The Canadian series “Schitt’s Creek” won all the awards in the comedy category when this year’s Emmy award went off the stack Monday night.
The first prize in Hollywood’s first major awards ceremony after the pandemic hit went to Catherine O’Hara. She was awarded the prize for best female actress in a comedy for her role in “Schitt’s Creek.”
The series follows a family who ends up in an economic crisis and is forced to move. Among other things, it will be shown on Netflix in the USA. In Norway, it was purchased by TV 2 Sumo.
The next prize went to O’Hara’s colleague Eugene Levy, who received the prize for his efforts in the same series. Levy said it was ironic that “the weirdest role” he had ever played gave an Emmy.
– I have to seriously ask questions about what I have done in the last 50 years, he said in his thank you speech on video link.
Shortly afterwards, the series was also awarded the prize for best screenplay and also secured the generous prize for best comedy series. “Schitt’s Creek” also won the award for best female and male supporting role and secured a total of nine awards at the Emmy Awards.
«Succession» beste drama
There were no red carpets during this year’s Emmy Awards, which is the TV industry’s response to the Oscar show. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel led the broadcast from an empty hall in Los Angeles, a city that is still under strict restrictions, and the nominees had been sent cameras in advance to be able to participate directly.
The award ceremony comes after a few months where TV series have meant extra to many.
The drama series “Succession”, which is about family conflicts and power struggles in a media empire, was named best drama, and series creator Jesse Armstrong used the opportunity to direct a sting at President Donald Trump and what Armstrong described as miserable handling of the pandemic.
Jeremy Strong received the award for best male actor in a drama series for his role in “Succession”.
The award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series went to Billy Crudup in “The Morning Show” and Julia Garner for the role in “Ozark.”
Superhero series at the top
The dark satire “Watchmen” in turn secured the award for best miniseries in addition to several other awards.
The series, which is broadcast on HBO, was one of this year’s big favorites with 26 nominations. In total, the series was awarded eleven prizes in various categories, including for best female lead and male supporting role.
The most generous award, however, was the award for best miniseries, which “Watchmen” won in competition with “Little Fires Everywhere”, “Mrs America”, “Unbelievable” and “Unorthodox”.
In the category of best talk show, it was “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” this year as last year that was honored with an Emmy award. Oliver was among several of the award winners who encouraged Americans to exercise their right to vote in the November 3 presidential election.
So did Mark Ruffalo, who won the award for best male lead in a miniseries or TV movie for his efforts in “I Know This Much is True.”