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Jeremy Allen White Wins Lead Actor Comedy for ‘The Bear’ at Emmys: ‘Thank You for Believing in Me When I Had Trouble Believing in Myself’

“The Bear’s” winning streak continues. After sweeping the Golden Globes’ comedy categories — in awards given for the FX series’ second season, the beloved TV show was honored for its first season at the 75th annual Emmy Awards as Jeremy Allen White took home his first Emmy on Monday night for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series after Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Ayo Edebiri won in the supporting categories.

White, who portrays chef Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto on the series, accepted the Emmy, saying “I’m so proud, I’m so full of gratitude to be standing in front of you all.”

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“I love the show so much,” he continued. “It filled me up. It gave me a passion, set a fire in me to match the beautiful work. I love you guys. The beautiful cast and beautiful crew I get to share a space and stage with. Thank you to all those who have stayed close to me, especially in this past year. You know who you are.

“Thank you for believing in me when I had trouble believing in myself,” he concluded.

The actor, who rose to fame in “Shameless,” beat out Bill Hader (“Barry”), Jason Segel (“Shrinking”), Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building”) and Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso”) in the category.

The 75th annual Emmy Awards were originally set to air in September, but were pushed due to the WGA and SAG strikes taking place. This means — especially in the comedy category — some winners are being recognized for different seasons of their shows within the same year. It also means that for the first time ever, there will be two Emmys ceremonies in 2024, with the 76th annual Emmys set for Sept. 2024, honoring the shows that premiered between June 1-May 31.

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