The comedian’s ‘Beef’ sweep culminated with an Emmy for best actress in a limited series.
Ali Wong has made history by winning the Emmy for best actress in a limited series for her role in “Beef,” marking a significant milestone. She is the first woman of Asian descent ever to win an Emmy for a lead role.
While Sandra Oh has been nominated three times in the drama series category, and Yôko Shimada received a nomination for the 1981 limited series “Shōgun,” Wong’s win stands as a groundbreaking achievement.
In her acceptance speech, Wong expressed gratitude to her Beef collaborators, team, and especially her family. She paid a touching tribute to her parents, mentioning her father, whom she wished could share the moment with her.
Wong acknowledged her father’s unconditional love and the lessons he imparted, including the value of failure. She dedicated the award to her beautiful daughters, stating, “You are my everything. Thank you for inspiring me, and this is for you.”