Here are the 2020 Emmy winners

HBOHBO’s ‘Watchmen’ earned plenty of Emmy nominations.
  • The 72nd Primetime Emmy awards aired on Sunday, September 20.
  • “Schitt’s Creek” swept the comedy acting categories, and also scored awards for directing and writing.
  • HBO’s drama “Watchmen” went into the ceremony with 26 nominations – and stars Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Matteen II took home awards.
  • The show was completely virtual and was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
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The 72nd Primetime Emmy awards aired on Sunday, September 20.

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the all-virtual show — the first time in Emmys history that the ceremony hasn’t been held in person.

“Schitt’s Creek” swept the comedy categories, with stars Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Dan Levy, and Annie Murphy all receiving awards for their acting on the Pop TV series.

HBO’s “Watchmen” starring Regina King received 26 total nominations, which is the most of any program. King and showrunner Damon Lindelof scored awards for their work on the HBO drama.

Keep reading for the full list of the nominees and winners (in *bold*).


Drama series

Colin Hutton/HBO‘Succession’ earned a nomination for best drama series.

“Better Call Saul” (AMC)

“The Crown” (Netflix)

“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

“Killing Eve” (BBC America)

“The Mandalorian” (Disney Plus)

“Ozark” (Netflix)

“Stranger Things” (Netflix)

*”Succession” (HBO)*


Supporting actress in a drama series

NetflixJulia Garner on ‘Ozark.’

Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”

Meryl Streep, “Big Little Lies”

Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”

Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Fiona Shaw, “Killing Eve”

*Julia Garner, “Ozark”*

Sarah Snook, “Succession”

Thandie Newton, “Westworld”


Supporting actor in a drama series

Apple TV+Billy Crudup stars on ‘The Morning Show.’

Giancarlo Esposito, “Better Call Saul”

Bradley Whitford, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

*Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”*

Mark Duplass, “The Morning Show”

Nicholas Braun, “Succession”

Kieran Culkin, “Succession”

Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession”

Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”


Outstanding directing for a drama series

HBO YouTubeJeremy Strong stars on ‘Succession.’

Benjamin Caron, “The Crown”

Leslie Linka Glatter, “Homeland”

Mimi Leder, “The Morning Show”

Alik Sakharov, “Ozark”

Ben Semanoff, “Ozark”

*Andrij Parekh, “Succession”*

Mark Mylod, “Succession”


Outstanding writing for a drama series

Zach Dilgard/HBOSarah Snook as Shiv Roy on HBO’s ‘Succession.’

Peter Morgan, “The Crown”

Jesse Armstrong, “Succession”

Gordon Smith, “Better Call Saul

Thomas Schnauz, “Better Call Saul”

Miki Johnson, “Ozark”

John Shiban, “Ozark”

Chris Mundy, “Ozark”


Lead actress in a drama series

Courtesy of HBOZendaya on ‘Euphoria.’

Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”

Olivia Coleman, “The Crown”

Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”

Laura Linney, “Ozark”

Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”

*Zendaya, “Euphoria”*


Lead actor in a drama series

HBOJeremy Strong (centre) on ‘Succession.’

Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”

Steve Carell, “The Morning Show”

Bryan Cox, “Succession”

Billy Porter, “Pose”

*Jeremy Strong, “Succession”*


Outstanding competition

VH1‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ premiered in 2009.

“The Masked Singer” (FOX)

“Nailed It” (Netflix)

*”RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)*

“Top Chef” (Bravo)

“The Voice” (NBC)


Limited series

HBORegina King in ‘Watchmen’

“Little Fires Everywhere” (Hulu)

“Mrs. America” (Hulu)

“Unbelievable” (Netflix)

“Unorthodox” (Netflix)

*”Watchmen” (HBO)*


Supporting actress in a limited series or movie

FX on HuluUzo Aduba costars in ‘Mrs. America.’

Holland Taylor, “Hollywood”

*Uzo Aduba, “Mrs. America”*

Margo Martindale, “Mrs. America”

Tracey Ullman, “Mrs. America”

Toni Collette, “Unbelievable”

Jean Smart, “Watchmen”


Supporting actor in a limited series or movie

Mark Hill/Yahya Abdul Mateen II as Dr. Manhattan in ‘Watchmen.’

Dylan McDermott, “Hollywood”

Jim Parsons, “Hollywood”

Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend”

*Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, “Watchmen”*

Jovan Adepo, “Watchmen”

Louis Gossett Jr., “Watchmen”


Outstanding directing for a limited series

NetflixShira Haas stars in ‘Unorthodox.’

Lynn Shelton, “Little Fires Everywhere”

Lenny Abrahamson, “Normal People”

*Maria Shrader, “Unorthodox”*

Stephen Williams, “Watchmen”

Nicole Kassel, “Watchmen”

Steph Green, “Watchmen”


Outstanding writing for a limited series or movie

HBORegina King stars on ‘Watchmen’

Sally Rooney, Alice Birch, “Normal People”

Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman “Unbelievable”

Anna Winger, “Unorthodox”

*Damon Lindelof, Cord Jefferson, “Watchmen”*

Tanya Barfield, “This Is America”


Lead actor in a limited series or movie

Atsushi Nishijima/HBOMark Ruffalo stars on HBO’s ‘I Know This Much Is True.’

Jeremy Irons, “Watchmen”

Hugh Jackman, “Bad Education”

Paul Mescal, “Normal People”

Jeremy Pope, “Hollywood”

*Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True”*


Lead actress in a limited series or movie

HBORegina King stars on ‘Watchmen.’

Cate Blanchett, “Mrs. America”

Shira Haas, “Unorthodox”

*Regina King, “Watchmen”*

Octavia Spencer, “Self Made”

Kerry Washington, “Little Fires Everywhere”


Variety talk series

HBOJohn Oliver hosts ‘Last Week Tonight.’

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”

“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

*”Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”*

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”


Comedy series

Pop TV‘Schitt’s Creek’ aired its final episode in 2020.

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)

“Dead to Me” (Netflix)

“The Good Place” (NBC)

“Insecure” (HBO)

“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)

“The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime Video)

*”Schitt’s Creek” (Pop TV)*

“What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)


Supporting actress in a comedy series

PopTVAnnie Murphy and Catherina O’Hara as Alexis and Moira Rose on ‘Schitt’s Creek’ season six.

Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”

D’Arcy Carden, “The Good Place”

Yvonne Orji, “Insecure”

Alex Borstein, “The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel”

Marin Hinkle, “The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel”

Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”

Cecily Strong, “Saturday Night Live”

*Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”*


Supporting actor in a comedy series

Pop TVDan Levy on ‘Schitt’s Creek.’

Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

William Jackson Harper, “The Good Place”

Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method”

Sterling K. Brown, “The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel”

Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel”

Mahershala Ali, “Ramy”

Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”

*Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”*


Outstanding directing for a comedy series

Pop TVDaniel Levy (left) as David Rose on ‘Schitt’s Creek.’

Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvleous Mrs. Maisel”

Matt Shakman, “The Great”

James Burrows, “Will and Grace”

Ramy Youssef, “Ramy”

*Andrew Cividino, Daniel Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”*

Gail Mancuso, “Modern Family”

Daniel Palladino, “The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel”


Outstanding writing on a comedy show

Pop TVDan Levy as David Rose in ‘Schitt’s Creek.’

Tony McNamara, “The Great”

David West Read, “Schitt’s Creek”

*Daniel Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”*

Michael Schur, “The Good Place”

Paul Simms, “What We Do in the Shadows”

Stefani Robinson, “What We Do in the Shadows”

Sam Johnson, Chris Marcil, “What We Do in the Shadows”


Lead actor in a comedy series

Pop TVCatherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy on ‘Schitt’s Creek.’

Anthony Anderson, “Blackish”

Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”

Ted Danson, “The Good Place”

Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”

*Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”*

Ramy Youssef, “Ramy”


Lead actress in a comedy series

Pop TVCatherine O’Hara as Moira Rose on ‘Schitt’s Creek.’

Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”

Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel”

Linda Cardellini, “Dead to Me”

*Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”*

Issa Rae, “Insecure”

Tracy Ellis Ross, “Blackish”


Guest actor in a comedy series

NBCEddie Murphy on ‘Saturday Night Live.’

Luke Kirby, “The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel”

Fred Willard, “Modern Family”

Dev Patel, “Modern Love”

Adam Driver, “Saturday Night Live”

*Eddie Murphy, “Saturday Night Live”*

Brad Pitt, “Saturday Night Live”


Guest actress in a comedy series

NBCMaya Rudolph as Kamala Harris on ‘Saturday Night Live.’

Angela Bassett, “A Black Lady Sketch Show”

Maya Rudolph, “The Good Place”

Wanda Sykes, “The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel”

Bette Midler, “The Politician”

*Maya Rudolph, “Saturday Night Live”*

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Saturday Night Live”


Guest actor in a drama series

NBCRon Cephas Jones on ‘This Is Us.’

Andrew Scott, “Black Mirror”

Giancarlo Esposito, “The Mandalorian”

Martin Short, “The Morning Show”

Jason Bateman, “The Outsider”

James Cromwell, “Succession”

*Ron Cephas Jones, “This Is Us”*


Guest actress in a drama series

HBOCherry Jones on ‘Succession.’

Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Cicely Tyson, “How to Get Away With Murder”

Laverne Cox, “Orange Is the New Black”

Harriet Walter, “Succession”

*Cherry Jones, “Succession”*

Phylicia Rashad, “This Is Us”


TV movie

HBOHugh Jackman in HBO’s ‘Bad Education.’

“American Son” (Netflix)

*”Bad Education” (HBO)*

“Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones” (Netflix)

“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (Netflix)

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend” (Netflix)

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