Schitt's Creek makes history at the Emmy Awards and Canada is so proud
Sunday marked the 72nd annual Emmy Awards and the Canadian sitcom owned the night.
Not only did the cast and crew take home a total of nine awards, but they also became the first comedy show with the most wins in a single season and the first Canadian television program to win an Emmy in the Outstanding Comedy or Drama series category.
Besides this, the show took home all awards in all Emmy comedy categories, including Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor in a Comedy Series for Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy and Outstanding Supporting Actress and Actor in a Comedy Series for Annie Murphy and Daniel Levy.
"Our show at its core is about the transformational effects of love and acceptance and that is something that we need more of now than we've ever needed before."— Schitt's Creek (@SchittsCreek) September 21, 2020
- @danjlevy after Schitt's Creek won the Outstanding Comedy Series #Emmy💛
The show's many Canadian fans took to Twitter to show their support, with many pointing out how well-deserved all the wins were.
"The Schitt’s Creek Emmy sweep is exciting! @danjlevy is so generous in spirit that he makes the fans feel like they’ve won too. Everyone in Toronto, Ontario, and Canada should jump on the bandwagon," someone else wrote.
Congrats Schitt's Creek. Doing Canada proud. 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/JZzGLtbriA— Maury Rempel - Tax billionaires & make 'em cry. (@mauryrempel) September 21, 2020
Others, including the cast who gathered for the Emmys at Casa Loma in Toronto, talked about how much the show has meant to them.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Schitt’s Creek means so much to me as queer person who grew up in rural Canada.— Alicia | Eat the Rich: Revolution July 2020 (@AliciaFurness) September 21, 2020
Watching it feels like coming home.
Congrats to the entire Schitt’s Creek team.
The comedy, which has earned over 170 award nominations, is recognized for consistently promoting the acceptance of the LGBTQ2+ community and most recently won 2020 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. This year, it garnered a total of 15 Emmy nominations.
Schitt's Creek ended it's six-season run on the CBC back in April after becoming Canada's most-watched homegrown comedy.
Here is a full list of Schitt's Creek's 2020 Emmy wins:
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