- Film & TV
- 21 Sep 20
The socially-distant awards ceremony had stars beamed in from all over the world.
Canadian comedy series Schitt's Creek swept up at this year's Emmy Awards, becoming the first Canadian show to take home trophies in all four major acting categories for a comedy series.
The CBC show won nine of its fifteen nominations, including comedy legend Catherine O'Hara's first Emmy for acting, Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Annie Murphy, Best Actor for Eugene Levy, and best Supporting Actor for Daniel Levy. Dan also picked up a Best Writing and a Best Directing award for 'Happy Ending', the series' final episode. The show set a new Emmys record for most major wins taken home by a single comedy series.
Sadly, BBC's Normal People failed to take home any prizes, with Kildare's Paul Mescal losing to Mark Ruffalo, and Lenny Abrahamson, Sally Rooney and Alice Birch failed to take home trophies. It was also a disappointing night for Fiona Shaw and Andrew Scott, who went home empty-handed as well.
Zendaya turned out to be another record-setter, becoming the youngest actress to win an Outstanding Lead Actress award in a Drama Series for HBO's Euphoria.
The ceremony was a little different this year, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting to an almost-empty Staples Center, with nominees beamed in from their various locations. Many of the winners urged Americans to vote and many also made statements about racial justice.