‘Squid Game,’ ‘Abbott Elementary’ win big at Emmys 2022

Kenan Thompson’s first time internet hosting the Emmys proved that the “Saturday Night time Stay” veteran is prepared for prime time — regardless of his one-and-done NBC sitcom, “Kenan.”

Thompson, the longest-tenured “SNL” trouper (19 seasons and counting), supplied a positive, guiding, self-deprecating hand and deftly stored the Emmy-cast prepare rolling — whereas staying as far beneath the radar as acceptable to permit the night time’s winners to bask of their moments of glory.

Thompson did, in fact, take part within the normal — contractually obligated — awkward opening section. This 12 months, it riffed on “legally cleared TV songs” and Thompson confirmed some fierce dance strikes becoming a member of the fleet-footed ensemble that strutted to theme songs from, amongst others, “Pals,” “Recreation of Thrones” and “The Brady Bunch” (with Thompson changing Alice in that present’s iconic montage).

Kenan Thompson did a pleasant job internet hosting the 74th Primetime Emmys Monday night time, which noticed Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”) and Lee Jung-jae (“Squid Recreation”) win massive.
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Emmys host Kenan Thompson in the show's awkward opening segment. He's wearing a tux and tails and a tophat and is dancing on the stage.
Emmys host Kenan Thompson within the present’s awkward opening section.

Later within the telecast, he launched the accountants from Ernst & Younger — then promptly shooed them off the stage. Humorous stuff. (And, actually, why are the accountants a factor yearly?)

“Squid Recreation” was an enormous winner Monday night time, snagging statuettes for director Hwang Dong-hyuk and lead actor Lee Jung-jae — each changing into the primary foreign-language winners within the present’s 74-year historical past.

Lizzo accepting her Emmy award. She's wearing a bright red dress and talking into the microphone and holding her Emmy in her left hand.
Lizzo made an emotional speech accepting her Emmy for “Watch Out For the Huge Grrrls.”
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Comply with our up-to-the-minute protection of TV’s greatest night time:

ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” additionally received massive, each for creator/star Quinta Brunson and co-star Sheryl Lee Ralph, a uncommon double victory for a broadcast community tv sequence.

Ralph’s statuette for Greatest Supporting Actress in a Comedy statuette was a primary for the veteran actress — and she or he belted out lyrics from Dianne Reeves’ tune “Endangered Species” in her dramatic acceptance speech that left the viewers within the Microsoft Theater in LA questioning what was coming subsequent.

Lizzo made a equally emotional speech accepting her Emmy for “Watch Out For the Huge Grrrls.”

"The White Lotus" winner Jennifer Coolidge ignored her walkoff music and refused to depart the stage.
“The White Lotus” winner Jennifer Coolidge ignored her walk-off music and refused to depart the stage.
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Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler in "Better Call Saul." It's a black-and-white photo and Kim is standing in an office holding a clipboard.
Rhea Seehorn ought to have received Greatest Supporting Actress in a Drama however was edged out by Julia Garner (“Ozark”).
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Additionally victorious was “The White Lotus,” which received three Emmys. Jennifer Coolidge, lastly getting her statuette,” refused to heed her annoying walk-off music (“I’m sluggish!”) and boogied down as a substitute.

“Ted Lasso” scored 4, together with for Greatest Comedy, whereas “Succession” took house the trophy for Greatest Drama.

The largest snub of the night time? That may be Rhea Seehorn, who turned in a career-defining position as Kim Wexler in “Higher Name Saul” and was robbed of a statuette for Supporting Actress in a Drama Collection class (dropping to “Ozark” co-star Julia Garner).

However worst of all may need been the condescending textual content bug on the backside of the display telling us what the winners need to say — and who they need to thank (“Lizzo wish to say …”).

Was that actually obligatory? Appears to me the winners had been completely able to thanking everybody they needed to, even with their straitjacketed time constraints.

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