Emmys 2020: Jeremy Strong wins Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for 'Succession'
Jeremy Strong won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the 72nd Emmy Awards for his performance in 'Succession'. Others nominated in the category were Jason Bateman ('Ozark'), Sterling K Brown ('This Is Us'), Steve Carell ('The Morning Show'), Brian Cox ('Succession') and Billy Porter ('Pose'). Strong plays the role of Kendall Roy on the show.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Television Academy did not roll out the red carpet at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles this year. This year, the Emmys 2020 is celebrating the best of television and streaming in a virtual ceremony, without its usual pomp and splendour. Host Jimmy Kimmel addressed a virtually empty auditorium, with more than 100 attendees broadcasting themselves from their respective homes. He was only joined by a select few presenters and entertainers. 'Watchmen' and 'The Marvelous Mrs Maisel' led the nominations race, with 26 and 20 nods, respectively. 'Ozark' and 'Succession' followed closely, with 18 nominations each.
It has been a thrilling night so far as everyone's favorite 'Schitt's Creek' won around seven awards and there were several emotional speeches as the cast thanked their fans and family for the love. In the middle of it we have John Oliver winning what could be called the first Emmy of the show to not go to 'Schitt’s Creek'. The show bagged the Best Variety Talk Series for the fifth year in a row at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 20, night, cementing the show's status as a Television Academy favorite. Maria Schrader won for 'Unorthodox', in Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special the category. Schrader with 'Unorthodox' edged out its competitors 'Little Fires Everywhere' ('Find A Way', Lynn Shelton), 'Normal People' (Episode 5, Lenny Abrahamson), 'Watchmen' ('Little Fear Of Lightning', Steph Green), 'Watchmen' ('This Extraordinary Being', Stephen Williams) and 'Watchmen' ('It’s Summer And We’re Running Out Of Ice', Nicole Kassell).
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