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'Abbott Elementary' Took Over the 2022 Emmy Awards

Zendaya, Lizzo, Quinta Brunson, Sheryl Lee Ralph and more took home gold statues during the 2022 Emmy Awards on Monday night.

The stars were out on Monday night (September 12) during the 2022 Emmy Awards. Hosted by Kenan Thompson and held at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theatre, the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards boasted big wins from shows including EuphoriaThe White LotusDopesickTed Lasso and Abbott Elementary, which begins its second season on September 21.

Abbott Elementary actress Sheryl Lee Ralph made a historic feat as the second Black woman to win in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category, 35 years after Jackée Harry won for 227 in 1987.

"To anyone who has ever ever had a dream and thought your dream wasn't wouldn't couldn't come true I am here to tell you that this is what believing looks like," Ralph said in an emotional speech. "This is what striving looks like, and don't you ever, ever give up on you."

Also representing for Abbott Elementary was series creator and actress Quinta Brunson, who had to step over comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to take the stage. While Kimmel received online backlash for the stunt, an unbothered Brunson shared her thoughts on her award-winning moment and teased her Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance on Wednesday.

“I don’t know I know Jimmy Kimmel. The bit didn’t bother me," she said. "Honestly, Jimmy gave me my first big late-night spot, he was one of the first people to see Abbott Elementary. He was the first person to message me on Instagram. He was so excited it was going to be on ABC. I was happy it was Jimmy. He’s one of the comedy godfathers. Tomorrow maybe I’ll be mad at him.”

Also taking home Emmys were Lizzo for Watch Out For The Big Grrrls (Outstanding Reality/Competition Series), Lee Jung-jae for Squid Game (Lead Actor - Drama Series) and Zendaya, receiving her second Lead Actress - Drama Series Emmy for Euphoria.

Read the full list of winners below.

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul




Squid Game

Stranger Things



Outstanding Comedy Series

Abbott Elementary


Curb Your Enthusiasm


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Only Murders in the Building

Ted Lasso

What We Do in the Shadows

Outstanding Limited Series


The Dropout

Inventing Anna

Pam & Tommy

The White Lotus

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Brian Cox, Succession

Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Adam Scott, Severance

Jeremy Strong, Succession

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Laura Linney, Ozark

Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show

Zendaya, Euphoria

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nicholas Braun, Succession

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Park Hae-soo, Squid Game

Matthew Macfadyen, Succession 

John Turturro, Severance

Christopher Walken, Severance

Oh Yeong-su, Squid Game

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Patricia Arquette, Severance

Julia Garner, Ozark

Jung Ho-yeon, Squid Game

Christina Ricci, Yellowjackets

Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul

J. Smith-Cameron, Succession

Sarah Snook, Succession

Sydney Sweeney, Euphoria

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Bill Hader, Barry

Nicholas Hoult, The Great

Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building

Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Elle Fanning, The Great

Issa Rae, Insecure

Jean Smart, Hacks 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan, Barry

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Toheeb Jimoh, Ted Lasso

Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Tyler James Williams, Abbott Elementary

Henry Winkler, Barry

Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks

Janelle James, Abbott Elementary

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Sarah Niles, Ted Lasso

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary 

Juno Temple, Ted Lasso

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Colin Firth, The Staircase

Andrew Garfield, Under the Banner of Heaven

Oscar Isaac, Scenes from a Marriage

Michael Keaton, Dopesick

Himesh Patel, Station Eleven

Sebastian Stan, Pam & Tommy

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Toni Collette, The Staircase

Julia Garner, Inventing Anna

Lily James, Pam & Tommy

Sarah Paulson, Impeachment: American Crime Story

Margaret Qualley, Maid

Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus

Jake Lacy, The White Lotus

Will Poulter, Dopesick

Seth Rogen, Pam & Tommy

Peter Sarsgaard, Dopesick

Michael Stuhlbarg, Dopesick

Steve Zahn, The White Lotus

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Connie Britton, The White Lotus

Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus

Alexandra Daddario, The White Lotus

Kaitlyn Dever, Dopesick

Natasha Rothwell, The White Lotus

Sydney Sweeney, The White Lotus

Mare Winningham, Dopesick

Outstanding Reality/Competition Series

The Amazing Race

Top Chef

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls

The Voice

Nailed It!

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Late Night With Seth Meyers

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Saturday Night Live