Emmys 2020 set record for most black winners and anti-record for views

The 72nd Emmy Awards held over the weekend continue to set records. Earlier it was reported that for the first time one series was nominated in 26 categories. They were “Keepers”. Also for the first time in the history of the award, “Schitt’s Creek” took all the figurines as a comedy series. Now two more achievements have become known.

Last year’s ceremony set the record for the minimum number of people who watched it – only 6.9 million people were interested in it. However, the new ceremony set a new record. This year, only 6.1 million people wanted to see the awards. Deadline reports that the Emmy show lost to a live broadcast between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. The hosts won 35-30. The match was watched on TV by 8 million people.

In addition, the current ceremony set a record for the number of award-winning black actors. For the first time, their number has reached seven. Awards went to Regina King (Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries for The Guardians), Yahya Abdul-Matin II (Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries for Guardians), Ouzo Aduba (Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries for Mrs. America “) and Zendaya (Best Actress in a Drama Series for” Euphoria “). In addition to them, Eddie Murphy, Maya Rudolph, and Ron Cephas Jones received awards in guest nominations.