75th Emmys: Jennifer Coolidge and Matthew Macfadyen win Outstanding Supporting Actress and Actor in a Drama Series

Jennifer Coolidge and Matthew Macfadyen were repeat winners at the Emmy Awards on Monday night, January 15. 

Coolidge took home her second Emmy for playing Tanya McQuoid on HBO’s The White Lotus. At the 74th Emmy Awards, she won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series; this year, she took home Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

After thanking the show’s creator, Mike White, Coolidge thanked “all the evil gays” — a reference to her character’s fate on the show.  However, she was interrupted by host Anthony Anderson’s mother, who tried to cut her off for going over her allotted time.  Coolidge persisted, though, and ended her speech with an empowering message.

“I had a little dream in my little town and everyone said it was impractical and it was far-fetched,” she said, “But it did happen after all, so don’t give up on your dream.”

With four actors from Succession nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, the only real question was which one would win. In the end, Macfadyen took home his second win in the category for playing Tom Wambsgans, triumphing over co-stars Nicholas BraunAlan Ruck and Alexander Skarsgård.

In thanking the cast, he noted, “I must make special mention to my onscreen wife, Sarah Snook, and my other onscreen wife, Nicholas Braun.”  He added, “Acting with you has been one of the most wonderful things in my career.”

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