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Friday, September 16, 2022

Warner Bros. Discovery bagged 48 Emmy Awards


With 48 Emmy awards, Warner Bros. Discovery (Nasdaq: WBD) was the most-honoured media company at the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. HBO / HBO Max received 38 wins, CNN received 1 win, TBS received 1 win and WBTV received 8 wins. The Company earned recognition in all three Outstanding Series categories, with Successionnamed Outstanding Drama Series, Ted Lasso named Outstanding Comedy Series, and The White Lotus named Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. 

 

HBO and HBO Max earned more awards than any other network or platform, with 38 awards across shows including Succession, The White Lotus, Hacks, Euphoria, A Black Lady Sketch Show, Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.


HBO’s The White Lotus was this year’s most recognized show with 10 awards. Warner Bros. Television Group’s Ted Lasso was the king of comedy with seven wins.

 

“We are thrilled to see Warner Bros. Discovery leading the industry with an incredible 48 awards, led by HBO, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Television Group and also including honours for TBS and CNN,” said David Zaslav, CEO, Warner Bros. Discovery. “We are home to the best storytellers and creative teams in the business, and it is immensely gratifying to see their extraordinary vision, creativity, and talent recognized, especially by their peers, in such a meaningful way.”

 

Warner Bros. Discovery swept the comedy categories with Ted Lasso’s series win as well as Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) for Lead Actor, Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso) for Supporting Actor, MJ Delaney (Ted Lasso) for Directing, Jean Smart (Hacks) for Lead Actress, Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary) for Supporting Actress, and Abbott Elementary creator Quinta Brunson for Comedy Writing.

 

HBO/HBO Max’s highlights, milestones and records:

·       Last Week Tonight with John Oliver wins Outstanding Variety Talk Series for the seventh consecutive year

·       Zendaya (Euphoria) sets record as the youngest two-time acting winner in Emmy history

·       Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus), Matthew Macfadyen (Succession), and Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus) win Emmys for the first time

 

HBO/HBO Max’s 38 Emmy wins this year available on HBO GO include:

  • 10 wins for The White Lotus, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actor For a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Murray Bartlett)Outstanding Supporting Actress For a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Jennifer Coolidge)Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Mike White)Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Mike White)Outstanding Casting for a Limited Or Anthology Series or Movie, Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score), Outstanding Original Main Title Theme MusicOutstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series or MovieOutstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.

 

  • 6 wins for Euphoria, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Zendaya)Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Colman Domingo)Outstanding Choreography for Scripted ProgrammingOutstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic)Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series.

 

  • 4 wins for Succession, including Outstanding Drama SeriesOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Matthew Macfadyen)Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Jesse Armstrong)Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series.

 

  • 3 wins for Barry, including Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy SeriesOutstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and AnimationOutstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program.

 

  • 3 wins for Hacksincluding Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Jean Smart)Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Laurie Metcalf)Outstanding Contemporary Costumes.

 

  • 2 wins for A Black Lady Sketch Showincluding Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series (Bridget Stokes), Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming.

 

  • 2 wins for We’re Here, including Outstanding Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Programming (Juried Award), Outstanding Makeup for a Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Program (Juried Award).

 

  • 1 win for The Gilded Age for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More).

 

The following HBO/Max Originals also received wins:

  • 3 wins for Last Week Tonight with John Oliverincluding Outstanding Variety Talk SeriesOutstanding Writing for a Variety SeriesOutstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series.

 

  • 1 win for 100 Foot Wave for Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program.

 

  • 1 win for George Carlin’s American Dream for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

 

  • 1 win for Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special (Jerrod Carmichael).

 

  • 1 win for Legendary for Outstanding Makeup for a Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Program (Juried Award)

 

Topline highlights for Warner Bros. Television includes:

·       Ted Lasso means (repeat) business. For the second year in a row, Ted Lasso scored the Emmy® for Outstanding Comedy Series, Jason Sudeikis won once again for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and Brett Goldstein again took home the trophy for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. And MJ Delaney won her first Emmy® for Directing. 

 

·       With her win for Writing for a Comedy Series, Abbott Elementary’s Quinta Brunson becomes only the second Black woman in television history to be honoured in this category, after Lena Waithe in 2017 for Master of None.

 

·       And with her win for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Abbott Elementary’s Sheryl Lee Ralph received her first Emmy® in her distinguished 45-year career. Sheryl becomes only the second Black woman in television history to be honoured in this category and the first in 35 years, since Jack√©e Harry in 1987 for 227.

 

 

Warner Bros. Television Group winners at the 2022 Emmy® Awards:

 

·       4 wins for Ted Lasso (WBTV for Apple TV+), including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Sudeikis, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Brett Goldstein, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: MJ Delaney.

 

·       3 wins for Abbott Elementary (WBTV and 20th Television for ABC), including Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Quinta Brunson, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Sheryl Lee Ralph, Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.

 

·       1 win for The Voice (Warner Bros. Unscripted Television for NBC) for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series.

 

 

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