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Crete Crete,, Guards and Inheritance were the big winners of the 72nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place in practice against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.
This year’s ceremony, held on September 20, 2020, was presented by the ominously empty Staples Center in Los Angeles by Jimmy Kimmel, with only a few guest presenters joining him in the studio.
This was a significantly lower event this year, with most winners gathering to deliver their speeches for acceptance from home.
Crete Crete won nine awards – broke the Emmy record for most wins in a comedy season.
It was a brilliant departure for the Canadian series, which aired its sixth and final season this year.
Inheritance took home the grand prize of the night, best dramatic series, and best actor for Jeremy Strong.
The HBO series also won awards in the drama categories for best writing and best directing during the virtual ceremony.
The show’s British creator, Jesse Armstrong, listed a number of “ingratitudes” during his acceptance speech, criticizing President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for their respective responses to the coronavirus pandemic.
Another HBO series, Guards, won the best limited series, as well as acting gongs for its stars Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Matin II.
Twenty-four-year-old Zendaya became the youngest winner of Best Dramatic Actress for her performance in Euphoria, a teenage drama that follows a group of high school students as they struggle with issues of love, drugs and identity. Zendaya beat fierce competition like Jennifer Aniston, Laura Linney and Olivia Coleman in their category.
Emmys 2020: Full list of winners and nominees
Crete Crete won the award for best comedy series, as the show’s creators, father and son Eugene and Daniel Levy, took the best comedian and best comedian, respectively.
Catherine O’Hara was named Best Comedy Actress, and Annie Murphy won Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
The show follows the wealthy Rose family, who are forced to move to a motel in a small town after losing their fortune.
Crete Crete launched at CBC in 2015, but developed a strong worldwide fan after it was later added to Netflix.
His victories also included directing a comedy series for Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy, the latter also winning exceptional screenplays for the final episode of Happy Ending.
Regina King was named best actress in a limited series for her performance in Guards.
In her acceptance speech, she paid tribute to Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Notorious RBG, who died over the weekend, and encouraged viewers to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
Regina King wore a T-shirt with the image of Breona Taylor, a black woman who was shot and killed by Kentucky police in March.
Ouzo Aduba, who won Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for Mrs. America, also wore a shirt with the name of Breona Taylor during his speech.
Regina King’s partner Yahya Abdul-Matein II was also named best supporting actor for his performance on the show.
Guards, an innovative rethinking of a superhero graphic novel that fights racism in America, won the most nominations this year.
The show won loyal follow-up and critical acclaim last year in nine episodes.
Elsewhere, OzarkJulia Garner won Best Supporting Drama Actress, while Billy Crudop won the men’s category for his role as modest CEO of Apple TV The morning show.
InheritanceCreator Jesse Armstrong also won best drama writing, while Andrew Pareh won best director.
Several winners used their acceptance speeches to encourage Americans to register to vote in the November election, including Mark Ruffalo, who won Best Actor in a Limited Series for I know this is very true.
The in memoriam section honored stars, including Chadwick Boseman, Naya Rivera, Carol Spini, Kirk Douglas, Sir Ian Holm and Lady Diana Rigg.
Creative Emmys took place earlier this week, with the winners announced in categories such as casting, hair, makeup, lighting and sound design.
More than 25,000 members of the Television Academy voted for the awards, which were first presented in 1949.
The name Amy comes from an early piece of television equipment called the tube orthicon camera image – or Immy.
This year marked the third time Jimmy Kimmel hosted an Emmy since he hosted the ceremony in 2012 and 2016.