V’s Emmys Rundown

V’s Emmys Rundown

V’s Emmys Rundown

History was made and streaks were strengthened.

History was made and streaks were strengthened.

Text: Jared Peraglia

Jimmy Kimmel hosted an unorthodox Emmys in the Staples Center sectionally filled with cardboard cutouts of stars this past weekend. Schitts Creek and Zendaya made history, Watchmen took home the most awards of the season and John Oliver’s winning streak doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. 

Here is V’s rundown of all things Emmys.

Schitt’s Creek Wins Big

Daniel Levy’s heartwarming Pop TV series Schitt’s Creek set a record for the most awards given to a comedy show in one year. Gaining worldwide popularity only its final season, the hit series took home a total of nine awards this season. The “Rose family” — consisting of Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy — all received performance awards. Most notably, O’Hara’s acceptance marks her first Emmy acting award. 

 

Zendaya Makes History

Zendaya became the youngest performer to win best lead actress in a drama series for her role in A24 and HBO’s Euphoria. The former Disney star thanked the veteran actresses in her category — Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Colman, Sandra Oh and Laura Linney —  and also spoke to the current national social climate.

“I know this feels like a really really weird time to be celebrating, but I just want to say that there is hope in the young people out there,” Zendaya said.

John Oliver’s Winning Streak 

Every year since 2016, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has taken home the award for best variety show. Taking home his fifth Emmy in-a-row, Oliver accepted the award at a desk wearing a sweatshirt opposed to the glamour worn by other winners.

“Thank you so much to the Academy for sending technically a small bomb to my house,” Oliver said as a box opened shooting out confetti and an Emmy. “The way this year has gone, I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if this had blown this room up and caused a small wildfire here in New York.” 

Watchmen Reels in 11 Awards

Watchmen reeled in a total of eleven awards this Emmy season, making it the most awarded show of the year. The show’s most notable awards include outstanding limited series, outstanding lead actress in a limited series for Regina King and outstanding supporting actor in a limited series for Yahya Abdul-Mateen. 

Watchmen was a story about trauma. It was a story about the lasting scars of … white domestic terrorism … It was a story about police corruption and brutality,” Abdul-Mateen said in his virtual acceptance speech.

Credits: Photos and video courtesy of the Television Academy.

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