Canada's Schitt's Creek sweeps the comedy categories at the Emmy Awards

Succession and Watchmen follow in a historical night for the Television Academy.

The (hopefully) one of a kind night for Television Academy came and went and they made it work. This, 72nd Emmy Awards ceremony will make history (as it turns out) for several reasons, pandemic being the most obvious one.


Why was the ceremony necessary at all? This is the question the host Jimmy Kimmel tried to answer during his opening monologue, as the montage of audiences of ceremonies past chuckled at his jokes. While it won't cure the sick, put out California fires or anything alike, it's fun and we desperately need some fun. 


With that, the evening continued almost as usual. There were sketches, celebrities, awards given out, speeches made. Only this time everyone was tuning in from their homes and the awards were handed by people in hazmat suits, while Kimmel talked to a room of celebrity cardboard cutouts.


The biggest surprise of the evening was Schitt's Creek, the Canadian sitcom that reached wider fame in its last season, thanks to a deal with Netflix, making history as the first show to win all major comedy categories during one season. Succession won the most anticipated award of the night – Outstanding Drama Series, and the show's Jeremy Strong picked up the award for Lead Actor in a Drama Series.


Another moment that will be remembered came when Euphoria's Zendaya became the youngest performer to win The Lead Actress in a Drama Series, at 24 years old, beating out the favorites Laura Linney (Ozark) and Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), as well as Olivia Coleman (The Crown), and Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh (Killing Eve).


Regina King received the award for Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series for Watchmen, as the show itself won four statues, including the one for Best Limited Series.


Here is the full list of nominees and winners:


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"
  • Issa Rae, "Insecure"
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, "Black-ish"

Lead actor in a comedy series

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

Writing for a comedy series

  • Michael Schur, "The Good Place"
  • Tony McNamara, "The Great"
  • Daniel Levy, "Schitt's Creek"
  • David West Read, "Schitt's Creek"
  • 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"

Directing for a comedy series

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

Supporting actor in a comedy series

  • Mahershala Ali, "Ramy"
  • Alan Arkin, "The Kominsky Method"
  • Andre Braugher, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
  • Sterling K. Brown, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
  • William Jackson Harper, "The Good Place"
  • Daniel Levy, "Schitt's Creek"
  • Tony Shalhoub, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
  • Kenan Thompson, "Saturday Night Live"

Supporting actress in a comedy series

  • Alex Borstein, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
  • D'Arcy Carden, "The Good Place"
  • Betty Gilpin, "GLOW"
  • Marin Hinkle, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
  • Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live"
  • Annie Murphy, "Schitt's Creek"
  • Yvonne Orji, "Insecure"
  • Cecily Strong, "Saturday Night Live"

Comedy series

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

Variety talk series

  • "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah"
  • "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee"
  • "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
  • "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver"
  • "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert"

Lead actress in a limited series or movie

  • Cate Blanchett, "Mrs. America"
  • Shira Haas, "Unorthodox"
  • Regina King, "Watchmen"
  • Octavia Spencer, "Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker"
  • Kerry Washington, "Little Fires Everywhere"

Lead actor in limited series or movie

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

Writing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special

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

Directing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special

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

Supporting actor in limited series or movie

  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, "Watchmen"
  • Jovan Adepo, "Watchmen"
  • Louis Gossett Jr., "Watchmen"
  • Tituss Burgess, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend"
  • Dylan McDermott, "Hollywood"
  • Jim Parsons, "Hollywood"

Supporting actress in limited series or movie

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

Limited series

  • "Little Fires Everywhere"
  • "Mrs. America"
  • "Unbelievable"
  • "Unorthodox"
  • "Watchmen"

Competition program

  • "The Masked Singer"
  • "Nailed It!"
  • "RuPaul's Drag Race"
  • "Top Chef"
  • "The Voice"

Lead actor in a drama series

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

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"

Writing for a drama series

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

Directing for a drama series

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

Supporting actor in a drama series

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

Supporting actress in a drama series

  • Helena Bonham Carter, "The Crown"
  • Laura Dern, "Big Little Lies"
  • Julia Garner, "Ozark"
  • Thandie Newton, "Westworld"
  • Fiona Shaw, "Killing Eve"
  • Sarah Snook, "Succession"
  • Meryl Streep, "Big Little Lies"
  • Samira Wiley, "The Handmaid's Tale"

Drama series

  • "Better Call Saul"
  • "The Crown"
  • "The Handmaid's Tale"
  • "Killing Eve"
  • "The Mandalorian"
  • "Ozark"
  • "Stranger Things"
  • "Succession"