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We’re going to be talking about this year’s Emmy Awards for a long time… and not just because it was a virtual ceremony. (Thank you, COVID-19.)
Schitt’s Creek made Emmys history over the weekend, as the Canadian comedy series won a total of nine – yes nine – awards. It won seven primetime awards and nine Emmys overall!
The show – which was created by father and son duo Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy – definitely went out with a bang, as their Emmys sweep came following its epic sixth and final season. It broke the Emmys record for most wins in a single season for a comedy.
Among the awards were the Outstanding Comedy Series prize, Outstanding Comedy Actor for Eugene Levy, and Outstanding Supporting Comedy Actor for his son and show co-creator, Daniel Levy.
“Our show, at its core, is about the transformational effects of love and acceptance, and that is something we need more of now than we’ve ever needed before,” Daniel Levy said as part of his acceptance speech for the Outstanding Comedy Series award.
And Eugene Levy also took the opportunity to praise his son for his hard work on the show…
“I want to thank this young man who took our fish-out-of-water story and transformed it into a story of inclusivity, a castigation of homophobia, and a declaration of the power of love, so thank you, Daniel,” Eugene Levy added.
Annie Murphy (who will forever be remembered for her character Alexis Rose’s catchphrase, “Ew, David”) walked away with the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series gong, while Catherine O’Hara very deservingly won the Outstanding Comedy Actress accolade.
(There have been many online petitions to give her an Emmy for her hilarious portrayal of Rose family matriarch Moira Rose for several years.)
“This is so cool,” Catherina O’Hara said as she accepted her first-ever Emmy for acting.
“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.”
Congratulations to the entire Schitt’s Creek cast and crew for making Emmys history!