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The Emmys: Succession, Schitt’s Creek and Zendaya win big

But it’s heartbreak for Normal People’s Connell

By Time Out Film
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TV and streamings night of nights, the Emmys brought back a slice of Hollywood almost-business-as-usual glamour to the internet last night – albeit clad in Hazmat suits. Jimmy Kimmel presided over a mix of Zoom-based acceptance speeches, some actual live interaction and even a mini-Friends reunion, and at the end of it all, Schitt’s Creek, Watchmen and Succession went away laden in gongs.

It was a huge night for Schitt's Creek. Having found a second life on Netflix, the Canadian comedy series of the moment won outstanding comedy series. It also swept all the acting categories, including best comedy actor (Eugene Levy), actress (Catherine O'Hara), supporting actor (Daniel Levy) and supporting actress (Annie Murphy).

HBO’s Succession won best drama series, while lead actor in a drama series went to Jeremy Strong’s performance as Kendall Roy, the put-upon scion of the show’s morally vacant media empire.

Normal People’s Paul Mescal lost out to Mark Ruffalo for his two I Know This Much Is True roles In the lead actor in a limited series or movie bracket. But there was a win for Euphoria’s superstar-in-the-making Zendaya. She’s the youngest person to win an Emmy for lead actress in a drama series, breaking Killing Eve star Jodie Comer’s record from last year.

In another dominant Emmys night for HBO, Watchmen won two acting gongs: for Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Adding buzz to the proceeding was a live feed between Kimmel and Friends trio Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox. The trio have been living together since the ‘90s, explained Aniston. More randomly, Jason Bateman was there too. 

Check out the list of winners below:

Outstanding comedy series
Winner: Schitt's Creek
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dead to Me
The Good Place
Insecure
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
What We Do in the Shadows

Outstanding drama series
Winner: Succession
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid's Tale
Killing Eve
The Mandalorian
Ozark
Stranger Things

Outstanding limited series
Winner: Watchmen
Little Fires Everywhere
Mrs. America
Unbelievable
Unorthodox

Lead actor in a comedy series
Winner: Eugene Levy, Schitt's Creek
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Don Cheadle, Black Monday
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Lead actress in a comedy series
Winner: Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Supporting actor in a comedy series
Winner: Dan Levy, Schitt's Creek
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
William Jackson Harper, The Good Place
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Sterling K Brown, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Mahershala Ali, Ramy
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Supporting actress in a comedy series
Winner: Annie Murphy, Schitt's Creek
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
D'Arcy Carden, The Good Place
Yvonne Orji, Insecure
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

Lead actor in a drama series
Winner: Jeremy Strong, Succession
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K Brown, This Is Us
Steve Carell, The Morning Show
Brian Cox, Succession
Billy Porter, Pose

Lead actress in a drama series
Winner: Zendaya, Euphoria
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Laura Linney, Ozark
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Supporting actor in a drama series
Winner: Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid's Tale
Mark Duplass, The Morning Show
Nicholas Braun, Succession
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Supporting actress in a drama series
Winner: Julia Garner, Ozark
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid's Tale
Fiona Shaw , Killing Eve
Sarah Snook, Succession
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Lead actor in a limited series or movie
Winner: Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True
Jeremy Irons, Watchmen
Hugh Jackman, Bad Education
Paul Mescal, Normal People
Jeremy Pope, Hollywood

Lead actress in a limited series or movie
Winner: Regina King, Watchmen
Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
Shira Haas, Unorthodox
Octavia Spencer, Self Made
Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Supporting actor in a limited series or movie
Winner: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen
Dylan McDermott, Hollywood
Jim Parsons, Hollywood
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend
Jovan Adepo, Watchmen
Louis Gossett Jr, Watchmen

Supporting actress in a limited series or movie
Winner: Uzo Aduba, Mrs America
Holland Taylor, Hollywood
Margo Martindale, Mrs. America
Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Jean Smart, Watchmen

Outstanding television movie
Winner: Bad Education
American Son
Dolly Parton's Heartstrings: These Old Bones
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend

Writing for a comedy series
Winner: Daniel Levy, Schitt's Creek

Writing for a drama series
Winner: Jesse Armstrong, Succession

Writing for a limited series, movie or drama
Winner: Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, Watchmen

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