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Emmy Awards highlights

In Hollywood, they presented the main television awards for the year 2023. There were some dramatic and comical episodes.

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The Primetime Emmy Awards took place in Los Angeles on the evening of January 15th after being postponed due to the writers' and actors' strike. The ceremony, hosted by actor and comedian Anthony Anderson, included both historic victories and high-profile acceptance speeches. This review contains 10 unforgettable moments from the past evening.

Christina Applegate received a standing ovation

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The actress, who was nominated for an Emmy eight times and received it in 2003, took the stage to announce her first nomination. Several years ago she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, so she appeared on stage with a cane. The audience rose to their feet, greeting Applegate with a standing ovation.

Quinta Brunson breaks the silence

The Abbott Elementary star won an Emmy for Outstanding Performance in a Comedy Series. Thus, the more than 40-year pause of black actresses receiving awards in this category was broken. In 1981, Isabelle Sanford won an Emmy for her work on The Jeffersons (1975-1985).

Elton John received EGOT status

The 76-year-old singer and composer received a special Emmy for his concert “Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium” and, as a result, became the winner of four prestigious American awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Before him, Viola Davis, Mel Brooks and Audrey Hepburn received EGOT status.

The mother of the evening's host informed the laureates about verbosity

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Host Anthony Anderson brought his mother Doris to the show. Moreover, she took part in the ceremony. Emmy winners usually end their acceptance speeches with music, but this time it was Doris. She warned the stars about verbosity with special cards.

Ali Wong makes history

The 41-year-old "Rumble" alum became the first Asian woman to win an Emmy for outstanding performance in a leading role in a limited series or movie. She previously did the same when she took home the Golden Globe. In total, the Netflix TV show has won 13 Emmy nominations, winning five of them.

Niecy Nash gave an original speech

The 53-year-old actress took home the Emmy for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for the drama Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Thanking the series' writers and colleagues, Nash amazed viewers with an unexpected twist. “Do you know who else I want to thank? I want to say thank you to myself. For believing in yourself and for doing what no one believed in. And I want to say to myself in front of all of you beautiful people: “Carry on with your bad self, girl.” You made it".

Kieran Culkin reminded his wife of his promise from the stage

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Macaulay Culkin's younger brother won an Emmy for best lead actor in a drama series, Descendants, beating out co-stars Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong. After thanking his colleagues, writers, mother and manager, Kieran turned to his wife Jazz Charton. “Thank you for sharing your life with me, and for two beautiful children. I love you so much and so much. And Jazz, I want more (children). You said “maybe” if I win.”