The “Emmys” went virtual last night, and “Schitt’s Creek” swept the comedy categories.
They won NINE Emmys for their sixth and final season, including Best Comedy Series.
That’s a new record for most wins in a single season for a comedy series. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” had set the previous record of eight in 2018, and did it again in 2019.
The cast swept the acting categories. Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara won Best Actor and Actress, and Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy won for Supporting Actor and Actress. That’s the first time a comedy series has done that.
Daniel Levy also set a record for most wins for an individual in a single season, with four. He also got trophies for writing and directing . . . plus Best Comedy Series, since he’s a producer. FYI, “Schitt’s Creek” had ZERO EMMYS heading into the night.
Last night’s Emmys also set a record for most wins by Black actors, including Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Mateen the Second for “Watchmen”, Uzo Aduba for “Mrs. America”, Zendaya for “Euphoria”, Eddie Murphy and Maya Rudolph for “Saturday Night Live”, and Ron Cephas Jones for “This Is Us”.
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The ceremony itself was obviously VERY different.
Jimmy Kimmel hosted in an empty arena. He did initially try to fool us with crowd reactions from past ceremonies. Then he revealed that he was alone . . . except for Jason Bateman.
Some presenters also joined him live, including Jennifer Aniston, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Randall Park. . . who brought an alpaca.
Nominees were all at remote locations . . . many in their own homes. Jennifer Aniston even had Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow with her. She apparently jetted home after her appearance with Jimmy.
Awards were mostly delivered to those locations by people in Hazmat suits. What’s funny is that someone had to be on hand with an Emmy at every nominee’s house.
And actor Ramy Youssef posted a video of HIS trophy guy leaving with the Emmy after he LOST.
In some categories, all the nominees were given a box, and the winner’s box would spring open, and a hand holding the statue would pop out.
Interesting bits included David Letterman being kicked out of an Uber before presenting an award . . . celebs revealing what they’ve been doing during the pandemic . . .
And Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington trying to skip to 2021 by ringing in the New Year early.
The emotional highlight of the night had to be Tyler Perry’s speech while accepting the Governor’s Award.