Another Emmy Awards has flown by, but before we move on, let us take moment to drink it all in. After all, the red carpet came through with Zendaya and Seth Rogen, of all people, turning up the heat. Then came the awards, which were not without added touches of drama. What do you expect when you gather all of Hollywood's best actors on the small screen into one room? Below, find 5 moments you may have missed for the 2022 Emmys.
1. Zendaya makes history
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) September 13, 2022
Not only did Zendaya take out the category of best dressed with that voluminous Valentino gown, but she made Emmys history when she won the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Zendaya has now been recognised for this award twice, and is the first Black woman to do so. She's also the youngest two-time winner of any Emmy in history. Her performance in Euphoria speaks for itself.
2. Jennifer Coolidge's acceptance speech
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) September 13, 2022
There's a long history of actor's having their acceptance speech cut short by passive aggressive music – we all remember when Cuba Gooding Jnr. began shouting excited "I love yous" over the Oscars orchestra in 1997. Well, the tradition was kept alive at the 2022 Emmys when Jennifer Coolidge's speech was drowned out by the same dreaded music. While we would've love to have seen the actress bathe in the moment a little longer, she took it like the legend she is and began dancing to the song. Which is exactly why we love her.
3. Jesse Armstrong's dig
Succession Writer Jesse Armstrong jokes about King Charles III after winning Best Drama Series at the #Emmys2022.
Armstrong: “Evidently a little bit more voting involved in our winning than Prince Charles.”
Brian Cox: “Keep it royalist.” pic.twitter.com/wh1ACTKhT4
— The Recount (@therecount) September 13, 2022
After its win for Best Drama Series, Jesse Armstrong, the writer behind Succession, a show that punches up against absolute power, extreme wealth and the high profile families that hold them both, used his speech as an opportunity to make a dig at the British Royal Family. Right on cue, royalists erupted in fury on Twitter. But why are we surprised? Anyway, like anyone with a sense of humour, I thought the remark was funny?
4. Sheryl Lee Ralph's win
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 13, 2022
After decades being overlooked by Hollywood, Sheryl Lee Ralph was finally recognised by the Academy for her role in Quinta Brunson's Abbott Elementary. As she appeared onstage to collect her trophy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, she began her speech by singing a verse from Dianne Reeves' powerful song "Endangered Species". We got chills.
5. Squid Game's Oh Young-Soo brings out the big moves
— Netflix (@netflix) September 13, 2022
Squid Game took home two Emmy Awards last night, with Hwang Dong-hyuk recognised first for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, and later Lee Jung-jae beating heavyweights like Brian Cox, Jason Bateman and Bob Odenkirk in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. But all of these milestones aside, the most memorable moment came when Squid Game actor Oh Young-Soo cut some shapes on the Emmys dancefloor to "Leave the Door Open" by Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. Our king.