2020 Emmy Awards: 'Schitt's Creek' Sweeps, Highlights & Winners

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As Regina King said when she won her Emmy, "This is so freaking weird." 

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards didn't look like every other year... and maybe that's a good thing. More dynamic and more dimension. From nominees awaiting the winner via zoom, to host Jimmy Kimmel in a tux on a stage set and the Schitt's Creek cast dining outside with masks on, it was definitely a new kind of production. 

Actors and presenters definitely took their spotlight time to promote the "Vote" campaign this election year. The main highlight of the evening was H.E.R.'s performance of "Nothing Compares 2 U" during the memorial tribute of those in the industry who we lost throughout the past year. 

Here are the 2020 Emmy winners: 

DRAMA SERIES

Succession

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Julia Garner, Ozark

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Succession • Hunting
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries and Gary Sanchez Productions
Andrij Parekh, Directed by

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Succession • This Is Not For Tears
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries and Gary Sanchez Productions
Jesse Armstrong, Written by

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Zendaya, Euphoria

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Jeremy Strong, Succession’

COMPETITION PROGRAM

RuPaul’s Drag Race

LIMITED SERIES

Watchmen

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Unorthodox • Netflix • Studio Airlift and RealFilm
Maria Schrader, Directed by

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Watchmen • This Extraordinary Being
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with White Rabbit, Paramount Television, Warner Bros. Television & DC Comics
Damon Lindelof, Written by
Cord Jefferson, Written by

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

VARIETY TALK SERIES

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

COMEDY SERIES

Schitt’s Creek

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Schitt’s Creek • Happy Ending
Pop TV • Not A Real Company Productions, Inc.
Andrew Cividino, Directed by
Daniel Levy, Directed by

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Schitt’s Creek • Happy Ending
Pop TV • Not A Real Company Productions, Inc.
Daniel Levy, Written by

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

 

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