Estate, Ted Lasso wins Emmy honors | TV News

Succession, the story of a dysfunctional family struggling for power and wealth, and feel-good comedy Ted Lasso took Emmy honors, while South Korean star Lee Jung-jae was named best actor for his role in the dystopian thriller Squid Game, a first for a non-English speaking artist.

Estate and Ted Lasso were previously honoredwith Succession winning Best Drama Series in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted its production schedule.

Squid Game’s Lee won Best Actor for his role in the series about cash-strapped contestants risking their lives for riches, which became a overall feel for Netflix after its release on the streaming platform. The show’s director, Hwang Dong-hyuk, also won Best Director.

In addition to Lee, several other performers won their first Emmy, including singer Lizzo, who won Best Series competition for Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, and Sheryl Lee Ralph, who won Best Actress in a second. role in a comedy series for his performance in Abbott Primary.

Zendaya received her second Emmy for the coming-of-age show Euphoria.

“Thank you for creating such a safe space to do this very difficult show,” Zendaya said after receiving her award.

“My biggest wish for ‘Euphoria’ was that it could help heal people. Thank you to everyone who shared your story with me. I carry them with me and carry them with me,” also said Zendaya, her character, Street.

Zendaya, in a black dress, accepts the Emmy for best actress in a drama
Zendaya accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama, the second time she won the Emmy for her performance in Euphoria [Mario Anzuoni/Reuters]

Ted Lasso, which follows the ups and downs of a London football team and its American manager, won Best Comedy Series for the second year in a row, and stars Jason Sudeikis and Brett Goldstein were second winners for Best comedic actor and supporting actor.

The White Lotus, a satire about wealthy tourists and the workers who look after them at an upscale resort, nabbed the award for best limited series, while two of its stars, Murray Bartlett and Jennifer Coolidge, won the award for best supporting actor and actress.

Coolidge thrilled the Emmy audience by rocking to the music meant to interrupt his acceptance speech.

The high-glamor gala was a return to business as usual in Hollywood after the events limited or canceled by the coronavirus in recent years.

Major Emmy Winners

Best Drama Series

Succession

Best Comedy Series

Ted Lasso

Lee Jung-jae holds his Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for
Lee Jung-jae (left) holds his Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama for Squid Game alongside Hwang Dong-hyuk, who won for directing the series [Aude Guerrucci/Reuters]

Best Limited Series

The White Lotus

Best Actor, Drama

Lee Jung-jae, squid game

Best Actress, Drama

Zendaya, euphoria

Best Supporting Actor, Drama

Matthew Macfadyen, Estate

Julia Garner kisses her Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Julia Garner won an Emmy for her work in Ozark [Aude Guerrucci/Reuters]
Sheryl Lee Ralph holds her Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Sheryl Lee Ralph won her first Emmy for comedy show Abbott Elementary [Aude Guerrucci/Reuters]

Best Supporting Actress, Drama

Julia Garner, Ozark

Best Actor, Comedy

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Best Actress, Comedy

Jean Smart, Hacks

Jennifer Coolidge, in a dark green dress, holds her Emmy
Jennifer Coolidge gained recognition for her role in The White Lotus, which followed a group of wealthy tourists vacationing at a luxury resort [Aude Guerrucci/Reuters]

Best Supporting Actor, Comedy

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Best Supporting Actress, Comedy

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary

Best Actor, Limited Series or Motion Picture

Michael Keaton, Dopesick

Best Actress, Limited Series or Movie

Amanda Seyfried for The Dropout

Lizzo, in a red dress, holds her Emmy
Lizzo won an Emmy for the first time for her show Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls [Aude Guerrucci/Reuters]

Best Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Motion Picture

Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus

Best Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Motion Picture

Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus

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