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2020 Emmys Winners Lists: Succession, Watchmen, Schitt's Creek, and More

Here's who took home the night's biggest prizes

Amanda Bell

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, are officially over, and even as the event pivoted to a mostly virtual affair, the results were still largely the same: The best and brightest TV shows of the year were celebrated, with their casts, crews, and creative teams walking home (er, staying home) with several shiny prizes (though many categories were already announced at the Creative Arts Emmys last week). 

This year, there were a lot of great shows in contention for the night's biggest prizes. On the comedy side, Pop TV's Schitt's Creek enjoyed a clean sweep of the comedy category, including wins for Outstanding Comedy Series and in all four acting categories, besting NBC's The Good Place, HBO's InsecureAmazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Netflix's The Kominsky Method, Netflix's Dead to Me, HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and FX's What We Do in the Shadows

Meanwhile, for drama, Succession nabbed the top honors for Outstanding Drama Series, beating Better Call SaulThe CrownThe Handmaid's TaleOzarkKilling EveThe Mandalorian, and Stranger Thingsas many expected. However, the acting fields were a bit more scattered than some might've expected, with the stars of Euphoria, The Morning Show, and Ozark joining Jeremy Strong on the winner's list. Also ranged were the wins for the limited series and movie categories, although earning the win for Outstanding Limited Series was HBO's Watchmen and its lead actors. Read on to find out all of the winners of the 2020 Emmys below.

Emmys 2020: Awards Show Date, Nominees, and Everything Else to Know   

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Drama Series

Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid's Tale
Killing Eve
The Mandalorian
OzarkStranger Things

Actor in a Drama Series
WINNER: Jeremy StrongSuccession 
Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Steve Carell, The Morning Show
Brian Cox, Succession

Billy Porter,Pose

Actress in a Drama Series
WINNER: ZendayaEuphoria  

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 EspositoBetter Call Saul

Bradley WhitfordThe Handmaid's Tale
Mark DuplassThe Morning Show
Nicholas BraunSuccession

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Matthew MacFadyenSuccession

Jeffrey WrightWestworld

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
WINNER: Julia GarnerOzark

Laura DernBig Little Lies

Meryl StreepBig Little Lies

Helena Bonham CarterThe Crown

Samira WileyThe Handmaid's Tale

Fiona ShawKilling Eve
Sarah SnookSuccession

Thandie NewtonWestworld

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
WINNER: Andrij Parekh, Succession ("Hunting") 
Benjamin Caron, The Crown ("Aberfan")
Jessica Hobbs, The Crown ("Cri de Coeur")
Mimi Leder, The Morning Show ("The Interview")
Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland ("Prisoners of War")
Mark Mylod, Succession ("This Is Not for Tears")
Alik Sakharov, Ozark ("Fire Pink")
Ben Semanoff, Ozark ("Su Casa Es Mi Casa")

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
WINNER: Jesse Armstrong, Succession ("This Is Not for Tears")
Miki Johnson, Ozark ("Fire Pink")
Peter Morgan, The Crown ("Aberfan")
Chris Mundy, Ozark ("All In")
Thomas Schnauz, Better Call Saul ("Bad Choice Road")
John Shiban, Ozark ("Boss Fight")
Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul ("Bagman")

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Comedy Series
WINNER: Schitt's Creek
Curb Your Enthusiasm

Dead to Me

The Good Place


The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
What We Do in the Shadows

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

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 Rossblack-ish

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Dan LevySchitt's Creek
Andre BraugherBrooklyn Nine-Nine

William Jackson HarperThe Good Place

Alan ArkinThe Kominsky Method

Sterling K. BrownThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Tony ShalhoubThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Mahershala AliRamy

Kenan ThompsonSaturday Night Live

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Annie MurphySchitt's Creek
Betty GilpinGLOW

D'Arcy CardenThe Good Place

Yvonne OrjiInsecure

Alex BorsteinThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Marin HinkleThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kate McKinnonSaturday Night Live

Cecily StrongSaturday Night Live

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
WINNER: Andrew Cividino and Dan Levy, Schitt's Creek ("Happy Ending") 
James Burrows, Will & Grace ("We Love Lucy")
Gail Mancuso, Modern Family ("Finale Part 2")
Daniel Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ("Marvelous Radio")
Matt Shankman, The Great ("The Great")
Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ("It's Comedy or Cabbage")
Ramy Youssef, Ramy ("Miakhalifa.mov")

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
WINNER: Dan Levy, Schitt's Creek ("Happy Ending")

Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil, What We Do in the Shadows ("Collaboration")
Tony McNamara, The Great ("The Great")
Stefani Robinson, What We Do in the Shadows ("On the Run")
Michael Schur, The Good Place ("Whenever You're Ready")
David West Read, Schitt's Creek ("The Presidential Suite") 

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Limited Series
WINNER: Watchmen 

Little Fires Everywhere

Mrs. America

Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
WINNER: Mark RuffaloI Know This Much Is True
Jeremy Irons, Watchmen
Hugh Jackman, Bad Education
Paul Mescal, Normal People
Jeremy Pope, Hollywood

Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
WINNER: Regina King
Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America

Shira Haas, Unorthodox
Octavia Spencer, Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of C.J. Walker

Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
WINNER: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Dylan McDermottHollywood

Jim ParsonsHollywood

Titus BurgessUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend
Jovan AdepoWatchmen

Louis Gossett Jr.Watchmen

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
WINNER: Uzo Aduba
Mrs. America
Holland TaylorHollywood
Margo MartindaleMrs. America

Tracey UllmanMrs. America

Toni ColletteUnbelievable

Jean SmartWatchmen    

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
WINNER: Maria Scrader, Unorthodox 
Lenny Abrahamson, Normal People ("Episode 5")
Steph Green, Watchmen ("Little Fear of Lightning")
Nicole Kassell, Watchmen ("It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice")
Lynn Shelton, Little Fires Everywhere ("Find a Way")
Stephen Williams, Watchmen ("This Extraordinary Being")

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
WINNER: Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, Watchmen ("This Extraordinary Being")
Tony Barfield, Mrs. America ("Shirley")
Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon, and Ayalet Waldman, Unbelievable ("Episode 1")
Sally Rooney and Alice Birch, Normal People ("Episode 3")
Anna Winger, Unorthodox ("Part 1")