Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross had two chances to earn their third letter in the elusive EGOT, and it’s a good thing, too. The pair won Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score) for Watchmen (“It’s Summer And We’re Running Out Of Ice”). They now have the Emmy, Grammy and Oscar of EGOT. Can someone say Johnny Cash Broadway musical?
Schitt’s Creek and Succession took home two very important awards on their way to Comedy and Drama Series wins this coming Sunday. The Casting award is often the best predictor for comedy and the two frontrunners clinched it tonight. The last five Comedy Series winners in a row won Casting first.
Brie Larson also earned another letter tonight, adding an Emmy to her Oscar. She won Outstanding Original Interactive Program for The Messy Truth VR Experience, which allows a viewer to be in the mindset of a young Black boy as his father is being pulled over and harassed by the police. Larson was a producer on the project.
Maya Rudolph won her first Emmy ever, for Outstanding Character Voice-Over for her work as Connie the Hormone Monster on Netflix’s Big Mouth. Rudolph is the first person of color to win this award since it became a competitive award for voice-over in 2009. Big Mouth also won the Emmy for Outstanding Derivative Interactive Program.
Quibi won its first ever Emmys, in their first year being nominated, taking both of the Short Form acting categories: Laurence Fishburne for Actor and Jasmine Cephas Jones for Actress, both for #FreeRayshawn. Cephas Jones joins her father Ron as an Emmy winner (he’s nominated again this year) and she adds this to her Grammy for Hamilton. HBO’s Euphoria took home the win for Music & Lyrics with the song “All For Us.”
The rest of the winners (including Reality or Competition Host and the Guest Acting categories) will be revealed Saturday on FXX in a show that begins at 8pm ET/5pm PT and hosted by Nicole Byer. All five nights will be produced by Bob Bain Productions.
Presenters for the five nights include Monica Aldama (Cheer), Jeff Bridges (The Old Man), Rose Byrne (Mrs. America), Bobby Cannavale (Homecoming), Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Desus Nice & The Kid Mero (Desus & Mero), Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian; Better Call Saul), Brandee Evans (P-Valley), Chris Hardwick (The Wall; The Talking Dead), Jerry Harris (Cheer), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911), Daryl Mitchell (NCIS: New Orleans), Hilarie Burton Morgan (Friday Night In With The Morgans), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Friday Night In With The Morgans; The Walking Dead), Erin Moriarty (The Boys), Lamorne Morris (Woke), Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park), Jeremy Pope (Hollywood), Issa Rae (A Black Lady Sketch Show; Insecure), Monica Raymund (Hightown), Drew Scott (Property Brothers) and Wanda Sykes (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel).
Visit this page on Thursday, Sept 17 at 5:00 PM PDT / 8:00 PM EDT for the presentation of Emmy Awards for Scripted programming, including these categories:
Outstanding Derivative Interactive Program: Big Mouth Guide To Life
Outstanding Original Interactive Program: The Messy Truth VR Experience
Outstanding Short Form Animated Program: Forky Asks A Question: What Is Love?
Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series: Better Call Saul Employee Training: Legal Ethics With Kim Wexler
Outstanding Actor In a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series: Laurence Fishburne – #FreeRayshawn
Outstanding Actress In a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series: Jasmine Cephas Jones – #FreeRayshawn
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series: Schitt’s Creek
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series: Succession
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance: Maya Rudolph – Big Mouth
Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming: Mandy Moore – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (juried award)
Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation: Jill Dykxhoorn (Archer), Genndy Tartakovsky (Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal), Scott Wills (Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal), Stephen DeStefano (Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal).
Outstanding Innovation In Interactive Programming: HITRECORD and The Line (juried award)
Outstanding Motion Design: Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates (juried award)
Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score): Watchmen (“It’s Summer And We’re Running Out Of Ice”)
Outstanding Music Supervision: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (“It’s Comedy Or Cabbage”)
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music: Hollywood
Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics: Euphoria (“And Salt The Earth Behind You / Song Title: “All For Us”)
Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy or Variety Program: Shameless
2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Winners Tally (Night One, Night Two, Night Three)
- The Mandalorian – 5
- Watchmen – 5
- RuPaul’s Drag Race – 4
- Apollo 11 – 3
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – 3
- Saturday Night Live – 3
- Big Mouth – 2
- Cheer – 2
- #FreeRayshawn – 2
- Live in Front of a Studio Audience – 2
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – 2
- The Oscars – 2
- Succession – 2
- The Apollo – 1
- Better Call Saul – 1
- black-ish – 1
- Carpool Karaoke: The Series – 1
- The Cave – 1
- The Crown – 1
- Don’t F*** With Cats – 1
- Euphoria – 1
- Hollywood – 1
- The Kennedy Center Honors – 1
- Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath – 1
- Life Below Zero – 1
- The Masked Singer – 1
- National Geographic Presents – Cosmos: Creating Possible Worlds – 1
- One Day at a Time – – 1
- Queer Eye – 1
- The Ranch – 1
- Schitt’s Creek – 1
- Seven Worlds, One Planet – 1
- Stranger Things – 1
- Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show starring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira – 1
- Vikings – 1
- Why We Hate – 1