Made In Canada Schitt's Creek Sweeps Comedy Category At Emmys

By: Kw Now Local News
| Published 09/21/2020

Proud Eugene and Daniel Levy Take It All Home
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After Being Shut Out Of The Emmys For Four Years Schitt's Creek Sweeps Comedy Category

'A Celebration Of Inclusivity, A Castigation Of Homophobia And A Declaration Of The Power Of Love'

In its sixth and final season, the Canadian comedy pulled off a sweep, taking home seven primetime awards and nine Emmys in all.

The Pop TV series entered Sunday already having won casting and costumes crowns at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards last week. It received 15 nominations in all.

“This has been the greatest experience of my life,” the younger Levy said. “This is completely overwhelming.”

Catherine O’Hara kicked things off with the first acting Emmy win of her career for her role as the fan favorite, wig-obsessed diva Moira Rose.

“I will forever be grateful to Eugene and Daniel Levy for the opportunity to play a woman of a certain age — my age — who gets to fully be her ridiculous self,” said O'Hara.

Following closely on her heels was Eugene Levy with his first acting Emmy win for best actor in a comedy series for his role as patriarch Johnny Rose.

"I guess it's kind of ironical that the straightest role I've ever played I come away with an Emmy for a comedy performance. I guess it kind of throws into question what I've been doing for the past 50 years," said Levy the elder.

But Levy went on to revel what really set this quirky show apart from all of the other comedies up for awards on Sunday night.

"I also want to thank this young man for taking our fish-out-of-water story about the Rose family and transforming it into a celebration of inclusivity, a castigation of homophobia, and a declaration of the power of love," said Levy.

The victories soon snowballed into a Schitt’s-storm of best writing, directing and overall comedy series awards. Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy also picked up best supporting actor and actress statuettes for their roles as David and Alexis Rose.

After being shut out of the Emmys for its first four seasons, the show broke through last year with its first nominations — four in all, including one for best comedy — though it didn’t win any.

The Emmys lined up dozens of live feeds from nominees in locations all over the world, but it turns out the only one they needed was in Toronto: In its sixth and final season, “Schitt’s Creek” swept the comedy category on Sunday night, taking home seven wins at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. The show won a total of nine Emmys this year, the most ever for a comedy in a single year.

Schitt's Creek Cast Toppled Actors In Some Big Shows

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES

Christina Applegate, "Dead to Me" (Netflix)

Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon)

Linda Cardellini, "Dead to Me" (Netflix)

Catherine O'Hara, "Schitt's Creek" (Pop TV)

Issa Rae, "Insecure" (HBO)

Tracee Ellis Ross, "Black-ish" (ABC)

COMEDY SERIES

"Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO)

"Dead to Me" (Netflix)

"The Good Place" (NBC)

"Insecure" (HBO)

"The Kominsky Method" (Netflix)

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon)

"Schitt's Creek" (Pop TV)

"What We Do in the Shadows" (FX)

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES

Anthony Anderson, "Black-ish" (ABC)

Don Cheadle, "Black Monday" (Showtime)

Ted Danson, "The Good Place" (NBC)

Michael Douglas, "The Kominsky Method" (Netflix)

Eugene Levy, "Schitt's Creek" (Pop TV)

Ramy Youssef, "Ramy" (Hulu)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES

Alex Borstein, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon)

D'Arcy Carden, "The Good Place" (NBC)

Betty Gilpin, "GLOW" (Netflix)

Marin Hinkle, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon)

Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

Annie Murphy, "Schitt's Creek" (Pop TV)

Yvonne Orji, "Insecure" (HBO)

Cecily Strong, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES

Mahershala Ali, "Ramy" (Hulu)

Alan Arkin, "The Kominsky Method," (Netflix)

Andre Braugher, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (NBC)

Sterling K. Brown, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon)

William Jackson Harper, "The Good Place" (NBC)

Daniel Levy, "Schitt's Creek" (Pop TV)

Tony Shalhoub, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon)