No one knew what to expect of Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, given that Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ceremony from an empty Staples Center with everyone accepting their awards from remote locations. It went smoothly, all technical obstacles considered, and the biggest shock wound up in the winners list: Canadian series “Schitt’s Creek” swept all seven major comedy categories, an unprecedented accomplishment.

HBO had a strong showing on the more serious side of things, with “Succession” and “Watchmen” collecting several Emmys in the drama and limited series categories, respectively. “Euphoria” star Zendaya became the youngest person to ever win outstanding lead actress in a drama.

Here’s a full breakdown of how television’s biggest night unfolded.


  • Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue kicked off the audience-free show, with winners accepting their awards via video from remote locations.
  • “Schitt’s Creek” swept the first seven awards, including all four comedy acting trophies for Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy.
  • “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” won outstanding variety talk series for the fifth year in a row.
  • Regina King — wearing a shirt bearing the face of Breonna Taylor — and Mark Ruffalo both encouraged viewers to vote in their respective acceptance speeches for acting in a limited series.
  • “Watchmen” dominated limited-series categories, winning for best series, directing, actress (Regina King) and supporting actor (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II).
  • Jeremy Strong topped “Succession” castmate Brian Cox to win best actor in a drama; the show also won for writing, directing and best drama series.
  • Here is the complete list of winners.