Schitt’s Creek, a ‘Castigation of Homophobia,’ Sweeps Emmy Awards
Schitt’s Creek won big at the Emmys.
The Pop TV series about a rich family who loses its fortune was nominated for six major categories during television’s biggest night.
Catherine O’Hara won Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. O’Hara, who plays the over-the-top eccentric matriarch of the Rose family, Moira, nabbed the Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy. She thanked the voters for her “Trophyeal Treat.” She then thanked creators Eugene and Dan Levy for affording her the opportunity to “play a woman of a certain age, my age, who gets to fully be her ridiculous self.” It won Best Comedy.
Eugene Levy won for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as patriarch Johnny Rose. And Daniel Levy took home three awards: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for penning the episode “Happy Ending,” about a same-sex marriage, Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series for directing that episode with Andrew Cividino, and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for giving life to David Rose. Annie Murphy garnered Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Alexis Rose.
In his speeches, the gay actor and cocreator Daniel Levy called Schitt’s Creek “the greatest experience of my life … I cannot thank the Academy enough for their generosity.”
“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,” Murphy said.
Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Daniel Reynolds