The MTV Movie and TV Awards aired Monday after this weekend’s ceremony, and Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy was in attendance as one of the nominees in the Best Comedic Performance category. Schitt’s Creek is such a cult favorite that it’s easy to assume it won’t get any kind of (well deserved) mainstream attention and success, but apparently there’s plenty of Little Schitters at MTV because when it came time for the award to be announced, Levy was named as the winner.
Taking the stage in a flawless red Alexander McQueen suit, Levy seemed shocked by his win. “Wow, thank you to MTV. I actually started my career at MTV, so this is an insane full-circle moment,” he said, referring to his former gig as the host of MTV Canada’s The Hills recap show, The After Show.
“I’m Canadian, this is very overwhelming for me,” Levy joked, before offering a disclaimer that his speech “likely” wouldn’t be funny. “But I will say this: it’s very hard to be funny if you don’t have people to be funny with, so for that I want to thank our brilliant cast, many of whom are here tonight.”
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Levy gave a special shout out to his father, Eugene Levy, who he created Schitt’s Creek with and who stars as his father on the show. “I’d like to thank my dad, Eugene Levy, who I feel like through some kind of osmosis, DNA has gave me just a taste of the talent that he has.”
Levy closed his acceptance speech with an important message. “If I have taken anything away from making Schitt’s Creek, it’s that kindness always wins, that love is best served unconditionally, and that wearing sweaters in the dead of summer is a very, very bad idea.” And then he wished everyone a happy Pride. Alexis Rose voice: Aw, David!