Daniel Levy picked up a Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series tonight for his role as David Rose in the show Schitts Creek.
The show is also up for Best Comedy, Best Actor for Eugene Levy, Best Actress for Catherine O'Hara, and Best Supporting Actress for Annie Murphy.
"Thank you for supporting and championing a character like David," he said during his speech. "I have so appreciated reading all of your thoughtful and encouraging words over the years and sometimes when you don't often see yourself represented that much on screen you have to take a risk and make it happen for yourself. Thank you so much for this, it means the world. Thank you."
Levy recently won a Golden Globe for the series he stars in and co-created with his father, for Best Comedy Series. In his speech, he called out the award show for it’s snubbing of projects by Black creators. "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."
Last year the show won a record setting nine Emmys for its much celebrated fifth and final season. It won awards for Outstanding Comedy, as well as Writing and Directing (both for Levy), and it swept the Comedy acting awards.
This year, three other out actors were also nominated in Levy’s category. Andrew Rannells was nominated for his work in Black Monday on Showtime, Alex Newell was nominated for Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, and Harvey Guillén became the first out Latino actor to get a Critics Choice Award for his role in What We Do in The Shadows.