The 2020 Emmys is by far the most unique of them all considering that this year’s event was done virtually on Sunday, September 20. There was no red carpet glamour but it was definitely a show to remember with all the iconic moments and historic wins that happened. Here are some of them:
1. The 2020 Emmys was held virtually
Just like other award shows, the 2020 Emmys was held virtually this year and was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. There were over a hundred camera feeds which were set up from various locations and into the Staples Center. It was a star-studded virtual show which included celebrity homes and more.
2. RuPaul broke a major record
Host RuPaul broke a major record after he won Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program for five consecutive years. His win marked the most wins under the category which had been present for 13 years.
3. Zendaya made history
The 24-year-old actress made history for being the youngest woman to win Lead Actress in a Drama for her incredible acting in Euphoria. The former Disney star broke Jodie Comer’s record who was 26 when she won the award last year. This is also Zendaya’s first Emmy award.
4. Schitt’s Creek’s winning streak
It was a night to remember for Schitt’s Creek as they swept this year’s Emmys with multiple wins. The hit comedy won seven trophies and a total of nine for this year alone. In addition, every main cast member was able to win in their respective category which is a first in the Emmys. Most importantly, the show won as Outstanding Comedy Series. This set a new record for having the most wins in a year for a comedy series.
5. Eddie Murphy got his first Emmy
Fans know Eddie Murphy is the king of comedy and he proved just that after winning his first ever Emmy in his career. He was awarded Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series 40 years after guesting in Saturday Night Live.
In addition to these, this year’s Emmys also had a diverse set of winners with 11 black performers who nabbed awards in different categories. A comic book adaptation, Watchmen, also won Outstanding Limited Series.
The 2020 Emmys was undoubtedly a virtual affair to remember!