Television’s biggest night took place in Los Angeles last night, and it couldn’t have been bigger. After its four-month delay, thanks to the Writers and Actors strikes, the Emmys celebrated a whole range of last year’s television dominance. As expected, Succession, The Beef and The Bear were big winners of the night!
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Ali Wong became the first woman of Asian descent to win a lead acting Emmy for her role in The Beef, while Jennifer Coolidge bagged the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress for a second time in a row for the second season of White Lotus.
Emmy 2023 Winners
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With Keiran Culkin taking Best Actor in a Drama Series and Mathew Macfadyen taking Best Supporting Actor on Television, and the show itself winning the Emmys for Best Drama TV Series, Succession wiped away the competition at this year’s ceremony.
The show was based on the Roy family, which is known for controlling the biggest media and entertainment company in the world. However, things change when Logan Roy steps down, leading to a power struggle in the family where morals and ethics go for a toss, and every member of the family begins a fight for the throne of the media empire.
With both Steven Yeun and Ali Wong winning Best Actor and Actress in the Limited Series category, Beef is undeniably a must-watch.
The show is based on when Danny Cho, a struggling contractor, nearly crashes into Amy Lau’s SUV, which quickly escalates into a heated verbal exchange and a reckless car chase. With neither of them able to let go of their anger, they begin to adopt increasingly aggressive ways to harass each other, with the rising conflict ruining their lives in ways they never expected.
While didn’t secure a win at this year’s Emmys, The Crown received nomination for Best Drama, while Elizabeth Debicki got a nod for her excellent performance in the Support Actress in a Drama Series category.
Now spanning six seasons, Netflix’s popular The Crown follows the story of Queen Elizabeth II as a young woman who is faced with the challenge of leading the monarchy.
The show masterfully explores the private journey behind the political journey and the public facade put up by the British Empire, and has sparked many controversies about its portrayal of historical events and figures over the years.
The Last of Us
Not even HBO’s well-acclaimed The Last of Us series could stand a chance against Succession, but it did secure five nominations in the following categories: Best Drama Series, Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Pedro Pascal), Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Bella Ramsey), Writing for a Drama Series (Craig Mazin), and Directing for a Drama Series (Peter Hoar).
The show follows Joel, a smuggler in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a deadly fungal virus. In return for weapons, Joel is offered a task: transport a 14-year-old Ellie across the country. What follows are brutal confrontations, moral dilemmas and heartfelt emotional connections as Joel discovers that Ellie is actually immune to the infection and humanity’s last hope for a cure.
Only Murders in the Building
Disney’s Only Murders in the Building was nominated at the Emmys for Best Comedy Series, Martin Short for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and Best Writing for a Comedy Series.
The comedic show follows three characters who find themselves united by a shared love of true-crime podcasts. When a murder occurs in their building, they choose to investigate by themselves and uncover secrets, scandals, and a growing list of suspects.
The Bear won six Emmys this year in every category it was nominated in, including Best Comedy Series, Lead Actor (Jeremy Allen White), Supporting Actor (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), Best Directing (Christopher Storer), and more.
In the show, a brilliant young chef, Carmen Berzatto, is forced to return to his home and run his local family sandwich shop after a death in the family. Carmen learns to balance the reality of trading Michelin-star restaurants for the challenge of running a small business kitchen and its stubborn staff, all the while remedying his strained familial relationships.
The White Lotus
Taking almost every nomination in the Supporting Actor and Actress categories (with Jennifer Coolidge winning the latter), White Lotus (Season 2) was all over the Emmys Including its nomination for Best Drama Series.
HBO’s widely acclaimed dark comedy series is based on a luxury resort where wealthy guests and stressed staff confront dark secrets and simmering tensions while unraveling a wildly explosive plot.
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Winning the Writing for a variety series category, Last Week Tonight carries on its winning streak. The political satire show takes deep dives into some of the most important topics in the world right now and presents them in a highly digestible manner. The show has been lauded for over a decade now for some of the stands it takes. The show is available in the UAE on OSN+ just a bit after it aired in the USA.
Apple TV’s beloved comedy series Ted Lasso fetched eight nominations at this year’s Emmy, including Best Comedy series, Lead and Support Actor performances, and Writing and Directing, but unfortunately, it did not win in any category.
Spanning only three seasons, the show follows the titular Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to run the struggling English Premier League team AFC Richmond. While he faces much criticism and pushback from everyone, including his team, his unshakable enthusiasm and positivity slowly win them over.
Bad Sisters is a must-watch show with three nominations in acting, directing, and writing.
The show follows five sisters bound by a childhood tragedy and a pact to protect each other no matter what. However, when one of the sister’s husbands unexpectedly dies, whispers of foul play erupt, plunging the family into a web of lies, suspicious, and testing the limits of their bond of sisterhood.
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Winning the Outstanding Competition Program, RuPaul’s Drag Race beat out other shows like TopChef and The Amazing Race.
The popular reality TV show features the legendary queen RuPaul as she manages a dazzling circus of charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent as the fierce drag queens vie for the coveted title of ‘America’s Next Drag Superstar’.
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