72nd Emmys awards celebrates many actors and actresses Sunday night!
The 72nd Emmys awards celebrated many TV series that got us through this vile year. This year the awards celebrated virtually, but still continued to put on a show and to celebrate the many actors and actresses, that gaves us stellar performances in their work! Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Mateen both won an award for their amazing performances in HBO’s Watchmen. During Yahya Abdul-Mateen’s speech, he then dedicated his Emmy to all of the black women that are in his life.
Zendaya now joins Viola Davis, who stars in HTGAWM, as the only black actress to win a PrimeTime Emmy award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series! Zendaya is also the youngest woman to win an Emmy award for lead actress in a drama series for the hit show Euphoria, at the age of 24. “This feels like a really weird time to be celebrating,” she stated before adding, “There’s hope in the young people out there.”
Rupaul wins the Emmy for outstanding host for a reality or competition program for the popular show, Rupuals Drag Race. Rupaul broke a record for Emmy wins Sunday night. Dedicating his victory to the late Chi Chi DeVayne, before ending his speech. “I’d like to dedicate this Emmy to one of my girls, Chi Chi DeVayne. May you rest in power and perfection.”
Has their ever been a father-daughter duo in Emmys history? Well last night Ron Cephas Jones, who had his role in This is Us, as a guest actor in a drama series. While his daughter Jasmine Cephas Jones, took home her award for her performance in Free Rayshawn. Congratulations on their 2020 Emmy wins!
As for guest actor in a drama series, same as Ron Cephas Jones, Eddie Murphy and Maya Rudolph are among Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmy winners, both taking home trophies for their guest-acting work on Saturday Night Live. Rudolph also wins Voice-Over performance for her role in Big Mouth.
Grammy award winning singer H.E.R took to the stage for the 2020 Emmys in recognition of the many celebrities who died this year, such as Chadwick Boseman, Niya Rivera and more. the artist sat at the piano to sing Prince’s famous song “Nothing Compares 2 U” in honor of the numerous stars we lost this year. She later stood up to play the electric guitar as a chorus sang backup.
Tyler Perry was the recipient of a special honor at the 2020 Emmys, which was the Governors Award.
The now billionaire, was chosen by the Television Academy’s Board of Governors for his achievements in television and his commitment to offering opportunities to marginalized communities through personal and the Perry Foundation.
“Tyler Perry has done what no one had done before him,” Oprah Winfrey stated presenting the tribute to Tyler Perry alongside Chris Rock.
Writer-director-producer Tyler Perry reflected on the importance of inclusive storytelling by invoking the image of a patchwork quilt sewn by his grandmother. He also noted that his Atlanta studio, once a Confederate Army base, was now a place for “Black people, white people, gay, straight, lesbian, transgender, ex-cons, Latin, Asian, all of us come together, working — all coming together to add patches to a quilt that is as diverse as it can be. Diversity at its best.”
Like most things in 2020, the 72nd Emmys looked much different from year’s past award show nevertheless, the show had to go on!