Ali Wong Thanks Her Late Father While Accepting Emmy for ‘Beef’: He ‘Loved Me Unconditionally and Taught Me the Value of Failure’

Ali Wong has won the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a limited or anthology series or movie for her role in the Netflix series “Beef.” Wong stars as a business owner who gets into a road rage incident with a stranger, played by fellow Emmy winner Steven Yeun.

Wong beat out fellow nominees Lizzy Caplan (“Fleishman is in Trouble”), Jessica Chastain (“George and Tammy”), Dominique Fishback (“Swarm”), Kathryn Hahn (“Tiny Beautiful Things”) and Riley Keough (“Daisy Jones and the Six”).

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“I wouldnt’ be standing here without my parents, my amazing parents, my mother and my father who I so wish was alive to share this moment with me,” Wong said while accepting her award. “My hilarious father who loved me unconditionally and taught me the value of failure.”

Wong also thanked her daughters Mari and Nikki, saying, “You are my everything and thank you for inspiring me. This is for you.”

This is Wong’s fourth Emmy nomination and first win. She has previously been nominated for her voice over performance in “Tuca and Bertie” and for writing her Netflix comedy special “Ali Wong: Don Wong.” She was also nominated for outstanding limited or anthology series for “Beef,” as she served as an executive producer in addition to starring.

Wong recently won a Golden Globe for her performance in “Beef,” making her the first actress of Asian descent to win in the category of best actress in a limited series.

The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards took place on Jan. 15 at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles and were hosted by Anthony Anderson. The awards show was postponed from Sept. 18 due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

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