72nd Emmy Awards: Delhi Crime bags Best Drama Series; HBO, Netflix, Pop TV score multiple wins

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The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2019, until May 31, 2020, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek became the first comedy series to win all of the four main acting categories in a single year, as well as the first  series to win all seven major awards in a single year.

Netflix’s Delhi Crime won the Best Drama Series award. In the series, directed by Richie Mehta, Shefali Shah plays the role of a Deputy Commissioner of Police, who is tasked with finding the culprits of the horrific 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder. Delhi Crime is the first web-series from India to win an International Emmy Award.

Actor Arjun Mathur was nominated for the Best Actor category for his performance in the Prime Video’s original Made In Heaven.

This year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the awards were held virtually for the first time in the history of International Emmys. TV, film and stage actor Richard Kind hosted the ceremony live from an empty theatre in New York City, with no live audience and red carpet. The ceremony was originally to be held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was instead held at the Staples Center, while winners gave speeches remotely from their home or other locations.

The List of International Emmy winners:

Best Drama Series: Delhi Crime (India)

Best Comedy Series: Ninguem Ta Olhando (Nobody’s Looking) (Brazil)

Best Actress: Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth Is Missing (United Kingdom)

Best Actor: Billy Barratt, Responsible Child (United Kingdom)

Best TV Movie/Mini-Series: Responsible Child (United Kingdom)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Catherine O’Hara as Moira Rose POP TV
Schitt’s Creek  

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose POP TV
Schitt’s Creek  

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Daniel Levy, Written by POP TV
Schitt’s Creek

Happy Ending

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Andrew Cividino, Directed by

Daniel Levy, Directed by

POP TV
Schitt’s Creek

Happy Ending

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Daniel Levy as David Rose POP TV
Schitt’s Creek  

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Annie Murphy as Alexis Rose POP TV
Schitt’s Creek  

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Schitt’s Creek POP TV
Eugene Levy, Executive Producer

Daniel Levy, Executive Producer

Andrew Barnsley, Executive Producer

Fred Levy, Executive Producer

David West Read, Executive Producer

Ben Feigin, Executive Producer

Michael Short, Co-Executive Producer

Kurt Smeaton, Co-Executive Producer

Kosta Orfanidis, Producer

 

OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver HBO
John Oliver, Executive Producer

Tim Carvell, Executive Producer

Liz Stanton, Executive Producer

Jeremy Tchaban, Supervising Producer

Christopher Werner, Supervising Producer

Laura L. Griffin, Producer

Kate Mullaney, Producer

Matt Passet, Producer

Marian Wang, Producer

Charles Wilson, Producer

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Regina King as Angela Abar / Sister Night HBO
Watchme  

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Mark Ruffalo as Dominick Birdsey/Thomas Birdsey HBO
I Know This Much Is True  

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Damon Lindelof, Written by

Cord Jefferson, Written by

HBO
Watchmen

This Extraordinary Being

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Maria Schrader, Directed by NETFLIX
Unorthodox  

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Cal Abar / Dr. Manhattan HBO
Watchmen  

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Uzo Aduba as Shirley Chisholm FX NETWORKS
Mrs. America  

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
Watchmen HBO
Damon Lindelof, Executive Producer

Tom Spezialy, Executive Producer

Nicole Kassell, Executive Producer

Stephen Williams, Executive Producer

Joseph E. Iberti, Executive Producer

Ron Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer

Carly Wray, Co-Executive Producer

Lila Byock, Supervising Producer

Nick Cuse, Supervising Producer

Christal Henry, Supervising Producer

Karen Wacker, Producer

John Blair, Producer

 

OUTSTANDING COMPETITION PROGRAM
RuPaul’s Drag Race VH1
Tim Palazzola, Executive Producer

Randy Barbato, Executive Producer

Fenton Bailey, Executive Producer

Tom Campbell, Executive Producer

RuPaul Charles, Executive Producer

Steven Corfe, Executive Producer

Mandy Salangsang, Executive Producer

Michele Mills, Co-Executive Producer

Jacqueline Wilson, Co-Executive Producer

Lisa Steele, Supervising Producer

Adam Bronstein, Supervising Producer

Thairin Smothers, Senior Producer

John Polly, Producer

Michelle Visage, Producer

Jen Passovoy, Producer

Alicia Gargaro-Magana, Producer

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy HBO
Succession  

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Zendaya as Rue HBO
Euphoria  

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Jesse Armstrong, Written by HBO
Succession

This Is Not For Tears

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Andrij Parekh, Directed by HBO
Succession

Hunting

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Billy Crudup as Cory Ellison APPLE TV+
The Morning Show  

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore NETFLIX
Ozark  

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Succession HBO
Jesse Armstrong, Executive Producer

Adam McKay, Executive Producer

Will Ferrell, Executive Producer

Frank Rich, Executive Producer

Kevin Messick, Executive Producer

Mark Mylod, Executive Producer

Jane Tranter, Executive Producer

Tony Roche, Executive Producer

Scott Ferguson, Executive Producer

Jon Brown, Co-Executive Producer

Georgia Pritchett, Co-Executive Producer

Jonathan Glatzer, Supervising Producer

Will Tracy, Producer

Dara Schnapper, Producer

Gabrielle Mahon, Producer

Lucy Prebble, Consulting Producer

 

The awards, as tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP, were distributed as follows:

Creative Arts Telecast Total
HBO 19 11 30
Netflix 19 2 21
Pop TV 3 7 10
Disney+ 8 8
NBC 8 8
VH1 5 1 6
ABC 5 5
National Geographic 5 5
Adult Swim 4 4
Prime Video 4 4
CNN 3 3
FOX 3 3
CBS 2 2
FX Networks 1 1 2
Quibi 2 2
A&E 1 1
AMC 1 1
Apple TV 1 1
Apple TV+ 1 1
BBC America 1 1
Discovery Channel 1 1
EPIX 1 1
ESPN 1 1
HISTORY 1 1
Hulu 1 1
MagicLabsMedia.com 1 1
Oculus 1 1
Showtime 1 1
USA Network 1 1
YouTube 1 1

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