‘Beef’ Wins Outstanding Limited Series Emmy

“Beef” keeps serving up awards season.

The Netflix limited series won the Emmy for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, shortly after taking home the title of Best Limited Series at the 2024 Golden Globes. Ali Wong won the Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Limited Series category, and Steven Yeun won for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Limited Series also during the Golden Globes ceremony.

Both actors won in their respective lead star categories at the Emmys, with Joseph Lee, Young Mazino, and Maria Bello earning nominations for their supporting performances.

The 10-episode series “Beef” beat out “Daisy Jones and the Six,” “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” “Fleishman Is in Trouble,” and “Obi-Wan Kenobi” in the Outstanding Limited or Anthology category.

The Netflix dramedy was among the top critically acclaimed series of the year. Created by Lee Sung Jin, the series centers on two Los Angeles residents, played by Wong and Yeun, who are disgruntled with their vastly different lives. A road rage encounter leads to a long-running obsessive feud to destroy one another, leading to a heightened end.

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“Beef” creator and showrunner Lee previously described the series to IndieWire as “35 percent Paul Thomas Anderson-slash-‘Sopranos’ comedy, where you’re laughing at the broken psychology of people, plus 35 percent ‘White Lotus’ propulsion -slash-Netflix watercooler moments, plus 30 percent Ingmar Bergman-slash-Hirokazu Koreeda warm, melancholic pathos. We’re driving around in literal bubbles and projecting so much onto others, with so many assumptions, and there’s a lot going on in our own lives that add to that projection.”

Lee said during IndieWire Honors, where “Beef” was honored, that the series was inspired by a real-life encounter he had.

“The show is basically about how we’re all the same thing experiencing itself, and I’m very thankful for the other same things I got to collaborate with on the show,” Lee said. “A lot of the darker elements of the show, the suicidal ideation and things like that, that was just mine from my personal life. So I also need to thank my therapist Joanne, who is probably the only reason I’m alive.”

The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards were held Monday, January 15 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. The ceremony, which usually takes place in September, was delayed to accommodate the WGA and SAG strikes. That’s why the nominees do not include any shows released after the May 31, 2023 filing deadline, including “The Curse,” “Fargo,” and other fall and winter premieres. The 76th Emmy Awards telecast is expected to run on the traditional schedule.

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