Presenting The 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Winners

The 72nd edition of the Primetime Emmy Awards were given out in a blended remote and live broadcast that was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. I didn’t manage to watch every second of it and instead have opted to cull the winners into a list for you to peruse. Take a look.

Best Comedy:
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“Dead to Me” (Netflix)
“The Good Place” (NBC)
“Insecure” (HBO)
“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
WINNER – “Schitt’s Creek” (Pop)
“What We Do In The Shadows” (FX)

Best Drama:
“Better Call Saul” (AMC)
“The Crown” (Netflix)
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
“Killing Eve” (BBC America)
“The Mandalorian” (Disney+)
“Ozark” (Netflix)
“Stranger Things” (Netflix)
WINNER – “Succession” (HBO)

Best Limited Series:
“Little Fires Everywhere” (Hulu)
“Mrs. America” (FX)
“Unbelievable” (Netflix)
“Unorthodox” (Netflix)
WINNER – “Watchmen” (HBO)

Best Actress, Comedy:
Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Linda Cardellini, “Dead to Me”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”
WINNER – Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”

Best Actor, Comedy:
Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”
Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”
Ted Danson, “The Good Place”
Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”
WINNER – Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Ramy Youssef, “Ramy”

Best Actress, Drama:
Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”
Olivia Colman, “The Crown”
Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”
Laura Linney, “Ozark”
Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”
WINNER – Zendaya, “Euphoria”

Best Actor, Drama:
Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Steve Carell, “The Morning Show”
Brian Cox, “Succession”
Billy Porter, “Pose”
WINNER – Jeremy Strong, “Succession”

Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie:
Cate Blanchett, “Mrs. America”
Shira Haas, “Unorthodox”
WINNER – Regina King, “Watchmen”
Octavia Spencer, “Self Made”
Kerry Washington, “Little Fires Everywhere”

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie:
Jeremy Irons, “Watchmen”
Hugh Jackman, “Bad Education”
Paul Mescal, “Normal People”
Jeremy Pope, “Hollywood”
WINNER – Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True”

Supporting Actress, Comedy:
Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”
D’Arcy Carden, “The Good Place”
Marin Hinkle, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
WINNER – Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Yvonne Orji, “Insecure”
Cecily Strong, “Saturday Night Live”

Supporting Actor, Comedy:
Mahershala Ali, “Ramy”
Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method”
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Sterling K. Brown, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
William Jackson Harper, “The Good Place”
WINNER – Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”

Supporting Actress, Drama:
Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”
Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”
WINNER – Julia Garner, “Ozark”
Thandie Newton, “Westworld”
Sarah Snook, “Succession”
Fiona Shaw, “Killing Eve”
Meryl Streep, “Big Little Lies”
Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Supporting Actor, Drama:
Nicholas Braun, “Succession”
Kieran Culkin, “Succession”
WINNER – Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”
Mark Duplass, “The Morning Show”
Giancarlo Esposito, “Better Call Saul”
Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession”
Bradley Whitford, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie:
WINNER – Uzo Aduba, “Mrs. America”
Toni Collette, “Unbelievable”
Margo Martindale, “Mrs. America”
Jean Smart, “Watchmen”
Holland Taylor, “Hollywood”
Tracey Ullman, “Mrs. America”

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie:
WINNER – Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, “Watchmen”
Jovan Adepo, “Watchmen”
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend”
Louis Gossett Jr., “Watchmen”
Dylan McDermott, “Hollywood”
Jim Parsons, “Hollywood”

Television Movie:
“American Son” (Netflix)
WINNER – “Bad Education” (HBO)
“Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings” (Netflix)
“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (Netflix)
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend” (Netflix)

Variety Sketch Series:
“A Black Lady Sketch Show” (HBO)
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
WINNER – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Variety Talk Series:
“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC)
WINNER – “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

Reality Competition Program:
“The Masked Singer” (Fox)
“Nailed It!” (Netflix)
WINNER – “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)

Reality Host:
Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness, “Queer Eye”
Nicole Byer, “Nailed It!”
Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary, “Shark Tank”
Padma Lakshmi, and Tom Colicchio, “Top Chef”
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, “Making It”
WINNER – RuPaul, “Drag Race”

Structured Reality Program:
“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)
“Love Is Blind” (Netflix)
WINNER – “Queer Eye” (Netflix)
“Shark Tank” (ABC)
“A Very Brady Renovation” (HGTV)

Unstructured Reality Program:
“Amy Schumer Learns To Cook: Lunch Break And Pasta Night” (Food Network)
WINNER – “Cheer” (Netflix)
“Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up” (Netflix)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” (VH1)
“We’re Here” (HBO)

Guest Actress, Comedy:
Angela Bassett, “A Black Lady Sketch Show”
Bette Midler, “The Politician”
Maya Rudolph, “The Good Place”
WINNER – Maya Rudolph, “Saturday Night Live”
Wanda Sykes, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Saturday Night Live”

Guest Actor, Comedy:
Brad Pitt, “Saturday Night Live”
Adam Driver, “Saturday Night Live”
Luke Kirby, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
WINNER – Eddie Murphy, “Saturday Night Live”
Dev Patel, “Modern Love”
Fred Willard, “Modern Family”

Guest Actress, Drama:
Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Laverne Cox, “Orange Is The New Black”
WINNER – Cherry Jones, “Succession”
Phylicia Rashad, “This Is Us”
Cicely Tyson, “How To Get Away With Murder”
Harriet Walter, “Succession”

Guest Actor, Drama:
Jason Bateman, “The Outsider”
WINNER – Ron Cephas Jones, “This Is Us”
James Cromwell, “Succession”
Giancarlo Esposito, “The Mandalorian”
Andrew Scott, “Black Mirror”
Martin Short, “The Morning Show”

Documentary or Nonfiction Series:
“American Masters” (PBS)
“Hillary” (Hulu)
“McMillion$” (HBO)
WINNER – “The Last Dance” (ESPN)
“Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness” (Netflix)

Documentary or Nonfiction Special:
WINNER – “The Apollo” (HBO)
“Beastie Boys Story” (AppleTV+)
“Becoming” (Netflix)
“The Great Hack” (Netflix)
“Laurel Canyon: A Place In Time” (EPIX)

Animated Program:
“Big Mouth” (Netflix)
“Bob’s Burgers” (Fox)
“BoJack Horseman” (Netflix)
WINNER – “Rick And Morty” (Adult Swim)
“The Simpsons” (Fox)

Writing for a Comedy Series:
WINNER – Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek” (“Happy Ending”)
Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil, “What We Do In The Shadows” (“Collaboration”)
Tony McNamara, ”The Great” (“The Great”)
Stefani Robinson, “What We Do In The Shadows” (“On The Run”)
Michael Schur, “The Good Place” (“Whenever You’re Ready”)
Paul Simms, “What We Do In The Shadows” (“Ghosts”)
David West Read, “Schitt’s Creek” (“The Presidential Suite”)

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama:
WINNER – Watchmen (Episode: “This Extraordinary Being”), Written by Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson (HBO)
Mrs. America (Episode: “Shirley”), Written by Tanya Barfield (FX)
Normal People (Episode: “Episode 3”), Written by Sally Rooney and Alice Birch (Hulu)
Unbelievable (Episode: “Episode 1”), Written by Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon, and Ayelet Waldman (Netflix)
Unorthodox (Episode: “Part 1”), Written by Anna Winger (Netflix)

Directing for a Comedy Series:
James Burrows, “Will & Grace” (“We Love Lucy”)
WINNER – Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy, “Schitt’s Creek” (“Happy Ending”)
Gail Mancuso, “Modern Family” (“Finale Part 2”)
Daniel Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Marvelous Radio”)
Matt Shakman, “The Great” (“The Great”)
Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“It’s Comedy Or Cabbage”)
Ramy Youssef, “Ramy” (“”)

Directing for a Drama Series:
Benjamin Caron, “The Crown” (“Aberfan”)
Jessica Hobbs, “The Crown” (“Cri de Coeur”)
Mimi Leder, “The Morning Show” (“The Interview”)
Lesli Linka Glatter, “Homeland” (“Prisoners Of War”)
Mark Mylod, “Succession” (“This Is Not For Tears”)
WINNER – Andrij Parekh, “Succession” (“Hunting”)
Alik Sakharov, “Ozark” (“Fire Pink”)
Ben Semanoff, “Ozark” (“Su Casa Es Mi Casa”)

Directing for a Limited Series:
Lenny Abrahamson, “Normal People” (“Episode 5”)
Steph Green, “Watchmen” “Little Fear Of Lightning”)
Nicole Kassell, “Watchmen” (“It’s Summer And We’re Running Out Of Ice”)
Lynn Shelton, “Little Fires Everywhere” (“Find A Way”)
Stephen Williams, “Watchmen” (“This Extraordinary Being”)
WINNER – Unorthodox, Directed by Maria Schrader (Netflix)

Directing for a Variety Series:
Dime Davis, “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” (“Born At Night, But Not Last Night”)
Jim Hoskinson, “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (“Live Show; Chris Christie; Nathaniel Rateliff”)
Linda Mendoza, “Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready” (“Flame Monroe”)
David Paul Meyer, “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” (“Dr. Fauci Answers Trevor’s Questions About Coronavirus”)
Paul Pennolino and Christopher Werner, “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (“Episode 629”)
WINNER – Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live” (“Host: Eddie Murphy”)

The reflecting on those who’ve left us segment was delivered by the artist known as H.E.R. who did a stunning rendition of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”. Let’s say “goodbye” to these greats one more time.

In Memoriam: Regis Philbin, Naya Rivera, Adam Schlesinger, Carroll Spinney, Herb Granath, Dorothy DC Fontana, James Lipton, Jim Lehrer, Shirley Knight, Robert Conrad, Silvio Horta, Robert Forster, Thomas L. Miller, Lee Mendelson, Rick Ludwin, Fred Willard, Jas Waters, Brian Dennehy, Leonard Goldberg, David Bellisario, Rene Auberjonois, Rip Taylor, Mary Rose, Ken Osmond, Hugh Downs, Lynn Shelton, Wilford Brimley, Jerry Stiller, Ian Holm, Kellye Nakahara, Gene Reynolds, Buck Henry, Lyle Waggoner, Bill Macy, John Witherspoon, Phyllis George, Nanci Ryder, Diana Rigg, Gil Schwartz, Diahann Carroll, Sumner Redstone, Max Von Sydow, Fred Silverman, Carl Reiner, Ja’net Dubois, Kirk Douglas, Chadwick Boseman.

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: So there you have it. That was some list of winners for sure and I have to admit that I don’t really watch a lot of the shows that got nominated initially and would end up winning. I did enjoy “Watchmen” and felt that it deserved some honors so I was happy for that one. I guess I will need to find out if my cable subscription let’s me watch “Schitt’s Creek” since it won so many awards that I am now very curious about it. What do you readers think of the winners of this years Primetime Emmy Awards? Did any of your favorites get cheated out of a win that you were sure they had locked in? Please chime in down below as I’d love to hear from you on this. See you next time.

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