Jennifer Coolidge and Michael Macfadyen each scored their second Emmy at the 2024 edition of the award ceremony for Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
This year, Jennifer Coolidge and Michael Macfadyen each won their second Emmy at the Peacock Theatre, where the 2024 edition is currently being held. Both faced tough competition this year from popular contenders like Elizabeth Debicki and Alexander Skarsgard.
But when Jennifer Coolidge’s name was announced as the winner of Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in The White Lotus, the erupting applause throughout the theatre was a nod to the respect she commanded with her victory.
Coolidge strode to the stage before declaring candidly that her knees were too shaky and not strong enough at the moment, so she had better put the award down. She thanked her entire team and the show’s creator for making such an ‘incredible’ character.
Jennifer Coolidge then made an iconic show of gratitude to all the ‘evil gays’ out there, since her character Tanya dies while killing a boatload of ‘evil gays’ during the Season 2 finale of The White Lotus.
The other nominees were Elizabeth Debicki (The Crown), Meghann Fahy (The White Lotus), Sabrina Impacciatore (The White Lotus), Aubrey Plaza (The White Lotus), Rhea Seahorn (Better Call Saul), J. Smith Cameron (Succession), and Simona Tabasco (The White Lotus).
Michael Macfadyen was a worthy choice as the winner of the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his stint in Succession. Dressed in a dapper suit, the actor began by thanking the Televison Academy as well as his Succession family.
Then Michael moved on to thanking his multiple wives, combining the ones on-screen and off-screen. The actor also humorously alluded to Nicholas Braun being one of his on-screen wives and signed off on a simple yet heartwarming note.
The other nominees in the category were F. Murray Abraham (The White Lotus), Nicholas Braun (Succession), Theo James (The White Lotus), Alan Ruck (Succession), Will Sharpe (The White Lotus), and Alexander Skarsgard (Succession). The Emmy Awards 2024 are available to stream on Lionsgate Play and OTTplay Premium from January 15, 2024, onward.