On Sep. 20, the Primetime Emmy Awards held its 72nd annual show. It started off with host Jimmy Kimmel introducing himself and all the exciting plans they had in store for the audience that night. Moments later, the entire audience was revealed to be an illusion, and each audience member disappeared for some lighthearted pandemic humor. With him being the only one present in the room, Kimmel began presenting the awards for every person that was nominated. Then, the nominees would be shown on camera from their own house or wherever they were during the time of the award show.
Schitt’s Creek seemed to dominate the award show, as its characters and the show itself won multiple awards. These awards were presented to Catherina O’Hara for lead actress, Annie Murphy for supporting actress, Daniel Levy for supporting actor, and Eugene Levy for lead actor. On top of the recognition these individuals received, Schitt’s Creek won the award for outstanding comedy series.
One of the highlights of the night was when Zendaya won the lead actress award for the drama series: Euphoria, making her the youngest person to ever receive this award. Once she heard her name, she was overwhelmed with feelings of joy, and her family and friends were beyond excited as they expressed it with laughter while sitting behind her. She reminded the audience that even though the show doesn’t necessarily describe young individuals in a good way, the youth is what this world should have hope in.
Some other winners of the night were Regina King (lead actress for Watchmen), Mark Ruffalo (lead actor for I Know This Much Is True), and Jeremy Strong (lead actor for Succession).
Overall, this year’s Emmy Awards was like no other, yet maintained an overall atmosphere of positivity and hope as it always has.
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