By Abb Jones
The Reelness

The biggest news from Sunday’s 72nd annual Emmy Awards was Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek, which made Emmy history, sweeping all of the main comedy series categories – winning for best series, best directing, best writing and all four acting categories. It had also won Emmys for costuming and casting last week.

Everyone at Schitt’s Creek gets an Emmy!

HBO’s Watchmen, which received the most nominations, 26, won best limited series, while HBO’s Succession won best drama series.

Jimmy Kimmel hosted Sunday night’s event which was done virtually and without a live audience, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Emmy’s host Jimmy Kimmel

Below are the nominees in the main categories with winners denoted with a ⭐️ (click on shows highlighted in gold for our reviews):

HBO’s Succession wins the Emmy for Best Drama Series and Jeremy Strong for Best Actor – Drama.

Best Drama Series

Better Call Saul (AMC)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Killing Eve (BBC America)
The Mandalorian (Disney+)
Ozark (Netflix)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
⭐️ Succession (HBO)

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Steve Carell (The Morning Show)
Brian Cox (Succession)
Billy Porter (Pose)
⭐️ Jeremy Strong (Succession)

Zendaya wins Best Actress – Drama, for Euphoria

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)
Olivia Colman (The Crown)
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
Laura Linney (Ozark)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
⭐️ Zendaya (Euphoria)

Nicholas Braun, (Succession)
Kieran Culkin, (Succession)
⭐️ Billy Crudup, (The Morning Show)
Mark Duplass, (The Morning Show)
Giancarlo Esposito, (Better Call Saul)
Matthew Macfadyen, (Succession)
Bradley Whitford, (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Jeffrey Wright, (Westworld)

Julia Garner has now won two Emmys for her portrayal of sassy-mouthed Ruth in Ozark.

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Helena Bonham Carter, (The Crown)
Laura Dern, (Big Little Lies)
⭐️ Julia Garner, (Ozark)
Thandie Newton, (Westworld)
Sarah Snook, (Succession)
Fiona Shaw, (Killing Eve)
Meryl Streep, (Big Little Lies)
Samira Wiley, (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy in Emmy winning Schitt’s Creek.

Best Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Dead to Me (Netflix)
The Good Place (NBC)
Insecure (HBO)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
⭐️ Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
⭐️ Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)
Ramy Youssef (Ramy)

Catherine O’Hara wins her first Emmy, for Schitt’s Creek.

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me)
⭐️ Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)
Issa Rae (Insecure)
Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)

Mahershala Ali, (Ramy)
Alan Arkin, (The Kominsky Method)
Andre Braugher, (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Sterling K. Brown, (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
William Jackson Harper, (The Good Place)
⭐️ Dan Levy, (Schitt’s Creek)
Tony Shalhoub, (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Kenan Thompson, (Saturday Night Live)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein, (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Betty Gilpin, (GLOW)
D’Arcy Carden, (The Good Place)
Marin Hinkle, (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Kate McKinnon, (Saturday Night Live)
⭐️ Annie Murphy, (Schitt’s Creek)
Yvonne Orji, (Insecure)
Cecily Strong, (Saturday Night Live)

John Oliver wins the Emmy for Best Variety Talk Series

Best Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
⭐️ Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)

RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 12

Best Competition Series

The Masked Singer
Nailed It
⭐️ RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Best Unstructured Reality Program

Amy Schumer Learns To Cook: Lunch Break And Pasta Night (Food Network)
⭐️ Cheer (Netflix)
Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (VH1)
We’re Here (HBO)

Watchman, which led the pack with 26 nominations, won the Emmy for Best Limited Series

Best Limited Series

Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
Mrs. America (FX on Hulu)
Unbelievable (Netflix)
Unorthodox (Netflix)
⭐️ Watchmen (HBO)

Best Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie

Jeremy Irons (Watchmen)
Hugh Jackman (Bad Education)
Paul Mescal (Normal People)
Jeremy Pope (Hollywood)
⭐️ Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True)

Best Actress in a Limited Series or a Television Movie

Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America)
Shira Haas (Unorthodox)
⭐️ Regina King (Watchmen)
Octavia Spencer (Self Made)
Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere)

⭐️ Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, (Watchmen)
Jovan Adepo, (Watchmen)
Tituss Burgess, (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend)
Louis Gossett Jr., (Watchmen)
Dylan McDermott, (Hollywood)
Jim Parsons, (Hollywood)

Margo Martindale, Elizabeth Banks and Uzo Uduba in Mrs. America.

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

⭐️ Uzo Aduba, (Mrs. America)
Toni Collette, (Unbelievable)
Margo Martindale, (Mrs. America)
Jean Smart, (Watchmen)
Holland Taylor, (Hollywood)
Tracey Ullman, (Mrs. America)


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