EUGENE LEVY ON HIS EMMY NODS AND THE HEART OF ‘SCHITT’S CREEK’

The comedy veteran received his first Emmy acting nomination.

Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara received acting nominations for “Schitt’s Creek,” which was also nominated for best comedy. CreditCreditPop TV

It took a while, but “Schitt’s Creek,” a series about a wealthy family forced to move to a small rural town after losing their fortune, has finally landed Emmy recognition. The beloved Pop TV show received four nominations for its fifth and penultimate season Tuesday, including best lead actor in a comedy for Eugene Levy.

This is the first acting nod for Levy, who plays the Rose family patriarch Johnny. (As a co-creator of the show alongside his son, Daniel, he’s also nominated for best comedy series.) On Tuesday afternoon, he spoke about congratulating Daniel following the announcements and the evolution of the series. These are edited excerpts from that conversation.

Congratulations! How do you feel?

Well, thank you. The morning has been unfolding very nicely here. I’m still a little stunned and a little excited. My morning started by me taking my car in for servicing because I was hearing a rattle inside the car, and discovering when we took it for a test run out with the service guy that there were two CDs that were in the armrest that were kind of rattling together. That’s how my morning started.

So the car is fine.

The car is fine, and then I got home, and then things really picked up.

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