Flashmag Digizine Edition Issue 110 October 2020 - Page 158

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The statuette "has since become the symbol of the TV Academy's goal of supporting and uplifting the art and science of television: The wings represent the muse of art; the atom the electron of science."

This year The pandemic forced the Emmy Awards to stage a largely virtual event.

he 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards took place September 20th 2020. The ceremony was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. The awards were presented from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but there was no red carpet, no audience and, aside from the presenters, no attendees.

Netflix led the way with a record 160 nominations while HBO's "Watchmen" scored the most nominations for any single show with 26. Prior to the ceremony, host Jimmy Kimmel told The Hollywood Reporter he would consider the evening a success "if it isn't boring."

On the comedy side, "Schitt's Creek" cleaned up, taking home the first seven awards presented, including for writing, directing and outstanding comedy series. Things were more split in the drama categories, with HBO's "Succession" taking home the award for outstanding drama series.

The winner list

Outstanding Comedy Series

"Curb Your Enthusiasm"

"Dead to Me"

"Insecure"

"Schitt's Creek" — Winner

"The Good Place"

"The Kominsky Method"

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

"What We Do in the Shadows"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Don Cheadle — "Black Monday"

Anthony Anderson — "Black-ish"

Ramy Youssef — "Ramy"

Eugene Levy — "Schitt's Creek" — Winner

Ted Danson — "The Good Place"

Michael Douglas — "The Kominsky Method"

Jimmy Kimmel and Jennifer Aniston sanitizing a winner envelop