Sunday, June 16, 2024

Emmy Awards: “Schitt’s Creek” Sweeps Comedy Awards, “Succession” Takes Drama as HBO Stages Major Comeback with 11 of Top 24

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After the “Schitt’s Creek” sweep in comedy came the HBO rebound in drama for “Succession.” HBO also scored strongly with “Watchmen” wins (Regina King, the show) and a statue for Mark Ruffalo as Best Actor in a Limited Series. Zendaya also picked up Best Actress for “Euphoria.”

My personal favorite performances of the season were awarded. That’s Julia Garner for “Ozark” and Billy Crudup” for The Morning Show.” But my favorite shows, “Ozark” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” were basically shut out. What can you do? “Schitt’s Creek” and “Succession” were the phenoms of the year.

As usual no winners for the broadcast networks. It was all cable and streaming.

The ratings were low, low, low.

PS Not nominated best performance of the season, Tom Pelphrey, “Ozark.” He better be the star of some great show next year. Or an Oscar level movie.

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EARLIER So far, we’re up “Schitt’s Creek.” The Canadian-based comedy has swept the Emmy Awards, winning 7 out of 7 statues including Best Comedy. The comedy is shown on PopTV, a Viacom/CBS company that was once called the TVGuide Channel, and then Prevue. That’s where “Schitt’s Creek” has been available, besides streaming on Netflix. “Schitt’s Creek” is now over after 6 seasons, although it will live on in streaming and one day, syndication. Will there be more episodes? Unlikely, although who knows? After all this, they may bring it back a la “Arrested Development.”

Is this Emmy campaign massive win thanks to Netflix?

Here’s the list of the awards:

  1. OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”
  2. OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES¬† Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
  3. OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES¬† Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
  4. OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES, Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek” (The Palladino’s don’t look happy, and I don’t blame them!)
  5. OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES, Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
  6. OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”
  7. OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES, “Schitt’s Creek”
  8. OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” as usual
  9. OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE, Regina King, “Watchmen”
  10. OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE, Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Must Be True”
  11. OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL “Watchmen”
  12. OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL, “Unothodox”
  13. OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, “Watchmen”
  14. OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE, Uzo Aduba, “Mrs. America”
  15. OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES “Watchmen”
  16. OUTSTANDING COMPETITION PROGRAM, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
  17. GOVERNORS AWARD, Tyler Perry
  18. OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Jeremy Strong, “Succession”
  19. OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES, Zendaya, “Euphoria”
  20. OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES “Succession”
  21. OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES, “Succession”
  22. OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”
  23. OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES, Julia Garner, “Ozark”
  24. OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES “Succession”

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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