21st Sep 2020
The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards took place virtually last night with Schitt’s Creek coming out on top
The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards took place virtually last night for the first time.
Hosted in downtown Los Angeles by Jimmy Kimmel, nominees and winners appeared via video feed from their homes.
It was a record-setting night with fan favourite Schitt’s Creek taking home all seven of the major comedy categories. The show had never won an Emmy before but last night took home all four acting awards, and the directing, writing, and outstanding comedy gongs. Zendaya, star of HBO’s Euphoria, became the youngest person ever to win Outstanding lead actress in a drama series at 24.
After a stellar second season, Succession took home the awards for outstanding drama series, direction and writing. While Jeremy Strong won outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his role as Kendall Roy on the show.
Unfortunately, there were no Irish winners on the night. BBC’s Normal People was nominated in three categories, with Paul Mescal getting a nod for his role as Connell in the outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie category. The Kildare native watched the proceedings from home wearing Louis Vuitton. Mark Ruffalo took home the award for his performance in I Know This Much Is True.
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Fiona Shaw – who had been nominated for her role as Carolyn Martens in Killing Eve for the second time – lost out to Julia Garner in the outstanding supporting actress in a drama series category.
Here is the full list of winners from the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards:
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 (Schitt’s Creek)
Outstanding directing for a comedy series – Daniel Levy and Andrew Cividino (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 – Schitt’s Creek
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 – 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 – Watchmen
Outstanding competition programme – RuPaul’s Drag Race
Governors Award – Tyler Perry
Outstanding lead actor in a drama series – Jeremy Strong
Outstanding lead actress in a drama series – Zendaya
Outstanding writing for a drama series – Jesse Armstrong (Succession)
Outstanding directing for a drama series – Andrij Parekh (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 – Succession
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