FX show 'The Bear' wins cast trophy for cooking with gas at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — „The Bear” was making a meal of early awards at the Emmys Monday night, while Quinta Brunson scored an emotional and historic win for „Abbott Elementary.”

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The drama, about a feuding family and struggling restaurant at the center of a talented chef's life, won Best Actor in a Comedy for Jeremy Allen White, Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for Ayo Edebiri and Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for Ebonne Moss. – Bachrach. All three are first-time nominees.

„This is a show about family and family and real family,” Edebiri said from the stage as she accepted her first trophy at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles.

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Brunson won Outstanding Comedy Actress at the Emmy Awards for „Abbott Elementary,” becoming the first black woman to win the award in more than 40 years and the first black woman to win it for more than a year from a network show. decade.

„I absolutely love producing 'Abbott Elementary,' and I'm so happy to be able to live my dream and do comedy,” Brunson said, fighting back tears during his acceptance speech on Fox television. The writer-actor was among the stars to make a unique appearance on the Emmys silver carpet.

Other early winners include Matthew Macfadyen for „Heir” and Jennifer Coolidge for „The White Lotus.”

Brunson won a writing Emmy for his satire about blacks and a chronically underfunded grade school in Philadelphia, but this was his acting debut. Isabelle Sanford of „The Jeffersons” was the only black woman to win the category in 1981.

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Three black women won major awards in the first hour of the show, which was held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Brunson, Edebiri and Nycie Nash-Betz, who won best supporting actress in a limited series for „Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.” .”

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In the show, Nash-Betz plays the neighbor of a serial killer whose behavior goes unheard of to the authorities.
„I accept this award on behalf of black and brown women who are unheard and over-policed,” she said.

The show was held on a holiday, delayed by four months due to Hollywood's writers and actors strike.

„Is everyone having fun at the Chocolate Emmys tonight?” Host Anthony Anderson said during the show. “We're killing it tonight! … It's like MLK Day and Juneteenth all rolled into one!”

Anderson, who was nominated for lead actor in a comedy seven times without winning for „Black-ish,” said, „If I had been nominated this year, I would have won for sure!”

The modified awards calendar made for some oddities. Eight days after winning Golden Globes for the second season, Edebiri and White won an Emmy for the show's first season.

Backstage, an employee at the Emmys approached White as congratulatory messages scrolled through his phone as he waited to speak in the press room. „I'm a chef myself, so this is really important to me,” he told White before posing for a selfie with the star.

Macfadyen won his first Emmy of the night for „Heir” and the second of his career for playing Tom Wampskins, the nephew who started the HBO series as a hanger-on and ended it. Winner.

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Consensus favorite „Succession” arrived on the night in the Best Drama categories, including Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Series, which were to be presented later. Macfadyen won Emmys for its writing and direction after the success.

Coolidge won her second Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama, the only actor among HBO's „The White Lotus” cursed vacationers to return for Season 2.

Coolidge and his character Tanya gained an even bigger cult following for the second season's Italian storyline than it did for its Hawaiian debut. This time the role was almost the lead, but all of the „White Lotus” actors were nominated in the supporting categories, five of them in the Coolidge category.

First host Christina Applegate, who said she will be diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2021, received a standing ovation as she came out using a cane to present the award and broke down in tears as she made the announcement. Winners.

„The Bear” also won directing and writing awards, and took home nine awards, adding to the four it won at the previous Creative Arts Emmys.

Honoring television history was the theme at the 75th Emmys. Anderson hosted the show as “Mr. Rogers” set and sang TV theme songs, including “Good Times,” and several cast reunions spread throughout the show.

Actors including Martin Lawrence and Disha Campbell from „Martin” and Ted Danson and Rhea Perlman from „Cheers” performed skits from their sitcom sets before presenting the awards.

Arsenio Hall made an appearance on his 1990s talk show set, while Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunited to present an award in the form of „Weekend Update,” which they co-hosted on „Saturday Night Live” from 2001 to 2005.

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„In life we ​​only sit and present awards,” Fay said.

Katherine Heigl, who joins Ellen Pompeo and other former „Grey's Anatomy” cast members, joined the set of Hospital Room after leaving the show, now about to begin its 20th season, in 2010 on no better terms.

„Yes, there have been changes over the years,” Heigl said with a wry smile, „but the one constant is the amazing fan base.”

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