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Succession, Watchmen and Schitt's Creek emerge as the big winners at the 2020 Emmy Awards
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Succession, Watchmen and Schitt's Creek emerge as the big winners at the 2020 Emmy Awards

HBO shows Succession and Watchmen, along with CBS comedy Schitt's Creek, emerged as the big winners at Sunday night's Primetime Emmy Awards, with Euphoria star Zendaya also joining the list of this year's prizewinners and making history by becoming the youngest person ever to win an Emmy at the age of 24.

Succession took home the big prize at this year's ceremony, winning the award for Outstanding Drama Series, seeing off competition from a list of stellar shows that included The Handmaid's Tale, Stranger Things, Ozark, The Mandalorian, Killing Eve, Better Call Saul and The Crown. The show's British creator Jess Armstrong also emerged as the winner of the prize for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, while Jeremy Strong won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in recognition of his performance as Kendall Roy.

Watchmen was named the winner in the Outstanding Limited Series category, with its star Regina King named Best Actress in a Limited Series and her co-star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II also named Best Supporting Actor for his role in the show.

Canadian comedy Schitt's Creek, written by Dan and Eugene Levy, also made history at this year's Emmys by scoring a nine wins, a record-breaking number for a comedy, with the brothers also winning the Best Actor and Best Supporting actor awards in the category, as well as further wins for Dan Levy in both the comedy writing and directing categories, and two more for the show's lead and supporting actresses Catherine O'Hara and Annie Murphy.

Other winners this year included Mark Ruffalo for his dual role as twin brothers in I Know This Much Is True, Damien Lindeloff for Outstanding Writing in Limited Series for Watchmen, and Uzo Aduba for her supprting role in Mrs. America, while Unorthodox director Maria Schrader rounded out the night's list of big winners by taking home the award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie.

You can find a full list of this year's nominees and winners here.

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