This year's Primetime Emmy Awards have officially come to an end and they have been like no other. While Jimmy Kimmel, who last hosted in 2016, was a familiar face, it wasn't. For the first time, the show took place practically due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Although everyone attended different venues, the 72nd annual ceremonies were still focused on celebrating the best on television and recognizing actors and the people behind the series for their impressive work.
Who and which shows won the biggest and most talked about awards? Here are all the winners. Did your favorite take home a gold statue?
Outstanding leading actress in a drama series
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Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)
Olivia Colman (The Crown)
Jodie Comer (Killing Eva)
Laura Linney (Ozark)
Sandra Oh (kill Eva)
Winner: Loosely based on an Israeli miniseries of the same name, this American teen drama was earned Zendaya the statue for her emotional lead role as Rue Bennett, a recovering teenage drug addict. The series itself has received praise not only for its acting and story, but also for the way it approaches mature subjects with brutal honesty. At just 24, this is Zendaya's first Emmy Award. It started with the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up.
Outstanding leading actor in a drama series
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Sterling K. Brown (This is us)
Steve Carell (The Morning Show)
Brian Cox (successor)
Billy Porter (pose)
Jeremy Strong (successor)
Winner: Jeremy Strong seemed genuinely surprised that he was the one of four children who seemed best prepared to take over the family-run business for his role as Kendall Roy, the worried son of the head of a global media powerhouse at HBO's succession , only held back by his own demons. Though Strong faced stiff competition from other nominees including his co-star Brian Cox (who plays his reckless father) and last year's winner Billy Porter, his portrayal of the immature son with modernized ideas of where to run the business is like this real that he deserves the moment.
Excellent lead actor in a limited series or film
Jeremy Irons (Guardian)
Hugh Jackman (poor education)
Paul Mescal (normal people)
Jeremy Pope (Hollywood)
Mark Ruffalo (I know so much is true)
Winner: Jharrel Jerome, who scored a surprise win for When They See Us last year, left some big shoes to fill that category. And the hulk himself Mark Ruffalowas the most suitable actor to fill her. History shows that someone who plays a dual role is recognized for it. And in this limited series, Ruffalo played two very different twins, one of whom has a serious mental illness. So it's no surprise he was sent home with a statue to recognize this.
Excellent lead actress in a limited series or film
Cate Blanchett (wife America)
Shira Haas (unorthodox)
Regina King (Guardian)
Octavia Spencer (homemade)
Kerry Washington (little fires everywhere)
Winner: Regina King It's no surprise she took home the award for her role as Angela Abar / Sister Night, a detective who became a nun's habit in this superhero drama based on the 1986 DC Comics series of the same name wearing. This is King's fourth Primetime Emmy Award: she previously won in 2015 and 2016 for American Crime, and in 2018 for Seven Seconds.
Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series
Anthony Anderson (black)
Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
Eugene Levy (Schitt & # 39; s Creek)
Ramy Youssef (Ramy)
Winner: Eugene Levy took home the award for Schitt & # 39; s Creek, the little comedy that took the world by storm. It was surprisingly the veteran actor's first Emmy for acting. He joked that he finally won an Emmy for Comedy for "the most direct role he has played" in his career. The series, about a wealthy family who loses everything and is forced to start over in a small town, caught the attention of viewers outside their home country of Canada when it began streaming on Netflix. Levy's only other Emmy is for writing on the sketch comedy series SCTV in 1983.
Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series
Christina Applegate (dead to me)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Wonderful Mrs. Maisel)
Linda Cardellini (dead to me)
Catherine O & # 39; Hara (Schitt & # 39; s Creek)
Issa Rae (unsure)
Tracee Ellis Ross (black)
Winner: Catherine O'Hara is a legend in the business, and she brought to life the role of Moira, an insanely wealthy and privileged former soap star, with a ridiculous accent and an assortment of wacky wigs. The honor for their presence was sufficient for the other five nominees. While it would have been nice for Christina Applegate to finally get the recognition she deserves for Dead to Me, O’Hara was a tough competition and took the win.
Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series
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Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)
Meryl Streep (big little lies)
Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)
Samira Wiley (The Handmaid's Tale)
Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve)
Julia Garner (Ozark)
Sarah Snook (successor)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)
Winner: Go two on two for Ozark Julia Garner won again for her captivating role as the persistently angry small town criminal Ruth Langmore, who became a powerful right-hand man for the Byrd family in dealing with an illegal drug empire. Langmore, who has also appeared in The Americans, Maniac, and Dirty John, now has two consecutive Emmys for the Netflix series.
Excellent supporting actor in a drama series
Giancarlo Esposito (better to call Saul)
Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid's Tale)
Billy Crudup (The Morning Show)
Mark Duplass (The Morning Show)
Nicholas Braun (successor)
Kieran Culkin (successor)
Matthew Macfadyen (successor)
Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)
Winner: Bring home a win on Apple's new Apple TV + streaming service. Billy Crudup won for his role as Cory Ellison, the new network manager who took over and shook things up. His portrayal of a ruthless businessman made viewers guess whether he was the good guy or the bad guy and which side he was really on (other than his own). While Crudup has won many awards in his long career, this is actually his very first Emmy.
Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series
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Betty Gilpin (GLOW)
D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place)
Yvonne Orji (unsure)
Alex Borstein (The wonderful Mrs. Maisel)
Marin Hinkle (The wonderful Mrs. Maisel)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live)
Annie Murphy (Schitt & # 39; s Creek)
Winner: "Ew, David" has become a meme and staple on T-shirts thanks to memes Annie Murphy& # 39; S portrayal of the selfish, spoiled daughter of formerly wealthy parents in this little Canadian comedy that did the equivalent of "going viral" when streamed on Netflix. While facing tough competition, it was cute to watch newcomer Murphy take home the win.
Excellent supporting actor in a comedy series
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
William Jackson Harper (The Good Place)
Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
Sterling K. Brown (The Wonderful Mrs. Maisel)
Tony Shalhoub (The Wonderful Ms. Maisel)
Mahershala Ali (Ramy)
Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)
Dan Levy (Schitt & # 39; s Creek)
Winner: The low budget comedy from Canada brought out Eugene Levy's son Dan Levy on the map not only as a talented actor, but also as a writer and producer. Not only did he star on this show with his real father as an eligible adult son, he co-wrote the show with his comedy legend father (he won that award too). He did a wonderful job of not only portraying an LGBTQ character in a way seldom done before, with very little focus on his sexuality, but also hilarious one-liners, episode after episode.
Excellent limited series or film
Little fires everywhere (Hulu)
Woman america (hulu)
Winner: GuardianThe miniseries, based on the 1986 DC Comics series of the same name, won the award this year. It serves as a sequel that takes place 34 years after the original events. When a white supremacist group in Tulsa, Oklahoma focuses on racist violence and attacks the Tulsa police, they hide their identities by wearing masks. The series received a total of 26 Emmy nominations, which is the record for any series in 2019.
Excellent drama series
Better call Saul (AMC)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
Killing Eve (BBC America / AMC)
The Mandalorian (Disney Plus)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Winner: Succession was undoubtedly the favorite in this category, especially since the show took home the Golden Globe. With a talented cast and a mesmerizing set that highlights incredible opulence, the series epitomizes the wonderful escapism that is often the goal when we park ourselves on the couch to delve deep into a dramatic show. Under the direction of Brian Cox, the series has turned the rest of the main cast into breakout stars. The win wasn't a surprise.
Excellent comedy series
Curb Your Excitement (HBO)
Dead for me (Netflix)
The Good Place (NBC)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
The wonderful Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video)
Schitt & # 39; s Creek (Pop TV)
What We Do In The Shadows (FX)
Winner: Schitt & # 39; s Creek shows a ridiculously simple concept: an obscenely wealthy family turns from wealth to rags after losing all their money and is forced to move to a small town they once bought as a joke because that is their only good they still own. The story is original and refreshing, the acting and writing superb, the representations by members of the LGBTQ community commendable, the reception mostly positive, and the underlying message about family and focus on what is important in life is something we can all do leave behind us.
Some other notable prize categories (winners highlighted):
Excellent supporting actor in a limited series or movie
Dylan McDermott (Hollywood), Jim Parsons (Hollywood), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy against the Reverend), Yayha Abdul-Mateen II (Guardian), Jovan Adepo (Guardian), Louis Gossett Jr. (Guardian)
Excellent supporting actress in a limited series or movie
Holland Taylor (Hollywood), Uzo Aduba (wife America), Margo Martindale (Woman America), Tracey Ullman (Woman America), Tony Collette (Incredible), Jean Smart (Guardian)
Excellent variety talk series
Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central), Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS), Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC), Last week tonight with John Oliver (HBO), Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO), Drunken Story (Comedy Central), Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Outstanding reality competition series
The Masked Singer (Fox), Nailed It (Netflix), RuPaul & # 39; s Drag Race (VH1), Top Chef (Bravo), The Voice (NBC)