“Schitt’s Creek” was the Emmy darling this year, sweeping the comedy categories and making TV history.
The sweep started on Saturday at the Creative Arts Emmys, as the show nabbed Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Contemporary Costumes.
Fast-forward to Sunday, when Catherine O’Hara, who played the family matriarch Moira Rose, won Outstanding Lead Actress and her TV husband Eugene Levy aka Johnny Rose won Outstanding Lead Actor.
On-screen siblings Daniel Levy (David Rose) and Annie Murphy (Alexis Rose) took home the supporting Emmys... but it doesn’t end there!
Dan won Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and shared a win for Outstanding Director for a Comedy with Andrew Cividino. The show's biggest win of the night, of course, was for Outstanding Comedy!
This is the first time in Emmy history a show has won every comedy category!
Catherine thanked her co-stars in her speech, saying, “I will be forever grateful to Eugene and Dan Levy for the opportunity — for restoring the opportunity to play a woman of a certain age, my age… who gets to fully be her ridiculous self.”
Eugene’s Emmy was his first in 37 years! He told the crowd, “See, I told you I was good.”
Always the comedian, he joked, “I guess it's kind of ironic that the straightest role I've ever played lands me an Emmy for a comedy performance. So now I seriously have to question just what I've been doing for the past 50 years. But that’s for another time.”
He also addressed his real-life son Dan, calling him the guy “who took our show that we came up with and brilliantly guided it to this little Emmy party tonight. So thank you, Son.”
Dan also thanked his Dad in his speech, saying, “Just want to say thank you to my dad for giving me the reins to this show, even though I didn't have any experience in a writers' room. Which saying that out loud right now feels like a wild choice on your part, but I am very grateful for it. I wouldn't be here if it weren't for you.”
Annie insisted, “The six years that I have spent working on this show have been the best six years of my entire life… and I can't believe that Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara are my friends. I'm so proud to be a part of a show that stands for love and kindness and inclusivity and acceptance, because those four things are things that we need more than ever right now.”
After the show, “Extra’s” Jenn Lahmers got a chance to ask the cast the question we are all dying to know: Could there be a "Schitt's Creek" movie in the future? Watch the video!