Watchmen,’ ‘Schitt’s Creek’ rule at digital Emmys with pandemic and political twists


Los Angeles, September 20

Media household saga “Succession,” dystopian drama “Watchmen” and feel-good comedy “Schitt’s Creek” dominated the Emmy Awards on Sunday in a present sprinkled with jokes concerning the coronavirus pandemic, political jibes and appeals for racial justice.

“Hello, and welcome to the PandEmmys!,” mentioned host Jimmy Kimmel, opening the present, the place most celebrities took half remotely from their sofas and backyards wearing a wide range of robes, hoodies and sleepwear.

“It seems frivolous and unnecessary to do this during a global pandemic,” Kimmel mentioned as he opened the stay present from Los Angeles.

“What’s happening tonight is not important. It’s not going to stop COVID. It’s not going to put out the fires, but it’s fun. And right now we need fun. … This has been a miserable year. It’s been a year of division, injustice (and) disease,” he added.

HBO’s “Succession,” the wickedly juicy story of a fractious media household, was named greatest drama sequence, whereas Jeremy Strong received one of the best actor for his position as a downtrodden son.

“Succession’s seven-Emmy haul included writing and directing.

In one of the crucial pointed acceptance speeches of the night time, “Succession” creator Jesse Armstrong made a sequence of what he referred to as “un-thank yous.”

“Un-thank you to the virus for keeping us all apart this year. Un-thank you to President Trump for his crummy and uncoordinated response. Un-thank you to (British Prime Minister) Boris Johnson and his government for doing the same in my country. Un-thank you to all the nationalist and sort of quasi-nationalist governments in the world who are exactly the opposite of what we need right now,” mentioned Armstrong.

HBO’s alternative-reality present “Watchmen,” infused with racial themes, received for best-limited sequence, whereas actress Regina King received for her lead efficiency because the present’s kick-ass police detective.

“Watchmen” was the night time’s largest winner with a complete of 11 Emmys, together with technical awards handed out final week. HBO was the most important general winner, with 30 Emmys, adopted by Netflix with 21.

“Watchmen” creator Damon Lindelof devoted his Emmy to the victims and survivors of the 1921 bloodbath of the Black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which partly impressed the sequence.

BLACK LIVES

Several celebrities, together with King, presenter Sterling Ok.

Brown, and “Mrs America” supporting actress winner Uzo Aduba, wore Black Lives Matter-themed t-shirts or urged viewers to vote within the Nov. three U.S. elections.

“Schitt’s Creek,” a sleeper hit on the small Pop TV community a few rich household pressured to stay in a rundown motel, received a complete of 9 Emmys, together with greatest comedy sequence in addition to appearing awards for Canadian stars Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, his son Daniel Levy, and Annie Murphy.

The coronavirus pandemic meant no crimson carpet and no bodily viewers. Instead, producers despatched digital camera kits and microphones to all of the nominees, scattered in 125 locations around the globe, who selected how and the place they needed to be seen.

The “Schitt’s Creek” winners acquired their trophies delivered to them in a restaurant-style arrange in Ontario, Canada, by an individual wearing a customized hazmat go well with, designed to resemble a tuxedo.

The largest shock of the night time got here when former Disney Channel actress Zendaya, 24, was named greatest drama actress for taking part in a teen drug addict in HBO’s “Euphoria,” beating presumed favourites Laura Linney (“Ozark”) and Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show.”)

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” was named greatest selection speak sequence for the fifth successive yr, and the British comic accepted carrying a crimson Liverpool soccer shirt in honour of his favorite British workforce.–Reuters



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