Dan Levy can add a Golden Globe to his already impressive award shelf.
The star and co-creator of heartwarming comedy Schitt's Creek picked up an award at tonight's delayed Golden Globe Awards for Best Comedy Series.
The Globes this year are being hosted by Tina Fey in New York, and Amy Poehler in Los Angeles. Schitt's Creek is up for an impressive five awards tonight and has won one already with Best Actress in a TV Series Musical or Comedy for Catherine O'Hara.
In his acceptance speech, Levy noted that most of the cast and crew were watching from home in Canada but thanked them all the same. "The incredible work you all did over these past six seasons has taken us to places we never thought possible and we are so grateful to all of you for it," he said.
\u201cDan Levy dropping some truth about inclusion and urging the #GoldenGlobes do better at acknowledging diversity during his #SchittsCreek series win.\u201d
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This is the final awards season for the show, which aired it's sixth and final season in 2020. Up until this season, the show had been ignored by the Globes. Schitt's Creek is also up for a GLAAD Award, five Critics' Choice Awards, and five Screen Actors Guild Awards later this year, among many others.
As Schitt's Creek told a beautiful story about love, personal growth, and family over five seasons, Levy has become one of the biggest stars in television.
Levy was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Television series this year, but that award went to John Boyega for Small Axe.
In his speech, he also went so far as to call out the Golden Globes.
"This acknowledgement is a lovely vote of confidence in the messages Schitt's Creek has come to stand for: the idea that inclusion can bring about growth and love to a community," he said. "In the spirit of inclusion, I hope this time next year this ceremony reflects the true breadth and diversity of film and television being made today because there is so much more to be celebrated." Many had criticized the Golden Globes for snubbing projects by Black creators and that criticism grew in intensity when news broke that the Hollywood Foreign Press had no Black members voting on its awards.