Zendaya, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ & More Standout Wins at the 2020 Emmys

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There were some surprises during the unprecedented 2020 Emmy Awards, held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Who knew there would be an alpaca or a COVID test on air?)

But there were more standout, game-changing wins than upsets, from the comedy sweep for a series from Canada to a couple game-changing wins for Watchmen‘s Regina King and Euphoria‘s Zendaya. Plus, a reality show set a new record!

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The Emmys delivered some very interesting moments during its unorthodox broadcast as nominees videoed in from various locations remotely.

Scroll down as we recap the of the 2020 Emmy winners.

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Schitt's Creek Sweeps Comedy

This is the best surprise! The Canadian comedy swept the major categories, setting a record for a comedy’s wins for a single season. Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, and Annie Murphy took home the awards for acting, while Daniel Levy also won for writing and directing (with Andrew Cividino). And the show won for Comedy Series. (Plus, it had taken home two awards during the Creative Emmys earlier in the week.)

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Regina King Ties Record for Wins by a Black Performer

Watchmen‘s King took home the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (over Mrs. America‘s Cate Blanchett, Little Fires Everywhere‘s Kerry Washington, Unorthodox‘s Shira Haas, and Self-Made‘s Octavia Spencer). It was her fourth Emmy win, tying her with Alfre Woodard for most acting Emmys won by a Black performer. (King previously won for American Crime in 2015 and 2016 and Seven Seconds in 2018.)

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Euphoria's Zendaya Becomes Youngest Lead Actress Winner

The Euphoria star, a first-time nominee, won over The Crown‘s Olivia Colman, Ozark‘s Laura Linney, The Morning Show‘s Jennifer Aniston, and Killing Eve‘s Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh. She’s now the youngest Lead Drama Actress winner at 24 (beating Comer, who set that record in 2019 at 26).

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First-Timer Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Wins for Watchmen

The first-time nominee and Watchmen star took home the award for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (over his costars Jovan Adepo and Louis Gossett Jr., Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Tituss Burgess, and Hollywood‘s Dylan McDermott and Jim Parsons).

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RuPaul Breaks Record for Hosting Drag Race

The host broke the record for most wins in the Competition Host category, taking home his fifth consecutive Emmy. RuPaul’s Drag Race also won another five Emmys: Outstanding Competition Program, Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program, Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured Reality or Competition Program, Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling for a Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Program, and Outstanding Contemporary Makeup for a Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Program (Nonprosthetic).