72nd Primetime Emmy Award Winners List: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Dominates Show
The 72nd Primetime Emmy Award Ceremony was held on Sunday night, remotely awarding 12 different shows. The ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the third time, and featured one performer and 29 celebrity presenters, some of whom won Emmys themselves.
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— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad) September 21, 2020
The ceremony was the first of its kind held remotely, and had an interesting set-up – Kimmel hosted in-person, with some presenters, from the Staples Center, while winners gave speeches from their homes with state-of-the-art cameras provided to them by the organizers. Over one hundred live feeds from all over the world were used to broadcast the show and its winners on ABC, and the ceremony was also live-tweeted from the official Television Academy Twitter account. To maintain the element of surprise, each nominee was treated as a potential winner, complete with hazmat-wearing staff waiting outside each of their doors with a statuette. When nominees lost, they left with the award, a maneuver some Twitter users regarded as cruel (but most seemed to find funny).
They could’ve just mailed the emmy. Instead they went to each nominee, with an emmy in hand, to present to them in person in case they won… in a hazmat suit. Just, dangling it in front of your face, only to leave like that.
What the fuck.
— Tetra (@TetraSky) September 21, 2020
Damn, that’s cold-blooded. This is one of the best visual representations of 2020.
I’m laugh/crying for you! 💀😭😂
— Cherie Garcia (@CherieAmours) September 21, 2020
The award show was dominated by HBO’s Watchmen, which received 11 nominations and four wins, HBO’s Succession, which received ten nominations and four wins, and Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek, which received eight nominations and a whopping seven wins.
As follows is the complete list of winners:
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Daniel Levy, “Happy Ending,” Schitt’s Creek
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Andrew Cividino and Dan Levy, “Happy Ending,” 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
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, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, “This Extraordinary Being,” Watchmen
Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
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
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jeremy Strong, Succession
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Jesse Armstrong, “This is Not for Tears,” Succession
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Andrij Parekh, “Hunting,” 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
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