‘Beef’ Star Ali Wong Pays Tribute To Family For Teaching Her “The Value Of Failure” In Emmys Speech

Ali Wong took home the Emmy Award on Monday night for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series Or Movie for Beef. It was her third nomination and her first win.

In her speech, Wong pinpointed her parents’ love and support for the reason she was able to navigate the industry as a well-known comedian and actress. “I wouldn’t 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,” the actress said, noting her late father Adolphus Wong who passed away in 2011. “My hilarious father, who loved me unconditionally and taught me the value of failure.”

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Wong also went on to thank the cast and crew of Beef along with her daughters Mari and Nikki for “inspiring” her creativity.

For her role in Beef, Wong has also recently won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, and a Critics Choice Award for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television.

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Netflix’s Beef is a dark comedy steeping in revenge. The series, penned by Lee Sung Jin and co-produced by A24, follows the twisted lives of Danny Cho (Steven Yeun), a downtrodden contractor, and the affluent Amy Lau (Wong) after the two of them cross paths in an antagonistic road rage incident.

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The 10-episode series hit Netflix in April 2023 and, fueled by strong word of mouth, more than doubled its audience from its first week with 70.38 million hours viewed by its second week It ended up reaching the Global Netflix Top 10 in 87 countries.

Beef was up for a total of 13 Emmy nominations and won eight.

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