Emmys Host Anthony Anderson Shines, Quinta Brunson Makes History, Niecy Nash-Betts Sheds Tears

Anthony Anderson, Quinta Brunson, Niecy Nash-Betts at the 2023 Emmys. (Credit: Getty Images for Television Academy)

The 75th Emmys paid tribute to TV shows of the past and honored performances of the past year.

Anthony Anderson hosted Monday’s awards from the Peacock Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The Black-ish star opened the show by singing theme songs from the classic comedies Good Times and The Facts of Life, with backing by a choir from his hometown of Compton.

Anderson was joined a short time later by musician Travis Barker on the drums, as they segued into the Phil Collins single “In the Air Tonight,” featured on 1980s police drama, Miami Vice.

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The ceremony brought more nostalgia when cast members from All in the Family, Cheers, The Sopranos, Martin, Ally McBeal, and other classic shows reunited and performed bits from their shows before presenting awards.

Among the winners, HBO drama Succession, FX/Hulu comedy The Bear, and Netflix limited series Beef all picked up multiple awards.

Quinta Brunson became the first Black woman in over 40 years to win the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy series, after The Jeffersons star Isabel Sanford took home the award in 1981. Monday night marked Brunson’s second Emmy victory, after last year’s win for outstanding comedy series writing.

Niecy Nash-Betts received a standing ovation after being named outstanding supporting actress in a limited or anthology series for her performance in Netflix’s Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

The actress portrayed Glenda Cleveland, Dahmer’s neighbor who alerted police in Milwaukee about his crimes, but was repeatedly ignored.

“I accept this award on behalf of every Black and brown woman who has gone unheard and overpoliced, like Glenda Cleveland, like Sandra Bland, like Breonna Taylor,” Nash-Betts said through tears. She also thanked herself for working hard to succeed and never giving up.

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Ayo Edebiri won the outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series trophy for her role as Sydney Adamu in The Bear.

With the three Black actresses picking up Emmys on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Anthony Anderson joked: “We are killing it tonight … This is like MLK Day and Juneteenth all rolled up in one!”

The Emmy Awards were originally scheduled to air in September, but the show was postponed because of the Hollywood strikes. It’s the first time the Emmys shifted air dates since 2001, following the September 11 attacks.

Below is the list of winners at the 75th Emmys. More details about the winners can be found on the Emmys website.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
AYO EDEBIRI as Sydney Adamu FX
The Bear

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
QUINTA BRUNSON as Janine Teagues ABC
Abbott Elementary

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
JENNIFER COOLIDGE as Tanya McQuoid-Hunt HBO MAX
The White Lotus

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
MATTHEW MACFADYEN as Tom Wambsgans HBO MAX
Succession

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
EBON MOSS-BACHRACH as Richard “Richie” Jerimovich FX
The Bear

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
JEREMY ALLEN WHITE as Carmen ‘Carmy’ Berzatto FX
The Bear

OUTSTANDING SCRIPTED VARIETY SERIES
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver HBO MAX

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE
NIECY NASH-BETTS as Glenda Cleveland NETFLIX
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
CHRISTOPHER STORER, Directed by FX
The Bear
“Review”

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
CHRISTOPHER STORER, Written by FX
The Bear
“System”

OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE MTV

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

OUTSTANDING TALK SERIES
THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH COMEDY CENTRAL

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE
LEE SUNG JIN, Directed by NETFLIX
BEEF
“Figures of Light”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE
PAUL WALTER HAUSER as Larry Hall APPLE TV+
Black Bird

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
JESSE ARMSTRONG, Written by HBO MAX
Succession
“Connor’s Wedding”

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE
LEE SUNG JIN, Written by NETFLIX
BEEF
“The Birds Don’t Sing, They Screech In Pain”

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
MARK MYLOD, Directed by HBO MAX
Succession
“Connor’s Wedding”

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL (LIVE)
ELTON JOHN LIVE: FAREWELL FROM DODGER STADIUM DISNEY+

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE
STEVEN YEUN as Danny Cho NETFLIX
BEEF

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE
ALI WONG as Amy Lau NETFLIX
BEEF

OUTSTANDING LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES
BEEF NETFLIX

GOVERNORS AWARD
GLAAD

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
KIERAN CULKIN as Roman Roy HBO MAX
Succession

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
SARAH SNOOK as Shiv Roy HBO MAX
Succession

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
THE BEAR FX

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
SUCCESSION HBO MAX

SHOWS WITH MULTIPLE WINS 
(Combined with the Creative Arts Emmys)
The Bear 10
BEEF 8
The Last Of Us 8
Succession 6
Welcome To Wrexham 5
The White Lotus 5
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie 4
Wednesday 4
Dancing With The Stars 3
Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium 3
RuPaul’s Drag Race 3
The Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show Starring Rihanna 2
Beauty And The Beast: A 30th Celebration 2
Black Bird 2
Daisy Jones & The Six 2
I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson 2
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 2
Moonage Daydream 2
Saturday Night Live 2
The Simpsons 2
Ted Lasso 2
We’re Here 2
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story 2