Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Wins the 2024 Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie

Tim Robinson, Sam Richardson, Ed Sheeran, and Max Martin also picked up wins at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday
“Weird Al” Yankovic with an Emmy
“Weird Al” Yankovic, January 2024 (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Last night, at the months-delayed Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Daniel Radcliffe–starring biopic, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, won the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie. It was nominated alongside Hocus Pocus 2, Joel Kim Booster’s Fire Island, Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas, and the Predator prequel Prey. Yankovic joked: “Halfway to EGOT, baby!!!” He also shared a video of himself eating at In-N-Out Burger alone with his Emmy.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’s composers, Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson, also won Emmys for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score). It was one of many music Emmys awarded last night. Ed Sheeran, Foy Vance, and Max Martin won Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for their Ted Lasso song “A Beautiful Game.”

The second season of White Lotus won two awards for music: Cristobal Tapia de Veer won Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score), and music supervisor Gabe Hilfer won Outstanding Music Supervision for the episode “Bull Elephants.” Danny Elfman won Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for Wednesday.

Meanwhile, in acting categories, both stars of Detroiters coincidentally took home Emmys for different projects. Tim Robinson once again won Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for his work on I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson, while Sam Richardson won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Ted Lasso.

Daisy Jones & the Six also brought home two awards last night, one for Outstanding Period Costumes for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, and another for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.