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Emmys 2020: The greatest losers (including Netflix), on an uncommon night


Regardless of a couple of upsets, there was little to grumble about at this year’s Emmy Awards.

As anticipated, essential favorites “Succession,” “Watchmen” and “Schitt’s Creek” won top prizes in the drama, restricted series and comedy classifications, respectively. Sunday’s COVID-era program, gamely hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, was similarly surprise-free however oddly delightful, as people in hazmat matches distributed Emmy trophies at actors’ houses and viewers got intimate windows into A-listers’ clean houses. Even the winners’ circle was a welcome different group of ability acknowledged across a number of categories.

Nevertheless there were still some past winners and big-time stars that lost out. Here are a few of the most notable losses.

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Jennifer Aniston”The Early morning Program”starlet was a presence throughout the Emmys telecast, from an intense presenting bit with Jimmy Kimmel early in the program to a mini-“Buddies” reunion on web cam with co-stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow. Aniston, 51, earned career-best evaluations and a Screen Casts Guild award for her significant turn as a news anchor on Apple TELEVISION+’s “The Early morning Program,” but lost finest drama starlet to Zendaya, in a very well-deserved win for HBO’s “Bliss.”

Meryl Streep

The three-time Oscar winner is similarly a three-time Emmy winner, a lot of infamously for HBO’s “Angels in America.” The acting powerhouse joined the cast of HBO’s star-studded “Substantial Little Lies” for Season 2 and was deliciously villainous as the suspicious mom of Nicole Kidman’s dead partner. Nevertheless in a busy drama supporting-actress classification that included Sarah Snook (“Succession”), Helena Bonham Carter (“The Crown”) and Laura Dern (“Big Little Lies”), previous winner Julia Garner managed a 2nd straight upset for Netflix’s “Ozark.”

Jim Parsons

The nine-time Emmy candidate is a four-time winner for CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” which ended its nine-season run in 2015. Parsons, 47, was a preferred for Ryan Murphy’s soapy Netflix drama “Hollywood,” playing a self-loathing, predatory agent. But “Watchmen” breakout Yahya Abdul-Mateen II proved triumphant in finest supporting star in a movie/limited series.


The streamer scored a record 160 nominations throughout classifications, with best amusing and drama elections for “Dead to Me,” “The Kominsky Method” and “Stranger Things.” However Netflix handled merely 2 wins in considerable awards distributed Sunday night: restricted series directing, for drama “Unorthodox,” and drama supporting starlet, for Julia Garner in the dark “Ozark.” (Netflix won 21 in total, behind HBO’s 30.)

Jean Smart

The 69-year-old is a three-time Emmy winner for comedies “Frasier” and “Samantha Who?” The actress was the prepared for front-runner for HBO’s “Watchmen,” as experienced ex-superhero-turned-FBI agent Laurie Blake. However she lost to “Orange is the New Black” star (and now-three-time-winner) Uzo Aduba for Hulu miniseries “Mrs. America,” playing the real-life Black congresswoman Shirley Chisholm.

Alex Borstein

The “Wonderful Mrs. Maisel” starlet is a double Emmy winner for her bold turn as a cash-strapped funny manager on Amazon’s Emmy darling. But as Sunday’s program got going and it ended up being clear that “Schitt’s Creek” was unstoppable– sweeping the significant leading amusing categories consisting of finest series, directing, making up and all 4 acting slots– it was no surprise when Annie Murphy won finest supporting amusing starlet rather for “Schitt’s Creek.”

2020-09-21T04:36:38 Z

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