‘The Bear’ wins the award for best comedy at the Golden Globes | ET REALITY


Globe voters said “Yes, Chef” to “The Bear,” which beat out “Ted Lasso” and “Abbott Elementary” to win best comedy.

One objection: Is “The Bear” even a comedy? Any episode of the FX series set in a restaurant has more action and fewer jokes than most dramas. Some scenes and some entire episodes, like the most recent season’s standout, “Fishes,” can only be viewed with your fingers. But “The Bear,” created by Christopher Storer, also has a soft heart (among other viscera) and a duration of half an hour, enough to place it in this category.

The first season, in which Jeremy Allen White’s troubled chef Carmy inherited his dead brother’s restaurant, was a surprise hit despite its dirty atmosphere and lack of bankable stars. (Apologies, Oliver Platt.) It immediately made White an Internet figure and a favorite of his co-star, Ayo Edebiri, who plays a driven upstart chef. In the second season, the restaurant went from an Italian steakhouse to a Michelin courting sensation. He focused more on the camaraderie among the staff, even when he separated some characters for special episodes, and was praised for his realistic depictions of work, grief, Chicago, high-quality food, and friendship.

Nominated last year for best comedy, “The Bear” delivered a surprise best lead actor win for White as the aggrieved Carmy. Repeating his victory in the same category this year was not a surprise.

“I can’t believe I’m in this room with all these people that I’ve loved so much and admired so much for so long. It’s unreal. I love this show,” she said.

White’s co-star Edebiri won her first Golden Globe for best actress in a television comedy.

“Everyone at ‘The Bear,’ that’s my family,” Edebiri said in his breathless acceptance speech. “Guys, I love you so much. It’s an honor to work with you and grow with you.”

“All my agents, managers, assistants, the people who answer my emails, you are all real,” he added. “Thank you for responding to my crazy, crazy emails.”

Lionel Boyce, who plays Marcus, spoke on behalf of the show’s cast and crew when accepting the award. “The most important thing is to thank the entire restaurant community,” he said. “We play these characters for a couple of hours a day for a couple of months a year, but this is your reality, the ups and downs. So thank you for hugging us.”

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