Unforgettable Gala Sets the Tone for Historic ‘BEEF’ Award Season Sweep

After a historic strike delayed the Primetime Emmys in 2023, the award ceremony is back and wasting no time in celebrating the best and brightest of television. 

Yesterday, Monday, Jan. 15, everyone’s favorite celebs, from Ayo Edebiri to Pedro Pascal, gathered at the Peacock Theater.  Hosted by Anthony Anderson — the night got off to an entertaining start, as the ceremony referenced multiple classic TV shows and the actors featured in them, along with the current beloved shows featured in the actual awards.  One of these beloved shows was none other than the Ali Wong and Steven Yeun-led limited series, “Beef.”

The Netflix dramedy won five categories — with Wong and Yeun both winning Actress and Actor in Outstanding Lead in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. This made Wong the first ever Asian woman to receive this award in the history of the Emmys. Lee Sung Jin won Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie and Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. The series then went on to win Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. 

It was no surprise that “Beef” swept the Emmys, especially with the nonstop wins throughout award season. “Beef” has won multiple awards in the last two months, like winning three categories at the Unforgettable Gala —Young Mazino winning Breakout in TV, Yeun winning Actor in TV and Lee winning the Writer Award — the series has continued to rack up awards at the Golden Globes and The Critic Choice Awards in the last month alone.

For a full list of winners at the Primetime Emmys, click here!