Emmys live updates: 'Schitt's Creek' sweeps entire comedy category

The Emmy Awards are underway, but like everything else in 2020, the ceremony makes this a year like no other.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jimmy Kimmel is hosting to an empty audience at the Staples Center in Los Angeles while nominees watch from home.

MORE: 2020 Emmys winners: See the full list

Here is how the show is unfolding. Most recent updates on top.

'Schitt's Creek' wins every comedy award

"Schitt's Creek," which ended its six-season run this year, swept all comedy categories, taking home the Emmys for outstanding comedy, best actor, best actress, outstanding writing for a comedy series, outstanding directing for a comedy series, best supporting actor and best supporting actress.

"Schitt's Creek"'s Dan Levy, who won for writing, directing and supporting actor, in his acceptance speech for best comedy urged people to register to vote and then cast their ballot -- "because that is the only way that we are going to have some love and acceptance out there," he said.

His father and "Schitt's Creek" costar Eugene Levy, who won the best actor award, then praised his son. Dan Levy "took our fish-out-of-water story about the Rose family and transformed it into a celebration of inclusivity, a castigation of homophobia and a declaration of the power of love," he said.

PHOTO: Catherine O'Hara, Annie Murphy, Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy are pictured in a promotional photo from CBS Television's, 'Schitt's Creek.' (CBC)

PHOTO: Catherine O'Hara, Annie Murphy, Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy are pictured in a promotional photo from CBS Television's, 'Schitt's Creek.' (CBC)

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PHOTO: Catherine O'Hara, Annie Murphy, Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy are pictured in a promotional photo from CBS Television's, 'Schitt's Creek.' (CBC)

'Television is there for you'

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The Emmys this year "took a page from baseball," Kimmel said, and "filled the seats with cardboard cutouts of the nominees."

MORE: Emmys 2020: Jimmy Kimmel delivers hilarious and heartfelt opening monologue

As COVID-19 confined everyone to their homes this year, TV became the pal we all needed, Kimmel noted in his monologue.

Television is your "big brother, sister's sister, your momma's family, your two dads, your three sons," he said. "Through the good times and the 'Breaking Bads' ... television is there for you."

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