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Disney Spurs Sir Elton John On To a Once-In-a-Lifetime Achievement

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The Walt Disney Company enjoyed numerous wins at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday evening across its various entertainment brands, spurring Sir Elton John on to a once-in-a-lifetime achievement experience.

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On Monday evening, the Primetime Emmy Awards were held at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles four months after they were originally scheduled. The live event was hosted by former star of black•ish and Disney Legend Anthony Anderson.

An Impressive List of Wins

Over the course of the evening’s events, Disney Entertainment won an impressive 37 Primetime Emmy Awards across its many platforms and studios.

Those entities include ABC, Disney+, Disney Television Studios, which includes 20th Television Animation, 20th Television, and ABC Signature, Disney Branded Television, FX, FX Productions, Hulu, National Geographic, Onyx Collective, and Walt Disney Studios, which includes 20th Century Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Marvel Studios.

Sir Elton John Reaches a Monumental Achievement 

The night brought an especially exciting achievement to Sir Elton John, who had three wins for Disney Branded Television’s Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium. Those wins allowed the famed performer to reach EGOT status, as he became the 19th person to receive an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award.

Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium (TV Special 2022) - IMDb

Sir Elton John in “Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium” (2022)/Credit: Disney+

37 Wins Across A Wide Range of Disney Entertainment

Congratulations to this year’s winners, which include comedy series, dramas, special event presentations, streaming series, sitcoms, and more across Disney Entertainment’s various brands and studios. The winners are as follows:

The Bear (FX/Hulu): 10 Wins

  • Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series – Christopher Storer
  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series – Christopher Storer
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Jeremy Allen White
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Ebon Moss-Bachrach
The Bear Season 3: What We Know So Far

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  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Ayo Edebiri
  • Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Picture Editing for a Single-Camera Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation (“Review”)
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation

Welcome to Wrexham (FX): 5 Wins

  • Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program
  • Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program – “Wide World of Wales”
  • Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera)
Welcome to Wrexham' Season 2 to Premiere in September

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Dancing with the Stars (Disney+): 3 Wins

  • Outstanding Choreography for Variety or Reality Programming – Derek Hough
  • Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series
  • Outstanding Technical Direction and Camerawork for a Series
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Barry Williams & Peta in Season 32 of “Dancing With the Stars” (2023)/Credit: Disney+

Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium (Disney+/Disney Branded Television): 3 Wins

  • Outstanding Variety Special (Live)
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special
  • Outstanding Technical Direction and Camerawork for a Special

Beauty and The Beast: A 30th Celebration (ABC): 2 Wins

  • Outstanding Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Programming
  • Outstanding Makeup for a Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Program (Non-Prosthetic)
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The Simpsons (20th Television Animation): 2 Wins

  • Outstanding Animated Program
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation (Character Animation)

The 1619 Project (Hulu/Onyx Collective): 1 Win

  • Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
The 1619 Project' on Hulu is great work from Nikole Hannah-Jones

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Abbott Elementary (ABC/20th Television): 1 Win

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Quinta Brunson
Abbott Elementary' Drops Season 3 Teaser (Exclusive)

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Atlanta (FX/FX Productions): 1 Win

  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Series (Half-Hour) (“Andrew Wyeth. Alfred’s World”)

Five Days at Memorial (ABC Signature):1 Win

  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode (“Day Two”)

The Great (Hulu): 1 Win

  • Outstanding Period Costumes for a Series

Jeopardy! (ABC): 1 Win

  • Outstanding Game Show
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The Mandalorian (Disney+/Lucasfilm Ltd.): 1 Win

  • Outstanding Stunt Performance (“Chapter 24: The Return”)
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Ms. Marvel (Disney+/Marvel Studios): 1 Win

  • Outstanding Motion Design

Only Murders in the Building (Hulu/20th Television): 1 Win

  • Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour) (“Sparring Partners,” “I Know Who Did It”)
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Prey (Hulu/20th Century Studios): 1 Win

  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie, or Special

Star Wars: Visions (Disney+/Lucasfilm Ltd.): 1 Win

  • Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation (Production Design)
In 'Star Wars: Visions,' Lucasfilm and Anime Join Forces, and Go Rogue -  The New York Times

“Star Wars: Visions”/Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd.

The Territory (National Geographic): 1 Win

  • Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking

Congratulations are in order for everyone involved in the development of Disney-owned shows, sitcoms, and series that had wins at Monday evening’s Primetime Emmy Awards event!

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!

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