Schitt’s Creek, The Canadian Comedy Series Bags 15 Emmy Award Nominations

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Which one seemed to be a far stretched goal has now come true. There was a time when Daniel Levy said that he wanted Schitt’s Creek to flow out on a nice, natural high, and on Tuesday’s Emmy Award nominations, his dream turned into reality.

The Canadian show which revolved around a formerly wealthy family living a humble sort of life in a small town is now up for a whopping fifteen Emmys for its sixth and final season, including the title for the best comedy series.

Furthermore, Stars Eugene and Daniel Levy, Catherine O’Hara, and Annie Murphy have also been nominated for their respective roles as the eccentric Rose clan in the Ontario-shot CBC series, which aired on Pop TV in the U.S.

It was only minutes after when the nominations were announced in a virtual presentation O’Hara stated in a phone interview from her Ontario cottage, that they had got to do the last season and also end it the way, they wanted it to.

The Toronto-raised comedy star also laughed that people had to get trapped in their homes to watch it, which clearly referred to that ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has hit when the final season was airing.

She added that they have been lucky enough because this is just a beautiful bonus to a great experience.

O’Hara stars as dramatic matriarch and actress Moira along with Hamilton-raised Eugene Levy as placid patriarch and motel co-manager Johnny. The role of their son was played by the Toronto-raised Daniel Levy and boutique shop owner David while Murphy played the role of their publicist’s daughter Alexis.

The Levy’s took part while co-creating the series and shares a part in the nomination for the best comedy.

It was back in March 2019 when the father and the son duo had announced that the show would reportedly come to an end after the season 6 as they noted that the show has reached its e=inevitable finish. The final episode of the show aired this past April.

On Tuesday, Murphy stated that they couldn’t have asked for a better send-off from Toronto while talking over a phone interview with O’Hara.

He added that he would do this show until the cows go home but he also feels that it is very rare that a show gets to finish on its own terms.

As per reports, Daniel Levy is also a contender in the Emmy categories of writing and directing.

The other nominations in the show include the award for outstanding casting, contemporary costumes, and also contemporary hairstyling.

It was last year when the show had received four Emmy nominations that included the best comedy series, but however, they did not win the title.

While sipping into Moira’s distinctive transatlantic accent and also her old-fashioned vocabulary, O’Hara said that she is so happy that the Emmanuelle’s have once again recognized their beautiful work.

The characters in the show are most popular for their high fashion statements particularly Moira who had a cherished collection of wigs which she used to refer to as her babies, or as she pronounced them, bey-beys.

O’Hara exclaimed that she was completely thrilled to witness Emmy’s love for their hair and the makeup team who had worked so –hard with her for the entire six years of crafting Moira’s look, especially her difficult hair doughnut in the series finale.

O’Hara further praised the CBC for showing complete support towards the show and the Levy’s vision right from the beginning, before it even became a cultural phenomenon.

She went on to congratulate them all because all of them did a fantastic job of making sure that the Canadians knew that the show existed and then spreading it out there in the world. She added on how she is feeling extremely happy for the fact that the Canadians have been involved.

Former SCTV cast mate and also O’Hara’s pal, Martin Short of Hamilton have also been nominated for an Emmy for the best guest actor in a drama series for his creepy role in the Apple TV Plus series called The Morning Show.

The other Canadian Emmy nominee for this year includes names like Ottawa-raised Sandra Oh for her role as a lead actress in a drama series for Killing Eve which airs on CTV Drama Channel and streams on Crave in Canada, and also BBC America.

Reportedly this is O’Hara’s third Emmy nomination for playing an MI5 operative who is caught up in a mind game with a female assassin, the role which is played by Jodie Comer, who has also been nominated in the same category.

The Full Frontal with Samantha Bee which is hosted by the titular Toronto-born comedian which further airs on TBS and also CTV Comedy Channel has secured nominations in the best variety talk series.

Hamilton-born Luke Kirby is up for guest actor in a comedy series for Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. It was last year when he won the Emmy for the same role as comedian Lenny Bruce.

Montreal native, Antoni Porowski who is popular for offering cooking advice in the inspirational Netflix lifestyle series Queer Eye has been nominated for co-hosting the reality program along with the so0called Fab Five.

There is another Canadian contender in that category, an entrepreneur, Kevin O’Leary along with the other investors in the ABC business pitch series Shark Tank.

Murphy stated that she had planned to celebrate the nominations by finishing the pancakes and bacon which she had laid out for breakfast while O’Hara had planned to take a dip.

She said that she intended to go and leap in the lake as that she already has half her bathing suit on, she added with a laugh. She went onto say that it is the lower part and she is already wearing a shirt, which means she is all dressed up.

Such a dress code could be the attire for a virtual Emmy Awards if they are presented remotely due to the pandemic Sept.20 on ABC.

Murphy said that she shall just continue her thing of getting dressed from the waist up and that nothing shall change as she looks forward to the same.