ZENDAYA MAKES EMMYS HISTORY

Updated: Sep 25, 2020

Awards ceremonies are going to look a little different amid the coronavirus pandemic. Without the star studded audience the Emmy Awards still went ahead with Schitt's Creek, Succession and Watchmen coming out the big winners on the night.

Schitt's Creek won a total of 9 awards breaking the Emmys record for most wins for a comedy, a fitting send off for its sixth and final season. Taking home the top prize was Succession which also went on to win another three awards. HBO's Watchmen also came out with a few awards winning best Limited Series as well as a couple of acting awards.


But the story of the night came in the form of Euphoria star Zendaya. The rising star, still only 24, is now the youngest ever winner of best drama actress for her role as 'Rue Bennett' in this teen drama.


See all the winners below:

Best Comedy

Schitt’s Creek (Pop)


Best Drama

Succession (HBO)


Best Limited Series

Watchmen (HBO)


Best Actress, Comedy

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek


Best Actor, Comedy

Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek


Best Actress, Drama

Zendaya, Euphoria


Best Actor, Drama

Jeremy Strong, Succession


Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie

Regina King, Watchmen


Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie

Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True


Supporting Actress, Comedy

Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek


Supporting Actor, Comedy

Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek


Supporting Actress, Drama

Julia Garner, Ozark


Supporting Actor, Drama

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show


Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie

Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America


Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen


*Television Movie

Bad Education (HBO)


*Variety Sketch Series

Saturday Night Live (NBC)


Variety Talk Series

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)


Reality Competition Program

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)


*Reality Host

RuPaul, Drag Race


*Structured Reality Program

Queer Eye (Netflix)


*Unstructured Reality Program

Cheer (Netflix)


*Guest Actress, Comedy

Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live


*Guest Actor, Comedy

Eddie Murphy, Saturday Night Live


*Guest Actress, Drama

Cherry Jones, Succession


*Guest Actor, Drama

Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us


*Documentary or Nonfiction Series

The Last Dance (ESPN)


*Documentary or Nonfiction Special

The Apollo (HBO)


*Animated Program

Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)


Writing for a Comedy Series

Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek (“Happy Ending”)


Writing for a Drama Series

Jesse Armstrong, Succession (“This Is Not for Tears”)


Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama Special

Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, Watchmen (“This Extraordinary Being”)


Directing for a Comedy Series

Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek (“Happy Ending”)


Directing for a Drama Series

Andrij Parekh, Succession (“Hunting”)


Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama Special

Maria Schrader, Unorthodox


*Directing for a Variety Series

Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live (“Host: Eddie Murphy”)


*Awards presented during the Creative Arts Emmy ceremonies from Sept. 14 through Sept. 18.

By Elliot Lines - Lead Editor