This year's Emmy Awards ceremony was very different to previous years, obviously it was all done in a socially distant way. It was hosted in LA by Jimmy Kimmel, who delivered his opening monologue to an empty auditorium. (Except for a rogue Jason Bateman, who snuck in and was desperate to stay).
A lot of the ceremony was conducted remotely, with winners and presenters appearing via video feed. Awards were delivered to people by representatives in full hazmat tuxedos, so it was all a little strange.
In terms of winners, Succession, Watchmen and Schitt’s Creek were the biggest winners on the night. Schitt's Creek took seven awards including Outstanding comedy series, lead actor and actress for Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, supporting actress for Annie Murphy and supporting actor and best writing for Daniel Levy.
National treasure Paul Mescal was nominated in the Lead Actor category but unfortunately lost out to Mark Ruffalo. He looked very dashing (and a bit nervous). Normal People had been nominated for two other awards. Lenny Abrahamson missed out on the Best director award and Sally Rooney and Alice Birch had been nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be. Fiona Shaw was nominated for her role in Killing Eve but she lost out to Julia Garner who plays Ruth Langmore in Ozark.
The Morning Show had been nominated for eight awards but Billy Cruddup took home the only award Best Supporting Actor In A Drama for his role as Cory in the Apple TV show.
There was also a mini Friends reunion, with Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow joining Jennifer Aniston at her home to support her.
Jennifer Aniston, @LisaKudrow, and @courteneycox reunite at the #Emmys. https://t.co/aMQbvKLGl8@courteneycox: "We live together."@JimmyKimmel: "You do?"
Jennifer Aniston: "We’ve been roommates since 1994, Jimmy." pic.twitter.com/E9A5wSchM6
— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 21, 2020