THE NEW TORONTO SIGN WILL LIGHT UP GOLD TONIGHT FOR ‘SCHITT’S CREEK’

“Schitt's Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including “Frasier” and “Modern Family” failed to achieve.

THE NEW TORONTO SIGN WILL LIGHT UP GOLD TONIGHT FOR ‘SCHITT’S CREEK’
Toronto is celebrating Canadian comedy tonight!

The city of Toronto is celebrating Schitt’s Creek’s Emmy win. The new Toronto sign will be lit gold tonight in honour of the multiple awards that were won on Sunday.

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The Canadian production broke several records during Sunday’s night award ceremony.

The show won all four main acting categories and won nine awards in total.

The series also scored the most total Emmys for a comedy in a single year. READ MORE


EMMYS 2020: A GLITCH-FREE TECHNICAL TRIUMPH AND A THRILLING COMEDY SWEEP FOR SCHITT’S CREEK
Schitt’s Creek claimed 7 comedy awards, while Watchmen scored most Emmys

It was a night of pitchy Zoom audio, surprisingly few technical issues and historic wins — particularly for Canadian comedy Schitt’s Creek — at the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards on Sunday.

Though organizers had to dispatch nearly 130 camera kits to nominees around the globe to accommodate stars staying at home due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, everything came together despite early predictions of dropped calls and general disaster.

Here are some of the highlights from a night of upsets, historic wins and big statements.

“Hello and welcome to the pand-Emmys,” host Jimmy Kimmel announced to open the event. The late-night show host’s opening monologue was an open acknowledgement of both the strangeness and frivolity of putting on an awards show during a pandemic.

At first, the crowd looked like that of a typical awards event, with pans of the audience showing smiling and laughing stars. That is until Kimmel admitted he was mostly alone, revealing the empty seats of the deserted Staples Center in Los Angeles. READ MORE


WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT US: ‘SCHITT’S CREEK’ COMPLETES A HISTORIC EMMY SWEEP

Canada’s “Schitt’s Creek” swept Sunday night’s Emmy Awards with a record-breaking 7 wins across the comedy category, including Best Comedy Series, Best Comedy Actor (Eugene Levy), Best Comedy Actress (Catherine O’Hara), Best Comedy Supporting Actor (Dan Levy), Best Comedy Supporting Actress (Annie Murphy), Best Comedy Writing (“Happy Ending” by Dan Levy) and Best Comedy Directing (“Happy Ending” by Dan Levy and Andrew Cividino).

What does the U.S. media think about the CBC show’s record-breaking wins? Here’s a sample of what entertainment critics down south are saying about us:

NBC News’ Rachel Simon commented on how the series is often overlooked during awards season despite being a favourite among fans and critics for ‘unconventional’ humour and content:

After all, “Schitt’s Creek,” and some of its peers, aren’t “typical” comedies — they’re weird and over-the-top and full of niche pop culture references and inside jokes. They are not always meant to appeal to a more general audience, so while snubbing them in favour of more traditional fare may be frustrating for fans, it does make some sense.

But with “Schitt’s Creek,” we can dream. Because after a cringeworthy first season back in 2015, the show — about a formerly wealthy family’s new life in a quirky small town — quickly grew into one of the smartest, funniest and most likable comedies on TV, not to mention one of the most progressive. READ MORE


‘SCHITT’S CREEK’ CAST CELEBRATES THE EMMYS IN TORONTO LIKE THE ROYALTY THEY ARE
They all self-isolated in advance so that they could celebrate the night together.

On a gorgeous, late-summer evening during a global pandemic “Schitt’s Creek” cast celebrated the Emmys at a castle. Truly, it’s what Moira Rose would have wanted.

The show, which won the first seven awards of the night including the four main acting awards for comedy as well as writing and directing honours, had already won two before Sunday night’s broadcast began: Outstanding Contemporary Costumes, and Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.

Several members of the cast and crew went into self-isolation following negative COVID tests so that they could watch the Emmys together, according to the show’s Twitter account. READ MORE


SCHITT’S-SWEEP: MADE-IN-CANADA ‘SCHITT’S CREEK’ CLEANS UP AT EMMYS
LOS ANGELES (NEWS 1130) – A Canadian sitcom that began with minuscule ratings when it debuted in 2015 is now the toast of Tinseltown following a huge night at the Emmys.

Schitt’s Creek, considered a hidden gem until just a few years ago, became a cultural phenomenon. It made Emmy history by winning every single category that it was nominated for on Sunday night, taking home seven awards in total.

Catherine O’Hara was the first Schitt’s Creek star to pick up an award, winning in the category for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

“Though these are the strangest of days, may you have as much joy being holed up in a room or two with your family as I had with my dear Roses,” O’Hara said in her acceptance speech, which she gave virtually from Toronto due to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE


“SCHITT’S CREEK” MAKES HISTORY AND THE RICIN AFFAIR: IN THE NEWS FOR SEPT. 21
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 21.

What we are watching in Canada …

The fish-out-of-water Canadian sitcom “Schitt’s Creek” made history for its swan song season at the Emmy Awards Sunday night, nabbing all seven categories in which it was nominated, including best comedy series.

In posts on Twitter, the CBC and Pop TV said it’s the first time a comedy or drama has swept all four acting categories, while the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences declared it’s the first time a series has won all seven comedy categories.

It’s also the first time a Canadian show has won an Emmy for best comedy series, beating out heavyweights including “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Insecure,” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” READ MORE


‘SCHITT’S CREEK’ SWEEPS COMEDY CATEGORIES AT EMMY AWARDS
LOS ANGELES – “Schitt’s Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday’s Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including “Frasier” and “Modern Family” failed to achieve.

The Pop TV show’s awards included best comedy series and awards for its stars, including Catherine O’Hara, and father-son Eugene and Daniel Levy.

“Our show at its core is about the transformational effects of love and acceptance, and this is something we need more now than ever before,” said co-creator and star Daniel Levy, who encouraged people to register and vote to achieve that goal.

O’Hara accepted the award virtually in the pandemic-safe ceremony, which included a number of winners who made a point that the Nov. 3 general election was near. READ MORE

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