Emmy Awards 2020 Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 72nd Emmy Awards.
The in-memoriam segment of the evening showed H.E.R perform a soulful and emotional rendition of Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U.
While the tributes began with host Jimmy Kimmel honouring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away last week, other prominent stars were also included in the tribute later in the evening.
Before awards ceremony began homage to the celebrities, Chadwick Boseman, Naya Rivera, Ada Schlesinger, James Lipton, Fred Willard, Max Von Sydow, Jerry Stiller, Kirk Douglas and Carl Reiner.
Zendaya won lead actress in drama series for Euphoria and, at 24, became the youngest winner in the category EVER Schitt’s Creek won nine prizes breaking the Emmys record for most wins in a single season for a comedy.
Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek gets the comedy series categories, with 7 wins, including best series.
Catherine O’Hara won the actress in a comedy series,
Eugene Levy won the actor win in the same category,
Annie Murphy won for supporting actress.
Daniel Levy took honors for supporting actor in a comedy series as well as honors for writing and directing in a comedy series, with Andrew Cividino.
HBO’s Succession picked up four win4s, including best drama series. Jeremy Strong won in the actor category,
Jesse Armstrong won for writing and Andrij Parekh won for directing the drama.
HBO’s Watchmen further picked up four honors, including best limited series.
Regina King won for actress in a limited series, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II won supporting actor, Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson won for writing for a limited series.
Jimmy Kimmel emceed the Emmys from the Staples Center, which were produced remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Emmy Awards, Tyler Perry and the Perry Foundation received the 2020 Governors Award “in recognition of their unparalleled contributions to shaping the television medium.”
Daniel Levy, entire cast of Schitt’s Creek, they swept the 2020 Primetime Emmys on Sunday.
Accepting his accolade for Best Comedy Series, Daniel expressed the moment under the spotlight to urge Americans to vote in the upcoming US presidential election in November.
Opening up about Schitt’s Creek being a true depiction of ‘love and acceptance’, Daniel said: “Our show, at its core, is about the transformational effects of love and acceptance, and that is something we need more of now ever than before.”
“For any of you who have not registered to vote, please do so, and go out and vote, and that’s the only way we’re going to have some love and acceptance out there,” said Daniel, adding: “I’m so sorry for making this political, but I had to.”
Schitt’s Creek broke the Emmys record by bagging a total of nine major awards for all comedy categories and dominating the award show.