Emmy Awards 2020

Emmy Awards 2020 2020 were hosted live by Jimmy Kimmel from an empty Los Angeles Staples Center on September 21, 2020T. The nominees tuned in from their homes in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. The winners collected their trophies from home this year The Emmys has become the first big awards show to take place amid the pandemic.

Highlights

  • Popular sitcom Schitt’s Creek wons most awards in a single season by a comedy series. He took home seven Primetime awards and nine Emmys in the comedy categories. The family saga series Succession took home five awards that also include best drama series at the 72nd Emmy Awards. Thus a new record is set.
  • Euphoria’s Zendaya became the youngest winner for best lead actress in the drama series category.
  • A mini FRIENDS reunion also took place with the show’s three female leads – Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow.
  • List of winners is given below:
  1. Outstanding Drama Series- Succession
  2. Outstanding Limited Series- Watchmen
  3. Outstanding Comedy Series-  Schitt’s Creek
  4. Best Actor – Drama-  Jeremy Strong, (Succession)
  5. Best Actress – Drama-  Zendaya, (Euphoria)
  6. Best Actor – Comedy- Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)
  7. Best Actress – Comedy-  Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)
  8. Best Actor – Limited Series or Movie- Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True)
  9. Best Actress – Limited Series or Movie- Regina King (Watchmen)
  10. Outstanding Director – Drama- Andrij Parekh, (Succession)
  11. Outstanding Reality Host- RuPaul (Drag Race)
  12. Oustanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series- The Last Dance
  13. Outstanding Writing – Drama- Jesse Armstrong, (Succession)
  14. Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special- The Apollo

About Emmy Awards

It recognises excellence within areas of television and emerging media. These awards are administered by three sister organizations – International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Regional Chapters.