Emmy Awards 2020: Schitt’s Creek wins huge at digital ceremony


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Schitt’s Creek has gained a number of main awards on the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, that are being held nearly amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy had been named finest actress and actor in a comedy collection respectively for his or her performances within the present.

Eugene’s son Daniel Levy, who additionally stars in Schitt’s Creek, gained finest writing for a comedy collection.

Comic Jimmy Kimmel is internet hosting the ceremony from Los Angeles.

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Jimmy Kimmel, pictured rehearsing on the Emmys set earlier on Sunday

Succession, Ozark, Watchmen and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel are among the many different nominated exhibits this yr.

Winners are accepting their awards from residence, as the same old ceremony has been scrapped because of the pandemic.

This yr marks Kimmel’s third time internet hosting the Emmys, after he fronted the ceremony in 2012 and 2016.

  • Emmy Awards 2020: The principle nominations

The Inventive Arts Emmys passed off earlier this week, with winners introduced in classes similar to casting, hair, make-up, lighting and sound design.

However probably the most high-profile classes, similar to finest comedy and drama, in addition to the performing classes, have been saved for Sunday evening’s ceremony.

In a promotional advert broadcast earlier on Sunday, producers stated the ceremony can be broadcast from 114 areas internationally.

“No-one goes residence a loser, they’re going to already be at residence,” joked host Kimmel because the ceremony kicked off.

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Oscar winner Regina King stars in HBO superhero collection Watchmen

Watchmen, an progressive reimagining of a superhero graphic novel that tackled racism in America, scored probably the most nominations this yr.

It gained a loyal following and important acclaim final yr throughout its nine-episode run.

British nominees this yr embody Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer and The Crown’s Olivia Colman – who’re each up for finest actress in a drama collection.

Two Brits are additionally nominated for finest supporting actress in a drama – Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown) and Thandie Newton (Westworld), alongside Irish actress Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve).

Brian Cox, who was born in Dundee, is recognised for his position in Succession – the place he performs Logan Roy, a harsh and vindictive media baron. Fellow Brits Matthew Macfadyen and Harriet Walter are additionally recognised for his or her performances within the satirical drama, which was created by British author Jesse Armstrong.

Irish actor Paul Mescal, star of BBC Three’s Regular individuals, is nominated for lead actor in a restricted collection.

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The solid of Succession, which has 18 nominations

Essentially the most nominated exhibits:

  • Watchmen – 26
  • The Marvelous Mrs Maisel – 20
  • Succession – 18
  • Ozark – 18
  • Schitt’s Creek – 15
  • The Mandalorian – 15

There are some big Hollywood names within the working this yr, together with Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman, Mark Ruffalo, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Aniston (her first nomination in 11 years).

Netflix has probably the most nominations, with 160 in complete. It is the second time the streaming service has overwhelmed its rival HBO, which has 107 this yr.

HBO suffered from the absence of former Emmys favorite Recreation of Thrones, which concluded in 2019 after its eighth season. Conventional broadcast networks ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and PBS have simply 127 nominations mixed this yr.

Greater than 25,000 members of the Tv Academy vote for the awards, which had been first offered in 1949. The identify Emmy derives from an early piece of TV tools known as the picture orthicon digicam tube – or the Immy.

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