“Succession,” “The White Lotus,” and “Ted Lasso” Win Big at the Emmy Awards

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The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards came and went, crowning several shows and actors as the best on TV right now. Streaming series, particularly from HBO and Apple TV+, reigned supreme—as expected. But there were a few choice moments that stood out among the rest.

Of course, the top of our list is when Oprah herself graced the Emmy stage to announce the winner of Best Actor in a Limited Series to Michael Keaton for his performance in Dopesick. Her speech was inspiring, stating that the first step in achieving an Emmy is believing in yourself. “How do you win one? It starts with a dream. A dream strong enough to endure the knockdowns and rejections,” Oprah said. When Keaton joined her on stage, he jokingly asked how many Emmys Oprah has—“You’ve got about 90 of these, don’t you?”—before accepting the award.

After that, the highlights of the night, objectively, were Sheryl Lee Ralph’s and Lizzo’s acceptance speeches. Ralph, who won her first-ever Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in Abbott Elementary, skipped the traditional speech and opted to belt out a deeply powerful song instead. She sang “Endangered Species,” by Dianne Reeves—to a standing ovation from the crowd—before thanking Abbott Elementary creator Quinta Brunson.

Lizzo, on the other hand, won an Emmy for her reality competition show, Watch Out for the Big Grrrls. She used her acceptance speech to call out the need for a wider range of representation on screen. “When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see in the media was someone fat like me, Black like me, beautiful like me,” she began. “If I can go back and tell little Lizzo something, I’d tell her, ‘You’re gonna see that person, but, bitch, it’s gonna have to be you!’”

Elsewhere, Zendaya once again made history, continuing her streak as the youngest woman to win Lead Actress in a Drama, for Euphoria. Squid Game became the first-ever non-English language show to take home awards—for two actors, Lee Jung-jae and Lee You-mi, and one director, Hwang Dong-hyuk.

Below, find the list of winners for all major Emmy categories.


Best Comedy Series

Abbott Elementary (ABC)

Barry (HBO)

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Hacks (HBO Max)

Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)

WINNER: Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Elle Fanning, The Great

Issa Rae, Insecure

WINNER: Jean Smart, Hacks

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Bill Hader, Barry

Nicholas Hoult, The Great

Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building

Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building

WINNER: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks

Janelle James, Abbott Elementary

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Sarah Niles, Ted Lasso

WINNER: Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary

Juno Temple, Ted Lasso

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan, Barry

WINNER: Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Toheeb Jimoh, Ted Lasso

Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Tyler James Williams, Abbott Elementary

Henry Winkler, Barry

Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Jane Adams, Hacks

Harriet Sansom Harris, Hacks

Jane Lynch, Only Murders in the Building

WINNER: Laurie Metcalf, Hacks

Kaitlin Olson, Hacks

Harriet Walter, Ted Lasso

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Jerrod Carmichael, Saturday Night Live

Bill Hader, Curb Your Enthusiasm

James Lance, Ted Lasso

WINNER: Nathan Lane, Only Murders in the Building

Christopher McDonald, Hacks

Sam Richardson, Ted Lasso

Directing for a Comedy Series

Hiro Murai, "New Jazz," Atlanta

Bill Hader, "710N," Barry

Lucia Aniello, "There Will Be Blood," Hacks

Cherien Dabis, "The Boy From 6B," Only Murders in the Building

Jamie Babbit, "True Crime," Only Murders in the Building

WINNER: MJ Delaney, "No Weddings and a Funeral," Ted Lasso

Mary Lou Belli, "Baby Daddy Groundhog Day," The Ms. Pat Show

Writing for a Comedy Series

WINNER: Quinta Brunson, "Pilot," Abbot Elementary

Duffy Boudreau, "710N," Barry

Alec Berg and Bill Hader, "Starting Now," Barry

Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky, "The One, The Only," Hacks

Steve Martin and John Hoffman, "True Crime," Only Murders in the Building

Jane Becker, "No Weddings and a Funeral," Ted Lasso

Sarah Naftalis, "The Casino," What We Do in the Shadows

Stefani Robinson, "The Wellness Center," What We Do in the Shadows


Best Drama Series

Better Call Saul (AMC)

Euphoria (HBO Max)

Ozark (Netflix)

Severance (Apple TV+)

Squid Game (Netflix)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

WINNER: Succession (HBO)

Yellowjackets (Showtime)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Laura Linney, Ozark

Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show

WINNER: Zendaya, Euphoria

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Brian Cox, Succession

WINNER: Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Adam Scott, Severance

Jeremy Strong, Succession

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Patricia Arquette, Severance

WINNER: Julia Garner, Ozark

Jung Ho-yeon, Squid Game

Christina Ricci, Yellowjackets

Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul

J. Smith-Cameron, Succession

Sarah Snook, Succession

Sydney Sweeney, Euphoria

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nicholas Braun, Succession

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Park Hae-soo, Squid Game

WINNER: Matthew Macfadyen, Succession

John Turturro, Severance

Christopher Walken, Severance

Oh Yeong-su, Squid Game

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Hope Davis, Succession

Marcia Gay Harden, The Morning Show

Martha Kelly, Euphoria

Sanaa Lathan, Succession

Harriet Walter, Succession

WINNER: Lee You-mi, Squid Game

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Adrien Brody, Succession

James Cromwell, Succession

WINNER: Colman Domingo, Euphoria

Arian Moayed, Succession

Tom Pelphrey, Ozark

Alexander Skarsgård, Succession

Directing for a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, "A Hard Way to Go," Ozark

Ben Stiller, "The Way We Are," Severance

WINNER: Hwang Dong-hyuk, "Red Light, Green Light," Squid Game

Mark Mylod, "All the Bells Say," Succession

Cathy Yan, "The Disruption," Succession

Lorene Scafaria, "Too Much Birthday," Succession

Karyn Kusama, "Pilot," Yellowjackets

Writing for a Drama Series

Thomas Schnauz, "Plan and Execution," Better Call Saul

Chris Mundy, "A Hard Way to Go," Ozark

Dan Erickson, "The Way We Are," Severance

Hwang Dong-hyuk, "One Lucky Day," Squid Game

WINNER: Jesse Armstrong, "All the Bells Say," Succession

Jonathan Lisco, Ashley Lyle, and Bart Nickerson, "F Sharp," Yellowjackets

Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, "Pilot," Yellowjackets

Limited or Anthology Series, Movie

Best Miniseries

Dopesick (Hulu)

Inventing Anna (Netflix)

Pam & Tommy (Hulu)

The Dropout (Hulu)

WINNER: The White Lotus (HBO)

Television Movie

WINNER: Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (Disney+)

Ray Donovan: The Movie (Showtime)

Reno 911!: The Hunt for QAnon (Paramount+)

The Survivor (HBO Max)

Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas (The Roku Channel)

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Toni Collette, The Staircase

Julia Garner, Inventing Anna

Lily James, Pam & Tommy

Sarah Paulson, Impeachment: American Crime Story

Margaret Qualley, Maid

WINNER: Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Colin Firth, The Staircase

Andrew Garfield, Under the Banner of Heaven

Oscar Isaac, Scenes From a Marriage

WINNER: Michael Keaton, Dopesick

Himesh Patel, Station Eleven

Sebastian Stan, Pam & Tommy

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Connie Britton, The White Lotus

WINNER: Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus

Alexandra Daddario, The White Lotus

Kaitlyn Dever, Dopesick

Natasha Rothwell, The White Lotus

Sydney Sweeney, The White Lotus

Mare Winningham, Dopesick

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

WINNER: Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus

Jake Lacy, The White Lotus

Will Poulter, Dopesick

Seth Rogen, Pam & Tommy

Peter Sarsgaard, Dopesick

Michael Stuhlbarg, Dopesick

Steve Zahn, The White Lotus

Directing for a Miniseries or Movie

Danny Strong, "The People vs. Purdue Pharma," Dopesick

John Wells, "Sky Blue," Maid

Hiro Murai, "Wheel of Fire," Station Eleven

Michael Showalter, "Green Juice," The Dropout

Francesca Gregorini, "Iron Sisters," The Dropout

WINNER: Mike White, The White Lotus

Writing for a Miniseries or Movie

Danny Strong, "The People vs. Purdue Pharma," Dopesick

Sarah Burgess, "Man Handled," Impeachment: American Crime Story

Molly Smith Metzler, "Snaps," Maid

Patrick Somerville, "Unbroken Circle," Station Eleven

Elizabeth Meriwether, "I'm in a Hurry," The Dropout

WINNER: Mike White, The White Lotus


Host for a Reality or Competition Program

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye

Nicole Byer, Nailed It!

Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank

Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, Making It

WINNER: RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Structured Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow (PBS)

Fixer Upper: Welcome Home (Magnolia Network)

Love Is Blind (Netflix)

WINNER: Queer Eye (Netflix)

Shark Tank (ABC)

Unstructured Reality Program

Below Deck Mediterranean (Bravo)

Cheer (Netflix)

WINNER: Love on the Spectrum U.S. (Netflix)

RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked (VH1)

Selling Sunset (Netflix)

Reality Competition Program

WINNER: Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (Prime Video)

Nailed It! (Netflix)

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

The Amazing Race (CBS)

The Voice (NBC)

Top Chef (Bravo)


Variety Talk Series

Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)

WINNER: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC)

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO Max)

WINNER: Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Variety Music or Comedy Special (Live)

Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: The Facts Of Life and Diff’rent Strokes (ABC)

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)

The Oscars (ABC)

WINNER: The Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and 50 Cent (NBC)

The Tony Awards Presents: Broadway’s Back! (CBS)

Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

WINNER: Adele: One Night Only (CBS)

Dave Chappelle: The Closer (Netflix)

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (HBO/HBO Max)

Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special (Netflix)

One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga (CBS)

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