Winnings at the Emmys: A Recap of the 75th Annual Emmys Award Show

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While the Oscars might be more well-known, the Emmys Award Show continues to be a popular occasion to pay attention to. While the Emmys this year reached its smallest audience yet, the award show still had about 4.3 million viewers on live television. If you don’t know, while the Oscars are an award show for current films, the Emmys are an awards show for current television shows. As interest in movies is still generally going down, tv shows remain one of the most popular forms of entertainment in our world. 

This year, the three most awarded television shows at the Emmys were “The Bear,” “Succession” and “Beef.” Both “The Bear” and “Succession” won 6 different major awards, and “Beef” won 5 major awards.

“The Bear,” a comedy-drama that follows a young talented chef who returns home to Chicago to run a family sandwich shop, debuted in 2022. In 2023, season two of “The Bear” was received just as warmly as the first season, if not warmer. “The Bear” has been sweeping some of the biggest awards for television along with the hearts of people across the country.

At this year’s Emmys, “The Bear” won Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jeremy Allen White), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Ayo Edebiri), Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Christopher Storer) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Christopher Storer).

Both seasons of “The Bear” can be watched on Hulu, and season 3 should be released around summer of 2024. Catch up on this emotional and humorous comedy-drama that’s rocking the world right now!

“Succession,” a comedy-drama that follows a family full of their own agendas in the midst of their patriarch stepping down as the world’s largest media conglomerates, debuted in 2018. The show has officially come to an end with the fourth and final season having debuted in 2023. Across its four seasons, “Succession” has won 19 major awards at the Emmys. “Succession” quickly had many viewers obsessed with its dialogue and dramatic story.

At this year’s Emmys, “Succession” won Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Kieran Culkin), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Sarah Snook), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Matthew Macfadyen), Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Mark Mylod) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Jessie Armstrong).

All four seasons of “Succession” can be watched on MAX. While the show has come to an end, it is still very worth watching through and discovering why it created such a tidal wave in the television community.

“Beef,” a comedy-drama mini-series that follows two strangers who are involved in a road-rage incident, debuted in 2023 and won 5 awards at the 75th annual Emmys this year. The director, Lee Sung Jin, is currently contracted with both Netflix and Marvel.

At this year’s Emmys, “Beef” won Outstanding Limited Series or Anthology, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Anthology (Steven Yeun), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Anthology (Ali Wong), Outstanding Directing for Limited Series or Anthology (Lee Sung Jin) and Outstanding Writing for Limited Series or Anthology (Lee Sung Jin).

In addition to the Primetime Emmy Awards, there were also several other awards given out at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards show. Some standout winners include Nick Offerman (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series) from “The Last of Us,” Maya Rudolph (Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance) from “Big Mouth” and Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series (“The White Lotus”).

While awards shows are not often the most exciting events to watch, and while they often take a very long time to get through, it can be fun to check afterward to see who won. Many fans of “The Bear,” “Succession” and “Beef” will be happy to see that their shows did phenomenal. Fans of more niche shows like “The Last of Us” and “House of the Dragon” should know that their shows did get recognized for some of their performances and technical talent. There are even awards given to talk shows, reality shows and commercials. So keep up with your favorite pieces of media outside the realm of film, and follow along next award season to see how your favorites do!

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