Schitt’s Creek, Succession And Zendaya Win Big At The 72nd Emmy Awards
Believe it or not, the 72nd Emmy Awards actually took place on Sunday night, during a global pandemic. How did they pull it off? Well, they got creative. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the show in front of an empty theater, while the nominees watched on from their respective watch parties.
Honestly, the show was more interesting to watch this way. Obviously they’re not going to stick with this design, but it made for some highly entertaining moments. It was also nice to see celebrities inside their own homes, celebrating with their families.
For example, Zendaya’s watch party went crazy when she surprised everyone by winning the award for outstanding actress in a drama series for her performance in Euphoria. She beat out actresses like Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Colman and Laura Linney.
She became the youngest actor to ever win the Emmy for Best Actress in a drama, and believe it or not, she’s only the second black woman to win. So yeah, it was a pretty big moment, and her family reacted accordingly.
Another big winner from Sunday night? Schitt’s Creek. The comedy series, which premiered back in 2015, aired its final season this past year, and it was certainly honored last night. It swept the comedy categories. It was the first comedy series to sweep all the categories, and if you’ve watched it, you’d know it is well deserved.
Finally, to end the night, ‘Succession’ took home the award for best drama series, which was also well deserved. The show could honestly be labeled as a comedy as well. It’s one of the funniest shows on television, along with some great dramatic writing.
Honestly. I don’t have many complaints. Maybe Better Call Saul could have received more love, but hey, Emmy voters seem to hate the show…so, whatever.