Emmys 2020: Julia Garner wins Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for 'Ozark'
The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, the first during a global pandemic, has officially got over without a sitch. From Jimmy Kimmel incessant yet hilarious jokes to a small 'Friends' reunion, the awards ceremony managed to bring some light during these harrowing times. With 'Schitt's Creek' bagging all the awards in the Comedy category, Mark Ruffalo winning Lead Actor in a limited series or movie for 'I Know This Much Is True', and Zendaya winning for outstanding Drama Actress for 'Euphoria', it's safe to say that all awards were well deserved. Although, this year was different with no live audience, and stars at home glammed up for the Emmys that were being delivered to them, it still was a great show thanks to the team behind the Academy.
The second last award of the night was that of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a drama series. Although all the nominated actresses were well-deserved for sure, we have to say that the win as definitely on point. Julia Garner was presented the award for winning in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a drama series for 'Ozark' by a nurse practitioner from NYC Katie Duke. Duke spoke of how her Covid-19 experience had her scared, bringing awareness on how important life is. The entire award ceremony paid tribute to many of the happenings around the world, from the speeches of the winners to the small monologues recorded by other stars. They touched on the Black Lives Matter movement and the importance of voting, using their platform to bring the conversation to more important factors ahead of the community.
For the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a drama series, the following were the nominations:
Laura Dern for Big Little Lies'
Meryl Streep for Big Little Lies'
Helena Bonham Carter for 'The Crown'
Samira Wiley for 'The Handmaid’s Tale'
Fiona Shaw for 'Killing Eve'
Julia Garner for 'Ozark' (winner)
Sarah Snook for 'Succession'
Thandie Newton for 'Westworld'
It seems that Garner was definitely not expecting to win and she seemed visibly shocked by the announcement of her name. In her speech, the incredible actress thanked her co-stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney for "bringing me under your wings" before ending her speech saying "Let’s try to make this world better. There will be light at the end of the tunnel.”