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List of top winners from the 75th Primetime Emmy Award winners

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Bear” was making a meal out of the early awards at Monday night's Emmys, while Quinta Brunson scored an emotional and historic win for “Abbott Elementary.”

“The Bear,” the FX dramedy about a squabbling family and a struggling restaurant at the center of the life of a talented chef won best actor in a comedy for Jeremy Allen White, best supporting actress in a comedy for Ayo Edebiri and best supporting actor in a comedy for Ebon-Moss Bachrach. All three were first-time nominees.

“This is a show about family and found family and real family,” Edebiri said from the stage as she accepted the first trophy of the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles.

Brunson won best actress in a comedy at the Emmy Awards for the show she created, “Abbott Elementary," becoming the first Black woman to win the award in more than 40 years and the first from a network show to win it in more than a decade.

“I love making ‘Abbott Elementary’ so much and I am so happy to be able to live my dream and act out comedy,” Brunson said during her acceptance, fighting back tears. The writer-actor was among the stars with standout looks on the Emmys' silver carpet.

Other early winners included Matthew Macfadyen for “Succession” and Jennifer Coolidge for “The White Lotus."

Brunson had won a writing Emmy for her mockumentary about a predominantly Black and chronically underfunded grade school in Philadelphia, but this is her first for acting. Isabel Sanford of “The Jeffersons” was the only previous Black woman to win the category in 1981.

The first hour of the show saw three Black women win major awards: Brunson, Edebiri and Niecy Nash-Betts, who won best supporting actress in a limited series for “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story."

On the Netflix show, Nash-Betts played a neighbor of the titular serial killer whose complaints to authorities of his behavior go unheeded.

"I accept this award on behalf of every Black and brown woman who has gone unheard and over-policed," she said.

All the nominees had to wait an extra four months to find out if they had won when the show was delayed over Hollywood’s writers and actors strikes. The tweaked calendar meant that Edebiri won the Emmy for the show’s first season after winning her Golden Globe for the second season.

Macfadyen won the first Emmy of the night for “Succession” and the second of his career for playing Tom Wambsgans, the son-in-law that began the HBO series as a hanger-on and ended it as the closest thing it had to a victor.

“Succession” came into the night the consensus favorite in top drama categories, including best actor, best actress and best series.

Coolidge, the only cast member among the cursed vacationers of HBO’s “The White Lotus” to return for season two, won her second Emmy for best supporting actress in a drama.

Coolidge and her character Tanya gained an even greater cult following for the second season’s Italian storyline as she did for its Hawaiian first. The role was nearly a lead this time, but all of the “White Lotus” cast members were nominated in supporting categories, including five of them in Coolidge’s category.

Emotions ran high from the start of the ceremony with first presenter, Christina Applegate, who said in 2021 that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, got a standing ovation as she came out using a cane to present the award, and was tearful as she announced the winners.

“The Bear” also won awards for directing and writing, and along with the four it had won at the previous Creative Arts Emmys, had won nine overall.

Host Anthony Anderson opened the show in Mr. Rogers mode, walking on to a living room set and changing out of a flowing fur coat into a black tuxedo coat.

“Welcome to Mr. Anderson’s neighborhood on this beautiful MLK Day,” Anderson said from the stage of the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles at the start of the Fox telecast.

He then sat at the piano and led a small choir through TV theme songs including “Good Times” and “The Facts of Life,” whose characters Tootie and Mrs. Garrett were objects of his crushes.

In honor of the 75th Emmys, several cast reunions were spread throughout the show.

Cast members including Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell from “Martin” and Ted Danson and Rhea Perlman from “Cheers” performed short bits from recreations of their sitcom sets before presenting awards.

LIST OF TOP EMMY WINNERS

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

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Ayo Edebiri, “The Bear”

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Ebon Moss-Bachrach, “The Bear”

PIZZA CUPCAKES? INSIDE THE SHOW

While the famous make their way down the carpet, the less famous are packed into the Peacock Theater lobby for pre-show libations, AP’s Beth Harris reports.

There's a champagne bar with pizza cupcakes and $18 premium cocktails.

Meanwhile, cast members nominated for “RuPaul’s Drag Race” have sashayed their way to their seats inside the Emmys, Harris reports. In a theater full of black tuxedos and low-key fashion, their feathers, sequins, boas and sky-high hair styles are standouts.

MAKE WAY FOR THE PRESIDENT

On the carpet, Issa Rae, President “Barbie” herself, spoke to the AP about a recent viral clip in which two young girls from the hit web series “Recess Therapy” expressed their love of Rae’s role.

At last week’s Golden Globes, the girls approached Issa and cheered “I saw you on ‘Barbie.’ You were the president… I wanted to be you when I was (watching) ‘Barbie.’” They handed her a friendship bracelet, which Rae wore to the Emmys.

“It says ‘winners,’ I can’t take this off. I’ve been coordinating with it," Rae exclaimed, showing off the bracelet. "They were just so sweet and excited to meet this version of me. I felt proud and honored.” ______

KIERAN CULKIN HASN'T SEEN THAT ‘SUCCESSION’ FINALE

As celebrities started hitting the silver carpet bright and early Monday afternoon, “Succession” actor Kieran Culkin revealed he has yet to finish his own critically acclaimed series.

“I haven’t even seen the last episode yet,” he told AP’s Krysta Fauria.

But it’s not on purpose.

“I’m sure if I talked to a therapist, you could probably come up with a lot of reasons why I haven’t seen it,” the Roman Roy actor joked.

IT'S 2024. WHY ARE THEY CALLING IT THE 2023 EMMYS?

Well, they were supposed to have been in 2023. We haven’t had an Emmys ceremony since September 2022, in fact. The 75th Emmys were delayed because of the Hollywood strikes, catapulting them from their usual perch in late summer or early fall to squarely in the midst of winter – better known in Hollywood as awards season.

The temporary shift does have some rather confusing side effects. The Emmys already have what some consider a counterintuitive eligibility window, as AP’s Alicia Rancilio broke down last April. Had the 75th Emmys not been delayed, they still would have aired more than a year after the finale of Season 1 of “The Bear,” which is up for several awards. Now, the show is even further behind: Two seasons of the show have come and gone, and Jeremy Allen White has Golden Globes for both – but is still waiting to see if he collects a statuette from the Television Academy for his work in 2022.