SCHITT'S CREEK has historic night at the Emmy® Awards
Fan favourite takes home the most primetime Emmy Awards ever for a Canadian Series
TORONTO - Sept. 21, 2020 – CBC's SCHITT'S CREEK made Canadians proud at the 72nd Emmy® Awards, winning a total of nine awards including a historic win for Outstanding Comedy Series, marking the first time a Canadian television program has won an Emmy in the Outstanding Comedy or Drama series category, and the most primetime Emmy awards ever for a Canadian series.
The series also made history by sweeping all Emmy comedy categories with the most wins in a single season for a comedy including Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor in a Comedy Series for Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy; Outstanding Supporting Actress and Actor in a Comedy Series for Annie Murphy and Daniel Levy; Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy; and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Daniel Levy. It is also the most Emmy-nominated series in Canadian television history, with 15 nominations in 2020 and four in 2019, for a total of 19.
“Congratulations to the entire Schitt's Creek team on this remarkable achievement,“ said Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports, CBC. “We are so honoured to have worked with this infinitely talented team and proud to have commissioned this groundbreaking comedy that celebrates family and inclusive values with brilliance and unparalleled humour. Schitt's Creek became an anchor for a new era of scripted comedy at CBC, and is truly one of the greatest comedies ever created. It is beloved around the globe and CBC is delighted to be a partner in bringing the best of Canada to the world.”
In April 2020, SCHITT'S CREEK ended its six-season run on CBC as Canada's most-watched homegrown comedy. The Canadian series was commissioned and ordered straight to series by CBC in May 2013. The series first started production in Ontario in spring 2014, and premiered on CBC on January 15, 2015.
Since its debut, SCHITT'S CREEK has garnered more than 170 award nominations and appeared on dozens of ‘Best Of' lists. The series is consistently recognized for promoting acceptance of the LGBTQ2+ community. The comedy also won big at the 2020 Television Critics Association annual awards taking Outstanding Achievement In Comedy and Individual Achievement In Comedy for Catherine O'Hara, and picked up six 2020 Canadian Screen Awards including Best Comedy Series.
The complete list of Schitt's Creek 2020 Emmy Awards is as follows:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Andrew Cividino, Daniel Levy
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series
Jon Comerford and Lisa Parasyn
Outstanding Contemporary Costumes
Debra Hanson and Darci Cheyn
On the same night, Radio-Canada picked up additional hardware at the 35th annual Les Gémeaux Awards, hosted by Veronique Cloutier, and broadcast live on ICI TÉLÉ. Big winners included ICI TÉLÉ's C'est comme ça que je t'aime, which won 10 Gemeaux Awards, including; Best Drama Series, Best Direction: Drama Series, Best Writing: Drama Series, Best in Photo Direction: Fiction, Best in Editing: Fiction, Best in Sound: Fiction, Best in Set Design: Fiction, Best in Costume Design: Fiction, Best in Hair and Make-up: Fiction, and Best Artistic Direction: Fiction.
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