A father-of-two has revealed how he was able to kick his heroin and ice addictions following a daring prison escape, three overdoses and countless stints in rehab.
Danny Shannon grew up in stable household with a loving mother in Cabramatta, in Sydney’s west, but after dabbling with marijuana and LSD at 14 his life ‘spiralled out of control’.
Mr Shannon became hooked on heroin when he was 16, before eventually turning to ice and landing himself behind bars by the time he was 18 after a string of drug-related offences.
‘I’ve gone from being a happy, good kid from a good background and once I started using drugs, I never stopped,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
When he was 25, Mr Shannon famously escaped from Sydney’s Silverwater prison and fled all the way to Perth along with fellow inmate Patrick Page.
Danny Shannon grew up in stable household with a loving mother in Cabramatta, in Sydney’s west, but after dabbling with marijuana and LSD at 14 his life ‘spiraled out of control’
Danny Shannon, 45, has revealed how he was able to kick his heroin and ice addictions following a daring prison escape, three overdoses and countless stints in rehab
Mr Shannon said his jailbreak was spurred on by a large sum of money he had hidden on the outside, and his eagerness to see his girlfriend, who was pregnant with their son.
‘I called her and I said “if you could see me tonight would it be okay?” It was like I wanted her permission [to escape],’ he said.
‘I had money stashed outside I was itching to get my hands on. So I managed to scale a four-metre high barbed-wire fence.’
The pair used garbage bin handles and rags to scale a five metre barbed-wire fence – before swimming through a shark-infested river.
‘By the time we got down to Parramatta River, the water police and POLAIR were onto us,’ Mr Shannon said.
‘It was like a miracle. I don’t know how the f**k we got away. I was climbing through mangroves and mud up to my neck for hours to get out of the river.’
Mr Shannon eventually arrived to his then-partner’s house and grabbed his stash of money before they both made their way to Western Australia.
The father-of-two lasted six days on the run before police busted down his door at a hotel in Perth.
‘I got pinched on Valentine’s Day with my partner when police raided our hotel room,’ he said.
Mr Shannon became hooked on heroin when he was 16, before eventually turning to ice and landing himself behind bars by the time he was 18 after a string of drug-related offences
He spent the next decade or so in and out of jail and rehab, checking himself in at least 50 times.
But after years of failing to shake his addictions, Mr Shannon made the life-changing decision in 2009 to check himself into Glebe House.
‘That was a turning point in my entire life. I haven’t really come close to using drugs since that day,’ he said.
‘I thought to myself that there’s been maybe 100 times where I’ve been in that same position when I’ve thrown it all away.
‘For some miracle reason I was brave and strong enough and made a different decision for the first time in my life, and I’ve never looked back.’
Mr Shannon has now been clean for 11 years, and said he hopes his experiences can serve as a lesson to others. Pictured with his daughter, 3
While Mr Shannon (right) works every single day on his sobriety, he said he isn’t ‘triggered’ by thoughts of turning back to drugs
Mr Shannon, who is a father to a 19-year-old son and a three-year-old daughter, started his own virtual time capsule company Encapsulator 10 years ago to document his progress
Mr Shannon has been working at Glebe House – a community to help men transition to a life free from addiction – for over 10 years now.
‘I now represent a symbol of hope for so many people going through exactly what I did for over a decade,’ he said.
Mr Shannon has now been clean for 11 years, and said he hopes his experiences can serve as a lesson to others.
While Mr Shannon works every single day on his sobriety, he said he isn’t ‘triggered’ by thoughts of turning back to drugs.
‘The thought of it makes me sick. I work really hard everyday on my recovery program, and have been doing it everyday for 11 years,’ he said.
Mr Shannon has been working at Glebe House – a community to help men transition to a life free from addiction – for over 10 years now
But after years of failing to shake his addictions, Mr Shannon made the life-changing decision in 2009 to check himself into Glebe House (pictured)
‘It’s not a chore but I work my a*** off on maintaining my sobriety by giving back and giving a lot of service to other people.’
Mr Shannon, who is a father to a 19-year-old son and a three-year-old daughter, started his own virtual time capsule company 10 years ago to document his progress.
‘When I celebrated five years’ clean this idea popped into my head to record a message to my 10 year birthday of sobriety,’ he said.
‘I realised it was such a unique, therapeutic and self-reflective practice. I discovered a real experience in creating a video message to my future self.’
Mr Shannon said his company Encapsulator records his client’s messages to their future selves.
‘You can choose any day in the future you want to lock your content until. When you record your video it disappears until the date you’ve selected,’ he said.
‘I’m a nostalgic person, and it’s perfect for measuring growth.’
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‘World’s unluckiest man’ dies in house fire after surviving cancer, heroin addiction and robberies
A man who described himself as the ‘world’s unluckiest man’ has died in a tragic house fire – after surviving cancer, a heroin addiction, several car accidents and countless robberies.
Paul Murphy, 62, gave himself the unfortunate title after revealing his long history of bad luck back in 2013.
Just when he thought his luck had finally turned around, his horrifically burned body was pulled from the wreckage of a house fire in Clemton Park, south west Sydney on August 29.
Back in 2013, he’d lost a set of dentures during a night out on the town in Sydney, and was appealing with the local community to have them returned to him.
The then 55-year-old was living off a small pension, and simply couldn’t afford to buy a new set.
The false teeth had been in his pocket rather than his mouth when he stumbled home because they hurt too much to wear constantly after he was attacked during a home invasion at his Redfern housing commission flat months earlier.
Paul Murphy, 62, earned the unfortunate title after revealing his long history of bad luck back in 2013
He stuck a printed sign around town which read: ‘Lost dentures. Upper and lower… owner far too drunk, fell over, a few too many times. I am a pensioner & desperately need my teeth. Reward offered’.
While the dentures were never returned, he was contacted by news.com.au, who he told about the series of unfortunate events which made up much of Mr Murphy’s life.
He was hooked on heroin by the time he graduated from Blakehurst High School in southern Sydney, and the addiction coupled with his dyslexia meant he always struggled to get a solid education.
Mr Murphy’s parents had enough money to send him to a rehabilitation clinic where patients were subjected to new electroconvulsive treatment known as deep-sleep therapy.
The treatment was highly intrusive and required patients to be placed into a coma – sometimes for up to 39 days.
At least 27 patients died after receiving the treatment. Twenty-four of those deaths were suicides.
Mr Murphy received 42 electro-shocks in his 14-day stay, and came out of therapy with an addiction still as strong as the one he went in with, as well as trauma from the treatment.
Mr Murphy (pictured left) died on August 29 after his new house caught alight
He spent the next few years in and out of prison – primarily for drug related offences.
The addiction cost Mr Murphy many of his teeth, and all but one had fallen out or been removed by the time he left prison.
When he was finally released, he made a pact to himself to get clean.
Mr Murphy landed a job as a car valuer, but after a serious car accident and several speeding tickets, he lost his license and then the job.
Desperate to remain in the industry, Mr Murphy opened a car detailing business.
As was his luck, Mr Murphy’s business opened next door to a funeral parlour.
One day when he had several expensive cars in his shop, the corpse of a gang boss had been brought in next door.
That night, there was a drive-by attack in which someone – presumably a rival of the gang – firebombed the funeral parlour, destroying his business in the process.
He’d recently fallen behind on his insurance payments, and wasn’t covered.
Eventually he got back on his feet again and began doing odd jobs for money, moving into the Redfern housing commission flats he would call home for the next decade.
Several of Mr Murphy’s electric bikes were stolen while he was living in Redfern
Shortly after making the move, Mr Murphy was attacked by a local teenager.
The boy was in a car and swung a baseball bat at Mr Murphy from the side of the road. The impact shattered the bones in his shoulder and he was forced to go to hospital.
Then again on New Years Day in 2011, Mr Murphy was standing on a footpath near his home when a motorbike rider crashed into him after speeding through the lights.
Mr Murphy’s run of bad luck
- Survived cancer
- Girlfriend ran off with his best mate
- Heroin addiction from a young age coupled with dyslexia impacted education opportunities
- Victim of countless home invasions
- Involved in several car accidents
- Car detailing business set alight in revenge attack on next door business
- Had fallen behind on insurance payments prior to firebombing
- Set on fire during a home invasion
- Died in a house fire
He broke his collarbone, shoulder, sternum and seven ribs.
With the substantial payout he received from the accident, Mr Murphy splurged on a new television, computer, stereo and electric pushbike.
But shortly after, Mr Murphy’s flat was broken into and everything was stolen.
Again, he felt like he was back at square one.
In another horrifying incident, a balaclava-clad thief sprayed fuel on his arm and set Mr Murphy on fire, but still, he survived.
While he managed to install a steel door, his flat was broken into time and time again in the decade to follow, until eventually he managed to escape and move to Clemton Park late last year.
When a journalist asked if he was the unluckiest person in the world, Mr Murphy responded: ‘About that, yeah’.
He’d even been left heartbroken when the love of his life ran off with his best friend and survived a traumatic cancer battle.
But he truly believed his luck was changing, and was saving his pennies from the pension and odd jobs to install air conditioning in his beloved new home.
In the end, he died after falling asleep while trying to cook some food in his new home.
He was taking medication for high blood pressure which contributed to his drowsiness.
In the early hours of August 29, Mr Murphy tried to cook some chips, but nodded off while the oven was on.
About 5.30am, neighbours called the fire brigade to warn that the flat was on fire, and emergency services tried desperately to revive an unconscious Mr Murphy.
He could not be saved.
About 5.30am, neighbours called the fire brigade to warn that the flat was on fire, and emergency services tried desperately to revive an unconscious Mr Murphy. He could not be saved
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Terrified mum’s hilarious post about a harmless garden lizard leaves hundreds in hysterics
A Pakistani mother who recently relocated to Australia was frozen with fear after spotting a small and harmless lizard in the back garden of her new home.
The woman, who is believed to have moved from Lahore to Sydney, noticed the skink on the patio and feared it was a venomous reptile.
Petrified of the ‘mysterious’ creature, she posted photos in a Facebook community group begging locals for advice on keeping it away from her home.
The post left hundreds in hysterics, with Australians forced to reassure her that no harm would come from the common garden skink, affectionately known as a ‘backyard buddy’ who eats insects and keeps other crawling pests at bay.
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The ‘terrifying’ garden reptile: A Pakistani mother who recently relocated to Australia was frozen with fear after spotting this tiny skink lizard in the back garden of her new home
She posted this message in a Facebook group, begging members for help and advice
What is a skink?
A skink is a smooth-bodied lizard with short or absent limbs, typically found burrowing in sandy ground.
They are found in Australia, Southeast Asia and parts of North America.
‘Hi I am new in Australia and was living in [an apartment] now I am shifted in house (sic),’ the caption begins.
‘Today I saw a reptile in [the] backyard. I am afraid of it. It can come inside or can sit in shoes. Please help me how to get rid of this (sic).’
One mother poked fun at the woman’s naivete with a comment warning her of the ‘dangers’ of the ‘poisonous Australian shoe skink’ – an imaginary animal that does not exist.
‘They grow to over 19 feet long, but when they are babies they hide on shoes and bite off pinky toes,’ she said.
‘Pinky toes are their primary food source for the first year of their lives. They are attracted to foot odours and are highly venomous.’
But kindhearted group members outweighed those who taunted her, with many reassuring the woman the lizard has more reason to fear humans than we have him.
‘Don’t panic. He’s a good guy. He is more scared of you, he will get out of your way, and if he does come inside, he’ll kill any spiders and bugs he finds while he’s there, then leave when he’s ready,’ one woman replied.
‘It’s a skink! They’re so cute,’ said another.
‘They don’t bite and a quite fun to watch. They are really useful at bug control as they eat them. Even the presence of one little fella will keep them away.’
Others thanked the mother for bringing a smile to their face and welcomed her to her new home.
‘Welcome to Australia, we do have a LOT of small reptiles. Most just mind their own business,’ one woman said.
‘It’s just a harmless native. Sorry you were scared by it,’ said a second.
‘Aussies love to tease people with tales about our dangerous animals but most of them are more afraid of us than we are of them.’
A third assured the mother that even Australians get confused by their eclectic wildlife.
‘My sister used to call these baby crocodiles,’ she wrote.
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Jennifer Aniston gives fans a sneak peek into her Emmys prep in her ‘other mask’
Jennifer Aniston took to Instagram to give fans a candid look into her preparation for the virtual 72nd Emmys ceremony on Sunday night.
And while there was no star-studded red carpet this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, also giving fans a sneak peek into behind-the-scenes were Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Zendaya, Julia Garner, Tracee Ellis Ross and Billy Porter.
Jennifer shared a picture of herself wearing a sheet face mask and grey dressing gown as she sipped Champagne on a huge plush arm chair at her Los Angeles home.
Emmy prep: Jennifer Aniston took to Instagram to give fans a candid look into her preparation for the virtual 72nd Emmys ceremony on Sunday night with a sheet face mask, dressing gown and glass of Champagne
Making a note of the pandemic and face masks, she penned: ‘Emmys prep… in my other mask Congratulations to the nominees and all of the amazing performances we’ve seen this year ❤️.’
Jennifer, who was nominated for the Lead Actress gong for The Morning Show, also posted a picture of her hair dresser, Chris McMillan, wearing a mask as he got her ready for the mainly virtual event.
The Friends star also shared a hilarious picture of her stylist making sure her Louis Vuitton black dress looked perfect before appeared on the show.
Such fun! And while there was no star-studded red carpet this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, also giving fans a sneak peek into behind-the-scenes were Reese Witherspoon (pictured), Kerry Washington, Zendaya, Julia Garner, Tracee Ellis Ross and Billy Porter
Keeping it real: Jennifer, who was nominated for the Lead Actress gong for The Morning Show, also posted a picture of her hair dresser, Chris McMillan, wearing a mask as he got her ready for the mainly virtual event
Amazing: Jennifer was one of the few stars who actually appeared at the Staples Center alongside host for the evening Jimmy Kimmel
Friends reunited… again! Although the actress, who missed out on the Lead Actress gong to Euphoria star Zendaya, 24, quickly rushed home later during the ceremony where she enjoyed a Friends reunion with her BFFs and former co-stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow
After party! Jennifer also shared an adorable picture of her two dogs – Sophie and Clyde – wearing a pearl necklace and bow tie as she joked they were ready for the after party
Jennifer was one of the few stars who actually appeared at the Staples Center alongside host for the evening Jimmy Kimmel.
Although the actress, who missed out on the Lead Actress gong to Euphoria star Zendaya, 24, quickly rushed home later during the ceremony where she enjoyed a Friends reunion with her BFFs and former co-stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow.
Jennifer also shared an adorable picture of her two dogs – Sophie and Clyde – wearing a pearl necklace and bow tie as she joked they were ready for the after party.
Elsewhere, Reese, 44, shared behind-the-scenes snaps of herself getting ready where she hosted a socially-distanced Emmys party with her Little Fires Everywhere co-star Kerry Washington.
Socially-distanced party! Elsewhere, Reese, 44, shared behind-the-scenes snaps of herself getting ready where she hosted a socially-distanced Emmys party with her Little Fires Everywhere co-star Kerry Washington
Staying safe: Posting a picture of herself getting prepped by her mask-wearing glam squad in her slippers, Reese revealed they had all had coronavirus tests
Work wife! The show was nominated for Outstanding Limited Series and Kerry nominated for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role of Mia Warren in the hit programme
BTS: Kerry also posted behind-the-scenes footage as she shared a fun snap of herself wearing a leopard print face mask matching her stunning gown for the night in front of a Emmys TV screen and called Reese her ‘work wife’
Fun: The star also shared a fun clip of herself jumping up and down after the ceremony and a candid snap of herself in a pink tracksuit set. She joked: ‘Now it’s a wrap!’
Posting a picture of herself getting prepped by her mask-wearing glam squad in her slippers, Reese revealed they had all had coronavirus tests.
She penned ‘masks [tick], COVID tests [tick], fuzzy slippers [tick]’ and added the hashtag #emmysprep.
She also shared several pictures during the socially-distanced garden party for the Emmys with her Little Fires Everywhere co-star Kerry and producers.
The show was nominated for Outstanding Limited Series and Kerry nominated for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role of Mia Warren in the hit programme.
What a woman! Meanwhile, Zendaya, 24, who scooped the Lead Actress gong for Euphoria, shared plenty of behind-the-scenes footage to her Instagram
Hilarious: The star shared a fun video of herself modelling a stunning black and purple plunging dress while she also shared the moment she was announced as the winner
‘Speechless’: The actress also shared a sweet makeup-free snap as she admitted she was on ‘cloud nine’ after win and ‘speechless’
Kerry also posted behind-the-scenes footage as she shared a fun snap of herself wearing a leopard print face mask matching her stunning gown for the night in front of a Emmys TV screen and called Reese her ‘work wife’.
The star also shared a fun clip of herself jumping up and down after the ceremony and a candid snap of herself in a pink tracksuit set. She joked: ‘Now it’s a wrap!’
Meanwhile, Zendaya, 24, who scooped the Lead Actress gong for Euphoria, shared plenty of behind-the-scenes footage to her Instagram.
The star shared a fun video of herself modelling a stunning black and purple plunging dress while she also shared the moment she was announced as the winner.
Leaning back in shock with the Emmy in her hand, Zendaya also shared a different picture of her mother looked stunned as she penned: ‘Mom! Bahahahahha.’
The actress also shared a sweet makeup-free snap as she admitted she was on ‘cloud nine’ after win and ‘speechless’.
She wrote: ‘Still on cloud nine… so grateful, still speechless, to all my friends and family who have tested/tweeted/called etc…
‘I promise I will get back to you tomorrow when I’ve wrapped my head around this amazing night, until then… gonna go to sleep and make sure this isn’t a dream.’
Jennifer was one of the nominees this year for Lead Actress in a Drama series for her work in Apple TV Plus’ The Morning Show.
She was nominated alongside The Crown’s Olivia Colman, Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer, Ozark’s Laura Linney, Killing Eve’s Sandra Oh and Euphoria’s Zendaya – with the latter star scooping the award.
Jennifer previously won an Emmy in 2002 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role of Rachel in Friends.
She also earned four more Emmy nominations for her time on Friends, plus Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her stint on 30 Rock in 2009.
The Morning Show marks Aniston’s first return to TV in a starring role, playing Alex Levy in The Morning Show, inspired by Brian Stelter’s book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV.
Alex Levy is an anchor on a hit morning show in New York, whose partner gets fired after a sexual misconduct scandal as she fights to keep her job from emerging reporter Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon).
Jennifer’s appearance comes after she had a virtual reunion with ex-husband Brad Pitt during a star-studded table read of the Fast Times at Ridgemont High script last week.
The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards took place with a largely virtual ceremony due to the pandemic on Sunday night.
Producers sent over 130 home video kits to stars for their remote speeches, and Jimmy Kimmel anchored the show from the Staples Centre as other presenters delivered gongs to some of the winners’ homes in full tuxedo hazmat gear.
Host Jimmy, 52, admitted the traditional glitz and glamour could end up a ‘beautiful disaster’ as the Emmys became the latest major awards show to grapple with holding a ceremony during a still-raging pandemic.
Choosing the comedian to emcee the ceremony reverses course from last year’s no-host ceremony.
Jen and Brad: Aniston is coming off a highly-publicized virtual reunion with ex Brad Pitt at a table read of the Fast Times at Ridgemont High script last week
72nd Primetime Emmy Awards winners
Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Handmaid’s Tale
Succession – WINNER
Top dog: Succession earned Outstanding Drama Seris as creator Jesse Armstrong accepted the honor in a hotel in London
Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dead to Me
The Good Place
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
What We Do in the Shadows
Outstanding Limited Series
Little Fires Everywhere
Watchmen – WINNER
Lead Actor, Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Steve Carell, The Morning Show
Brian Cox, Succession
Billy Porter, Pose
Jeremy Strong, Succession – WINNER
Lead Actress, Drama Series
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Laura Linney, Ozark
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Zendaya, Euphoria – WINNER
Golden: Zendaya earned the big win in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on HBO series Euphoria
Lead Actor, Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Don Cheadle, Black Monday
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
Ramy Youssef, Ramy
Lead Actress, Comedy Series
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Lead Actor, Limited Series or Movie
Jeremy Irons, Watchmen
Hugh Jackman, Bad Education
Paul Mescal, Normal People
Jeremy Pope, Hollywood
Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True – WINNER
Lead Actress, Limited Series or Movie
Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
Shira Haas, Unorthodox
Regina King, Watchmen – WINNER
Octavia Spencer, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker
Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere
Supporting Actor, Drama Series
Nicholas Braun, Succession
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show – WINNER
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Mark Duplass, The Morning Show
Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld
Supporting Actress, Drama Series
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Julia Garner, Ozark – WINNER
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve
Sarah Snook, Succession
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series
Mahershala Ali, Ramy
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
William Jackson Harper, The Good Place
Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Sweeping the board: Daniel Levy won Supporting Actor in a comedy series as Schitt’s Creek swept the categories
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
D’Arcy Carden, The Good Place
Betty Gilpin, Glow
Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
Yvonne Orji, Insecure
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live
Bad Education – WINNER
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend
Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie
Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America – WINNER
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Margo Martindale, Mrs. America
Jean Smart, Watchmen
Holland Taylor, Hollywood
Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America
Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen – WINNER
Jovan Adepo, Watchmen
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend
Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen
Dylan McDermott, Hollywood
Jim Parsons, Hollywood
Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – WINNER
The week’s news: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver kept their streak going winning its fifth straight Variety Talk series gong
Reality Competition Program
The Masked Singer
RuPaul’s Drag Race – WINNER
Variety Sketch Series
A Black Lady Sketch Show
Saturday Night Live – WINNER
Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye
Nicole Byer, Nailed It!
Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank
Padma Lakshmi, and Tom Colicchio, Top Chef
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, Making It
RuPaul, Drag Race – WINNER
Hello hello hello: RuPaul won Outstanding Reality Show as RuPaul’s Drag Race also earned Outstanding Reality Competition Program
Structured Reality Program
Love Is Blind
Queer Eye – WINNER
A Very Brady Renovation
Unstructured Reality Program
Amy Schumer Learns To Cook: Lunch Break And Pasta Night
Cheer – WINNER
Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked
Guest Actress, Comedy
Angela Bassett, A Black Lady Sketch Show
Bette Midler, The Politician
Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live – WINNER
Wanda Sykes, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Saturday Night Live
Hilarious: Maya Rudolph earned her first ever Emmy for her portrayal of Kamala Harris on Saturday Night Live
Guest Actor, Comedy
Brad Pitt, Saturday Night Live
Adam Driver, Saturday Night Live
Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Eddie Murphy, Saturday Night Live – WINNER
Dev Patel, Modern Love
Fred Willard, Modern Family
Guest Actress, Drama
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Laverne Cox, Orange Is The New Black
Cherry Jones, Succession – WINNER
Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us
Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder
Harriet Walter, Succession
Guest Actor, Drama
Jason Bateman, The Outsider
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us – WINNER
James Cromwell, Succession
Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian
Andrew Scott, Black Mirror
Martin Short, The Morning Show
Documentary or Nonfiction Series
The Last Dance – WINNER
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness
Took that personally: Michael Jordan 10-part docuseries The Last Dance won Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
Documentary or Nonfiction Special
The Apollo – WINNER
Beastie Boys Story
The Great Hack
Laurel Canyon: A Place In Time
Rick And Morty – WINNER
Writing for a Comedy Series
Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek (Happy Ending) – WINNER
Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil, What We Do In The Shadows (Collaboration)
Tony McNamara, The Great (The Great)
Stefani Robinson, What We Do In The Shadows (On The Run)
Michael Schur, The Good Place (Whenever You’re Ready)
Paul Simms, What We Do In The Shadows (Ghosts)
David West Read, Schitt’s Creek (The Presidential Suite)
Writing for a Drama Series
Jesse Armstrong, Succession (This Is Not for Tears) – WINNER
Miki Johnson, Ozark (Fire Pink)
Peter Morgan, The Crown (Aberfan)
Chris Mundy, Ozark (All In)
Thomas Schnauz, Better Call Saul (Bad Choice Road)
John Shiban, Ozark (Boss Fight)
Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul (Bagman)
Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama Special
Tanya Barfield, Mrs. America (Shirley)
Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, Unbelievable (Episode 1)
Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, Watchmen (This Extraordinary Being)- WINNER
Sally Rooney and Alice Birch, Normal People (Episode 3)
Dynamic duo: Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson won Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama Special for Watchmen
Directing for a Limited Series
Lenny Abrahamson, Normal People (Episode 5)
Steph Green, Watchmen (Little Fear Of Lightning)
Nicole Kassell, Watchmen (It’s Summer And We’re Running Out Of Ice)
Maria Schrader, Unorthodox – WINNER
Lynn Shelton, Little Fires Everywhere (Find A Way)
Stephen Williams, Watchmen (This Extraordinary Being)
Directing for a Variety Series
Dime Davis, A Black Lady Sketch Show, (Born At Night, But Not Last Night)
Jim Hoskinson, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (Live Show; Chris Christie; Nathaniel Rateliff)
Linda Mendoza, Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready (Flame Monroe)
David Paul Meyer, “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” (Dr. Fauci Answers Trevor’s Questions About Coronavirus)
Paul Pennolino and Christopher Werner, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (Episode 629)
Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live (Host: Eddie Murphy) – WINNER
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