Schitt's Creek creates history at the Emmy's with seven wins

World Monday 21/September/2020 15:45 PM
By: DW
Schitt's Creek creates history at the Emmy's with seven wins

Canadian show Schitt's Creek made history at the 72nd Emmy awards on Sunday. It won in every comedy category, including best series, and all 4 acting awards. No show has ever achieved that before.

HBO's "Succession", about a family struggle over a media empire, raked in the Best Drama award. Zendaya was honored with the best actress in a drama series for her role in 'Euphoria'. At 24, Zendaya is the youngest recipient of the award. She is also only the second Black actress to win in the category.

The coronavirus pandemic was a key reference in this year's ceremony, with essential workers such as an UPS deliveryman presenting an award.

Regina King, who won the best actress award in the limited drama series category, urged voters to have a voting plan before the US election on November 3.

"Vote up the ballot. Please go to and find out who are voting in your municipal elections. It is very important. Be a good human", she said.

This year's Emmys saw a record number of nominations of Black people. However, Anthony Anderson, a nominee, expressed his disappointment at several Black actors being overlooked for the final awards. "This isn't what it should have been... but Black stories, Black performances and Black lives matter," he said.