The 2020 Primetime Emmy Award Winners

Earlier today I made my predictions for who would take the Emmys home for this evening’s Primetime Emmy Awards. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ceremony honoring the best of the small screen. While the Creative Emmys have been going on the past few days, tonight was for the big dogs. Shows with multiple nominations included Watchmen, Succession, Ozark, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Schitt’s Creek among many. The big question remained who would the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award the golden statues to (and how wrong was I)?

Outstanding Comedy Series:
Schitt’s Creek- WINNER
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dead to Me
The Good Place
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
What We Do in the Shadows

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Anthony Anderson- Black-ish
Don Cheadle- Black Monday
Ted Danson- The Good Place
Michael Douglas- The Kominsky Method
Ramy Youssef- Ramy
Eugene Levy- Schitt’s Creek– WINNER

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Christina Applegate- Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Catherine O’Hara- Schitt’s Creek- WINNER
Linda Cardellini- Dead to Me
Issa Rae- Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross- Black-ish

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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Alex Borstein- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
D’Arcy Carden- The Good Place
Betty Gilpin- GLOW
Annie Murphy- Schitt’s Creek -WINNER
Marin Hinkle- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Kate McKinnon- Saturday Night Live
Yvonne Orji- Insecure
Cecily Strong- Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Drama Series:
Succession– WINNER
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
Killing Eve
The Mandalorian
Stranger Things

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman- Ozark
Sterling K. Brown- This Is Us
Steve Carell- The Morning Show
Jeremy Strong- Succession -WINNER
Brian Cox- Succession
Billy Porter- Pose

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Jennifer Aniston- The Morning Show
Olivia Colman- The Crown
Zendaya- Euphoria– WINNER
Jodie Comer- Killing Eve
Laura Linney- Ozark
Sandra Oh- Killing Eve

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Nicholas Braun- Succession
Kieran Culkin- Succession
Mark Duplass- The Morning Show
Giancarlo Esposito- Better Call Saul
Matthew Macfadyen- Succession
Bradley Whitford- The Handmaid’s Tale
Jeffrey Wright- Westworld
Billy Crudup- The Morning Show– WINNER

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Helena Bonham- The Crown
Laura Dern- Big Little Lies
Thandie Newton- Westworld
Julia Garner- Ozark– WINNER
Fiona Shaw- Killing Eve
Sarah Snook- Succession
Meryl Streep- Big Little Lies
Samira Wiley- The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Limited Series:
Watchmen- WINNER
Little Fires Everywhere
Mrs. America

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:
Jeremy Irons- Watchmen
Hugh Jackman- Bad Education
Mark Ruffalo- I Know This Much Is True– WINNER
Paul Mescal- Normal People
Jeremy Pope- Hollywood

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:
Cate Blanchett- Mrs. America
Regina King- Watchmen– WINNER
Shira Haas- Unorthodox
Octavia Spencer- Self Made
Kerry Washington- Little Fires Everywhere

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II- Watchmen– WINNER
Jovan Adepo- Watchmen
Tituss Burgess- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend
Louis Gossett Jr.- Watchmen
Dylan McDermott- Hollywood
Jim Parsons- Hollywood

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:
Toni Collette- Unbelievable
Margo Martindale- Mrs. America
Jean Smart- Watchmen
Holland Taylor- Hollywood
Tracey Ullman- Mrs. America
Uzo Aduba- Mrs. America– WINNER

Outstanding Competition Program:
RuPaul’s Drag Race- WINNER
The Masked Singer
Nailed It!
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Variety Talk Series:
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver- WINNER

I’m actually glad that my crystal ball was somewhat working. I knew that Schitt’s Creek was going to have a good night. I didn’t know that it would pretty much sweep in all major acting categories. Watchmen was a given based on how good the series was, and the same with all the awards Succession won. It was a little surprise that Jean Smart didn’t win Best Supporting Actress for Watchmen, but Uzo Aduba was great in Ms. America. One big surprise tonight was Zendaya winning Best Actress for her work as Rue in Euphoria (even though I predicted she should win, it’s just a surprise that she did win). Zendaya is now the youngest Best Actress award winner for Drama. I’ll eat crow on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver winning yet again. I really thought that this was Trevor Noah’s year. Overall, this year’s Emmy’s was pretty accurate with a few surprises.

Congratulations to all the winners.