74th annual Emmy Awards showcases highlights of television talent


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The cast and crew of Succession recives their Emmy Awards alongside many others during the 74th annual show.

Harry Savell, Contributing Writer

The 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held on the night of Sept. 12 on NBC for three hours, taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. This was the first time in three years that the Emmys were back in its original space, and the event felt more normal than it did the last two years prior, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its social gathering restrictions.  Kenan Thompson, who is best known for his work on “Saturday Night Live,” his short-lived sitcom “Kenan” and the movie “Good Burger,” was the host for the Emmys this year. It was a fun night and well worth the watch. 

There were many repeat and new winners at the Emmys this year. “Ted Lasso” won the award for Outstanding Comedy Series for the second year in the row for its second season. Jason Sudeikis, who plays the titular character on the show, won his second Emmy in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance along with his co-star Brett Goldstein, who received his second Emmy in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series as well. “Succession,” won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series for the second time in its third season. It also won Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, along with Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Matthew Macfadyen, who plays the hilarious Tom Wambsgans. There were many other winners that night, but many were still recognized for their work through their nominations that were announced back in July.  

The show also recognized individuals who passed away in the last year that were a part of the entertainment industry such as Betty White, James Caan, Willie Garson, Tony Sirico and many others. These performers were on shows that many viewers remember watching at some point in their lives and have played characters that audiences have enjoyed watching. The Emmys do a great job of commemorating the people who have passed away. It’s sad but nice to see the now deceased performers recognized. 

The Emmys is an event that millions look forward to watching every year, and fans are always glad to see their favorite shows recognized. Whether your favorite show wins or not, the Emmys is worth watching, and it’s great to recognize the work and talent that the people within television have accomplished in the past year. Not everyone wins an Emmy, but at least they are still considered as a possible winner at the Emmys through nominations in specific categories.