Like everything that has been happening in 2020, this year’s Emmys was also held in a never-been-done-before unprecedented manner. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and its social distancing requirements, the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards took place virtually with an empty audience and celebrity guests who were watching from home.

Jimmy Kimmel opened the ceremony at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, from where the Emmys were being filmed. The popular talk show host addressed the unusually empty hall by jokingly saying, “It’s great to finally see people again.” 

However, the “Pandemmys” taking place virtually wasn’t the only novel factor that was a part of this year’s primetime award’s ceremony – the long list of talented winners who won an award for the very first time ever was also definitely noteworthy!

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1. Zendaya

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – “Euphoria”

2. Jeremy Strong

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – “Succession”

3. Annie Murphy

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – “Schitt’s Creek”

4. Daniel Levy

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – “Schitt’s Creek”
  • Outstanding Comedy Series – “Schitt’s Creek”
  • Outstanding Directing For a Comedy Series – “Schitt’s Creek”
  • Outstanding Writing For a Comedy Series – “Schitt’s Creek”

5. Billy Crudup

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series – “The Morning Show”

6. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

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  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie – “Watchmen”

7. Maya Rudolph

  • Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series – “Saturday Night Live”
  • Outstanding Character Voice Over Performance – “Big Mouth”

8. Eddie Murphy

  • Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series – “Saturday Night Live”

9. Cord Jefferson

  • Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special – “Watchmen”

10. Andrew Cividino

  • Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series – “Schitt’s Creek”

11. Andrij Parekh

  • Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series – “Succession”

12. Maria Schrader

  • Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special – “Unorthodox”

The Emmys this year was an eventful night for all and we extend our heartfelt respect and appreciation towards all the individuals who contribute their immense talents towards making this industry even more phenomenal.

Sources: New York TimesEmmys.com.

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