, Inventing Anna, and Pam and Tommy.
“To our exceptional cast and crew, you showed up every day — in the midst of global uncertainty, away from loved ones — and gave your heart and soul and passion to the show. We came together as a community to try and make something special, and through our collective efforts, we’re standing here today. We share this with the entire ‘White Lotus’ family.” Executive producer David Bernad said while accepting the series’ award.
The evening also saw Jennifer Coolidge and Murray Bartlett take home the Outstanding Supporting Actress and Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie prizes.
Other Notable Awards
Elsewhere at the ceremony, which was hosted by Keenan Thompson, Squid Game star Lee Jung-jae won Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, while the Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series gong was awarded to Euphoria star Zendaya and Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series prize went to Hacks star Jean Smart.
Lizzo and Amanda Seyfried won their first Emmys, for Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Girls and The Dropout respectively, while Michael Keaton became the first actor to win five major television awards thanks to his win for Dopesick.
Primetime Emmy Awards 2022 List of Winners:
- Outstanding Drama Series: ‘Succession’
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Lee Jung-jae, ‘Squid Game’
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Zendaya, ‘Euphoria’
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Matthew Macfayden, ‘Succession’
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Julia Garner, ‘Ozark’
- Outstanding Comedy Series: ‘Ted Lasso’
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Sudeikis, ‘Ted Lasso’
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Jean Smart, ‘Hacks’
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Brett Goldstein, ‘Ted Lasso’
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Sheryl Lee Ralph, ‘Abbott Elementary’
- Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series ‘The White Lotus’
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie: Michael Keaton, ‘Dopesick’
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie: Amanda Seyfried, ‘The Dropout’
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie: Murray Bartlett, ‘The White Lotus’
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie: Jennifer Coolidge, ‘The White Lotus’
- Outstanding Variety Talk Series: ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’
- Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: ‘Saturday Night Live’
- Outstanding Competition Program: ‘Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Girls’