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Disney Wins 22 Emmy Awards for 2020

The Emmy’s may have looked a little different this year, but one thing is for sure… Disney is still winning over viewers! D23 shares the full list of the 22 Emmy Awards Disney received for 2020, with much of the credit going to The Mandalorian.


As shared by D23: Just 10 months after its launch, Disney+ received eight trophies in the 72nd Emmy Awards, including seven Emmys for The Mandalorian, from Lucasfilm, and one for Pixar’s Forky Asks a Question: What is Love. This marks the most Emmy wins ever for a streaming service in its inaugural year.

Titles from across The Walt Disney Company combined to win 21 Creative Arts Emmys plus two juried awards and one Primetime Emmy, which was given to Uzo Aduba for her acclaimed performance in the FX limited series Mrs. America, for a total of 24 awards in all for this year. In addition to The Mandalorian, ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience: “All in the Family” and “Good Times” and The Oscars®, and National Geographic’s The Cave were honored in multiple categories, receiving two Emmys apiece. Disney’s additional Emmy-winning titles also included black-ish from ABC; Godfather of Harlem and This Is Us from Disney Television Studios; Archer from FX (juried award); The Handmaid’s Tale from Hulu; Life Below Zero and National Geographic Presents Cosmos: Possible Worlds from National Geographic (juried award); and The Last Dance from ESPN, which was named Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.

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Both the Creative Arts Emmy Awards and the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremonies looked a bit different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Creative Arts Emmys were announced in five ceremonies held from September 14–19 on and, for the final night, broadcast live on FXX. Jimmy Kimmel presided over the Emmy festivities last night on ABC, hosting live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center where an advanced technological set-up made it possible to produce the first major awards show during the global health crisis.

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Kimmel kicked off the primetime ceremony with an opening monologue that was missing only one thing: a live audience. Revealing that he was standing alone on stage at Staples Center rather than amusing a packed house full of TV’s biggest stars (who appeared to be in attendance via archival footage from previous years), Kimmel stressed our collective need for fun right now and the desire to celebrate television—that “old friend” who has been there for us during the pandemic, 24 hours a day. Through everything, Kimmel said, “television is there for you.”

emmy awards 2020

Uzo Aduba went on to take home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie for her role in FX’s Mrs. America as Shirley Chisholm, who made history as the first African American Congresswoman. Accepting her award from home, Aduba thanked Chisholm “for her championship for all people who have been forgotten and marginalized, who she represented.”

Below is the list of all of The Walt Disney Company’s Emmy recipients for 2020. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: “All in the Family” and “Good Times” (2 wins)

  • – Outstanding Variety Special (Live)
  • – Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Special

The Oscars (2 Wins)

  • – Outstanding Production Design For A Variety Special
  • – Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special


  • – Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling – “Hair Day”

The Mandalorian (7 wins)

  • – Outstanding Cinematography For A Single Camera Series (Half-Hour) – “Chapter 7: The Reckoning”
  • – Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour) – “Chapter 1: The Mandalorian”
  • – Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) – “Chapter 8: Redemption”
  • – Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation – “Chapter 1: The Mandalorian”
  • – Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation – “Chapter 2: The Child”
  • – Outstanding Special Visual Effects – “Chapter 2: The Child”
  • – Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie

Forky Asks a Question: What Is Love?

  • – Outstanding Short Form Animated Program

Godfather of Harlem

  • – Outstanding Main Title Design

This Is Us

  • – Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series – Ron Cephas Jones – “After the Fire”

The Last Dance

  • – Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series

Mrs. America

  • – Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie – UzoAduba


  • – Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation (juried)

The Handmaid’s Tale

  • – Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour Or More) – “Household”

The Cave (2 wins)

  • – Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
  • – Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program

Life Below Zero

  • – Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program

National Geographic Presents Cosmos: Possible Worlds (1 win, 1 juried win)

  • – Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series
  • – Outstanding Innovation In Interactive Programming (juried)


About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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