The Bombshell Emmys RoundupBy Elysia J
Sep. 24 2020, Published 1:07 p.m. ET
The 72nd annual Emmy Awards took place on Monday September 21. The event looked different than usual, with winners accepting their awards via video call, and Jimmy Kimmel speaking to an empty audience. But as best it could the show went on, and here are some of the notable wins from the 2020 Emmys.
Zendaya Made History
Back in July, Zendaya received her very first Emmy nomination for her role as Rue in the hit HBO show Euphoria. On Monday night she took the win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Making history not just for herself, but for the Emmys themselves. At 24 years old, she is the youngest woman to ever win this award.
Schitt’s Creek Ended on a High
The Pop TV series had aired its sixth and final season this year. The show went out with a bang, taking home nine awards. This broke the record for most Emmys for a single comedy season.
They took home…
- Lisa Parasyn/ Jon Comerford: Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
- Debra Hanson/ Dari Cheyne: Outstanding Contemporary Costumes
- Andrew Cividino /Daniel Levy: Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
- Eugene Levy: Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
- Catherin O’Hara: Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
- Annie Murphy: Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
- Daniel Levy: Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
- Outstanding Comedy Series
- Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
Succession Succeeded in Drama Category
This HBO drama series has been described as “unrelentingly cynical and sardonic.” Which apparently is exactly the right tone for a show in 2020 because it took home 7 awards.
- Outstanding Drama Series
- Jeremy Strong: Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
- Andrij Parekh: Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
- Cherry Jones: Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
- Avy Kaufman: Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
- Jesse Armstrong: Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
- Bill Henry: Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
Watchmen won the Most Emmys
The HBO adaption of the 1986 DC Comics series won 11 Emmys, the most out on any show on Monday night. The sweep has only increased the call for a second series.
- Outstanding Limited Series
- Yahya Abdul-Mateen: Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie
- Regina King: Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
- Victoria Thomas / Meghan Lewis: Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie, Or Special
- Gregory Middleton: Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series Or Movie
- Outstanding Editing In A Limited Series Or Movie
- Douglas Axtel /Joe DeAngelis / Chris Carpenter: Outstanding Sound Mixing In A Comedy Series
- Damon Lindelof / Cord Jefferson: Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie, Or Dramatic Special
- Henk Van Eeghen: Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Series Or Movie
- Sharen Davis / Valerie Zielonka: Outstanding Fantasy / Sci-Fi Costumes
- Trent Reznor / Atticus Ross: Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie, Or Special
You can see the full list of winners and nominees here.