Emmys 2020: ‘Schitt’s’ Sweep and Five Other Snubs and Surprises

Emmys 2020: ‘Schitt’s’ Sweep and Five Other Snubs and Surprises
And then we came to the end. Six ceremonies, seven nights, and a hundred-some awards later, the 2020 Emmy Awards season has officially come to an end. Jimmy Kimmel gamely hosted a socially-distanced Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night that was equal parts bizarre and banal, but resulted in an evening that made history, like it or not.

This was not your typical Emmy ceremony, save for all the ways it was exactly like a typical Emmy ceremony. Though there was no audience and shockingly few montages and despite comments from executive producers promising to reinvent the wheel of traditional awards shows, most things at the ceremony proceeded as one might expect. There were a few comedy bits. Plenty of topical humor about masks and pandemics. Awards were introduced, announced, and accepted. There weren’t even any fun technical glitches to speak of.

That’s not to say that I was rooting for incompetence,
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