Michael Keaton became the first winner of the night at the 2022 Emmys

The 2022 Emmys are underway. The first winner of the night was veteran actor Michael Keaton, who was nominated for best actor in a limited or anthology series or movie for his role in “dopesick“. From the hands of Oprah Winfrey, the interpreter of Dr. Samuel Finnix received his award and gave a brief but emotional speech.

“My face hurts a lot from all the fake smiles I’ve been doing,” whoever wore the Batman costume in Tim Burton’s tapes joked at first. But then, turning serious, he added, “This is one of the special projects I’ve ever worked on. It means something.”

Michael Keaton he also thanked his family “for never making me feel foolish.” And he added that throughout his career, which adds several significant roles, in addition to recognition, there were those who did not believe in him. “I’ve had some skeptics. But you know what? We’re good.”

The “Dopesick” actor raised his statuette and dedicated it to “true believers.” It is not, on the other hand, the first award he receives for this role. In 2021, he received an award at the SAG Awards. In the Emmys 2022was able to prevail against Andrew Garfield and Oscar Isaac.

“Dopesick”: What is the series that earned Michael Keaton an Emmy about?

dopesick” is a miniseries created by Danny Strong for the platform of streaming Hulu. The production is based on the book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America”. Starring Michael KeatonPeter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg, tells the American reality regarding opioid addiction, a struggle that affects everyone from the most obvious victims—addicts and doctors—to communities, police, and vendors.

The first three episodes were released on the same day on Hulu. From then on, a weekly one was released. The reception by the public was good, although several reviews indicate that the plot can become heavy. The performances of Michael Keaton and Kaitlyn Dever save “dopesick” on many occasions. Kelly Lawler of USATodaystated, “Keaton is at his best, dominating a character that is a mess of contradictions and transformations.”

At the time of being announced as the winner and receiving the award at the SAG Awards for “dopesick“, Michael Keaton He took the opportunity to give an emotional speech. He then assured that he felt grateful for being able to tell stories that “can improve someone’s life” through the art of acting. In addition, between tears, he dedicated the award to his nephew, who died in 2016 from his drug addiction.

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Michael Keaton became the first winner of the night at the 2022 Emmys