Just a few of the highlights during this first-ever virtual ceremony included a “Friends” reunions, an unforgettable tweet from Ramy Yosef, and cardboard nominees. But of the most historic things to happen was that this year the spotlight shifted to a younger and more diverse crowd of performers and creators, with winners like Regina King, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Uzo Aduba, and Zendaya.
Zendaya Was The Youngest ‘Lead Actress in a Drama Series’ Winner
Zendaya, the star of the HBO hit series HBO, “Euphoria” blew away viewers with her performances. The actress who plays Rue took home the Emmy for ‘Lead Actress in a Drama Series,’ one of the most competitive categories of the night, beating out fellow actresses like Olivia Colman, Sandra Oh, Jennifer Aniston, and Laura Linney. The 24-year-old even replaced Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer as the youngest Emmy winner in history who set the record in 2019 at 26. Another thing to not be overlooked at all is that her win was the second time in 70 years of Emmys that an African American woman won this category.
RuPaul Proves He is Unstoppable
Simulatensouly the king and queen of Drag, RuPaul proved to be an unstoppable force by winning his fifth Emmy for ‘Outstanding Host For a Reality-Competition Program.’ This is a record-breaking achievement for the category.
Then There Was This Sweeping Win…
The hilarious comedy series “Schitt’s Creek” bagged a bunch of awards. After the initial win of two Creative Arts Emmys, the show’s last season scooped up another seven Emmys, breaking a record for the most wins in a single season of a comedy show. The hilarious cast that’s made up of Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Dan Levy, and Annie Murphy all won their categories. Additionally, the show won in the categories of directing, writing, casting, and costume, as well as the highly sought after ‘Best Comedy Series’ award.