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2020 Emmy Awards: Full list of winners from 1st-ever virtual ceremony

For the first time in history, the Emmy Awards went live and virtual.

Canadian standout comedy (and fan favourite) Schitt’s Creek swept the comedy categories, leaving other shows in the dust.


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2020 Emmy Awards: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweeps comedy categories


2020 Emmy Awards: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweeps comedy categories

The ambitious 72nd Emmy Awards ceremony was hosted virtually by return emcee Jimmy Kimmel onstage at downtown L.A.’s Staples Center, central command for camera feeds relayed from 130 nominees socially distanced at home or elsewhere in 10 countries and 20 cities.

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HBO’s limited series Watchmen was the leading nominee going into the show, and its star Regina King won her fourth Emmy for lead actress. Schitt’s Creek took every comedy trophy, including lead actress, lead actor, best supporting actor and actress, best writing (episodic) and best direction, and best overall comedy.

It was the first time in Emmy history that a Canadian show has won that many awards — consecutively and cumulatively. For the first hour of the broadcast, Schitt’s Creek took every trophy.


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2020 Emmy Awards: What to expect this season


2020 Emmy Awards: What to expect this season

Watchmen won best limited series, and series star Yahya Abdul-Mateen won best supporting actor for his work on the show.

Best actor in a drama went to Succession star Jeremy Strong, while Euphoria star Zendaya became the youngest winner in the drama actress category at age 24 (topping Jodie Comer, who was 26 when she won last year for Killing Eve).

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Arguably the biggest award of the night, best drama, went to HBO’s Succession.

The winners in all the major categories can be seen in the list below.

Drama Series

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


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‘Watchmen,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ dominate 2020 Emmy nominations


‘Watchmen,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ dominate 2020 Emmy nominations

Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dead to Me
The Good Place
Insecure
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
** WINNER: Schitt’s Creek
What We Do in the Shadows

Lead Actress, Drama

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Laura Linney, Ozark
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
** WINNER: Zendaya, Euphoria

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Lead Actor, Drama

Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Steve Carell, The Morning Show
Brian Cox, Succession
Billy Porter, Pose
** WINNER: Jeremy Strong, Succession

Supporting Actor, Drama

Nicholas Braun, Succession
** WINNER: Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Mark Duplass, The Morning Show
Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Supporting Actress, Drama

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

Lead Actress, Comedy

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me
** WINNER: Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Lead Actor, Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Don Cheadle, Black Monday
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
** WINNER: Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Supporting Actor, Comedy

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
** WINNER: Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

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Supporting Actress, Comedy

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
D’Arcy Carden, The Good Place
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
** WINNER: Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek
Yvonne Orji, Insecure
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

Limited Series

Little Fires Everywhere
Mrs. America
Unbelievable
Unorthodox
** WINNER: Watchmen

TV Movie

American Son
** WINNER: Bad Education
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend

Lead Actress, TV Movie or Limited Series

Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
Shira Haas, Unorthodox
** WINNER: Regina King, Watchmen
Octavia Spencer, Self Made
Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Lead Actor, TV Movie or Limited Series

Jeremy Irons, Watchmen
Hugh Jackman, Bad Education
Paul Mescal, Normal People
Jeremy Pope, Hollywood
** WINNER: Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

Supporting Actress, TV Movie or Limited Series

**WINNER: Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Margo Martindale, Mrs. America
Jean Smart, Watchmen
Holland Taylor, Hollywood
Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America

Supporting Actor, TV Movie or Limited Series

** WINNER: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen
Jovan Adepo, Watchmen
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend
Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen
Dylan McDermott, Hollywood
Jim Parsons, Hollywood

Competition Program

The Masked Singer
Nailed It!
** WINNER: RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

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Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
** WINNER: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Host for a Reality or Competition Program

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye
Nicole Byer, Nailed It
Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, and Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank
** WINNER: RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio, Top Chef
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, Making It

For a complete list of all Emmy Awards (including Creative Emmys), please visit the Emmy Awards official site.

With files from The Associated Press

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