The 72nd edition of the prestigious Primetime Emmy Awards was different from all the glitz and glamour it’s usually famous for. Jimmy Kimmel was the emcee of the ceremony that took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. And his ability to carry the entire show on his shoulders is something the world is familiar with! However, he had to perform in front of the empty seats this time.
The winners accepted their respective awards via video feeds straight from either their homes or some locations completely remote. The best thing about the show is that the entire telecast happened without any major technical glitches. Despite several things unusual, there were some palatable moments from the show that you must not miss. Continue reading.
Schitt’s Creek‘s Major Success
The Canadian comedy series has been one of a kind ever since Eugene and Dan Levy launched it. The show is all about the Rose family, who have no other option but to shift to a motel in a small town after they lost their fortune. The show has won loyal fans around the world. At the ceremony this year, it swept off nine prizes. With the most wins in a single season in the comedy category, Schitt’s Creek has set an Emmy record. Eugene Levy was named the Best Comedy Actor, while Annie Murphy won the Best Comedy Actress. Many have already hailed the Emmy Awards night as the night of Schitt’s Creek, and none can probably disagree with that.
Zendaya Writes History
Aside from Schitt’s Creek, it was a record of sorts for Zendaya as she etched her name in the history books as the youngest Emmy winner in the Lead Actress in a Drama category. Her performance in Euphoria has helped her garner immense appreciation and acclamation from all quarters.
In addition to being the youngest winner ever, Zendaya also happens to be only the second black woman to emerge triumphant in this category. The first one was Viola Davis, who grabbed the award for her portrayal in How To Get Away With Murder in 2015. Zendaya’s performance of Rue, the teenage drug addict, in the high school drama on HBO, has been one of a kind as it helped her surpass stiff competition from Laura Linney, Olivia Colman, Jodie Comer, and Jennifer Aniston. Zendaya was elated to receive the award as all her hard work has paid off.
Jason Sudeikis Undergoes a COVID-19 Test
Things turned interesting as Jason Sudeikis appeared for a COVID-19 test before presenting the Emmy Awards for the Outstanding Comedy Series category. He put everything on hold as a cotton swab was put into his nose while he kept announcing the nominees’ name in the category. His statements in between made everyone burst out with laughter and set the mood for the night. Of course, his abilities to grab eyeballs are well-known to his fans.
Eddie Murphy Lays His Hands On His First Emmy
Eddie Murphy has been appearing on the late-night T.V. show, Saturday Night Live, for the last 40 years. However, the much-coveted trophy has eluded him all this while, much to the dismay of all his plans. And the 59-year-old didn’t have any regrets about it!
But of course, he was over the moon this time as he laid his hands on the Emmy Award for the very first time in all these years. The 59-year-old expressed his joy and gratitude in a videotaped speech. Murphy was awarded the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series category for those still unaware. It was a joyous moment that he would treasure throughout his life.
A Mini Friends’ Union
Who can forget those good old days when F.R.I.E.N.D.S. used to rule hearts. The television series made Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, and Courtney Cox’s household names. As Jimmy Kemmel and Jennifer sailed through their opening segment, the latter made way back to her home, where she was joined by her former roommates from 1994. It was a reunion of the trio. Also, Jason Bateman, Jennifer’s close acquaintance, made a surprise appearance.
Well, in short, the night was one to remember. And it is bound to stay on the viewers’ minds for a long time. More so at a stressful time like now, when the world is battling a pandemic!