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75th Emmy Awards: A Night of Celebrations, Historic Wins, and Iconic Reunions

Updated: Jan 16


The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards celebrate and honor television’s best, broadcast live from downtown Los Angeles.
75th Emmy Awards

The 75th Emmy Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, was an unforgettable night of celebration and recognition for the best of actors, writers, and directors. A total of 27 awards were given out during the show. Anderson's hosting was a standout moment, as he engaged in fun banter with his mother and showcased his singing talent. The Emmys also paid tribute to iconic TV series such as Facts of Life, Good Times, and Miami Vice, among others.


One of the highlights of the night was the multiple reunions of cast members from popular shows of the past and present. Casts from shows like "Cheers," "The Sopranos," "Ally McBeal," and "Martin" came together for the night. In contrast, former cast members of "Grey's Anatomy" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" presented awards on stage.


The biggest winners of the evening were 'Succession' and 'The Bear', each taking home a total of six Emmys, followed by 'BEEF,' with five. One of the night's winners was Ali Wong of 'BEEF, ' who won Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Wong is the first woman of Asian descent to win a lead acting award. THAheadline had the opportunity to interview her and talk about her experience.


Thai Lee, THAheadline: "How has your experience working on 'BEEF' and receiving this Emmy award impacted your growth as an actress and a storyteller?"


Ali Wong: "My goal was always to be able to tell jokes for a living. So, I am just still in so much disbelief and honored that Sonny asked me to do this. Obviously, it was very intimidating at first to work with Steven Yeun. He's, I believe, one of the greatest actors of our generation. On the first day of rehearsals, he put his hand on my shoulder, and he said to me, I don't know anything you don't know. That made all the difference, you know? So, working with him, Yeun, Joseph (Lee), Maria (Bello), and everybody else in the cast was a really collaborative process. I had so much fun doing it, and I am still so surprised and proud of what we made."


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Niecy Nash-Betts celebrates her Emmy win as supporting actress in limited series for “Dahmer.” (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)

The 75th Emmy Awards was a night of celebration for many, but it was especially notable for black women who took home Emmy awards. Quinta Brunson became the first black woman to win the award for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 42 years. Brunson won the award for her role in 'Abbott Elementary,' and her win was a historic moment that brought attention to the lack of representation for black women in the industry. Niecy Nash-Betts also won an Emmy award for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for 'Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.' Nash gave a powerful and emotional acceptance speech, thanking herself for believing in herself when others didn't. "I wanna thank me for believing in me and doing what I was told I could not do," Nash said in tears. She went on to say she accepts the award "on behalf of every Black and brown woman who has gone unheard yet overpoliced - like Glenda Cleveland, like Sandra Bland, like Breonna Taylor. As an artist, my job is to speak truth to power, and baby, I'm gonna do it 'til the day I die."


Ayo Edebiri also took home the first win of the night for her role as Sydney in 'The Bear.' Fresh off her Golden Globe win in the same category, Edebiri thanked her parents profusely for "making me feel beautiful and black and all of that," even though she said she is "making them sit kind of far away from me because I'm a bad kid." "It's probably not a dream to come to this country and have your child say, 'I want to do improv,'" Edebiri joked.


75th Primetime Emmy Awards at Peacock Theater, Los Angeles, California, U.S., Jan. 15, 2024. (AFP Photo)
David Furnish (L) and Luke Lloyd Davies, winners of Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for "Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium," at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards at Peacock Theater, Los Angeles, California, U.S., Jan. 15, 2024. (AFP Photo)

Another piece of history worth mentioning is that the prestigious EGOT club has gained a new member - Elton John. The music icon officially became an EGOT winner at the 2023 Emmys when his Disney+ special, 'Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium,' won the award for Outstanding Variety Special. John couldn't attend the Emmys ceremony as he was at home due to a knee injury. This Emmy was the final award that John needed to secure his status as an EGOT winner. He had previously won two Oscars for Best Original Song, thanks to "Rocketman" ("I'm Gonna Love Me Again") and "The Lion King" ("Can You Feel the Love Tonight"), a Tony Award for Best Original Score ("Aida"), and six Grammy Awards. Only 24 stars have ever achieved this Hollywood honor. John's EGOT win is just the latest milestone in his award-filled career. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, and he holds the record for the biggest-selling physical single of all time, thanks to the 33 million copies sold for "Candle in the Wind 1997." John's greatest hits album, "Diamonds," was released in 2017 and spent a staggering 300 consecutive weeks in the top 75 of the UK album charts. The EGOT club includes other celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Viola Davis, and more.


Overall, the 75th Emmy Awards was a celebration of great TV and iconic shows. The night was filled with laughs, tears, and unforgettable moments. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, and here's to another year of amazing television!


See Monday night’s winners below:

Drama Series

“Andor” 

“Better Call Saul”

“The Crown” 

“House of the Dragon”

“The Last of Us”

“Succession” (WINNER)

“The White Lotus”

“Yellowjackets” 


Comedy Series

“Abbott Elementary” 

“Barry”

“The Bear” (WINNER)

“Jury Duty”

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” 

“Only Murders in the Building”

“Ted Lasso”

“Wednesday”


Limited Series

“Beef” (WINNER)

“Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” 

“Daisy Jones & the Six”

“Fleishman Is in Trouble”  

“Obi-Wan Kenobi”


Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jeff Bridges (“The Old Man”) 

Brian Cox (“Succession”)  

Kieran Culkin (“Succession”) (WINNER)

Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) 

Pedro Pascal (“The Last of Us”)

Jeremy Strong (“Succession”)


Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Sharon Horgan (“Bad Sisters”) 

Melanie Lynskey (“Yellowjackets”) 

Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Bella Ramsey (“The Last of Us”)

Keri Russell (“The Diplomat”) 

Sarah Snook (“Succession”) (WINNER)


Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Bill Hader (“Barry”) 

Jason Segel (“Shrinking”)

Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building”) 

Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso”) 

Jeremy Allen White (“The Bear”) (WINNER)


Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”) 

Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) 

Quinta Brunson (“Abbott Elementary”) (WINNER)

Natasha Lyonne (“Poker Face”)

Jenna Ortega (“Wednesday”) 


Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Taron Egerton (“Black Bird”) 

Kumail Nanjiani (“Welcome to Chippendales”) 

Evan Peters (“Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”) 

Daniel Radcliffe (“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”) 

Michael Shannon (“George & Tammy”)

Steven Yeun (“Beef”) (WINNER)


Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Lizzy Caplan (“Fleishman Is in Trouble”)

Jessica Chastain (“George & Tammy”)

Dominique Fishback (“Swarm”) 

Kathryn Hahn (“Tiny Beautiful Things”)

Riley Keough (“Daisy Jones & the Six”)

Ali Wong (“Beef”) (WINNER)


Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan (“Barry”)

Phil Dunster (“Ted Lasso”)

Brett Goldstein (“Ted Lasso”)

James Marsden (“Jury Duty”)

Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“The Bear”) (WINNER)

Tyler James Williams (“Abbott Elementary”)

Henry Winkler (“Barry”)


Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

Ayo Edebiri (“The Bear”) (WINNER)

Janelle James (“Abbott Elementary”)

Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”)

Juno Temple (“Ted Lasso”)

Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”)

Jessica Williams (“Shrinking”)


Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

F. Murray Abraham (“The White Lotus”)

Nicholas Braun (“Succession”)

Michael Imperioli (“The White Lotus”)

Theo James (“The White Lotus”)

Matthew Macfadyen (“Succession”) (WINNER)

Alan Ruck (“Succession”)

Will Sharpe (“The White Lotus”)

Alexander Skarsgård (“Succession”


Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Jennifer Coolidge (“The White Lotus”) (WINNER)

Elizabeth Debicki (“The Crown”)

Meghann Fahy (“The White Lotus”)

Sabrina Impacciatore (“The White Lotus”)

Aubrey Plaza (“The White Lotus”)

Rhea Seehorn (“Better Call Saul”)

J. Smith-Cameron (“Succession”)

Simona Tabasco (“The White Lotus”)


Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Murray Bartlett (“Welcome to Chippendales”)

Paul Walter Hauser (“Black Bird”) (WINNER)

Richard Jenkins (“Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”)

Joseph Lee (“Beef”)

Ray Liotta (“Black Bird”)

Young Mazino (“Beef”)

Jesse Plemons (Love & Death”)


Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Annaleigh Ashford (“Welcome to Chippendales”)

Maria Bello (“Beef”)

Claire Danes (“Fleishman Is in Trouble”)

Juliette Lewis (“Welcome to Chippendales”)

Camila Morrone (“Daisy Jones & The Six”)

Niecy Nash-Betts (“Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”) (WINNER)

Merritt Wever “(“Tiny Beautiful Things”)


Writing For A Comedy Series

“Barry” • wow • HBO Max • HBO in association with Alec Berg and HanarplyBill Hader, Written by

The Bear“ • System • FX • FX ProductionsChristopher Storer, Written by (WINNER)

“Jury Duty” • Ineffective Assistance • Amazon Freevee • Amazon Studios Mekki Leeper, Written by Only Murders In The Building • I Know Who Did It • Hulu • 20th TelevisionJohn Hoffman, Written by Matteo Borghese, Written byRob Turbovsky, Written by

“The Other Two” • Cary & Brooke Go To An AIDS Play • HBO Max • HBO Max in association with Broadway Video, Above Average, JAX Media, Kelly/Schneider, and MTV Entertainment StudiosChris Kelly, Written by Sarah Schneider, Written by

“Ted Lasso” • So Long, Farewell • Apple TV+ • Apple presents a Doozer Production in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal TelevisionBrendan Hunt, Written byJoe Kelly, Written by Jason Sudeikis, Written by


Writing For A Drama Series

“Andor” • One Way Out • Disney+ • Lucasfilm Ltd.Beau Willimon, Written by

“Bad Sisters” • The Prick • Apple TV+ • Merman / ABC Signature in association with AppleSharon Horgan, Teleplay byDave Finkel, Teleplay byBrett Baer, Teleplay by “Better Call Saul” • Point And Shoot • AMC • High Bridge, Crystal Diner, Gran Via Productions and Sony Pictures TelevisionGordon Smith, Written by

“Better Call Saul” • Saul Gone • AMC • High Bridge, Crystal Diner, Gran Via Productions and Sony Pictures TelevisionPeter Gould, Written by

“The Last Of Us” • Long, Long Time • HBO Max • HBO in association with Sony Pictures Television Studios, PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty DogCraig Mazin, Written for Television by

“Succession” • Connor’s Wedding • HBO Max • HBO in association with Project Zeus, Hyberobject Industries, Gary Sanchez Productions and Hot Seat ProductionsJesse Armstrong, Written by (WINNER)

“The White Lotus” • Arrivederci • HBO Max • HBO in association with Rip Cord and The DistrictMike White, Written by


Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

“Beef” • The Birds Don’t Sing, They Screech In Pain • Netflix • A Netflix Series / An A24 ProductionLee Sung Jin, Written by (WINNER)

“Fire Island” • Hulu • Searchlight Pictures Presents, a JAX Media ProductionJoel Kim Booster, Written by

“Fleishman Is In Trouble” • Me-Time • FX • ABC SignatureTaffy Brodesser-Akner, Written for Television by

“Prey” • Hulu • 20th Century StudiosPatrick Aison, Written by & Story byDan Trachtenberg, Story by

“Swarm” • Stung • Prime Video • Amazon StudiosJanine Nabers, Teleplay by & Story byDonald Glover, Story by

“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” • The Roku Channel • The Roku Channel, Funny or Die, Tango EntertainmentAl Yankovic, Written byEric Appel, Written by


Directing For A Comedy Series

“Barry” • wow • HBO Max • HBO in association with Alec Berg and Hanarply, Directed by Bill Hader

The Bear“ • Review • FX • FX Productions, Directed by Christopher Storer (WINNER)

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” • Four Minutes • Prime Video • Amazon Studios, Directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino

“The Ms. Pat Show” • Don’t Touch My Hair • BET+ • Dae Light Media, Imagine Television, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Directed by Mary Lou Belli

“Ted Lasso” • So Long, Farewell • Apple TV+ • Apple presents a Doozer Production in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, Directed by Declan Lowney

“Wednesday” • Wednesday’s Child Is Full Of Woe • Netflix • A Netflix Series / An MGM Television Production, Directed by Tim Burton


Directing For A Drama Series

“Andor” • Rix Road • Disney+ • Lucasfilm Ltd., Directed by Benjamin Caron

“Bad Sisters” • The Prick • Apple TV+ • Merman / ABC Signature in association with Apple, Directed by Dearbhla Walsh

“The Last Of Us” • Long, Long Time • HBO Max • HBO in association with Sony Pictures Television Studios, PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog, Directed by Peter Hoar

“Succession” • America Decides • HBO Max • HBO in association with Project Zeus, Hyberobject Industries, Gary Sanchez Productions, and Hot Seat Productions, Directed by Andrij Parekh

“Succession” • Connor’s Wedding • HBO Max • HBO in association with Project Zeus, Hyberobject Industries, Gary Sanchez Productions, and Hot Seat Productions, Directed by Mark Mylod (WINNER)

“Succession” • Living+ • HBO Max • HBO in association with Project Zeus, Hyberobject Industries, Gary Sanchez Productions, and Hot Seat Productions, Directed by Lorene Scafaria

“The White Lotus” • Arrivederci • HBO Max • HBO in association with Rip Cord and The District, Directed by Mike White


Directing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

“Beef” • Figures Of Light • Netflix • A Netflix Series / An A24 Production, Directed by Lee Sung Jin (WINNER)

“Beef” • The Great Fabricator • Netflix • A Netflix Series / An A24 Production, Directed by Jake Schreier

“Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” • Bad Meat • Netflix • Ryan Murphy Productions for Netflix, Directed by Carl Franklin

“Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” • Silenced • Netflix • Ryan Murphy Productions for Netflix, Directed by Paris Barclay

“Fleishman Is In Trouble” • Me-Time • FX • ABC Signature, Directed by Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton

“Prey” • Hulu • 20th Century Studios, Directed by Dan Trachtenberg


Reality-Competition Program

“The Amazing Race”

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (WINNER)

“Survivor”

“Top Chef”

“The Voice”


Scripted Variety Series

“A Black Lady Sketch Show”

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver“ (WINNER)

“Saturday Night Live”


Variety Talk Series

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” (WINNER)

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

“Late Night With Seth Meyers”

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”

“The Problem With Jon Stewart”


Variety Special (Live)

The Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show Starring Rihanna

“Chris Rock: Selective Outrage “

“Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium” (WINNER)

The Oscars

The Tonys


Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLCDan Amira, Head WriterLauren Sarver Means, Senior WriterDaniel Radosh, Senior WriterDavid Angelo, WriterNicole Conlan, WriterDevin Delliquanti, WriterZach DiLanzo, WriterJennifer Flanz, WriterJason Gilbert, WriterJosh Johnson, WriterDavid Kibuuka, WriterMatt Koff, WriterTrevor Noah, WriterJoseph Opio, WriterRandall Otis, WriterZhubin Parang, WriterKat Radley, WriterScott Sherman, WriterAshton Womack, Writer


Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (WINNER)HBO Max • HBO in association with Sixteen String Jack Productions and Avalon TelevisionDaniel O’Brien, Senior WriterOwen Parsons, Senior WriterCharlie Redd, Senior WriterJoanna Rothkopf, Senior WriterSeena Vali, Senior WriterJohnathan Appel, WriterAli Barthwell, WriterTim Carvell, WriterLiz Hynes, WriterRyan Ken, WriterMark Kramer, WriterSofia Manfredi, WriterJohn Oliver, WriterTaylor Kay Phillips, WriterChrissy Shackelford, Writer


Late Night With Seth Meyers • NBC • Universal Television and Broadway Video

Alex Baze, Head Writer

Seth Reiss, Writing Supervised By

Mike Scollins, Writing Supervised By

Sal Gentile, Closer Look Writing Supervised By/Written by

Jermaine Affonso, Written by

Karen Chee, Written by

Bryan Donaldson, Written by

Matt Goldich, Written by

Dina Gusovsky, Written by

Jenny Hagel, Written by

Allison Hord, Written by

Mike Karnell, Written by

John Lutz, Written by

Seth Meyers, Written by

Ian Morgan, Written by

Amber Ruffin, Written by

Mike Shoemaker, Written by

Ben Warheit, Written by

Jeff Wright, Written by


The Late Show With Stephen Colbert • CBS • CBS Studios

Ariel Dumas, Head Writer

Jay Katsir, Head Writer

Delmonte Bent, Writer

Michael Brumm, Writer

Aaron Cohen, Writer

Stephen T. Colbert, Writer

Paul Dinello, Writer

Glenn Eichler, Writer

Gabe Gronli, Writer

Barry Julien, Writer

Michael Cruz Kayne, Writer

Eliana Kwartler, Writer

Matt Lappin, Writer

Caroline Lazar, Writer

Pratima Mani, Writer

Felipe Torres Medina, Writer

Opus Moreschi, Writer

Carley Moseley, Writer

Asher Perlman, Writer

Tom Purcell, Writer

Kate Sidley, Writer

Brian Stack, Writer

John Thibodeaux, Writer

Steve Waltien, Writer


Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Alison Gates, Head Writer

Streeter Seidell, Head Writer

Kent Sublette, Head Writer

Gary Richardson, Writing Supervised by

Will Stephen, Writing Supervised by

Celeste Yim, Writing Supervised by

Bryan Tucker, Senior Writer

Rosebud Baker, Written by

Dan Bulla, Written by

Michael Che, Written by

Mike DiCenzo, Written by

Alex English, Written by

Jimmy Fowlie, Written by

Martin Herlihy, Written by

John Higgins, Written by

Steve Higgins, Written by

Vannessa Jackson, Written by

Colin Jost, Written by

Erik Kenward, Written by

Ben Marshall, Written by

Lorne Michaels, Written by

Jake Nordwind, Written by

Ceara O’Sullivan, Written by

Clare O’Kane, Written by

Ben Silva, Written by

Asha Ward, Written by

Auguste White, Written by

Pete Schultz, Weekend Update Head Writer

Megan Callahan-Shah, Weekend Update Written by

Dennis McNicholas, Weekend Update Written by

Josh Patten, Weekend Update Written by

KC Shornima, Weekend Update Written by

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