Emmys 2020: Big Wins for ‘Watchmen’, But Also Good Shows


In a way, it’s hard for me to believe Watchmen did so well at the Emmys considering, you know, it’s not a good show. You have to have read the comic for most of it to make any sense, but the comic book makes the show look even worse in comparison. But it’s terrible in a way that makes white liberals who just got done posting “riots and looting are not a valid form of protest” on Twitter feel like they’re super extra not racist, so it picked up Outstanding Limited Series as well as Lead Actress in a Limited Series for Regina King who is a good actor but wasn’t particularly good in this and Supporting Actor for Yahya Abdul-Mateen II who absolutely did not deserve to win over Tituss Burgess. Like at all.

Schitt’s Creek just wrapped up its final season and boy did it just sweep the comedy awards. I don’t think any show has ever won Outstanding Series along with Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress in the same year. The show also picked up statues for writing and directing. Just an absolute clean sweep. I still think Curb is funnier, though, especially this year’s spite store plot.

Succession picked up Outstanding Drama and Lead Actor for Jeremy Strong and Zendaya picked up Lead Actress, making her the youngest person to ever win that category at 24.

And of course, proving that even the Emmys get it right once in a while, Rick and Morty picked up Outstanding Animated Program at the earlier Creative Arts ceremonies for The Vat of Acid Episode, beating Bojack Horseman in its final season and proving that taking out all your show’s jokes for deep introspection doesn’t actually make your show better, it just makes it less funny.

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