LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The series "Succession" and "Ted Lasso" took the top awards at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday night, garnering awards for an outstanding drama series and outstanding comedy series.
The HBO series "Succession" tracks the lives of the Roy family, the dysfunctional owner of a global media and hospitality empire, as they contemplate their future after their aging father begins to step back from the conglomerate. The show had previously won the trophy in the category in 2020.
South Korean actor Lee Jung-jae won outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his role in the Netflix series "Squid Game," becoming the first Asian actor to win the top prize in the category.
Zendaya snatched the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her performance in HBO's "Euphoria." The 26-year-old made history as the youngest actress to win two Emmys and the first Black woman to win the prize for outstanding lead actress in a drama series twice.
Matthew Macfadyen and Julia Garner walked away with the award for outstanding supporting actor and actress respectively in a drama series.
"Ted Lasso" from Apple TV won the award for an outstanding comedy series for the second year in a row. "Ted Lasso" star Jason Sudeikis took home his second Emmy award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, while Jean Smart won outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for HBO Max's "Hacks."
HBO's "The White Lotus" is the winner for outstanding limited or anthology series.
This event, which honors the best in American prime time television programming from June 1, 2021, until May 31, 2022, was held at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.