Emmy winners 2020 announced

  • 10:02 21 September 2020

Emmy winners 2020 announced

The winners of the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Sunday during a virtual ceremony, with Watchmen leading with the most wins of the night (11). Its network, HBO, took home the most wins of the awards ceremony with 30, ONA reports citing IGN.

HBO's Watchmen won limited series, while cast members Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II won the limited series category's lead actress and best supporting actor awards, respectively. This is the fourth Emmy win for Regina King.

Watchmen also won Best Writing for a Limited Series Movie or Dramatic Special for Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson. Lindelof dedicated his win to the victims and survivors of the 1921 Tulsa massacre, which is depicted in the series.

Watchmen lost, however, in the category of Best Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special where Unorthodox's Maria Schrader beat three different Watchmen helmers.

Meanwhile, Schitt's Creek enjoyed a historic sweep of all the categories in the comedy field, winning seven awards in all.

Mark Ruffalo won for lead actor in a limited series for I Know This Much Is True, where he plays twin brothers. Zendaya won best actress in a drama series for Euphoria, the youngest ever recipient in that category. Succession's Jeremy Strong won best actor in a drama series.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver won for Variety Talk Series, while RuPaul’s Drag Race won for Best Competition Program. Succession's Jesse Armstrong won for best writing in a drama series.

HBO also won best TV movie for Bad Education, starring Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney.

Billy Crudup won Apple TV+ their first-ever Emmy with a Best Supporting Actor victory for The Morning Show.

Last week's Creative Emmys saw The Mandalorian win Disney+ its first Emmy, while HBO's Watchmen won for cinematography and costuming.

Key winners are listed below, with a full list available on the Emmy's website.