Why celebrities think you should watch these HBO Emmy Winners

HBO dominated at the Emmys and these celebrity reactions should tell you why

Kelly Levine

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: September 21st, 2020 4:47 pm pst

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It’s no secret that HBO dominated the 2020 Primetime Emmys. HBO topped all other platforms with 30 total wins. Astonishingly, most of these wins were racked up by four shows. Watchmen, Succession, Euphoria, and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. Turns out we’re not the only people who are massive fans of these shows. Celebrities are celebrating right along with us! 

Watchmen was the biggest winner of the night with eleven Emmys. These awards included Outstanding limited series, Outstanding supporting actor in a Limited Series or Movie, and Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie. Stars were ecstatic as Regina King received her fourth Emmy and breakout Yahya Abdul-Mateen II got his first. Watchmen dealt with an alternative look at American history involving superheroes and how that impacts race in the country. Regina King starred as a police officer and vigilante trying to put together the pieces of her family history. 

Fellow Emmy winner Kathy Bates tweeted her support for King. 

Among others were Padma Lakshmi:

Tweeting out support as well is Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s ‘Black Mirror’ costar Ludi Lin

Succession was the other big winner. The family drama took home seven Emmys including best drama series. Jeremy Strong’s performance as the emotionally destroyed Kendall Roy snagged the prize for best actor in a drama series. 

Among supporters was director and writer Adam Mckay who is an executive producer on the show. 

Succession’s wins throughout the night meant that we heard the iconic theme song a couple times. Luckily, comedian Michelle Collins was just as overjoyed as we are. 

No doubt the most iconic moment of the night was Zendaya’s historic Emmy win for best actress in a drama series. She is not only the second black actress to ever win the award, but also the youngest. In her first leading role, Zendaya played Rue Bennet, a struggling teenage drug addict. Fans around the world were captured by Zendaya’s powerhouse performance and celebrities flocked to Twitter to congratulate the winner. 

Zendaya’s on screen sister Storm Reid was one of the first to scream with delight: 

Prolific director Ava Duverny:

The future Ariel herself sent love to Zendaya: 

Sara Paulson in particular was moved by a portion of Zendaya’s speech: 

Recent Emmy winner and ‘Lovecraft Country’ star Jurnee Smollett was hyped as well: 

Gabrielle Union also showed support: 

One thing is very clear, HBO is clearly killing the game right now. With Watchmen officially over, we still have Euphoria season 2 and Succession season 3 to look forward to. What shows are you excited to see next on HBO?


About The Author:

Kelly Levine is a screenwriting student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and an intern at AfterBuzz TV. She hopes to one day pursue a career in television writing and production. Kelly loves television, movies, and all things nerdy in pop culture!

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

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