Diversity wins at Emmy Awards

Records were broken, history was made, with black and LGBTQI shows taking multiple wins.

Watchmen (pictured) topped 2020’s Emmy haul at 11 trophies, including the Creative Emmy wins.

Schitt’s Creek, which swept the comedy awards, bagged 9 – at 7, it was the most comedy wins on Emmy night.

It was a night toasting diversity with black cast and LGBTQI shows taking multiple wins. At 24 Euphoria‘s Zendaya made history becoming the youngest to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series beating out seasoned names such as Laura Linney, Olivia Colman and Jennifer Aniston, Jodie Comer, Sandra Oh.

But Aussies Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Sarah Snook, Hannah Gadsby and Tony McNamara missed out, leaving cinematographer Greig Fraser to wave the flag with a win for The Mandalorian.

Apple TV also won its first primetime Emmy, for The Morning Show.

Here are the top shows / network wins:

Watchmen 11
Schitt’s Creek 9
Succession 7
The Mandalorian 7
RuPaul’s Drag Race 6
Saturday Night Live 6
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 4
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 4
Apollo 11 3
Cheer 3
Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones 3
Euphoria 3
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal 3

HBO – 30
Netflix – 21
Pop TV – 10
Disney+ – 8
NBC – 8
VH1 – 6
ABC – 5
National Geographic – 5
Adult Swim – 4
Prime Video – 4
CNN 3 – 3
FOX 3 – 3

Source: Deadline

6 Responses

  1. I do not get the fuss over stupid Schitt’s Creek at all. I tried to watch it but found it stupid & not funny at all. While a great & hilarious show like Young Sheldon didn’t even get nominated. Very disappointed the Aussies didn’t win.

  2. That’s great that diversity stories have been awarded, but I do hope it was based on merit and not tokenism which can be disempowering. But someone like RuPaul is highly accomplished in a few fields of arts and deserving of recognition so I can see how there are awards for RuPaul’s show. On the other hand, it’s interesting to see that Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones was awarded as it was very controversial for its ethnic, LGBT+ and abuse jokes. It was embarrassing for the people that recommended it on the success of Chappelle’s Show alone.

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