At the 2024 Emmy Awards, Jennifer Coolidge won her second Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series for her performance in “The White Lotus.” Even though Tanya died tragically in the first season, Coolidge’s victory brought back fond memories of the cherished character.
Back in 2022, when the television academy considered “The White Lotus” a limited series, Coolidge earned her first Emmy for the show. However, due to rule changes and the upcoming second season tied to previous storylines, the series was officially recognized as a drama series in February 2023.Embed from Getty Images
The enduring popularity of “The White Lotus” was evident with the debut of Season 2 in October 2022. In this season, Tanya, now married to Greg (Jon Gries), found herself in Sicily, seeking assistance from Portia (Haley Lu Richardson) during a post-nuptial holiday at the upscale Taormina resort. Tanya’s witty catchphrases, such as “These gays… they’re trying to kill me,” added to the season’s charm.
Despite Tanya’s absence in Season 2, Jennifer Coolidge’s recent Emmy win ensures that Tanya McQuoid’s legacy lives on across the Mediterranean. The series has already garnered attention for its upcoming third season set in Thailand, featuring a star-studded cast, including Parker Posey, Michelle Monaghan, Jason Isaac, and Carrie Coon. Natasha Rothwell is returning to her first-season role as Belinda.
Coolidge’s victory at the 2024 Emmys marked a memorable moment, with the actress humorously acknowledging her character’s fate and expressing gratitude to “all the evil gays.” The ceremony, originally postponed due to industry strikes, showcased the continued success of “The White Lotus,” which had previously won big at the 2023 Emmys.
As the third season of “The White Lotus” awaits, fans anticipate new developments and challenges, continuing the legacy of the show that has captured the hearts of viewers worldwide. Coolidge’s parting words encouraged aspiring performers to pursue their dreams, reflecting on her own journey from a small village to Emmy success. The 2024 Emmy Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, showcased outstanding achievements in the television industry and set the stage for the continued success of “The White Lotus.”