Ali Wong won best actress in a limited series for “Beef,” her first Emmy, capping a strong start to the year for her and the Netflix series.
Last week, Wong won a Golden Globe in the same category for her performance as a woman who enters into a prolonged feud with a contractor, played by Steven Yeun, after a road rage incident. Yeun has also won an Emmy and a Golden Globe.
The series, which Wong, better known as a comedian, also produced, was widely acclaimed by critics and voters. It won the Emmy for Best Limited Series and received a total of 13 nominations.
As she took the stage in a shimmering multi-colored dress, Wong thanked the cast and crew of “Beef” as well as her parents before breaking down in tears as she thanked her daughters.
“Thank you for inspiring me, this is for you,” Wong said.