A full rundown of the Emmy’s

The “Emmys” went virtual last night, and “Schitt’s Creek” swept the comedy categories. They won NINE Emmys for their sixth and final season, including Best Comedy Series. That’s a new record for most wins in a single season for a comedy series.  “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” had set the previous record of eight in 2018, and did it again in 2019. The cast swept the acting categories.  Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara won Best Actor and Actress, and Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy won for Supporting Actor and Actress.  That’s the first time a comedy series has done that. Daniel Levy also set a record for most wins for an individual in a single season, with four.  He also got trophies for writing and directing . . . plus Best Comedy Series, since he’s a producer.  FYI, “Schitt’s Creek” had ZERO EMMYS heading into the night. Last night’s Emmys also set a record for most wins by Black actors, including Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Mateen the Second for “Watchmen”, Uzo Aduba for “Mrs. America”, Zendaya for “Euphoria”, Eddie Murphy and Maya Rudolph for “Saturday Night Live”, and Ron Cephas Jones for “This Is Us”.


The ceremony itself was obviously VERY different.  Jimmy Kimmel hosted in an empty arena.  He did initially try to fool us with crowd reactions from past ceremonies.  Then he revealed that he was alone . . . except for Jason Bateman


Some presenters also joined him live, including Jennifer Aniston, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Randall Park. . . who brought an alpaca.



Nominees were all at remote locations . . . many in their own homes.  Jennifer Aniston even had Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow with her.  She apparently jetted home after her appearance with Jimmy.




Awards were mostly delivered to those locations by people in Hazmat suits.  What’s funny is that someone had to be on hand with an Emmy at every nominee’s house. And actor Ramy Youssef posted a video of HIS trophy guy leaving with the Emmy after he LOST.



In some categories, all the nominees were given a box, and the winner’s box would spring open, and a hand holding the statue would pop out. Interesting bits included David Letterman being kicked out of an Uber before presenting an award . . . celebs revealing what they’ve been doing during the pandemic . . . And Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington trying to skip to 2021 by ringing in the New Year early. The emotional highlight of the night had to be Tyler Perry’s speech while accepting the Governor’s Award.



(And here’s the In Memoriam segment.)






This Year’s Emmy Winners:


Here are all the Emmy winners you care about . . .


Best Drama Series:  “Succession”  (HBO)


Best Comedy Series:  “Schitt’s Creek”  (Pop TV)



Best Actor(Drama Series):  Jeremy Strong, “Succession”  (HBO)


Best Actress(Drama Series):  Zendaya, “Euphoria”  (HBO)


Best Supporting Actor(Drama Series):  Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”  (Apple TV+)


Best Supporting Actress(Drama Series):  Julia Garner, “Ozark”  (Netflix)



Best Actor(Comedy Series):  Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”  (Pop TV)


Best Actress(Comedy Series):  Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”  (Pop TV)


Best Supporting Actor (Comedy Series):  Daniel Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”  (Pop TV)


Best Supporting Actress (Comedy Series):  Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”  (Pop TV)



Best Limited Series:  “Watchmen”  (HBO)


Best TV Movie:  “Bad Education”  (HBO)



Best Actor(Limited Series):  Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True”  (HBO)


Best Actress(Limited Series):  Regina King, “Watchmen”  (HBO)


Best Supporting Actor (Limited Series):  Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, “Watchmen”  (HBO)


Best Supporting Actress (Limited Series):  Uzo Aduba, “Mrs. America”  (FX)



Best Reality Host:  RuPaul Charles,“RuPaul’s Drag Race”  (VH1)


Best Structured Reality Program:  “Queer Eye”  (Netflix)


Best Unstructured Reality Program:  “Cheer”  (Netflix)


Best Reality-Competition Program:  “RuPaul’s Drag Race”  (VH1)



Best Variety Talk Series:  “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”  (HBO)


Best Variety Sketch Series:  “Saturday Night Live”  (NBC)


Best Live Variety Special:  “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times'”  (ABC)


Best Pre-Recorded Variety Special:  “Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones”  (Netflix)



(There’s a complete list of the winners and nominees at Emmys.com.)


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