First it was Donald Glover for Atlanta. Then it was Bill Hader for Barry. And now, a brand-new winner is taking over the comedy throne…sorta.
At tonight’s 71st annual Emmy Awards, television’s biggest stars gathered at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. During the ceremony, Hader walked away with the statuette for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (again) for playing Barry Berkman in Barry, which stars Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan and Henry Winkler.
Other nominees included Anthony Anderson for Black-ish, Don Cheadle for Black Monday, Ted Danson for The Good Place, Michael Douglas for The Kominsky Method and Eugene Levy for Schitt’s Creek.
The Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category has been around since 1953. Previous winners include Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent, Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory, Jon Cryer for Two and a Half Men, Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock, Ricky Gervais for Extras and Tony Shalhoub for Monk.
If you need us, we’ll be re-watching both seasons of Barry.