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It Was a Schitt’s Creek Sweep at 2020 Emmys, Plus Watchmen, Succession, and Zendaya Win

It Was a Schitt’s Creek Sweep at 2020 Emmys, Plus Watchmen, Succession, and Zendaya Win

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The 2020 Emmy Awards were different this year. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the award-giving event went virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic as it took place last night (September 20, 2020).

Catherine O’Hara was named as the first actor to receive a trophy, winning best actress in a comedy series thanks to her portrayal of the wacky matriarch on Schitt’s Creek. This marked her first Emmy win since 1982. Her co-star Eugene Levy also earned his first Emmy in 40 years after being announced as the winner of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as video rental mogul-turned-motel owner Johnny Rose on the series.

Schitt’s Creek continued to prove itself as fan-favorite comedy series as Daniel Levy joined in the list of winners at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. The David Rose depicter on the CBC sitcom won Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. “This has been the greatest experience of my life,” he said of winning the award.

Also receiving the honor at the virtual event was actress Annie Murphy who was named as the winner of Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series.

In addition to best-supporting actor, Levy won Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for Schitt’s Creek. He shared the latter honor with Andrew Cividino. The series also took home one of the biggest awards that night as it was announced as the winner of Outstanding Comedy Series, officially sweeping the comedy categories at this year’s Emmys.

RuPaul seemed surprised that his show RuPaul’s Drag Race was honored with the award for Outstanding Competition Program.

Jeremy Strong collected the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his stunning portrayal of Kendall Roy on HBO’s Succession.

Zendaya won her first Emmy as she was named as best actress in a drama series for her role as Rue Bennett on fan-favorite HBO drama Euphoria. That made her the youngest actress to ever win for Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Also among the award winners was Andrij Parekh, who took home the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Succession. Additionally, the drama won Outstanding Drama Series.

Also snagging his first Emmy that night was Billy Crudup, who won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his appearance on The Morning Show. Ozark star Julia Garner earned Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the second consecutive year.

Watchmen became the first comic book adaptation to win a top prize at the Emmy Awards when it was named Outstanding Limited Series.

Regina King, who played the masked hero in the series Watchmen, won in the best actress category, her fourth Emmy.

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who portrays King’s husband on Watchmen, won for best supporting actor in a limited series. And Lindelof and Cord Jefferson won for best writing in a limited series for their work on the series.

Uzo Aduba paid tribute to her fellow nominees in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category as she won for her role in Mrs. America.

Congratulations to all of the winners (see the full winners list below).

What happens to if you don’t win? This:

The Full List of 2020 Emmy Winners

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”
Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series: Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Daniel Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Andrew Cividino/Daniel Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Daniel Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Outstanding Comedy Series: “Schitt’s Creek”
Outstanding Variety Talk Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Regina King, “Watchmen”
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True”
Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie: Damon Lindelof & Cord Jefferson, “Watchmen”
Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie: Maria Schrader, “Unorthodox”
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, “Watchmen”
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Uzo Aduba, “Mrs. America”
Outstanding Limited Series or Movie: “Watchmen”
Outstanding Competition Program: “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Jeremy Strong, “Succession”
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Zendaya Coleman, “Euphoria”
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Jesse Armstrong, “Succession”
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Andrij Parekh, “Succession”
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Julia Garner, “Ozark”
Outstanding Drama Series: “Succession”
Governors Award: Tyler Perry


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