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Emmy Awards 2020: Zendaya, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ & More, See the Full Winners List

After having the most unconventional yet memorable awards season, why should TV’s biggest night be any different? For the first time in its 72-year history, the Emmys was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the night lived up to its excitement as the best television performances of the year were celebrated at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Safe to say, this year’s Emmys were unlike any other with the celebs tuning in from their homes due to the pandemic. The Television Academy made this year’s festivities a weeklong affair. Nicole Byer hosted the Creative Arts Emmys, which were split over five nights leading up to Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony. Hosted live by Jimmy Kimmel from L.A.’s Staples Center, with winners accepting awards remotely, virtually, and digitally.


Despite all these new changes, one thing remained the same, the Academy still crowned the best shows of the year with golden statuettes. And in 2020, that meant plenty of wins for shows like “Succession,” “Watchmen,” and of course, “Schitt’s Creek.” The latter of which broke records as they blazed through the ceremony, winning more comedy awards in a single night than any previous series.

Most Wins for A Comedy Series

Talking about “Schitt’s Creek,” Pop TV’s riches-to-rags comedy had 15 nominations to their name. “Schitt’s Creek” became the first series to win every major comedy award. Including acting wins for Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy.

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Dan also added to his thoroughly impressive night by winning in the writing and directing categories as well. To top off their splendid run, the show claimed the Outstanding Comedy Series award, making it seven trophies in a row. Additionally, two wins at the Creative Arts Emmys, set a new record for most wins by a comedy series in a single season, with nine awards in total.

Big Night for HBO

HBO also held its own trophy parade. First and foremost, HBO’s dystopian superhero drama “Watchmen,” which was up for a whopping 26 nominations, received 11 Emmys in total, more than any other program. Regina King won the Emmy for Lead actress in a limited series or movie for her performance. While her co-star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II also received the Supporting actor in a limited series or movie award.

“Succession,” which was up for 18 nominations, won seven Emmy Awards, including best drama series. Jeremy Strong won the award for lead actor in a drama series for his role on the show. While Jesse Armstrong also won the writing award for the drama series and Andrij Parekh won for best director.

HBO Euphoria’s Zendaya also made history with her win for lead drama actress, becoming the youngest-ever winner in the category. As well as becoming the second Black actor to take this trophy.

“I Know This Much is True’s” Mark Ruffalo also triumphed in the Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category.

Check out the full list of winners at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards:

Outstanding comedy series

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • The Good Place
  • Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
  • Dead To Me
  • Insecure
  • The Kominsky Method
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • What We Do In The Shadows
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Lead actress in a comedy

  • Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
  • Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel)
  • Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me)
  • Tracee Ellis-Ross (black-ish)
  • Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek) – WINNER
  • Issa Rae (Insecure)

Lead actor in a comedy series

  • Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place)
  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
  • Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek) – WINNER
  • Ramy Youssef (Ramy)

Supporting actress in a comedy series

  • Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel)
  • Betty Gilpin (Glow)
  • D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place)
  • Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel)
  • Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
  • Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek) – WINNER
  • Yvonne Orji (Insecure)
  • Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live)

Supporting actor in a comedy series

  • Mahershala Ali (Ramy)
  • Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
  • Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • Sterling K Brown (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
  • William Jackson Harper (The Good Place)
  • Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek) – WINNER
  • Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
  • Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)

Directing for a comedy series

  • James Burrows (Will & Grace, “We Love Lucy”)
  • Andrew Cividino and Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek, “Happy Ending”) – WINNER
  • Gail Mancuso (Modern Family, “Finale Part 2”)
  • Daniel Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Marvelous Radio”)
  • Matt Shakman (The Great, “The Great”)
  • Amy Sherman-Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “It’s Comedy or Cabbage”)
  • Ramy Youssef (Ramy, “”)

Writing for a comedy series

  • Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek, Happy Ending) – WINNER
  • Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil (What We Do in the Shadows, “Collaboration”)
  • Tony McNamara (The Great, “The Great”)
  • Stefani Robinson (What We Do in the Shadows, “On the Run”)
  • Michael Schur (The Good Place, “Whenever You’re Ready”)
  • Paul Simms, (What We Do in the Shadows, “Ghosts”)
  • David West Read (Schitt’s Creek, “The Presidential Suite”)

Guest actor in a comedy series

  • Eddie Murphy (Saturday Night Live) – WINNER
  • Luke Kirby (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel)
  • Fred Willard (Modern Family)
  • Dev Patel (Modern Love)
  • Adam Driver (Saturday Night Live)
  • Brad Pitt (Saturday Night Live)

Guest actress in a comedy series

  • Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) – WINNER
  • Angela Bassett (A Black Lady Sketch Show)
  • Maya Rudolph (The Good Place)
  • Wanda Sykes (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel)
  • Bette Midler (The Politician)
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Saturday Night Live)

Outstanding drama series

  • Better Call Saul
  • Killing Eve
  • The Crown
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The Mandalorian
  • Ozark
  • Stranger Things
  • Succession – WINNER

Lead actress in a drama series

  • Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
  • Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
  • Zendaya (Euphoria) – WINNER
  • Jennifer Aniston (Morning Show)
  • Laura Linney (Ozark)
  • Olivia Colman (The Crown)

Lead actor in a drama series

  • Jason Bateman (Ozark)
  • Sterling K Brown (This Is Us)
  • Billy Porter (Pose)
  • Steve Carrell (Morning Show)
  • Jeremy Strong (Succession) – WINNER
  • Brian Cox (Succession)

Supporting actress in a drama series

  • Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)
  • Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)
  • Julia Garner (Ozark) – WINNER
  • Thandie Newton (Westworld)
  • Sarah Snook (Succession)
  • Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve)
  • Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies)
  • Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Supporting actor in a drama series

  • Giancarlo Esposito (“Better Call Saul”)
  • Bradley Whitford (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
  • Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”) (WINNER)
  • Mark Duplass (“The Morning Show”)
  • Nicholas Braun (“Succession”)
  • Kieran Culkin (“Succession”)
  • Matthew Macfadyen (“Succession”)
  • Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”)

Directing for a drama series

  • Benjamin Caron (The Crown, “Aberfan”)
  • Jessica Hobbs (The Crown, “Cri de Coeur”)
  • Mimi Leder (The Morning Show, “The Interview”)
  • Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland, “Prisoners of War”)
  • Mark Mylod (Succession, “This Is Not for Tears”)
  • Andrij Parekh (Succession, “Hunting”) – WINNER
  • Alik Sakharov (Ozark, “Fire Pink”)
  • Ben Semanoff (Ozark, “Su Casa Es Mi Casa”)

Writing for a drama series

  • Jesse Armstrong (Succession, “This Is Not for Tears”) – WINNER
  • Miki Johnson (Ozark, “Fire Pink”)
  • Peter Morgan (The Crown, “Aberfan”)
  • Chris Mundy (Ozark, “All In”)
  • Thomas Schnauz (Better Call Saul, “Bad Choice Road”)
  • John Shiban (Ozark, “Boss Fight”)
  • Gordon Smith (Better Call Saul, “Bagman”)

Guest actress in a drama series

  • Cherry Jones (Succession) – WINNER
  • Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Cicely Tyson (How To Get Away With Murder)
  • Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black)
  • Harriet Walter (Succession)
  • Phylicia Rashad (This Is Us)

Guest actor in a drama series

  • Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) – WINNER
  • Andrew Scott (Black Mirror)
  • Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian)
  • Martin Short (The Morning Show)
  • Jason Bateman (The Outsider)
  • James Cromwell (Succession)

Reality competition program

  • The Masked Singer
  • Nailed It!
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race – WINNER
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

Outstanding limited series

  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • Mrs. America
  • Unbelievable
  • Unorthodox
  • Watchmen – WINNER

Actor in a limited series

  • Jeremy Irons (Watchmen)
  • Hugh Jackman (Bad Education)
  • Jeremy Pope (Hollywood)
  • Paul Mescal (Normal People)
  • Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True) – WINNER

Actress in a limited series

  • Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere)
  • Octavia Spencer (Self Made)
  • Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America)
  • Regina King (Watchmen) – WINNER
  • Shira Haas (Unorthodox)

Supporting actor in a limited series or TV movie

  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen) – WINNER
  • Jovan Adepo (Watchmen)
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend)
  • Louis Gossett Jr (Watchmen)
  • Dylan McDermott (Hollywood)
  • Jim Parsons (Hollywood

Directing for a limited series

  • Steph Green (Watchmen, “Little Fear of Lightning”)
  • Lenny Abrahamson (Normal People, “Episode 5”)
  • Nicole Kassell (Watchmen, “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice”)
  • Maria Schrader (Unorthodox) – WINNER
  • Lynn Shelton (Little Fires Everywhere, “Find a Way”)
  • Stephen Williams (Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being”)

Writing for a limited series

  • Tanya Barfield (Mrs. America, “Shirley”)
  • Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman (Unbelievable, “Episode 1”)
  • Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson (Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being”) – WINNER
  • Sally Rooney and Alice Birch (Normal People, “Episode 3”)
  • Anna Winger (Unorthodox, “Part 1”)

Variety talk series

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – WINNER

Outstanding documentary or nonfiction series

  • The Last Dance – WINNER
  • American Masters
  • Hillary
  • McMillion$
  • Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness

Anushka likes to use her great writing skills to curate articles on the Hollywood film industry, multichannel commerce, and online business strategies. She loves to share her ideas on Hollywood here at Clout News.

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