And the 2020 Emmy Winners Are…

I’ll spare you the whole, “It’s been a weird year for television” spiel and cut to the chase—it’s Emmys time. On Sunday night, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and company will take a stab at normalcy with the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony broadcast. This year’s show will honor programming that managed to eke out in the latter half of 2019 and the long ago early months of 2020, prior to the pandemic forced production shutdowns across the industry.

So who’s up for an award? Some of Nerdist‘s favorites, as a matter of fact. The top-dollar awards recognize comedies like  Schitt’s Creek and The Good Place—two reliable pieces of feel-good entertainment—thrilling dramas including Killing Eve and The Handmaid’s Tale, and science fiction fare including Stranger Things and The Mandalorian. But what is perhaps the most exciting title to contend for an award tonight lives among the Limited Series awards: Watchmen, whose stars Regina King and Jean Smart are likewise vying for trophies.

If you’re excited to see who walks home with awards, keep watch below, as we’ll be updating live along with the broadcast. Enjoy the show!

Angela Abar on HBO's Watchmen


Lead Actress in a Comedy
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Lead Actror in a Comedy
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Writing – Comedy
Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Directing – Comedy
Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek

Comedy Series
Schitt’s Creek

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Regina King, Watchmen

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

Writing – Limited Series or Movie
Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, Watchmen

Directing – Limited Series of Movies
Maria Scrader, Unorthodox

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America

Limited Series

Competition Program
RuPaul’s Drag Race

Lead Actor in a Drama
Jeremy Strong, Succession

Lead Actress in a Drama
Zendaya, Euphoria

Writing – Drama
Jesse Armstrong, Succession

Directing – Drama
Andrij Parekh, Succession

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Julia Garner, Ozark

Outstanding Drama Series

Featured Image: HBO

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