Media family saga Succession, dystopian drama Watchmen and feel-good comedy Schitt’s Creek dominated the Emmy Awards on Sunday in a show sprinkled with jokes about the coronavirus pandemic, political jibes and appeals for racial justice.
“Hello, and welcome to the PandEmmys!,” said host Jimmy Kimmel, opening the show, where most celebrities took part remotely from their sofas and backyards dressed in a variety of gowns, hoodies and sleepwear.
It seems frivolous and unnecessary to do this during a global pandemic,” Kimmel said as he opened the live show from Los Angeles.
“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 … This has been a miserable year. It’s been a year of division, injustice (and) disease,” he added.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver was named best variety talk series for the fifth successive year, and the British comedian accepted wearing a red Liverpool soccer shirt in honour of his favourite British team. — Reuters
2020 EMMY WINNERS IN KEY CATEGORIES
Best Drama Series: Succession
Best Comedy Series: Schitt’s Creek
Best Limited Series: Watchmen
Best Actor, Comedy Series: Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Best Actress, Comedy Series: Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
Best Actor, Drama Series: Jeremy Strong, Succession
Best Actress, Drama Series: Zendaya, Euphoria
Best Actress, Limited Series or Movie: Regina King, Watchmen
Best Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much is True
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