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Session 161

This year, the Emmy Awards ceremony was hosted online only. The Canadian programme Schitt’s Creek won seven awards - a new record for a single comedy show. Tom and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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News Review

2020 Emmys - New Records Set

The Canadian programme Schitt’s Creek set a new record for a single comedy show when it won seven Emmy Awards. This all happened at this year's online Emmy Awards ceremony. Tom and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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The story

Schitt's Creek has won every comedy award at the Emmys.

The night's other big success story is Zendaya who's made history as the youngest person to win lead actress for her role in Euphoria.

Key words and phrases

sweeps
easily wins everything that can be won

  • The team won the final match 3-0 to sweep to victory.
  • Critics were amazed when the drama series completely swept the awards ceremony.

win big
win many times, or win a large prize

  • The football team are hoping to win big in tonight's championship match.
  • He won big during his visit to the casino last night!

a big night
an important evening which is usually expected

  • The actors had a big night. They took home seven awards.
  • They've been planning the wedding reception for ages. It will be a big night.

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