Schitt's Creek sets record for most Emmy wins in a comedy's single season

Sep 21 2020, 7:35 am

These guys are the Schitt.

Schitt’s Creek dominated the Emmys on Sunday night, sweeping the comedy category and setting a new record for the most wins in a single season for a comedy series.

The show took home nine total wins for its sixth and final season, breaking last year’s record of eight set by Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

The Canadian show took home the following Emmys prizes:

  • Best comedy series
  • Best actor in a comedy series (Eugene Levy)
  • Best actress in a comedy series (Catherine O’Hara)
  • Best supporting actor in a comedy series (Daniel Levy)
  • Best supporting actress in a comedy series (Annie Murphy)
  • Best directing for a comedy series (Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy)
  • Best writing for a comedy series (Daniel Levy)
  • Best casting for a comedy series (Jon Comerford and Lisa Parasyn)
  • Best contemporary costumes (Darci Cheyne and Debra Hanson)

What’s even more impressive is Schitt’s Creek had never won a single Emmy in any of its prior seasons.

After Schitt’s Creek’s big haul, plenty of celebrities took to Twitter to congratulate the show on its domination:

The 72d Emmy Awards was of the virtual variety, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. All of the shows 100-plus nominees were looped in remotely from all over North America.

The full list of winners and nominees can be found on the Emmys website.

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