Gabrielle Union, Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau, Sarah Paulson, and more react to the virtual 2020 Emmys.

By Omar Sanchez
September 20, 2020 at 11:49 PM EDT
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The 72nd Emmy Awards went live from home in 2020, but that didn't stop celebrities from making sure their voices were heard during some of the most memorable moments of the night. If Mariah Carey can yell out her fandom for Schitt's Creek, so can you.

The evening began with the night's host Jimmy Kimmel breaking down the social distancing precautions the awards show took ensure the show still took place this year. The Morning Show star and Emmy nominee Jennifer Aniston helped Kimmel get the message across. This included a bit with them setting a garbage fire on stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

If you were able to get past the literal trash fire, which has become a metaphor for 2020, there were quite a few highlights during the first-ever virtual Emmys ceremony. Read on to see how celebs reacted to the show.

Schitt's Creek sweeps comedy acting categories 

The tone was set early with Schitt's Creek's incredible run of wins Sunday night. The Pop TV show swept the comedy category, taking home seven wins for its sixth and final season.

Regina King's Emmy win and tribute to Breonna Taylor

On Sunday, Regina King won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her powerful performance on HBO's Watchmen — and paid tribute to the late Breonna Taylor with her Emmys attire. Her victory prompted well wishes from the likes of Kathy Bates, Padma Lakshmi, and more.

Jack Ryan writer-producer Kirk A. Moore is even expecting more spoils for the Emmy winner. King recently made her feature directing debut in the early Oscars 2021 contender One Night in Miami

Yahya Abdul-Mateen's impeccable smile and acceptance speech for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Abdul-Mateen accepted his award from home with a smile and speech that hit home.

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