Canadian series Schitt's Creek sweeps Emmys 2020

Published By Marriska Fernandes on Sep 21, 2020

Schitt's Creek castThe 72nd Annual Emmy Awards took place in a virtual event on Sunday. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the show, saying: "What's happening tonight is not important. It's not going to stop COVID. It's not going to put out the fires, but it's fun. And right now, we need fun."

Canadian show Schitt's Creek swept the comedy awards, nabbing top honors in all seven categories. Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy won for best comedy actress and actor, while Annie Murphy took the Emmy for best supporting actress.

Daniel Levy took home three awards -- best supporting actor, comedy writing and best director of a comedy series alongside Andrew Cividino. This was a historical win, something no other comedy has achieved before.

The most Emmys of the night were taken by HBO's Watchmen, earning 11 awards. It was named best limited series, while Regina King took home the outstanding lead actress award.

A surprising win came for Zendaya, who won for her work on the HBO series Euphoria. At 24, she made history as the the youngest to win an Emmy for lead actress in a drama. She beat out nominees Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer for Killing Eve, Jennifer Aniston for The Morning Show, Laura Linney for Ozark and Olivia Colman for The Crown.

Read the complete list of winners below. ~Marriska Fernandes

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul

The Crown
The Handmaid's Tale
Killing Eve
The Mandalorian
Stranger Things

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Zendaya, Euphoria
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Laura Linney, Ozark
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jeremy Strong, Succession
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Steve Carell, The Morning Show
Brian Cox, Succession
Billy Porter, Pose

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
Nicholas Braun, Succession
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid's Tale
Mark Duplass, The Morning Show
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Jesse Armstrong, Succession, "This Is Not For Tears"
Peter Morgan, The Crown
Miki Johnson, Ozark
Chris Mundy, Ozark
John Shiban, Ozark
Thomas Schnauz, Better Call Saul
Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Andrij Parekh, Succession
Benjamin Caron, The Crown
Jessica Hobbs, The Crown
Mimi Leder, The Morning Show
Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland
Mark Mylod, Succession
Alik Sakharov, Ozark
Ben Semanoff, Ozark

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Julia Garner, Ozark
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve
Sarah Snook, Succession
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid's Tale
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding Comedy Series
Schitt's Creek
Curb Your Enthusiasm

Dead to Me
The Good Place
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
What We Do in the Shadows

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy
Eugene Levy, Schitt's Creek
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Don Cheadle, Black Monday
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy
Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Daniel Levy, Schitt's Creek
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Mahershala Ali, Ramy
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
William Jackson Harper, The Good Place
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Annie Murphy, Schitt's Creek
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Yvonne Orji, Insecure
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live
D'Arcy Carden, The Good Place
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Daniel Levy, Schitt's Creek
David West Read, Schitt's Creek
Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil, What We Do In The Shadows
Stefani Robinson, What We Do In The Shadows
Paul Simms, What We Do In The Shadows
Tony McNamara, The Great
Michael Shur, The Good Place

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy, Schitt's Creek
Gail Mancuso, Modern Family
Daniel Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Matt Shakman, The Great
Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Outstanding Limited Series
Little Fires Everywhere

Mrs. America

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True
Jeremy Irons, Watchmen
Hugh Jackman, Bad Education
Paul Mescal, Normal People
Jeremy Pope, Hollywood

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Regina King, Watchmen
Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
Shira Haas, Unorthodox
Octavia Spencer, Self Made
Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen
Dylan McDermott, Hollywood
Jim Parsons, Hollywood
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend
Jovan Adepo, Watchmen
Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America
Holland Taylor, Hollywood
Margo Martindale, Mrs. America
Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Jean Smart, Watchmen

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special
Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, Watchmen
Tanya Barfield, Mrs. America
Sally Rooney and Alice Birch, Normal People
Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special
Maria Schrader, Unorthodox
Lenny Abrahamson, Normal People
Steph Green, Watchmen
Nicole Kassell, Watchmen
Lynn Shelton, Little Fires Everywhere
Stephen Williams, Watchmen

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
RuPaul's Drag Race
The Masked Singer

Nailed It!
Top Chef
The Voice

Comments & Discussion

  1. Gwen Collins • 9/21/2020 2:33:50 PM

    Congratulations to Schitt$ Creek and the marvelous cast for their many wins. It being a Canadian show/cast and winning on a US awards ceremony is something for the record books. My only complaint is all the other shows listed above I've never seen. Why are only streaming specialty shows up for nominations? Regular tv is still out there and I'm sure there are now a lot of actors/actresses out there now wondering if they have to jump ship to go to those cable shows if they want to be seen. I didn't even watch the awards show last night as I knew it would not be worth my time because of not know the shows nominated. And you wonder why ratings are going down.

  2. Marie • 9/22/2020 11:20:37 PM

    Kudos to Billy Crudup and The Morning Show. One of the best shows I've ever seen and Apple TV puts out a lot of amazing programming. They don't have the quantity that Netflix has, but every show I've seen of theirs is of the highest quality. Billy Crudup turned in an amazing, unique, incredible performance and he's been turning in amazing performances for years, but especially in The Morning Show. It's about time his talent was recognized. Congratulations!

  3. CDubya • 9/23/2020 12:12:38 PM

    I heard of Schitt$ Creek, but I did not care to know the premise or watch it to learn about it. I LOVED Corner Gas as my go-to Canadian comedy show which I watched while it was still on the air. But now I find it funny that Schitt$ Creek has ended it's run and as won a lot of Emmy's, that I am now interested in watching it to see what it's all about. I'm sure Schitt$ Creek will find new life in reruns and syndication after the Emmy win. Good for them.

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