In its sixth and final season, the quirky Canadian comedy “Schitt’s Creek” swept the comedy category on Sunday night, taking home seven wins at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
The show won a total of nine Emmys this year, the most ever for a comedy in a single year.
Catherine O’Hara kicked things off with the first acting Emmy win of her career for her role as the wig-obsessed diva Moira Rose.
“This is so cool,” O’Hara said as she accepted her award in Toronto. “I will forever be grateful to Eugene and Daniel Levy for the opportunity to play a woman of a certain age — my age — who gets to fully be her ridiculous self.”
Eugene Levy also won his first acting Emmy for best actor in a comedy series for his role as patriarch Johnny Rose.
Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy also picked up best-supporting actor and actress statuettes for their roles as David and Alexis Rose.
“This has been the greatest experience of my life,” the younger Levy said. “This is completely overwhelming.”
“Please go out and vote,” Dan said. “I’m so sorry to make this political,” he added, turning to Eugene. “Dad, come and do the fun stuff.”
“I also want to thank once again this young man who took our fish-out-of-water story about the Rose family and transformed it into a celebration of inclusivity, a castigation of homophobia, and a declaration of the power of love,” Eugene said.
“The six years that I’ve spent working on this show have been the best six years of my entire life,” Murphy said upon receiving the prize.
In the Dan and Eugene Levy-created show, Murphy stars alongside the Levys and Catherine O’Hara as the struggling members of the disenfranchised Rose family. During her acceptance speech, Murphy thanked the show’s team and said that she can’t believe that she’s friends with Emmy-winning stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara.
“I’m so proud to be a part of a show that stands for love, kindness and inclusivity and acceptance,” Murphy said. “Those are things that we need more than ever right now.”
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Schitt’s Creek received 15 total Emmy nods. It entered Sunday’s soiree having already one won two Creative Arts trophies, for casting and contemporary costumes.