The 2022 Emmy Awards

By Lisa Respers France, Chloe Melas, Marianne Garvey and Meg Wagner, CNN

Updated 2:51 AM ET, Tue September 13, 2022
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11:36 p.m. ET, September 12, 2022

Here's what happened at the 74th Emmy Awards

From CNN's Brian Lowry

"Succession" and "Ted Lasso" emerged as returning champions at the 74th annual Emmy Awards, on a night that tilted toward repeat winners while spreading the wealth in a way that appeared to celebrate diversity among talent, platforms and content.

After Netflix's record-tying performance in 2021, HBO reasserted its dominance in its now-annual battle with Netflix for supremacy in the realm of prestige TV. The pay network was led by the limited series "The White Lotus," whose five awards on Monday night — coupled with a handful of technical prizes at the earlier Creative Arts ceremonies — let it check out with 10 overall wins this season, more than any other program.

HBO collected 12 of the 25 statuettes awarded at Monday's ceremony. That included a second win for "Succession," which sat out last year due to the eligibility window, leaving the door open for "The Crown" to sweep the drama voting.

"Ted Lasso" became comedy's back-to-back winner for the show as well as stars Jason Sudeikis and Brett Goldstein — an increasingly rare feat, if only because shows now more frequently take longer breaks between runs.

Denied an opportunity to make history as a non-English-language drama winner, as "Parasite" did at the Oscars, Netflix's social-media sensation "Squid Game" garnered awards for star Lee Jung-hae and directing. The show had previously earned a quartet of victories at the Creative Arts ceremony.

Read more about what happened on TV's biggest night here.

11:15 p.m. ET, September 12, 2022

"Succession" wins Emmy for outstanding drama series

From CNN's Chloe Melas

Jesse Armstrong, center, accepts the Emmy for outstanding drama series alongside cast and crew members of "Succession."
Jesse Armstrong, center, accepts the Emmy for outstanding drama series alongside cast and crew members of "Succession." (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images)

Drumroll please ...

The final award of the night for outstanding drama series was awarded to HBO's hit series "Succession."

The show led the pack with 25 nominations, the most of any show.

Selma Blair presented the award and received a standing ovation. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018.

Members of the cast took the stage, with the show's creator Jesse David Armstrong giving the speech.

"Succession" is back for for a fourth season but a premiere date has not been announced.

11:03 p.m. ET, September 12, 2022

"Ted Lasso" wins outstanding comedy series Emmy

From CNN's Lisa Respers France

Jason Sudeikis accepts the Emmy for outstanding comedy series alongside cast and crew members of "Ted Lasso."
Jason Sudeikis accepts the Emmy for outstanding comedy series alongside cast and crew members of "Ted Lasso." (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images)

“Coach, I got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

"Ted Lasso" gave us more feel goods moments with their win Monday night for outstanding comedy series.

Almost since its debut a few years ago, the Apple TV+ series has been beloved by viewers and critics alike.

Star Jason Sudeikis even took the time to thank the series' "Covid Squad," whom he said kept the production from having a single shut down during filming of season two.

Then he said the words we longed to hear: "We'll see you for season three at some point."

Yes, please!

11:00 p.m. ET, September 12, 2022

"The White Lotus" wins Emmy for limited or anthology series

From CNN's Chloe Melas

David Bernad, left, accepts the Emmy for outstanding limited or anthology series alongside cast and crew members of "White Lotus."
David Bernad, left, accepts the Emmy for outstanding limited or anthology series alongside cast and crew members of "White Lotus." (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images)

It was a big night for "The White Lotus," which won numerous awards, including taking the cake with the Emmy for outstanding limited or anthology series.

The HBO series is helmed by Mike White, who created the fan-favorite dark comedy.

Both Jennifer Coolidge and Murray Bartlett won for their roles earlier in the evening.

The series is back for a second season next month.

10:56 p.m. ET, September 12, 2022

The lead actor in a drama series winner is Lee Jung-jae for "Squid Game"

From CNN's Lisa Respers France

South Korean actor Lee Jung-jae, left, accepts the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series from Ariana DeBose, second from right, and Angela Bassett.
South Korean actor Lee Jung-jae, left, accepts the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series from Ariana DeBose, second from right, and Angela Bassett. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images)

The "Squid Game" love continues.

One of its stars, Lee Jung-jae, won the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series, becoming the first South Korean performer to win an Emmy in the category.

He thanked God, Netflix and his "Squid Game" colleagues.

The horror series about a group of people deeply in debt who compete for large cash prizes — but risk death in the process — was a huge hit for the streaming giant and sparked interest in Korean content.

10:53 p.m. ET, September 12, 2022

Jesse Armstrong wins Emmy for writing for a drama series for HBO's "Succession"

From CNN's Marianne Garvey

From left to right, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin and Brian Cox in "Succession"
From left to right, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin and Brian Cox in "Succession" (HBO)

"Succession" creator Jesse Armstrong takes home the Emmy for writing on the hit HBO drama series, which recently finished season three.

"This is to all my fellow writers in the writer's room at 'Succession' who I love so much," he said.

Armstrong also thanked HBO for airing the series.

10:46 p.m. ET, September 12, 2022

Emmy for directing a comedy series goes to MJ Delaney for "Ted Lasso"

From CNN's Lisa Respers France

MJ Delaney accepts the award for outstanding directing for a comedy series.
MJ Delaney accepts the award for outstanding directing for a comedy series. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images)

"Ted Lasso" director MJ Delaney took home the Emmy for her work on the comedy series.

She made sure to thank star Jason Sudeikis and others, but kept it brief.

"There are so many people that I should thank, but it's really boring when non-famous people do this," she said which elicited a huge laugh from Sudeikis. "So I will just say I can't think of a more fun group to go to work with every day. I love you."
10:36 p.m. ET, September 12, 2022

Jean Smart wins lead actress in a comedy series for "Hacks"

From CNN's Lisa Respers France

Jean Smart accepts the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series.
Jean Smart accepts the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images)

"Thank you for a second time honoring our show," is how Jean Smart started off her acceptance speech for winning in the lead actress category for her role on "Hacks."

It was her second win as she won last year in that same category.

She made the audience chuckle when she gave a shout out for her botox because, as she said, she lost a bet.

10:31 p.m. ET, September 12, 2022

Zendaya wins lead actress in a drama series for "Euphoria"

From CNN's Chloe Melas

Zendaya accepts the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series.
Zendaya accepts the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images)

It's one of the most coveted categories of the entire show — outstanding lead actress in a drama series.

Kelly Clarkson presented the award to Zendaya for her role as Ruby "Rue" Bennett on the hit HBO series "Euphoria."

"Euphoria" is one of the hottest and most talked about shows on television.

"My greatest wish for Euphoria is that it could help heal people, and I just want to say thank you to everyone who has shared their story with me," Zendaya said on stage. "I want you to know that anyone who has loved a Rue, feels like they are a Rue, I want you to know that I'm so grateful for your stories and I carry them with me, and I carry them with her."

The show was picked up for a third season in February.