Schitt's Creek was the big winner of the night at the 2020 Emmy Awards after receiving seven consecutive awards for its final season, completely sweeping the comedy category. Find out about all the accolades the Canadian sitcom received, and what the winners had to say!
Schitt's Creek winning streak starts off at Creative Arts Emmys
Schitt's Creek received two awards before the televised Emmys had even started! As People mentions, the show's crew took home statuettes for both Outstanding Contemporary Costumes and Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series during the Creative Arts Emmys on September 19. However, this was just the beginning for Schitt's Creek, as the series' biggest wins were yet to come!
Since the September 20 awards ceremony was socially distanced due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Schitt's Creek cast got together in their hometown of Toronto, Canada for their own Emmys party! One of the show's stars, Dan Levy, took home several consecutive awards, visibly emotional each time he gave a speech. Levy won Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the Schitt's Creek finale "Happy Ending," and received the award for Outstanding Director for a Comedy along with Andrew Cividino.
"First of all, I just want to say thank you to my Dad for giving me the reigns to this show, even though I didn't have any experience in the writers' room," Levy said upon winning the latter, also giving a shoutout to fellow nominee Issa Rae and her show, Insecure. Of course, he was referring to his father— as well as Schitt's Creek co-creator and co-star— Eugene Levy. The show didn't only do well in the behind-the-scenes categories though, as the main cast got some serious recognition too!
Schitt's Creek's leading actors each take home an Emmy
Schitt's Creek made its debut in 2015 and has since garnered a wide audience thanks to its witty, quotable lines, memorable characters, and positive LGBTQ+ representation. The show is centered on the Roses— an affluent family forced to move to a town in the middle of nowhere— and how their lives are forever changed as a result. And when it came to the major comedic acting categories, Schitt's Creek cleaned up!
Catherine O'Hara won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as "Moira Rose," the melodramatic matriarch of the family. "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 herself," she said upon accepting her award. Eugene Levy followed suit, taking home Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for playing "Johnny Rose," the family's no-nonsense patriarch. "See, I told you I was good," he quipped.
Schitt's Creek winning streak continues for Daniel Levy
Schitt's Creek's Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy weren't the only actors to be recognized by the Television Academy! On top of his wins for directing and writing, Daniel Levy took home Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for playing the family's out and proud son, "David Rose". "The internet’s about to turn on me," he said in his acceptance speech. I’m so sorry!"
Annie Murphy, who plays "David's" self-confident sister "Alexis Rose," also won an Emmy! As she accepted the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, she looked back fondly at her time on Schitt's Creek. "The six years that I have spent working on this show have been the best six years of my life," Murphy shared.
To top things off, Schitt's Creek also took home one of the biggest awards of the night— Outstanding Comedy Series! As Gold Derby mentions, the Canadian sitcom's impressive winning streak means that Schitt's Creek is the only comedy to have won Emmys in every major acting category, and also the comedy to have received the most single-year Emmy wins! Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of Schitt's Creek on a fantastic six-season run, and a truly incredible achievement that will go down in Emmys history!