Crack open that bottle of champagne, folks, because these people scored big at the 2020 Emmy Awards! The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards kicked off virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jimmy Kimmel served as our charismatic host for the ceremony, which aired on ABC. Schitt’s Creek utterly decimated the comedy boards with seven wins. Watchmen also nabbed significant statues in acting and writing categories. Hot on their heels, HBO’s Succession took home one of the biggest awards of the night along with a handful of other major accolades. 

Now, the night was dominated by Schitt’s CreekWatchmen, and Succession. Unfortunately, FX’s What We Do in the Shadows was swept under the rug. While Schitt’s Creek is a stellar series, What We Do in the Shadows is the best new comedy out there. Ingenuity at its finest rife with laugh-out-loud moments. But I digress. 

As per usual, the Emmy Awards wins were wholly predictable on just about every front imaginable. It’s a popularity contest. But, change is on the horizon and in more ways than one. Here’s hoping future Emmy Awards ceremonies will diversify and celebrate talent from all walks of life. And more genre shows, please! 

Below, you can take a gander at the Emmy Awards winners list for yourself. 

RELATED: 2020 Emmy Nominations Give Genre the Love It Deserves 

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 

Still of Regina King in Watchmen, winner at the 72nd Emmy Awards

Pictured: Regina King in Watchmen, winner at the 72nd Emmy Awards

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 

Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson — 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 Program 

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Governors Award 

Tyler Perry and The Perry Foundation 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jeremy Strong — Succession 

Still of Zendaya in Euphoria, winner at the 72nd Emmy Awards.

Pictured: Zendaya in Euphoria, winner at the 72nd Emmy Awards

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series 

Zendaya — Euphoria 

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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