Entertainment Eddie Murphy wins first Emmy during 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Emmys, live and virtual: 'What could possibly go wrong?'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel and an alpaca sharing the spotlight. Winners accepting at home in designer pajamas or maybe yoga pants. More than 100 chances for a balky internet connection to bring Sunday’s ceremony to a crashing halt. Come for the awards, stay for the suspense of the first big Hollywood ceremony to attempt a live — but socially distanced — broadcast amid the coronavirus pandemic. “What could possibly go wrong?” Ian Stewart said drolly as he and fellow executive producer Reginald Hudlin detailed their efforts to celebrate TV’s best without a theater audience or red-carpet glamour and with daunting technical challenges.
Eddie Murphy won his first-ever Emmy on the fifth and final night of the virtual 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday.
The legendary actor and comedian, 59, took home the award for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for his hosting spot on Saturday Night Live last December.
Murphy had some stiff competition in the category: beating out Brad Pitt and Adam Driver who were also up for SNL roles, Fred Willard in Modern Family (in a posthumous nomination), Dev Patel in Modern Love and Luke Kirby for his role as Lenny Bruce on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
The Mandalorian triumphs at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards
'The Mandalorian' has won a string of gongs at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.The hit space Western series has won numerous accolades at the annual awards bash, which was held virtually this year and over five nights due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Murphy wasn't available to accept his Emmy during on the virtual Creative Emmys FXX telecast.
His guest starring episode marked the show's highest ratings in over two years.
His return to Saturday Night Live as host was his first appearance on the longtime NBC sketch comedy in 35 years.
The Brooklyn, New York native joined the SNL cast for season six in 1980 when he was just 19-years-old, and lasted until his departure in 1984.
The Latest: Eugene Levy wins his first Emmy Award
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest from the Emmy Awards (all times PDT): 5:30 p.m. Eugene Levy has ridden up “Schitt’s Creek” to his first acting Emmy. Levy won the Emmy Award for best actor in a comedy series on Sunday night for Pop TV’s “Schitt’s Creek,” taking home the trophy for the sixth and final season of the show he co-created with his son, Dan Levy. “It’s kind of ironical that the straightest role I’ve ever played lands me an Emmy for a comedy performance. So now I seriously have to question what I’ve been doing for the past 50 years,” said Levy.With Levy’s win, “Schitt’s Creek” takes the first two Emmys of the evening.
His run on SNL helped launch his meteoric rise as a stand-up comedian and A-list leading man in such films as 48 Hours, Trading Places, the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, The Nutty Professor, Dreamgirls, the Shrek franchise, Dr. Doolittle and Dolemite Is My Name, among others.
Murphy had previous been nominated for four Emmys over the years which included Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy, Variety, Or Music series for SNL in 1983; both Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program and Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series for SNL in 1984; and Outstanding Animated Programming, Hour Or Less for The PJs in 1999.
The night's event also crowned Maya Rudolph a two-time Emmy winner.
Emmy Awards 2020: Winner's announced on television's biggest night
The 66-year-old actress took home the very first award for her work on Schitt's Creek which was presented by Jennifer Aniston during the 72nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night. © Provided by Daily Mail Golden: Catherine O'Hara won the first award of the night as she faced stiff competition in the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category including Christina Applegate (Dead to Me), Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs.
The 49-year-old actress and comedian won the award for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for her impression of United States Senator and 2020 Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris on Saturday Night Live.
Rudolph was up against herself in the category for her role on The Good Place alongside fellow nominees Wanda Sykes for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Bette Midler for The Politician and Phoebe Waller-Bridge for SNL.
Earlier this week the Florida native won an Emmy for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for her role as Connie The Hormone Monstress on Netflix’s animated series Big Mouth.
The last night of the event was not without a major hitch. During the announcement of the winner for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series, a voiceover announced nominee Jason Bateman's name for his guest role in The Outsider as This Is Us‘ Ron Cephas Jones appeared onscreen.
Emmys 2020: Schitt's Creek wins for comedy series, completes historic sweep
Pour yourself a glass of Moira rose: Pop's Schitt's Creek won the comedy series Emmy at the 72nd Annual Primetime Awards. With the win, the show swept all of the major comedy categories at this year's Emmys. Stars Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Catherine O'Hara, and Annie Murphy all won for acting in the show, while Daniel also won for writing and directing, sharing the latter with Andrew Cividino. READ MORE: What is Schitt's Creek and why you shouldWith the win, the show swept all of the major comedy categories at this year's Emmys. Stars Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Catherine O'Hara, and Annie Murphy all won for acting in the show, while Daniel also won for writing and directing, sharing the latter with Andrew Cividino.
Producers sent the telecast to a break to deal with the issue and then returned a few minutes later to clarify that Cephas Jones was in fact the winner, along with an apology for the editing mistake.
Some of the other notable winners on the final night of the virtual 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards include: Dave Chappelle's Sticks & Sones for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) and Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special; Bad Education won Outstanding Television Movie; The Cave took home the award for Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking; Rick And Morty won Outstanding Animated Program; and Watchmen took home the trophy for Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special.
RuPaul won the award for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program for the fifth time in a row with RuPaul's Drag Race.
That set a new record for the most victories in the category’s 13-year history.
In his acceptance speech, RuPaul (born RuPaul Andre Charles) dedicated the win to the late Chi Chi DeVayne, and urged fans to get out and vote in the upcoming election.
The 59-year-old beat out fellow nominees Nicole Byer for Nailed It!, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman for Making It, the cast of Shark Tank, and the cast of Queer Eye.
Schitt's Creek wins big at Emmy Awards .
'Schitt's Creek' swept the board at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday (20.09.20), taking home all seven awards in the comedy categories.The sixth and final season of the sitcom scooped all seven of the awards it was nominated for at this year's ceremony - which was anchored by Jimmy Kimmel from Los Angeles' Staples Centre but with the nominees linking up via video from home - including the prestigious Outstanding Comedy Series accolade, for which it was shortlisted alongside 'Curb Your Enthusiasm', 'Dead to Me', 'The Good Place', 'Insecure', 'The Kominsky Method', 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' and 'What We Do in the Shadows'.