All Winners From the 2020 Emmys Are Here

In the Limited Series Categories, Watchmen was one of the largest winners in the 2020 Emmys, taking on three of seven categories in which they were nominated. 

2020 Emmys winners
Schitt’s Creek swept the categories of comedy. PHOTO via @Getty Images

List of 2020 Emmys winners: This 72nd Primetime Emmy Award recognizes the best of American prime time TV programming, chosen by the Academy of television sciences from 1 June 2019 to 31 May 2020.

  • Schitt’s Creek swept the categories of comedy, taking home all of the 7 awards for which it was nominated.
  • HBO took home Outstanding Limited Series for an acclaimed adaptation of its comics. 
  • The stars Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Matteen II have earned top awards for their acting.
  • Please see the full list of Emmys 2020 winners below.

Due to the coronavirus, almost all providers, guests and nominees were forced to rely on remote camera systems. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel aired live from the Empty Staples Center in Los Angeles. It seemed like a mess waiting to happen, but the show (obviously) had to continue – and it went on without any interruption.

Candidates like Schitt’s Creek, Succession, and Watchmen  are all vying for numerous trophies, and the recent winners like Game of Thrones and Fleabag are no longer on the air, with the biggest bets being a little more predictable than usual.

Schitt’s Creek swept the categories  of comedy, taking home all of the seven awards for which it was nominated, including the excellent comedy series and the four awards for comedy. Combined with its two successes at the Creative Arts Emmys earlier this week, Shittin Creek’s nine Emmys set a new record for most hits in a comedy series  in a single year.

It was an excellent villain for the popular Canadian series, with its sixth and final season airing earlier this year. But it also means that other comedy shows such as The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, which has long been Emmys favourite and nominated for 18 awards this year, have gone with zero success. (For the same Good Place, another well-liked comedy closed in 2020.)

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Watchmen was among the greatest winners in the limited Emmys series categories in 2020, taking home 3 of the 7 categories in which they had been nominated. HBO took home Outstanding Limited Series for an acclaimed adaptation of its comics. The stars Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Matteen II have earned top awards for their acting.

I Know This Much Is True, Unorthodox, other nominated series, and Mrs America has also won home trophies in large categories (lead actor, director, and supportive actress, respectively).

HBO also won big in Succession in the category of dramas and preceded winners for Writing, Directing and Lead Actor (Jeremy Strong) with its first Outstanding Series Drama victory.

Please see the full list of Emmys 2020 winners below.

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
  • Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
  • Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me
  • Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek — WINNER
  • Issa Rae, Insecure
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
  • Don Cheadle, Black Monday
  • Ted Danson, The Good Place
  • Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
  • Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek — WINNER
  • Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek — WINNER
  • David West Read, Schitt’s Creek
  • Michael Schur, The Good Place
  • Tony McNamara, The Great
  • Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil, What We Do in the Shadows
  • Paul Simms, What We Do in the Shadows
  • Stefani Robinson, What We Do in the Shadows

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

  • Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
  • Matt Shakman, The Great
  • James Burrows, Will and Grace
  • Ramy Youssef, Ramy
  • Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek — WINNER
  • Gail Mancuso, Modern Family
  • Daniel Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • William Jackson Harper, The Good Place
  • Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
  • Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
  • Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
  • Mahershala Ali, Ramy
  • Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
  • Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek — WINNER
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Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Betty Gilpin, GLOW
  • D’arcy Carden, The Good Place
  • Yvonne Orji, Insecure
  • Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
  • Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
  • Kate McKinnnon, Saturday Night Live
  • Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live
  • Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek — WINNER

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Dead to Me
  • The Good Place
  • Insecure
  • The Kominsky Method
  • The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
  • Schitt’s Creek — WINNER
  • What We Do in the Shadows

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver — WINNER
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Lead Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie

  • Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
  • Shira Haas, Unorthodox
  • Regina King, Watchmen — WINNER
  • Octavia Spencer, Self Made
  • Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Lead Actor in a Limited Series/TV Movie

  • Jeremy Irons, Watchmen
  • Hugh Jackman, Bad Education
  • Paul Mescal, Normal People
  • Jeremy Pope, Hollywood
  • Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True — WINNER

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie

  • Tanya Barfield, Mrs America
  • Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, Watchmen — WINNER
  • Sally Rooney and Alice Birch, Normal People
  • Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon, and Ayelet Waldman, Unbelievable
  • Anna Winger, Unorthodox

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie

  • Lynn Shelton, Little Fires Everywhere
  • Lenny Abrahamson, Normal People
  • Maria Schrader, Unorthodox — WINNER
  • Nicole Kassell, Watchmen
  • Steph Green, Watchmen
  • Stephen Williams, Watchmen

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series

  • Dylan McDermott, Hollywood
  • Jim Parsons, Hollywood
  • Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Yahya Abdul-Matteen II, Watchmen — WINNER
  • Jovan Adepo, Watchmen
  • Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series

  • Holland Taylor, Hollywood
  • Uzo Aduba, Mrs America — WINNER
  • Margo Martindale, Mrs America
  • Tracey Ullman, Mrs America
  • Toni Collette, Unbelievable
  • Jean Smart, Watchmen

Outstanding TV Movie

  • American Son
  • Bad Education — WINNER
  • Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones
  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend
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Outstanding Limited Series

  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • Mrs America
  • Unbelievable
  • Unorthodox
  • Watchmen — WINNER

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

  • The Masked Singer
  • Nailed It!
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race — WINNER
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Jason Bateman, Ozark
  • Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
  • Steve Carell, The Morning Show
  • Brian Cox, Succession
  • Billy Porter, Pose
  • Jeremy Strong, Succession — WINNER

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
  • Olivia Colman, The Crown
  • Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
  • Laura Linney, Ozark
  • Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
  • Zendaya, Euphoria — WINNER

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • Thomas Schnauz, Better Call Saul
  • Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul
  • Chris Mundy, Ozark
  • John Shiban, Ozark
  • Miki Johnson, Ozark
  • Jesse Armstrong, Succession — WINNER
  • Peter Morgan, The Crown

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

  • Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland
  • Ben Semanoff, Ozark
  • Alik Sakharov, Ozark
  • Andrij Parekh, Succession — WINNER
  • Mark Mylod, Succession
  • Benjamin Caron, The Crown
  • Jessica Hobbs, The Crown
  • Mimi Leder, The Morning Show

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
  • Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Billy Crudup, The Morning Show — WINNER
  • Mark Duplass, The Morning Show
  • Nicholas Braun, Succession
  • Kieran Culkin, Succession
  • Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
  • Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • 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 — WINNER
  • Sarah Snook, Succession
  • Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Better Call Saul
  • The Crown
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Killing Eve
  • The Mandalorian
  • Ozark
  • Stranger Things
  • Succession — WINNER
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