Emmys 2022: Succession, The White Lotus, Ted Lasso, SNL and John Oliver win at the award ceremony – live | emmy awards 2022

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WINNER: Quinta Brunson wins Best Writing in a Comedy Series for Abbott Elementary

Arnett drag Jimmy Kimmel on stage and it’s immediately more fun than any Ted Lasso moment. IN ANY CASE. Brunson wins because of her work at Abbott Elementary and manages the time limit like an absolute pro. She has been an absolute star ever since her Instagram series The Girl Who Has Never Had a Good Date.

Quinta Brunson arrives at the award ceremony.
Quinta Brunson arrives at the award ceremony. Photograph: Jae C Hong/Invision/AP

WINNER: Jason Sudeikis Wins Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Ted Lasso

Stars of law and order Chris Meloni Y Mariska Hargitay they’re pretending they’re investigating an Emmy theft. But they do appear in Law and Order: SVU, which somehow implies that the Emmy statue was broken into. Who cares, they’re both super hot and this really doesn’t make much sense.

Sudeikis takes the stage to win another gong for Ted Lasso, a repeat of last year. It’s still baffling to me that the TV equivalent of beige still dominates the comedy categories, but I guess that’s nice.

Jason Sudeikis accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Ted Lasso.
Jason Sudeikis accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Ted Lasso. Photograph: Mark Terrill/Invision/AP

We are now at the in memoriam point of the night, with Betty White, Nichelle Nichols, Bob Saget, James Caan, Gilbert Gottfried, Ray Liotta, Sidney Poitier, and Anne Heche all receiving mentions. As we’ve been saying every year since 2016: It really has been a great year for celebrity deaths.

John Legend acts; he is undeniably moving, but it seems the only time I see him perform is at in memoriam ceremonies. I just checked and he’s only done it once before, at the 2017 Grammys, so he’s really just a vibe that he gives off. sorry john

John Legend performs as footage of the late Nichelle Nichols is shown during the 'in memoriam' segment at the Emmys.
John Legend performs as footage of the late Nichelle Nichols is shown during the ‘in memoriam’ segment at the Emmys. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

WINNER: Jerrod Carmichael wins for writing a variety special

The comedian takes the stage, winning deservedly for his comedy special Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel. (If you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend you go find it any way you can, it’s absolutely brilliant.)

She also happens to be wearing the best outfit of the night. (Sorry Liz.)

Jerrod Carmichael arrives at the Emmy Awards on Monday night.
Jerrod Carmichael arrives at the Emmy Awards on Monday night. Photograph: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

“I wanted to win, I’m happy I won,” he says, adding, “I’m going home because I can’t get over this right now.” Beautifully put.

WINNER: Mike White wins Best Writing in a Limited Series

Typing dream team and my dream aunt and uncle, Mindy Kalling Y BJ Novaktakes the stage to present the best writer of a limited series. mike white takes the stage for the second time in a minute to receive his second Emmy of the night. He starts talking about Survivor for some reason, because why not when they give you an extra seven seconds on stage?

Mike White accepts the award for best writing in a limited series.
Mike White accepts the award for best writing in a limited series. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

WINNER: Mike White Wins Best Director of a Limited Series

diego moon Y rosary dawson take the stage to announce the nominees for Best Director for a Limited Series. Dawson makes an awkward joke about being ambushed in a dark parking lot, which seems to unsettle everyone. Can’t they just give the presenters the ridiculously strict time limit too?

Of course, Mike White wins for The White Lotus. With tears in his eyes, he thanks Molly Shannon and Jennifer Coolidge for inspiring him to write the show.

Mike White accepts the award for The White Lotus.
Mike White accepts the award for The White Lotus. Photograph: Chelsea Lauren/Rex/Shutterstock

If you missed it before, here’s Sheryl Lee Ralph’s emotional speech for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, for her role on Abbott Elementary.

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Receives Governors Award

The actor’s organization, focused on promoting gender equality in entertainment, won the 2022 Governors Award. Sarah Paulson and Shonda Rhimes present a short film about Davis and the organization, featuring interviews with Meryl Streep and Rashida Jones.

US actress Geena Davis accepts the Governor's award on behalf of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
US actress Geena Davis accepts the Governor’s award on behalf of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Photograph: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images

The Governors award is for individuals or organizations that have had a profound impact on entertainment. It is only awarded in years when a recipient is deemed deserving; other recipients include Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, PBS, and Star Trek.

We spoke with her in 2020 about the organization; you can read that interview here.

WINNER: Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls wins the competition series

Two cast members from the show sure to dominate next year, Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, are on stage, Marbella Kavenagh giving us our second Australian accent of the night. Hey, I’m in charge here.

Lizzo accepts the competition award for Lizzo's Watch Out For The Big Grrrls.
Lizzo accepts the competition award for Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls. Photograph: Chris Haston/NBC/Getty Images

Lizzo she wins for her dance reality show Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, and she has to shuffle that wonderful dress on stage to receive her award. “I need my big girls onstage right now,” she yells and bursts into tears. “When I was a kid, all I wanted was to see someone like me in the media, fat like me, black like me, beautiful like me. If she could go back and say something to little Lizzo, she’d say, ‘You’re going to see that person, but it’s going to have to be you.’”

Their big grrrls (the show’s contestants) are in the back and having the time of their lives.

WINNER: Amanda Seyfried Wins Lead Actress in a Limited Series

Amanda Seyfried arrives at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, September 12, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Amanda Seyfried arrives at the Emmys. Photograph: Jae C Hong/Invision/AP

Seyfried wins for her portrayal of Elizabeth Holmes in The Dropout. Her slightly scared speech makes me feel like they must be writing threats on the teleprompter to motivate anyone who stays longer than 20 seconds.

WINNER: Jennifer Coolidge Wins Supporting Actress In A Limited Series

Freddie Highmore, who plays a doctor on a show no one watches, thanks doctors for being doctors, then goes to the award announcement. Five of the seven nominees in this category are in The White Lotus and the queen wins: Jennifer Coolidge.

“Oh hello, hello,” Coolidge purrs, then begins in her wonderful way. “I took a lavender bath tonight and he made me swell up inside my dress, it’s hard for me to speak. This is so exciting – first, oh shit, I didn’t think it was going to happen,” she says between laughs, unrolling a crumpled speech. The music begins: “Oh wait, this is a once-in-a-lifetime thing: I’m full, I’m full!” she tells her, before defiantly dancing to play-off music.

I love her. We all love her. Let’s put it on everything.

American actress Jennifer Coolidge accepts the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for The White Lotus.
American actress Jennifer Coolidge accepts the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for The White Lotus. Photograph: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images

Right, we’re an hour in and we have our first Will Smith joke. I applaud the moderation.

There was just one weird extended movie that seemed to be promoting both the work of the editors and a certain make of car that I won’t mention here because they’re not paying us to advertise, are they? It earns some confused applause at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It makes me feel better that even the millionaires with their golden idols are seeing these things too.

WINNER: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Wins Best Variety Talk Series

Steve Martin, Selena Gomez and Martin Short present this award, reminding everyone why they’re so great together on Only Murders in the Building and making everyone want to host it.

ANYWAY John Oliver wins; the British comedian kneels before Martin and Short as he receives the statue from him. He also takes note of the punishment clock in his speech, saying that he says “STOP NOW” in big letters. I’ve decided I like this breakneck speed, though pray that the Guardian’s deputy editors correct all my spelling in these posts.

John Oliver takes a knee accepting the award for best variety talk series.
John Oliver takes a knee accepting the award for best variety talk series. Photograph: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images

WINNER: Saturday Night Live Wins Best Sketch Variety Show Award

Lorne Michaels takes the stage to accept the award, thanking the cast for “showing up” during the pandemic. This is SNL’s 87th Emmy win. That’s how it is.

Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels accepts the award for best variety show.
Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels accepts the award for best variety show. Photograph: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images


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