Emmys Awards 2020

  • 03 Oct - 09 Oct, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Awards

It's time for the 2020 Emmys. The pandemic forced the Emmy Awards to stage a largely virtual event. With the pandemic making packed red carpets and large, glitzy gatherings impossible, almost no one knew what the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony would look like going into Sunday night’s telecast. Turns out it reflected what much of life has looked like for the past six months or so: People sequestered in their homes, interacting awkwardly over broadband connections. Along the way, there were awards show hallmarks, like a monologue from a tuxedoed host (albeit in a mostly empty arena), some stilted banter, bits that fell flat and a few moments of genuine poignancy. But in general, the 2020 Emmys did the best it could under extraordinarily challenging circumstances. It was a disorienting opener for disorienting times. Jimmy Kimmel, the ceremony’s host, initially seemed to be delivering a fairly routine opening monologue, with pauses for laughter and cuts to the star-studded audience. Schitt’s Creek broke the record with seven Primetime awards and nine Emmys in total in the comedy categories, and Succession took home five awards, including best drama series. Also, Zendaya made history by becoming the youngest winner for best lead actress in a drama for her role in Euphoria. It was a funny, final acknowledgment of how profoundly life has been disrupted this year and, as such, was probably the best possible conclusion for the 2020 Emmy Awards. Here's a rundown of the night's major winners:


Outstanding comedy series
Schitt's Creek

Outstanding drama series

Outstanding limited series

Lead actor in a comedy series
Eugene Levy, Schitt's Creek

Lead actress in a comedy series
Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek

Supporting actor in a comedy series
Dan Levy, Schitt's Creek

Supporting actress in a comedy series
Annie Murphy, Schitt's Creek

Lead actor in a drama series
Jeremy Strong, Succession

Lead actress in a drama series
Zendaya, Euphoria

Supporting actor in a drama series
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

Supporting actress in a drama series
Julia Garner, Ozark

Lead actor in a limited series or movie
Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

Lead actress in a limited series or movie
Regina King, Watchmen

Supporting actor in a limited series or movie
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen

Supporting actress in a limited series or movie
Uzo Aduba, Mrs America

Outstanding reality competition series
RuPaul's Drag Race

Outstanding variety talk series
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Outstanding variety sketch series
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding television movie
Bad Education

Writing for a comedy series
Daniel Levy, Schitt's Creek

Writing for a drama series
Jesse Armstrong, Succession

Writing for a limited series, movie or drama
Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, Watchmen

Director for a comedy series
Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy, Schitt's Creek

Directing for a drama series
Andrij Parekh, Succession

Directing for a limited series
Maria Schrader, Unorthodox