The 75th annual Primetime Emmy Awards struck a familiar chord, with a winners list led by the shows that have won most of the major television awards of late.
The final season of HBO’s “Succession” won Best Drama Series. FX’s “The Bear” won Best Comedy Series, and Netflix’s “Beef” won Best Limited or Anthology Series at the ceremony that finally took place in Los Angeles Jan. 15 after being delayed four months due to Hollywood’s writers and actors strikes.
“Succession,” which also streams on Max, won six Emmys, with Kieran Culkin winning Best Actor in a Drama Series, Sarah Snook winning Best Actress in a Drama Series, and Matthew Macfadyen winning Best Supporting Actor, just as they did at the recent Golden Globes. The show also won for best directing and writing for the episode “Connor’s Wedding.”
“The Bear,” which is available on Hulu, won six Emmys on Monday, and when combined with last week’s Creative Arts portion of the Primetime Emmys ended up with a total of 10 to lead all shows. Best Actor in a Comedy Series went to Jeremy Allen White, Best Supporting Actress went to Ayo Edebiri, and Best Supporting Actor went to Ebon Moss-Bachrach. The show also won for best directing and writing. Last week it won for best casting, editing, sound editing and sound mixing. These awards reflected the show’s first season, whereas the recent Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards ceremonies honored its second.
“Beef” tallied five major Emmys and eight total, also taking Best Actor in a Limited Series for Steven Yeun and Best Actress for Ali Wong. It also won best writing and directing for a limited series. Earlier Creative Arts awards were for casting, costuming and editing.
Among the other awards, Quinta Brunson won Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for ABC’s “Abbott Elementary,” Jennifer Coolidge won Supporting Actress in a Drama for HBO’s “The White Lotus,” Paul Walter Houser won Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Anthology Series or Movie for the Apple TV+ miniseries Black Bird, and Niecy Nash-Betts won Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Anthology Series or Movie for Netflix’s Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
Among the key Creative Arts Emmys from last week, Outstanding Television Movie went to The Roku Channel’s Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, while Outstanding Animated Program went to Fox’s “The Simpsons” for the “Treehouse of Horror XXXIII” episode.
Among networks and streamers, HBO/Max led the way Monday with nine Emmys, while Netflix and Hulu/FX each had six. Apple TV+ had one, as did Disney+, which won Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium.
In total, HBO/Max had 31 combined Emmy wins.