The Emmys returned tonight (September 12) with a three-hour ceremony on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Whereas the winners’ checklist was usually very spectacular, there have been additionally a number of snubs alongside the way in which, in addition to some history-making successes. Right here’s our decide of the ceremony’s most notable moments.
The White Lotus and its creator Mike White
White’s quirky however cruel exploration of white privilege gained 5 awards in main classes – greater than every other present. Along with the excellent restricted sequence prize, White himself collected trophies for writing and directing the savage six-parter. Forged members Murray Bartlett and Jennifer Coolidge gained too, and Coolidge’s acceptance speech was exactly as baffling/charming as you’d anticipate. Who else would speak about taking a “lavender tub” as they decide up TV’s most covetable trophy
The unbelievable Zendaya
Zendaya made historical past two instances over when she gained lead actress in a drama for her portrayal of Euphoria‘s troubled however charismatic Rue. She’s not solely the primary Black lady to win this prize twice, but in addition, at 26, the youngest ever actress to gather two Emmys. And her acceptance speech, which she devoted to “anybody who has liked a Rue or seems like you’re a Rue,” was as pitch-perfect as her efficiency.
The super-likable soccer sitcom added one other 4 Emmys to the seven it gained final yr, together with a second successive win for excellent comedy sequence. There have been additionally repeat wins for forged members Jason Sudeikis and Brett Goldstein, who made positive to pepper his acceptance speech with an F-bomb for the second consecutive yr. By no means change, Roy Kent.
The implausible female-led drama sequence about survival, camaraderie and, properly, cannibalism was unable to transform any of its seven nominations into wins. Star Melanie Lynskey misplaced out to Zendaya, whereas resurgent ’90s queen Christina Ricci was overwhelmed to excellent supporting actress by Ozark‘s Julia Garner.
And within the excellent drama sequence, it misplaced out to the ever-popular Succession, which additionally celebrated a win for standout forged member Matthew Macfadyen. Tom Wambsgans followers will likely be celebrating tonight.
Higher Name Saul
Earlier than this night’s ceremony, the very good Breaking Unhealthy prequel had by no means gained an Emmy award in any main class. And after tonight’s ceremony… it nonetheless hasn’t. Forged members Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seenhorn misplaced out once more, which means the present now has a 0 for 25 report within the Emmys’ main classes. No less than the present has yet one more likelihood of glory subsequent yr.
The web loves Sydney Sweeney as a result of she’s, properly, Sydney Sweeney. She was up for 2 awards tonight – supporting actress in a drama sequence for Euphoria and supporting actress in a restricted sequence for The White Lotus – however left empty-handed. Ozark‘s Julia Garner beat her within the former class, whereas her co-star Jennifer Coolidge pipped her within the latter.
Oh, and did we point out it was Sweeney’s twenty fifth birthday tonight? Very very harsh.
Squid Sport’s Lee Jung-Jae
Netflix’s most-watched sequence ever gained six awards general, together with a prestigious win within the drama directing class for creator Hwang Dong-hyuk. Most stirring of all, although, was seeing Lee Jung-Jae turn out to be the primary Asian actor to win the excellent lead actor in a drama sequence award.
“Thanks to the director for making life like issues all of us face come to life so creatively on the display with an ideal script,” he mentioned graciously, earlier than repeating his speech in Korean. It was a really stylish second which helped to finish the present on a excessive be aware.