Emmys’ Biggest Surprises: ‘Schitt’s’ Sweep, Zendaya & Jeremy Strong Wins Stand Out

Emmys’ Biggest Surprises: ‘Schitt’s’ Sweep, Zendaya & Jeremy Strong Wins Stand Out
The 2020 Emmys had their share of surprises – besides being virtual, pretty funny and surprisingly glitch-free.

A sweep by Canadian import Schitt’s Creek for Pop TV was widely anticipated but not quite to the extent we got, a complete vacuuming up of everything touching the comedy category with seven wins. Any space — for Ramy Youseff or Yvonne Orji, say, who’d been mentioned as, maybe, having a shot at best supporting actor and actress, respectively — were disposed of in short order.

Eugene Levy, who played the father of a dysfunctional, down-on-its-luck, once-privileged family holing out in a Schitt-y town, said even he was surprised by his own acting win, calling it his “straightest role in 43 years of doing comedy.” It’s true — he kind of plays the straight man to his obsessively over-the-top wife and kids.

Host Jimmy Kimmel noted a real inconvenience to the broadcast: every time he said “Schitt’s Creek” on air,
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