Schitt's Creek makes Canadian history with Golden Globes wins (VIDEOS)

Feb 28 2021, 8:13 pm

Canadian darling Schitt’s Creek made history Sunday night by nabbing two coveted awards at the 78th annual Golden Globes.

The CBC show clinched the awards for Best Musical or Comedy Series and Best Television Actress, Musical or Comedy Series for actress Catherine O’Hara.

The dual wins, which follow a record Emmy sweep last fall, makes Schitt’s Creek the most-honoured original Canadian series ever at the Golden Globes, according to the CBC.

Dan Levy accepted the award with his very happy father, Eugene Levy, on the split screen.

In his acceptance speech, the actor said the award was a “lovely vote of confidence” in the messages the show has come to stand for.

“The idea that inclusion can bring about growth and love to a community,” he said.

This year’s awards come amid criticism about a lack of diversity in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the event.

 

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In his speech, Levy added that in the spirit of inclusion, he hoped by next year “the ceremony reflects the true breadth and diversity of the film and television being made today because there is so much more to be celebrated.”

Schitt’s Creek ended a six-season run on CBC in April 2020.

“It is so wonderful to see this brilliant team honoured once more,” said Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports, CBC, in a statement.

We are proud to have commissioned this heartfelt, inclusive Canadian comedy that has brought so much joy to audiences, and are thrilled to celebrate with fans around the world as the show continues to make history.”

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