The 2020 Emmy awards have started and Schitt's Creek has swept the comedy category completely. The Canadian series that has grown to build a global audience took home all seven of the first seven awards of the night.
"This tent’s on fire," co-creator, star, and writer Dan Levy said while picking up the award for Best Writing on a Comedy. "Writers don’t get awards what is this?! First of all, I just want to say thank you to my dad for giving me the reigns to this show even though I didn’t have any experience in a writer’s room even though saying that out loud right now sounds like a wild choice on your part."
"Getting to write David Rose, getting to write this show, getting to tell these stories has been the greatest most arthritic experience of my life," Levy continued from the small gathering he and the Schitt's Creek cast and crew were celebrating the event at in Toronto.
Of the awards, Schitt's Creek won Best Actress of a Comedy which went to Catherine O'Hara, Best Actor in a Comedy which went to Eugene Levy, Outstanding Writing in a Comedy which went to Dan, Outstanding Directing in a Comedy went to Dan as well as Andrew Cividino, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy went to Dan, Best Supporting Actress went to Annie Murphy, and Outstanding Comedy Series went to Dan and Eugene.
Through his speeches, Dan Levy thanked CBC and PopTV for "broadcasting these stories without hesitation."
"Our show at its core is about the transformational effects of love and acceptance and that is something that we need more of now than we've ever needed before," he said while picking up Outstanding Comedy. "I just wanted to say for any of you who have not registered to vote, please do so and then go out and vote because that is the only way we are going to have some love and acceptance out there." while picking up the writing award, the multiphyphenate, who is in a deal with ABC, called Insecure "some of the funniest, most heartfelt television of the year."
The night's awards add to two other Emmy awards the show previously won last week. The show won Outstanding Casting for a Comedy as well as Outstanding Contemporary Costumes. Collectively, the trophies cement the fact that Schitt's is going out on its highest point.