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Emmys 2020 highlights: Succession is Best Drama, Schitt’s Creek Best Comedy

Emmys 2020 highlights: Schitt’s Creek swept the comedy categories, winning seven awards in a row. HBO’s Watchmen and Succession won four.

By HT Entertainment Desk | Sep 21, 2020 10:08 IST
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Quirky feel-good show Schitt's Creek, the alternate reality drama Watchmen, and HBO’s family saga Succession were the big winners at the Emmy awards on Sunday in a live show where the coronavirus pandemic meant most celebrities took part from their homes and backyards.

With two Creative Arts Emmys already in the bag last week, Schitt’s Creek established a new record for most wins in a single season for a comedy series, winning seven Emmys in a row. Succession and Watchmen, both from HBO, won four awards each.

Schitt's Creek, a sleeper hit on the small Pop TV network about a wealthy family that is forced to live in a rundown motel, won best comedy series, while Canadian stars Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy took the lead comedy acting awards.

Host Jimmy Kimmel opened the Emmys from an empty Los Angeles theatre filled with cardboard cutouts of the nominees, marking the start of Hollywood's first major Covid-era award show. "Hello and welcome to the pand-Emmys," said Kimmel, as producers cut to archive footage of a star-studded audience, before revealing the venue's empty seats.

8:32 am IST

Outstanding Drama Series - Succession

Succession, a family drama from HBO, wins the Outstanding Drama Series Emmy. The show also won best actor, best writing, and best direction -- all in the drama categories.

8:24 am IST

Outstanding Supporting Actress - Julia Garner

The Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy goes to Julia Garner, for Netflix’s Ozark.

8:21 am IST

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - Billy Crudup

Billy Crudup wins the Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series Emmy for The Morning Show. Read the Hindustan Times review of the Apple TV+ series here.

8:15 am IST

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series - Succession

Andrij Parekh picks up Succession’s third Emmy, winning for Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series. The HBO series has already won for lead actor and writing, in the drama categories.

8:10 am IST

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series - Succession

Jesse Armstrong of HBO’s Succession wins the Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series Emmy, for the second year in a row.

8:07 am IST

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - Zendaya

Zendaya wins the Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Emmy for her performance in HBO’s Euphoria. The 24-year-old is the youngest actor to win the award. Read the Hindustan Times review of the show here.

8 am IST

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - Jeremy Strong

Jeremy Strong wins the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series for Succession. The HBO series is a strong contender in the drama categories.

7:45 am IST

Outstanding Competition Program - RuPaul’s Drag Race

RuPaul’s Drag Race wins the Outstanding Competition Program Emmy.

7:28 am IST

Outstanding Limited Series - Watchmen

HBO’s Watchmen picked up its fourth Emmy, winning for Outstanding Limited Series. Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson have already won for writing, and Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II have won acting awards. “I would be remiss if we didn’t recognise all the men and women who died in the Tulsa Massacre in 1921, the original sin of our show. This country neglects and forgets its own history at its own peril often and we should never forget that,” Lindelof said.

7:22 am IST

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie - Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba wins the Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie, for her performance in FX’s Mrs America.

7:12 am IST

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie - Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II wins Watchmen’s third Emmy, for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie.

“It was a story about the lasting scars of white domestic violence — white domestic terrorism, pardon me. It was a story about police corruption and brutality,” the actor said in his speech. “But in the midst of all that, it was also a story about a guy who came down to earth to reciprocate to a black woman all the love that she deserved.”

“I’m so proud that I was able to walk into those shoes, so I dedicate this award to all the black women in my life,” he continued.

7:10 am IST

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special - Unorthodox

Maria Schrader wins the Emmy for Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special, for the four-part Netflix series Unorthodox.

7 am IST

Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special - Watchmen

HBO’s Watchmen picked up its second award, with Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson winning Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special.

6:55 am IST

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie - Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo wins the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie, for his dual role in HBO’s I Know This Much is True. “We are stronger together when we love each other and respect each other’s diversity,” the actor said in his politically charged speed. “Are we going to be a country of hate and division and a country only for certain people? Or are we going to be one of love and strength and fighting for all of us to have the American dream.”

6:45 am IST

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series - Regina King

Regina King kicked off the drama categories with a win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series, for HBO’s Watchmen. This is the fourth Emmy of Regina King’s career.

6:45 am IST

Jennifer Aniston, Regina King, Zendaya share their glam looks

Even with red carpet cancelled, several Hollywood celebrities decided to go all out and get their glam on for the Emmy Awards 2020 ceremony. Actors Jennifer Aniston, Zendaya, Regina King, all shared their gorgeous outfits from the night on social media. See the best looks here.

6:40 am IST

Outstanding Variety Talk Series - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver wins the first Emmy of the show to not go to Schitt’s Creek, for his Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

6:30 am IST

Outstanding Comedy Series - Schitt’s Creek

The sweep is complete; Schitt’s Creek picks up its seventh award in a row, and ninth overall, going out on a record-breaking note.

6:25 am IST

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - Annie Murphy

Annie Murphy wins the Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series, continuing Schitt’s Creek’s historic run.

6:15 am IST

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Dan Levy

Schitt’s Creek picks up its fifth Emmy in a row, with creator Dan Levy winning his third, for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

6:12 am IST

Directing For A Comedy Series - Schitt’s Creek

Andrew Cividino and Dan Levy win Schitt’s Creek’s fourth award in a row, for Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series.

6 am IST

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series - Schitt’s Creek

Schitt’s Creek scores a hat-trick of awards as it picks up the Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series. The show concluded its run with its sixth and final season.

5:55 am IST

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - Eugene Levy

Eugene Levy wins the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series, for Schitt’s Creek. This is the show’s second award of the ceremony. Catherine O’Hara had previously won for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series.

5:45 am IST

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - Catherine O’Hara

Catherine O’Hara wins the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series, for her performance in Schitt’s Creek. The show has 15 nominations at the Emmys this year.

O'Hara accepted the award virtually in the pandemic-safe ceremony.

“Though these are the strangest of days, may you have as much joy being holed up in a room or two with your family as I had with my dear Roses,” O'Hara said, surrounded in a decorated room by mask-wearing co-stars who play the Rose family members.

5:40 am IST

Ahead of Emmys 2020, a complete list of nominations

The annual Emmy Awards, celebrating the best in television, will be handed out on Sunday in a virtual ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel from Los Angeles. Here is a list of nominees in key categories for the 72nd Emmy Awards.

5:30 am IST

Priyanka Chopra shares stunning throwback video, wishes good luck to all nominees

Actor Priyanka Chopra may not be attending this year’s Emmy Awards ceremony, but she is still thinking about the good time she had at the 2016 ceremony. Priyanka took to Instagram on Sunday to share her good wishes for all the nominees competing for the trophy on Monday.

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