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How The 'Schitt's Creek' Team Reacted To History-Making Emmy Wins

By Kristy Puchko | TV | September 21, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | TV | September 21, 2020 |


Schitt’s Creek cleaned up at the Emmys last night!

The Canadian comedy’s sixth and final season won the cast and crew the following honors: Outstanding Contemporary Costumes (Debra Hanson and Darci Cheyne), Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series (Lisa Parasyn and Jon Comerford), Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Dan Levy), Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Andrew Cividino and Dan Levy), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Eugene Levy), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Catherine O’Hara), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Dan Levy), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Annie Murphy), and Outstanding Comedy Series.

That means Schitt’s Creek co-creator Dan Levy won FOUR Emmys last night. Moreover, the Rose family won all four acting categories, which AwardsWatch’s Erik Anderson reports is a first in the 72 years of Emmy. The only bummer is that the pandemic made the Emmys a remote experience. However, that didn’t stop the Schitt’s Creek crew from making the most of it.

They celebrated by throwing a party in Toronto. Attendees had to test negative for COVID, then quarantine until the big day. Castmates Emily Hampshire and Sarah Levy were unable to attend, but the latter still made it into a family photo:

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To celebrate the Rose family—and perhaps the series’ climactic nuptials—a wall of white roses was erected to show off their Emmy’s fashion.

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Yes, Dan Levy is wearing a kilt, because he is as much of a fashion god as the character he won an Emmy for playing.

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It was from this very exclusive event that the Schitt’s Creek crew accepted their awards.

Here is the acceptance speech from Annie Murphy, who brought a lot of love to A Little Bit Alexis. Warning: the sheer exaltation in this clip will make you cry tears of joy.

Look how happy Dany Levy is for her! WHY ARE NOT ALL AWARDS SHOWS STAGED THIS WAY! Now, here’s Dan Levy’s win for his performance as pansexual icon, David Rose.

Levy used this moment to pay tribute to his dad, co-star and Schitt’s Creek co-creator, Euegene Levy, and “the magnificent Catherine O’Hara…who led by example, they led without ego, and they led with excitement.” He also thanked Annie Murphy for playing “my better half.”

Want to keep rolling with Dan Levy wins? Here’s his speech for writing the series finale “Happy Ending.” Bonus fun: Tracee Ellis Ross looking gorgeous and using this platform to offer some important messages.

Guys. I’m in love with him. Here is he is accepting the directing honor with co-helmer Andrew Cividino.

Eugene Levy’s first Emmy nom came in 1982 for his work on SCTV Network 90. Last night marked his fourth nomination for his work on Schitt’s Creek and his fourth win overall.

The Levy family hugging is such a balm.

Now, the Magnificent Catherine O’Hara, a legend in her time, accepts her first Emmy win as a performer. Allow me to blow your mind: her only previous win was for writing SCTV Network 90 in 1982, and she shared it with John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Dick Blasucci, Paul Flaherty, Bob Dolman, John McAndrew, Doug Steckler, Mert Rich, Jeffrey Barron, Michael Short, Chris Cluess, Stu Kreisman, Brian McConnachie, and—yes!—Eugene Levy.

Here is her moment (after Jennifer Aniston fought a fire):

Bless O’Hara for a delightfully on-brand speech that includes praise like, “I must provide an especially gaudiloquent tribute to Debra Hansen, our wardrobe whisperer, to my guardian make-up angel, Lucky Bromhead, and to our dare-doing hair wrangler, Ana Sorys. Every day their munificent venistation made me who I thought I was. And I would be an ungrateful doddypoll not to share it with them.”

To conclude her speech, O’Hara took a moment to wish all watching well, saying, “May I please wish you all a sound mind and a sound body. And though these are the strangest of days, may you have as much joy being holed up in a room or two with your family as I have with my dear Roses.”

This show was a gift that just keeps giving.

Finally, here is the cast of Schitt’s Creek winning Outstanding Comedy Series for a show that has meant the world to so, so, so many behbays around the world, including Elton John.

In this speech, Eugene Levy paid tribute to his son, and in doing so put simply why Schitt’s Creek is dazzling. “I want to thank this young man, who took our fish-out-of-water story about the Rose family and transformed it into a celebration of inclusivity, a castigation of homophobia, and a declaration of the power of love.”

Schitt’s Creek 9-time Emmy-winning Season 6 will hit Netflix on October 8.

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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