Who Won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series?

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When it comes to the award for best sitcom, there can be only one winner, though we have no doubt it was a close call.

The 72nd annual Emmy Awards took place tonight for the entertainment industry’s first-ever virtual ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic. During the broadcast, Schitt’s Creek won the statuette for Outstanding Comedy Series.

So, who did the series beat out? Other nominees included Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dead to Me, The Good Place, Insecure, The Kominsky Method, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and What We Do in the Shadows.

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series originally made its debut back in 1952. The show is joining a long list of winners, including Fleabag, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Veep, Modern Family, 30 Rock, The Office, Everybody Loves Raymond, Arrested Development, Friends, Sex and the City, Will & Grace, Ally McBeal, Frasier, Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, Cheers, The Wonder Years, The Golden Girls, The Cosby Show, Barney Miller, Taxi, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, M*A*S*H and My World and Welcome to It.

Frasier (NBC) and Modern Family (ABC) currently hold the record for the most consecutive wins in this category, with five statuettes each.

Regardless of the outcome, we’d be lying if we said that we’re not planning on spending the next few weeks binge-watching each of the nominated shows. (You know, for research purposes.)

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