Jean Smart has won her second consecutive Emmy for lead actress in a comedy series for her role as legendary Las Vegas comic Deborah Vance in HBO Max’s Hacks.“Thank you for a second time honoring this show,” Smart said during her on-stage acceptance speech. “I have to tell you, I’m so blown away by our writers who not only matched season 1 but surpassed it, and as we all know, season 2 of a show is kind of a litmus test.
This has just been a thrill. She went on to thank our crew and ad because we were on location almost every single day this season “who went above, above, above and beyond and supporting actors who added so much to our show.
She went on to thank her fellow cast members Hannah Einbender, who was nomininated in the supporting actreess in a comed series category, and Kaitlin Olson, who plays her daughter, among others.She also gave a humorous shout-out to her fellow nominee, The Marvelous Mrs.Read more on deadline.com