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“The Crown” took home the crown for Best Drama, while Jason Sudeikis’ comedy “Ted Lasso” had a winning first season and took home the award for Best Comedy at the 2021 Emmy Awards on Sunday night.
Meanwhile, the multiple-time nominee “The Queen’s Gambit” took home Gold for Outstanding Limited Series, as well as Outstanding Director for Limited or Anthology Series.
The ceremony, featuring first-time host Cedric the Entertainer, was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and was broadcast live on CBS and aired on sister network Paramount +.
Two big winners of the night were Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso” star, and “Hacks” frontman Jean Smart, who won their respective awards for Best Actor and Best Actress in a Comedy Series.
An emotional Smart, 70, mentioned the support of her late husband, Richard Gilliland, who died in March at the age of 71. incredible opportunities that I had, ”she said before also thanking her children. (Smart was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Film for her role in “Mare of Easttown,” but lost to co-star Julianne Nicholson.)
Meanwhile, Sudeikis, 46, found a real comparison to his sports-themed sitcom. “One hell of a year. I would say this show is about family, this show is about mentors and teachers, this show is about teammates – and I wouldn’t be here without these three things in my life, ”the smartly dressed actor said.
In a poignant first moment, presenter and Emmy winner Kerry Washington paid tribute to 54-year-old “Lovecraft Country” star Michael K. Williams, who died suddenly on September 6 in Brooklyn and was nominated for the best supporting actor in a drama.
“Michael was a brilliantly talented actor and a generous human being who passed away far too soon,” Washington said. “Michael, we know you’re here; you wouldn’t miss it.
“Your excellence, your artistic talent will last. We love you, ”she added before announcing category winner,“ The Crown ”star Tobias Menzies.
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