New Delhi: The 74th Television Academy Awards were held on Tuesday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The award show hosted by actor Kenan Thompson was streamed live on Liongate Play.
Singer Lizzo’s ‘Watch Out For The Big Grrrls’ won the competition series Emmy for Competition Program category. In the series, Lizzo auditions a group of women for the chance to be a Big Grrrl — one of the plus-sized backup dancers who perform with her on tour.
While accepting the award, Lizzo broke down in tears and cried out for the Big Grrrls to join her onstage: “The trophy is nice, but my emotion is for these people who are on the stage with me. The stories that they shared, they’re not that unique. They just don’t get told. Let’s just tell more stories.”
“When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media,” she said.
“Someone fat like me. Black like me. Beautiful like me. If I could go back and tell little Lizzo something, I would be like, ‘You’re going to see that person, but b***h, it’s going to have to be you.”
“One year ago, these women were filming this television show that would change their lives forever. They are Emmy award-winning superstars who are going on a world tour! Make some noise for my Big Grrrls. I love you so much. God bless y’all. This is for the big girls.”
‘Succession’ won the Emmy for Best Outstanding Drama Series and ‘Ted Lasso’ bagged the Emmy for the Outstanding Comedy Series the second year in a row. ‘White Lotus’ on the other hand took the trophy for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series or Movie!
Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ star Lee Jung-jae became the first Asian actor to ever win lead actor in a drama series, and the fourth Asian person ever to win an acting Emmy, while ‘Euphoria’ star Zendaya became the first Black woman to win lead actress in a drama series, and the youngest two-time winner of any Emmy in history.
While Hollywood star Michael Keaton took home the Emmy for Best Actor in a Limited Anthology Series for his role in Hulu’s critically acclaimed ‘Dopesick’ series, Amanda Seyfried garnered lead actress in a limited series for her portrayal of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in ‘The Dropout’.