74th Annual Emmy Awards

The annual Emmy Award presentations is a massive undertaking that requires two complete ceremonies – one for the creative arts and one for the actors and productions.

On September 12, the Prime Time Emmy Awards ceremonies were presented in a gala event with Keenan Thompson serving as host.

The night of celebration begins with host Keenan Thompson presenting a monologue while walking through the audience and then a dance to routine to TV theme show theme songs that included “Friends”,“The Brady Bunch”, “SVU”, and “Game of Thrones”. 

The winners of the Emmy Awards are chosen by their peers.

Oprah Winfrey presented the first award of the night Michael Keaton in “Dopesick” for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie.

The award for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie went to Murray Bartlett for “The White Lotus”.

Keenan noted that they are celebrating the hundreds and hundreds of television shows and give awards to about five of them.

The award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series went to Matthew Macfadyen in “Succession”.

The award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series went to Julia Garner in “Ozark”.

The award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series went to SherylLee Ralph in “Abbott Elementary”.  After standing silently for several moments, SherylLee began singing and received a standing ovation from the crowd.  She said that this is what believing looks like.  After her speech, Keenan Thompson kept saying “oh, my goodness.”

Lizzo presented that award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series to Brett Goldstein in “Ted Lasso”. 

The award for Best Variety Sketch Series went to “Saturday Night Live”.  Host Keenan Thompson joined the cast on the stage to accept the award.

The award for Best Variety Talk Series went to “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”. 

The award for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie went to Jennifer Coolidge in “The White Lotus”.

The award for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie went to Amanda Seyfried in “The Dropout”.

The award for Best Reality Competition Program went to Lizzo for her “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls”.  An emotional Lizzo said that when she was a little girl, she dreamed of seeing someone like her in the media.

This year’s Governor’s Award went to actress Geena Davis and her Institute on Gender in Media whose motto is “If she can see it, she can be it.”

The award for Outstanding Direction in a Limited Series or TV Movie went to Mike White for “The White Lotus”.

The award for Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or TV Movie went to Mike White for “The White Lotus”.

The award for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Series went to Jerrod Carmichael for “Jerrod Carmichael Rothaniel”.

Anthony Anderson presented the In Memoriam segment.  John Legend performed as the video of artists lost over the past year aired.

The award for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series went to Jason Sudeikis in “Ted Lasso”. 

The award for Best Writing in a Comedy Series went to Quinta Brunson for “Abbott Elementary”.

The award for Best Direction in a Drama Series went to Hwang Dong-hyuk for “Squid Game”.  He noted that he hoped “Squid Game” would not be the last non-English program at the Emmys.

The Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series went to Zendaya in “Euphoria”. 

The award for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series went to Jean Smart in “Hacks”.

The award for Best Direction of a Comedy Series went to MJ Delaney for “Ted Lasso”.

The award for Best Writing in a Drama Series went to Jesse Armstrong for “Succession”.

The award for Leading Actor in a Drama Series went to Lee Jung-dae in “Squid Game”.

The award for Outstanding Limited Series or TV Movie went to “The White Lotus”. 

The award for Outstanding Comedy Series went to “Ted Lasso”.

The final award of the night was for Outstanding Drama Series and went to “Succession”.

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