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‘Succession’ and ‘The Bear’ tie with six wins each at Emmys

HBO emerged as the overall network leader, boasting three powerhouse contenders: 'Succession', 'The Last of Us', and 'The White Lotus'

‘Succession’ and ‘The Bear’ tie with six wins each at Emmys
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The 75th Emmy Awards were a night of reunions and tributes that were dominated by three powerhouse shows: Succession, The Bear, and Beef

Each series nearly swept their respective categories, leaving their mark on the drama, comedy, and limited series races.

Succession reigned supreme in the drama category, taking home six trophies, including one for outstanding drama series. Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, and Matthew Macfadyen added acting accolades to the show’s impressive haul. 

The episode Connor’s Wedding from the fourth and last season of the show, a masterclass in storytelling and building tension, brought awards for writer and show creator Jesse Armstrong and director Mark Mylod. 

The Roy family’s dramatic finale wasn’t the only one to conquer its field. 

The Bear, the gritty culinary dramedy set in a Chicago restaurant, also claimed six wins, including one for outstanding comedy series and nods for lead actor Jeremy Allen White, and supporting actors Ayo Edebiri and Ebon Moss-Bachrach. Creator Christopher Storer completed the sweep with victories for writing and directing. 

The limited series category saw the A24 series Beef rise to the top, earning five trophies. Steven Yeun and Ali Wong delivered powerhouse performances, earning lead acting awards, while creator Lee Sung Jin took home honors for writing and directing. 

The series has been dominant in awards season so far, earning a total of 13 Emmy nominations including both supporting actor categories with Joseph Lee, Young Mazino, and Maria Bello.

HBO emerged as the overall network leader, boasting three powerhouse contenders: Succession, The Last of Us, and The White Lotus. With a combined 74 nominations, the network proved its dominance in the drama and limited series categories. 

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story also made a strong showing as Niecy Nash-Betts’ won the award for best supporting actress in the limited series category and delivered a rousing speech, earning herself a standing ovation from the audience. 

Hosted by Anthony Anderson, a crowd favorite, the ceremony brimmed with nostalgia. Cast reunions from iconic shows like Cheers, The Sopranos, and Ally McBeal brought back beloved memories, while former stars of Grey’s Anatomy and the ever-hilarious (and ever-ignored) It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia joined the festivities.

Comedy queens Tina Fey and Amy Poehler stepped back behind the Weekend Update desk to present the award for the best live variety special. Their return to the iconic set, where they once co-hosted the segment on Saturday Night Live was short but earned many laughs from the audience, perfectly satisfying the online cravings for their reunion that had been brewing online after last week’s disaster hosting stint by Jo Koy at the Golden Globes.

British singer Elton John also achieved the EGOT status during the ceremony — having won all four major American entertainment awards (i.e. an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony)—as his show Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium won the best variety special live award. He is the 19th person to achieve this status. 

Usually aired in September, the 75th Emmys were pushed back several months due to the SAG-AFTRA strike and thus only recognize the shows aired between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2023. 

This was a cause of confusion for some as some shows like The Bear and Only Murders in the Building were recognized for their later seasons at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards but for their earlier seasons at the delayed Emmys.


Shireen Khan is a Senior Correspondent at Press Insider. She covers lifestyle, culture, and health. More

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