Having already won two Golden Globes and a SAG Award for his performance in The Bear, Jeremy Allen White finally earned his Emmy recognition Monday night with the Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series prize.
Onstage in his speech, he noted how the script from the show’s creators reinvigorated him.
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“I’m so proud and full of gratitude, I love this show so much, it filled me up, it gave me a passion and set a fire in me to match the beautiful work done by Christopher Storer and Joanna Calo, thank you thank you as well as the beautiful cast and beautiful crew that I get to share a set with, thank you,” White said.
White went on to also thank his parents as well as all of the people that stuck by him over the past year and for believing in him\.
White beat out Bill Hader (Barry), Jason Siegel (Shrinking), Jason Sudekis (Ted Lasso) and Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building) for the Emmy. Last week, he took home the Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy for his Season 2 performance on the show.
His win tonight was show’s third win, with Ayo Edebiri and Ebon Moss-Bachrach also winning earlier. It scored writing and directing wins before landing the Best Comedy Series trophy.
Even though the show premiered in 2021 and already earned several accolades, this was the first time the Emmys have been able to properly honor the show since it first premiered after Emmy nomination deadlines. The recent WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes caused even further delays as this years show moved from its usual September air date to January.
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