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Succession, Ted Lasso take out top Emmys

Feel-good comedy Ted Lasso and drama Succession have won the top awards at the Emmys, with Australian actors Sarah Snook and Murray Bartlett picking up honours.

Succession, the story of a dysfunctional wealthy family jockeying for power, and feel-good comedy Ted Lasso have taken out the top honours at the Emmy Awards in Hollywood.

Both shows were repeat winners, while Australian actor Murray Bartlett picked up his first Emmy with a best supporting actor award for The White Lotus.

Succession was named best drama series, an award it had won in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted its production schedule.

Australian Sarah Snook, missed out on the best supporting actress award for her part in the show, with that recognition instead going to Ozark’s Julia Garner.

Ted Lasso won best comedy series for the second straight year, while stars Jason Sudeikis and Brett Goldstein were second-time winners of best comedy actor and supporting actor respectively.

One newcomer among the major honorees was Lee Jung-jae, who was named best actor in a drama for his role on South Korean drama Squid Game.

The dystopian thriller about cash-strapped contestants risking their lives for wealth became a global sensation after its release a year ago.

The White Lotus, about wealthy vacationers and the workers who cater to them, landed the trophy for best limited series.

Australia’s Bartlett was named best supporting actor in a limited series for his portrayal of a hotel manager at a ritzy resort in the show.

A third Aussie actor, Toni Collette, missed out on a best actress award for The Staircase, with Amanda Seyfried taking the honours for The Dropout.

Key winners from the 74th Emmy Awards

BEST DRAMA SERIES – Succession

BEST COMEDY SERIES – Ted Lasso

BEST LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES – The White Lotus

BEST COMEDY ACTOR – Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS – Jean Smart, Hacks

BEST DRAMA ACTOR – Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS – Zendaya, Euphoria

BEST ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE – Michael Keaton, Dopesick

BEST ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE – Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE – Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE – Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES – Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES – Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES – Matthew Macfadyen, Succession

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES – Julia Garner, Ozark.

Β© AP 2022

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