2020 Emmy Winners: Your Full List of Winners from the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards

Schitt's Creek sweeps Comedy categories; Watchmen dominates Limited Series awards; Succession takes home Outstanding Drama amid some major acting category surprises.

by | September 20, 2020 | Comments

Watchmen keyart Regina King (HBO)

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TV’s biggest night looked a little different this year, with host Jimmy Kimmel leading viewers through a socially-distanced 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony from the Staples Center, with some guest appearances – including a memorable and fiery moment with Jennifer Aniston – and live-crosses to the nominees.

Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek was the night’s big winner, cleaning up all seven awards in the Comedy category, including Outstanding Comedy Series. In the Limited Series categories, it was Watchmen‘s moment: the series took out Outstanding Limited Series, while stars Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II took home acting awards for Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor, respectively. Uzo Aduba won supporting actress for her work on Mrs. America and Mark Ruffalo took home lead actor for HBO’s I Know This Much Is True.

Some of the biggest shocks of the night came in the lead acting categories for Drama, with Euphoria‘s Zendaya upsetting a field that included Olivia Colman and Laura Linney to take out Lead Actress in a Drama, and Succession‘s Jeremy Strong beating out co-star Brian Cox for Lead Actor. Succession also took out the award for Outstanding Drama Series, holding off closest competition, Ozark. (The Netflix series did land an award for Julia Garner, for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.)

Check out the full list of winners below, and for a full list of Creative Arts winners, check here.

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Comedy Series

Outstanding Limited Series

Outstanding Television Movie

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Olivia Colman

The Crown



Jodie Comer

Killing Eve

Sandra Oh

Killing Eve

Jennifer Aniston

The Morning Show

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Issa Rae


Rachel Brosnahan

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Catherine O'Hara

Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Don Cheadle

Black Monday

Ted Danson

The Good Place

Michael Douglas

The Kominsky Method

Eugene Levy

Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Television Movie

Kerry Washington

Little Fires Everywhere

Cate Blanchett

Mrs. America

Octavia Spencer

Self Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C.J. Walker

Shira Haas


Regina King


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie

Hugh Jackman

Bad Education

Jeremy Pope


Mark Ruffalo

I Know This Much Is True

Paul Mescal

Normal People

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Laura Dern

Big Little Lies

Meryl Streep

Big Little Lies

Samira Wiley

The Handmaid’s Tale

Fiona Shaw

Killing Eve

Sarah Snook


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Giancarlo Esposito

Better Call Saul

Bradley Whitford

The Handmaid’s Tale

Billy Crudup

The Morning Show

Mark Duplass

The Morning Show

Nicholas Braun


Kieran Culkin


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

D'Arcy Carden

The Good Place

Yvonne Orji


Alex Borstein

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Show Title

Marin Hinkle

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Show Title

Kate McKinnon

Saturday Night Live

Cecily Strong

Saturday Night Live

Annie Murphy

Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Alan Arkin

The Kominsky Method

Sterling K. Brown

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Tony Shalhoub

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kenan Thompson

Saturday Night Live

Dan Levy

Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Television Movie

Uzo Aduba

Mrs. America

Margo Martindale

Mrs. America

Tracey Ullman

Mrs. America

Toni Collette


Jean Smart


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie

Jim Parsons


Tituss Burgess

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend

Jovan Adepo


Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel

The Handmaid’s Tale

Cicely Tyson

How To Get Away With Murder

Laverne Cox

Orange Is The New Black

Harriet Walter


Cherry Jones


Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Andrew Scott

Black Mirror

Giancarlo Esposito

The Mandalorian

Martin Short

The Morning Show

Jason Bateman

The Outsider

James Cromwell


Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Angela Bassett

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Maya Rudolph

The Good Place

Wanda Sykes

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Bette Midler

The Politician

Maya Rudolph

Saturday Night Live

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Luke Kirby

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Fred Willard

Modern Family

Dev Patel

Modern Love

Adam Driver

Saturday Night Live

Eddie Murphy

Saturday Night Live

Brad Pitt

Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Outstanding Competition Program

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Schitt’s Creek, “Happy Ending” – Andrew Cividino and Dan Levy

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Schitt’s Creek, “Happy Ending” – Dan Levy

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Television Movie

Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being” – Damon Lindelof, Cord Jefferson

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Television Movie

Unorthodox – Maria Schrader

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Succession, “This Is Not For Tears” – Jesse Armstrong

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Succession, “Hunting” – Andrij Parekh

Emmys: 72nd Emmys (2020)


Description: The 72nd Emmy Awards were broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on ABC, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and produced by Done+Dusted, Reginald Hudlin and KIMMELOT. The telecast featured awards in 23 Emmy categories, plus the Governors Award, and presenters and surprise guests including Anthony Anderson, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Ty Burrell, LaVerne Cox, America Ferrera, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, and more. Singer-songwriter and Grammy-winning artist H.E.R. performed for the “In Memoriam” presentation.

Critics Consensus: What could go right? Apparently just enough to make the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards — the first and hopefully last PandEmmys — an entertaining, unusually comforting night of mostly pleasant surprises.

Air Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020

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