The Canadian sitcom swept the comedy categories, winning seven Emmys for its sixth and final season.
Eugene Levy won best actor, Catherine O’Hara won best actress, Annie Murphy won best supporting actress, and Levy’s son, Dan Levy, claimed three: for best supporting actor, writing and directing.
They were the first seven Emmys handed out at Sunday’s unusual ceremony, and the gleeful, tearful cast was jubilant in their face masks and formalwear as they claimed Emmy after Emmy together at a Canadian pavilion.
“Our show is about the transformational effects of love and acceptance, and that is something that we need more of now than we have ever needed before,” Dan Levy said as he took the seventh trophy.
Dan and Eugene Levy created the show that aired in the U.S. on Pop TV.
Eugene Levy has ridden up “Schitt’s Creek” to his first acting Emmy.
Levy won the Emmy Award for best actor in a comedy series on Sunday night for Pop TV’s “Schitt’s Creek,” taking home the trophy for the sixth and final season of the show he co-created with his son, Dan Levy.
“It’s kind of ironical that the straightest role I’ve ever played lands me an Emmy for a comedy performance. So now I seriously have to question what I’ve been doing for the past 50 years,” said Levy.
With Levy’s win, “Schitt’s Creek” takes the first two Emmys of the evening.
He accepted the trophy in a remote, restaurant-like pavilion surrounded by his cast mates including his longtime collaborator Catherine O’Hara, who minutes earlier won best actress in a comedy series for playing his wife on the show.