Emmy Awards 2020: The Complete List of Winners

    Like pretty much everything  in 2020, the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards looked a lot different this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of winners had to accept their awards remotely with pre-recorded acceptance speeches were pre-recorded. Jimmy Kimmel hosted live from a mostly empty Staples Center in L.A. “Why would you have an award show in the middle of a pandemic?” he joked to a row of empty seats on Sunday night (September 20), which saw the conclusion of the ceremony’s weeklong festivities.

    The biggest story of the night was in the Comedy category, where popular Canadian series Schitt’s Creek made history by setting a new record for the most wins for a comedy series in a single year, a record previously held by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (which had 9 wins). Which meant that shows like The Good Place, another well-received comedy that came to a close in 2020, walked home with zero awards.

    HBO’s Watchmen was the big winner in the limited series categories, taking home three of the seven awards it was nominated for, including Outstanding Limited Series.

    On the Drama front, another HBO show, Succession, won its first Outstanding Drama Series award as well as Writing, Directing, and Lead Actor (Jeremy Strong). 24-year-old Euphoria actress Zendaya made history by becoming the youngest person and second-ever Black woman to win the Best Actress award (Viola Davis was the first Black actress to earn the Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama in 2015.)

    Meanwhile, Julia Garner won Outstanding Supporting Actress for her performance on the Netflix series Ozark, while Billy Crudup snagged Apple TV+’s first award for his appearance in The Morning Show.

    Check out the complete list of winners at the 2020 Emmys below.

    Outstanding Drama Series

    Better Call Saul
    The Crown
    Killing Eve
    The Mandalorian
    The Handmaid’s Tale
    Stranger Things
    Winner: Succession

    Outstanding Lead 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
    Winner: Zendaya, Euphoria

    Outstanding Lead 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
    Winner: Jeremy Strong, Succession

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

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

    Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

    Benjamin Caron, The Crown
    Jessica Hobbs, The Crown
    Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland
    Mimi Leder, The Morning Show
    Alik Sakharov, Ozark
    Ben Semanoff, Ozark
    Winner: Andrij Parekh, Succession
    Mark Mylod, Succession

    Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

    Thomas Schnauz, Better Call Saul
    Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul
    Peter Morgan, The Crown
    Chris Mundy, Ozark
    John Shiban, Ozark
    Miki Johnson, Ozark
    Winner: Jesse Armstrong, Succession

    Outstanding Comedy Series

    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    The Good Place
    Dead To Me
    The Kominsky Method
    Winner: Schitt’s Creek
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    What We Do In the Shadows

    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

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

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

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

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

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

    Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

    Matt Shakman, The Great
    Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Daniel Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Gail Mancuso, Modern Family
    Ramy Youssef, Ramy
    Winner: Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek
    James Burrows, Will & Grace

    Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

    Michael Schur, The Good Place
    Tony McNamara, The Great
    Winner: Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek
    David West Read, Schitt’s Creek
    Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil, What We Do in the Shadows
    Paul Simms, What We Do in the Shadows
    Stefani Robinson, What We Do in the Shadows

    Outstanding Limited Series

    Little Fires Everywhere
    Mrs. America
    Winner: Watchmen

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

    Jeremy Irons, Watchmen
    Hugh Jackman, Bad Education
    Paul Mescal, Normal People
    Jeremy Pope, Hollywood
    Winner: Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

    Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
    Shira Haas, Unorthodox
    Winner: Regina King, Watchmen
    Octavia Spencer, Self Made
    Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series

    Holland Taylor, Hollywood
    Winner: 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

    Dylan McDermott, Hollywood
    Jim Parsons, Hollywood
    Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen
    Winner: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen
    Jovan Adepo, Watchmen

    Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

    Lynn Shelton, Little Fires Everywhere
    Lenny Abrahamson, Normal People
    Winner: Maria Schrade, Unorthodox
    Nicole Kassell Watchmen
    Steph Green, Watchmen
    Stephen Williams, Watchmen

    Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series Movie or Dramatic Special

    Tanya Barfield, Mrs. America
    Sally Rooney and Alice Birch, Normal People
    Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, Unbelievable
    Anna Winger, Unorthodox
    Winner:Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, Watchmen

    Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

    Andrew Scott, Black Mirror
    James Cromwell, Succession
    Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian
    Martin Short, The Morning Show
    Jason Bateman, The Outsider
    Winner: Ron Cephas Jones, This is Us

    Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

    Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away with Murder
    Laverne Cox, Orange is the New Black
    Winner: Cherry Jones, Succession
    Harriet Walter, Succession
    Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
    Phylicia Rashad, This is Us

    Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

    Fred Willard, Modern Family
    Dev Patel, Joshua
    Brad Pitt, Saturday Night Live
    Adam Driver, Saturday Night Live
    Winner: Eddie Murphy, Saturday Night Live
    Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

    Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
    Angela Bassett, A Black Lady Sketch Show
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Saturday Night Live
    Winner: Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
    Wanda Sykes, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Bette Midler, The Politician

    Outstanding Animated Series

    Big Mouth
    Bob’s Burgers
    BoJack Horseman
    Winner: Rick And Morty
    The Simpsons

    Outstanding TV Movie

    American Son
    Winner: Bad Education
    Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings
    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend

    Outstanding Variety Talk Series

    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
    Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
    Jimmy Kimmel Live
    Winner: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

    A Black Lady Sketch Show
    Drunk History
    Saturday Night Live

    Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

    Winner: Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones
    Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize For American Humor
    Hannah Gadsby: Douglas
    Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill
    John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch
    Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah

    Outstanding Variety Special Live

    73rd Annual Tony Awards
    77th Annual Golden Globe Awards
    Winner: Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: “All In The Family” And “Good Times”
    Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Starring Jennifer Lopez And Shakira
    The Oscars

    Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

    American Masters
    Winner: The Last Dance
    Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness

    Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

    Beastie Boys Story
    Laurel Canyon: A Place In Time
    Winner: The Apollo
    The Great Hack

    Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special

    Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
    Winner: Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath
    The World According To Jeff Goldblum
    Ugly Delicious

    Outstanding Structured Reality Program

    A Very Brady Renovation
    Antiques Roadshow
    Love Is Blind
    Winner: Queer Eye
    Shark Tank

    Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

    Amy Schumer Learns To Cook: Lunch Break And Pasta Night
    Winner: Cheer
    Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up
    RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked
    We’re Here

    Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

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

    Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

    Amy Poehler, Making It
    Nicole Byer, Nailed It
    Bobby Berk, Queer Eye
    Winner: RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
    Barbara Corcoran, Shark Tank
    Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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