The 75th Emmy Awards ceremony was held to honor the best in television. The HBO series “Succession” and restaurant-based comedy “The Bear” won six awards each. “Succession,” which portrays the power struggle for control of a multinational business empire, won the coveted Best Drama award for the fourth and final season. The Bear bagged the Best Comedy award, while Beef won Best Limited Series.
Several actors and creators of color were also honored at the ceremony, which coincided with Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It was the third time that “Succession” had been named Best Drama Series. Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, and Matthew Macfadyen, who played the Roy family, received acting awards.
During his acceptance speech, creator Jesse Armstrong expressed his sadness at the show’s conclusion. However, he also mentioned that it was a pleasure to have worked on it. Kieran Culkin, who won his first Emmy for lead drama actor, expressed gratitude for the wonderful childhood his mother provided and thanked his wife for her support.
In addition, Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach of FX’s “The Bear” won the Best Comedy Actor, Supporting Actress, and Supporting Actor awards, respectively. Jennifer Coolidge, who won Best Supporting Actress for “The White Lotus,” thanked her fans and referred to her co-stars as “evil gays.”
Several Black actors won awards at the ceremony. Quinta Brunson won Best Comedy Actress for her role in “Abbott Elementary,” while Niecy Nash-Betts won Best Supporting Actress for “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.”
The ceremony included cast reunions and other memorable moments, and it ended with an excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech.