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2020 Emmy Winners: Your Full List of Winners from the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards

Schitt's Creek sweeps Comedy categories; Watchmen dominates Limited Series awards; Succession takes home Outstanding Drama amid some major acting category surprises.

by | September 20, 2020 | Comments

Watchmen keyart Regina King (HBO)

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TV’s biggest night looked a little different this year, with host Jimmy Kimmel leading viewers through a socially-distanced 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony from the Staples Center, with some guest appearances – including a memorable and fiery moment with Jennifer Aniston – and live-crosses to the nominees.

Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek was the night’s big winner, cleaning up all seven awards in the Comedy category, including Outstanding Comedy Series. In the Limited Series categories, it was Watchmen‘s moment: the series took out Outstanding Limited Series, while stars Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II took home acting awards for Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor, respectively. Uzo Aduba won supporting actress for her work on Mrs. America and Mark Ruffalo took home lead actor for HBO’s I Know This Much Is True.

Some of the biggest shocks of the night came in the lead acting categories for Drama, with Euphoria‘s Zendaya upsetting a field that included Olivia Colman and Laura Linney to take out Lead Actress in a Drama, and Succession‘s Jeremy Strong beating out co-star Brian Cox for Lead Actor. Succession also took out the award for Outstanding Drama Series, holding off closest competition, Ozark. (The Netflix series did land an award for Julia Garner, for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.)

Check out the full list of winners below, and for a full list of Creative Arts winners, check here.


Outstanding Drama Series


Outstanding Comedy Series


Outstanding Limited Series


Outstanding Television Movie


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series


Olivia Colman

The Crown


Zendaya

Euphoria


Jodie Comer

Killing Eve


Sandra Oh

Killing Eve


Jennifer Aniston

The Morning Show


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series


Issa Rae

Insecure


Rachel Brosnahan

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel


Catherine O'Hara

Schitt’s Creek


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series


Don Cheadle

Black Monday


Ted Danson

The Good Place


Michael Douglas

The Kominsky Method


Eugene Levy

Schitt’s Creek


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Television Movie


Kerry Washington

Little Fires Everywhere


Cate Blanchett

Mrs. America


Octavia Spencer

Self Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C.J. Walker


Shira Haas

Unorthodox


Regina King

Watchmen


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie


Hugh Jackman

Bad Education


Jeremy Pope

Hollywood


Mark Ruffalo

I Know This Much Is True


Paul Mescal

Normal People


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series


Laura Dern

Big Little Lies


Meryl Streep

Big Little Lies


Samira Wiley

The Handmaid’s Tale


Fiona Shaw

Killing Eve


Sarah Snook

Succession


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series


Giancarlo Esposito

Better Call Saul


Bradley Whitford

The Handmaid’s Tale


Billy Crudup

The Morning Show


Mark Duplass

The Morning Show


Nicholas Braun

Succession


Kieran Culkin

Succession


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series


D'Arcy Carden

The Good Place


Yvonne Orji

Insecure


Alex Borstein

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Show Title


Marin Hinkle

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Show Title


Kate McKinnon

Saturday Night Live


Cecily Strong

Saturday Night Live


Annie Murphy

Schitt’s Creek


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series


Andre Braugher

Brooklyn Nine-Nine


Alan Arkin

The Kominsky Method


Sterling K. Brown

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel


Tony Shalhoub

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel


Kenan Thompson

Saturday Night Live


Dan Levy

Schitt’s Creek


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Television Movie


Uzo Aduba

Mrs. America


Margo Martindale

Mrs. America


Tracey Ullman

Mrs. America


Toni Collette

Unbelievable


Jean Smart

Watchmen


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie


Jim Parsons

Hollywood


Tituss Burgess

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend


Jovan Adepo

Watchmen


Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series


Alexis Bledel

The Handmaid’s Tale


Cicely Tyson

How To Get Away With Murder


Laverne Cox

Orange Is The New Black


Harriet Walter

Succession


Cherry Jones

Succession


Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series


Andrew Scott

Black Mirror


Giancarlo Esposito

The Mandalorian


Martin Short

The Morning Show


Jason Bateman

The Outsider


James Cromwell

Succession


Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series


Angela Bassett

A Black Lady Sketch Show


Maya Rudolph

The Good Place


Wanda Sykes

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel


Bette Midler

The Politician


Maya Rudolph

Saturday Night Live


Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Saturday Night Live


Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series


Luke Kirby

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel


Fred Willard

Modern Family


Dev Patel

Modern Love


Adam Driver

Saturday Night Live


Eddie Murphy

Saturday Night Live


Brad Pitt

Saturday Night Live


Outstanding Variety Talk Series


Outstanding Competition Program


Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Schitt’s Creek, “Happy Ending” – Andrew Cividino and Dan Levy


Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Schitt’s Creek, “Happy Ending” – Dan Levy


Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Television Movie

Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being” – Damon Lindelof, Cord Jefferson


Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Television Movie

Unorthodox – Maria Schrader


Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Succession, “This Is Not For Tears” – Jesse Armstrong


Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Succession, “Hunting” – Andrij Parekh


Emmys: 72nd Emmys (2020)

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Description: The 72nd Emmy Awards were broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on ABC, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and produced by Done+Dusted, Reginald Hudlin and KIMMELOT. The telecast featured awards in 23 Emmy categories, plus the Governors Award, and presenters and surprise guests including Anthony Anderson, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Ty Burrell, LaVerne Cox, America Ferrera, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, and more. Singer-songwriter and Grammy-winning artist H.E.R. performed for the “In Memoriam” presentation.

Critics Consensus: What could go right? Apparently just enough to make the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards — the first and hopefully last PandEmmys — an entertaining, unusually comforting night of mostly pleasant surprises.

Air Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020

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