Moira Rose was right to say that her favorite season was “awards,” because “Schitt’s Creek” swept the 2020 Emmy Awards.
The Canadian sitcom, helmed by Dan Levy, won the first seven awards of Sunday’s virtual ceremony, including the prestigious Outstanding Comedy Series trophy.
The show is the first-ever comedy or drama to sweep all acting awards in the genre, according to The Wrap. Additionally, no series has ever before received all acting awards along with those for writing and directing. Only “All in the Family” has ever come close, getting three out of the four acting wins in 1978.
“With Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Dan Levy and Annie Murphy winning their #Emmys tonight, that means our little Canadian show is the first comedy OR drama to ever sweep all four acting categories, and that is absolutely wild,” the show’s official Twitter wrote.
The show, which ran for six seasons on PopTV, is also the first basic cable series to ever win the category, according to Deadline.
The show won all seven Primetime awards for comedy, including Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Annie Murphy), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Dan Levy), Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Andrew Cividino and Dan Levy), Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Dan Levy), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Eugene Levy) and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Catherine O’Hara).
“Schitt’s Creek” was nominated for 15 Emmys this year. In the Creative Arts categories, they picked up trophies for comedy series casting and contemporary costumes.
The sixth and final season of the show aired from January to April of this year. The first five seasons can be streamed on Netflix.
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