The 2020 Emmy Awards

By Lisa Respers France, Marianne Garvey and Veronica Rocha, CNN

Updated 6:01 AM ET, Mon September 21, 2020
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11:16 p.m. ET, September 20, 2020

"Succession" is your outstanding drama series

From CNN's Lisa Respers France

"Succession" took home the Emmy tonight for outstanding drama series.

"Such a very nice moment" is how writer Jesse Armstrong said when accepting the award.

Someone's phone rang during the acceptance speech which seemed perfect given the show.

Armstrong did a few "un-thank yous" since he said they were "robbed" of the opportunity to share the win with the cast and crew.

He included the virus and President Trump in his list of "un-thank yous."

Sterling K. Brown, clad in a Black Lives Matter t-shirt, presented the award and joked that his show "This Is Us" had won, even though he was only presenting and his show wasn't even nominated.

11:20 p.m. ET, September 20, 2020

"Succession" takes 3 drama awards

In this video grab captured on Sept. 20, 2020, courtesy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and ABC Entertainment, Andrij Parekh accepts the award for outstanding directing for a drama series for "Succession" for "Hunting" during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast.
In this video grab captured on Sept. 20, 2020, courtesy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and ABC Entertainment, Andrij Parekh accepts the award for outstanding directing for a drama series for "Succession" for "Hunting" during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast. The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP

The HBO drama "Succession" took home a third Emmy tonight, with a win for outstanding directing in a drama series.

Andrij Parekh thanked the cast in his acceptance speech and called the show a "professional dream."

He dedicated his Emmy to kids "whose names like mine are difficult to pronounce."

"To those who don't look like their classmates and are defined as outsiders, as hyphenated Americans and not just simply just as Americans. This is proof that you belong and this Emmy is ours," Parekh said.

10:59 p.m. ET, September 20, 2020

Julia Garner wins best supporting actress in a drama for "Ozark"

From CNN's Lisa Respers France

Julia Garner managed to remember to thank her husband at the end.

The “Ozark” actress won and was clearly flustered, but expressed her gratitude to her fellow nominees and her cast members.

"You are the reason I am acting in the first place," she said of the other women she was up against.

Garner also had some words of encouragement for us.

"There will be light at the end of this tunnel," she said.

11:26 p.m. ET, September 20, 2020

Here's how Zendaya, Stephen Colbert and Tracy Morgan's rooms rated

From CNN's Sandra Gonzalez

Zendaya, the winner for outstanding lead actress in a drama series, scores high marks from Claude Taylor and Jessie Bahrey, the people behind the Room Rater Twitter account. 

Maybe this will add to her euphoria

“Art. Big Plants. Friends and family. Comfy couch. 8/10," Bahrey said.

Over on Twitter, Room Rater also had reviews of Stephen Colbert...

And Tracy Morgan:

10:43 p.m. ET, September 20, 2020

Zendaya is all grown up and an Emmy winner

From CNN's Lisa Respers France

Her show features some of the darker aspects about being young, but 24-year-old Zendaya isn't counting out the youth.

"I just want to say that there is hope in the young people," she said after she won best actress in a drama for "Euphoria."

She was in a room filled with her family and team who exploded when she won the Emmy.

It was the first Emmy for the former child model and actress.

10:33 p.m. ET, September 20, 2020

Jeremy Strong wins lead actor in a drama series

From CNN's Lisa Respers France

Jeremy Strong kissed whoever handed him his Emmy.

The person was off camera so we couldn't be all up in his business, but the "Succession" actor was clearly thrilled and loved.

He paid tribute to his costar, Brian Cox, whom he beat out for the award.

10:26 p.m. ET, September 20, 2020

Jennifer Aniston had a mini-"Friends" reunion

From CNN's Lisa Respers France

In this video grab captured on Sept. 20, 2020, courtesy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and ABC Entertainment, Jimmy Kimmel, right, speaks with actors, from left, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast.
In this video grab captured on Sept. 20, 2020, courtesy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and ABC Entertainment, Jimmy Kimmel, right, speaks with actors, from left, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast. The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP

Jimmy Kimmel and Jennifer Aniston had a running joke about her needing to be home for the category she was nominated for in case she won, and she ran it right into a "Friends" moment.

Kimmel went to camera to see Aniston at home, looking comfy in a robe when her "Friends" co-star, Courteney Cox popped up.

He expressed surprise to which Cox replied, "Of course I'm here, we live together."

"Yeah, we've been room mates since 1994 Jimmy," Aniston said.

Just then fellow castmate Lisa Kudrow showed up as well asking, "Is this live TV?"

Yes, the "Friends" cast will be there for you.

10:21 p.m. ET, September 20, 2020

Emmy winners Regina King and Uzo Aduba pay tribute to Breonna Taylor

From CNN's Marianne Garvey

The Television Academy/ABC/Invision/AP
The Television Academy/ABC/Invision/AP

Both Regina King and Uzo Aduba paid tribute to Breonna Taylor during the Emmys.

They both wore t-shirts honoring Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT and aspiring nurse who was fatally shot after police broke down the door to her apartment while executing a late-night "no-knock" warrant on March 13.

Taylor's case — along with other high-profile killings of Black people by police — helped spark nationwide protests over racial injustice this summer. Protesters want the officers involved in her death to be charged; an investigation is pending.

The city of Louisville, Kentucky, announced last week that it agreed to pay $12 million to Taylor's family and institute sweeping police reforms.

CNN's Alaa Elassar contributed to this report.

10:15 p.m. ET, September 20, 2020

H.E.R. sings Prince classic to honor those we lost

From CNN's Lisa Respers France

In this video grab captured on Sept. 20, 2020, courtesy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and ABC Entertainment, H.E.R. performs "Nothing Compares 2 U" during an In Memoriam tribute as the late actor Chadwick Boseman appears on screen during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast.
In this video grab captured on Sept. 20, 2020, courtesy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and ABC Entertainment, H.E.R. performs "Nothing Compares 2 U" during an In Memoriam tribute as the late actor Chadwick Boseman appears on screen during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast. The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP

Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter H.E.R. sang "Nothing Compares 2 U" as part of the in memoriam tribute at the Emmys.

She played both the piano and the guitar as photos and videos of those we lost in 2020 played on the screen.

The segment ended with a video of Chadwick Boseman who died last month after a private battle with colon cancer.