Maria Schrader: Emmy Award for German director

Cheers at Maria Schrader – she wins an Emmy for her work on the series "Unorthodox". Emmy history wrote "Schitt's Creek".

Big award for the German director Maria Schrader (54): She won the Emmy Award for best director in a miniseries. She was honored for her work in the Netflix series "Unorthodox". The people in charge of "Schitt's Creek" also cheered: During the 72nd Primetime Emmy Award Show, where many winners were switched on via video call, the Canadian TV series won the seven main prizes in the comedy category – it had that before never given.

Catherine O'Hara, 66, and Eugene Levy, 73, took home the awards for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. Dan Levy (37) and Annie Murphy (33) won the supporting actor categories. Dan Levy also received awards for best book and best director. And the show won the award for best comedy series. The TV show had already won prizes for casting and costumes at the Creative Arts Emmys.

"Watchmen" and "Succession" awards

Other winners of the evening are the HBO series "Watchmen" and "Succession", each with four primetime Emmys. "Watchmen" won among other things in the categories of best miniseries and best actress in a miniseries (Regina King). Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (34) was named best supporting actor in a mini-series. "Succession" won awards for best drama series and best actor in a drama series (Jeremy Strong).

Zendaya was named best actress in a drama series ("Euphoria"). At 24, she is the youngest Emmy winner in the Lead Actress category. Julia Garner (26, "Ozark") was the best supporting actress in a drama series. Billy Crudup (52) won the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for "The Morning Show". The Emmy for Best Actor in a Miniseries went to Mark Ruffalo (52) for "I Know This Much Is True".