72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Winners: “Schitt’s Creek” Is The Night’s Undeniable Winner

The final 23 categories for the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this evening and and without a doubt, Schitt’s Creek was the big winner of the evening, completely sweeping the comedy acting categories, making it the first comedy or drama series, EVER, to achieve this feat.

Schitt’s Creek won in all of their acting categories with wins for Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy. Daniel Levy also took home Emmys for writing and directing the Schitt’s Creek series finale “Happy Ending”, as well as the show prevailing in Outstanding Comedy Series. Schitt’s Creek now joins All in the Family, Golden Girls and Will & Grace where all four principal cast member have received Emmys, however, none of the aforementioned series did it in one night! What a sweep!

HBO’s Watchmen continued it’s impressive Emmy haul this evening with wins for Regina King (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series, TV Movie or Dramatic Special), Yahya Abdul-Manteen II (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series, TV Movie or Dramatic Special),  Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, TV Movie or Dramatic Special, and Outstanding Limited Series. It’s only category it lost was Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series, which shockingly and deservingly went to Maria Schrader of Unorthodox.

Speaking of shocking wins, Zendaya shocked the world with a win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for HBO’s Euphoria, beating out Laura Linney (Ozark), Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) and Olivia Colman (The Crown). At the age of 24, Zendaya is the youngest actress ever to win an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. As for the other drama acting categories, Jeremy Strong won his first Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Succession, Billy Crudup picked up his first Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for The Morning Show, and Julia Garner repeated her Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series win for Ozark.

Succession won its first Outstanding Drama Series win, keeping it in the HBO family.

Here are the complete list of winners from the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES: Schitt’s Creek

 OUTSTANDING COMPETITION PROGRAM: RuPaul’s Drag Race

 OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES: Succession

 OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES: Watchmen

 OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES: Andrew Cividino, Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek Happy Ending”

 OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES: Andrij Parekh, Succession “Hunting”

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL: Maria Schrader, Unorthodox

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL: Damon Lindelof, Cord Jefferson, Watchmen

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

 OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Jeremy Strong, Succession

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Zendaya, Euphoria

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Regina King, Watchmen

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Julia Garner, Ozark

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES: Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek, “Happy Ending”

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES: Jesse Armstrong, Succession, “This Is Not For Tears”

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