Schitt’s Creek and Succession won so many Emmys last night and that was fun

One highlight of last night’s Emmy’s was the Schitt’s Creek team, live from Toronto, all hanging out and freaking out as they won so many Emmys. They swept the entire comedy category in this, their sixth and final season. So many people binged that charming comedy over lockdown and this felt like their swan song. Dan Levy said that it was on brand for them to get so many nominations when they can’t attend, but they did get to have a party and that felt fitting. I got nervous seeing some of them hugging with their masks down, but their social media made it clear that they’ve all been tested and that they’ve been quarantined ever since.

Catherine O’Hara won for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. I’ve queued this up to her speech. Look at her rocking those Doc Martens with her gown. This is her first acting Emmy I can’t believe it. This was Eugene Levy’s first Emmy too!

Dan Levy, Eugene Levy and Annie Murphy won their acting categories, Dan Levy won for both Outstanding Writing and Directing, and they won Outstanding Comedy Series! Here’s their acceptance speech for that, queued up. Check out Jeff Garlin of Curb Your Enthusiasm shirtless and crazy-looking, that’s awesome. I wish I could hug people again.

Succession won in a lot of categories too. They got Outstanding Drama for the first year (last year they only won writing), this year they won Writing again and also Directing. I’m including Jeremy Strong here because his outfit is everything and also you can see Billy Porter in an amazing custom white suit by Ash Studio.

Uzo Aduba, who won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her performance of Shirley Chisholm in Mrs. America, was a real highlight. This is her third Emmy, she’s won two for Orange is the New Black. I love how she tried to get her mom to notice that she’d won and she didn’t come. My mom would do that! She would be playing a game on her Kindle. I wish I lived with my mom now.

Julia Garner, who went full flapper, won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for Ozark. This is her second Emmy, also for Ozark. Her husband, singer Mark Foster of Foster the People, just showed up in fancy silk pajamas with a tiger print. That was a whole mood. It bugged me that so many women in this category didn’t show up. Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and Thandie Newton didn’t come. The last time I saw an interview with Thandie Newton she was living in London with her family, so I get not coming if you were in Europe and would have had to stay up until 2am.

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  1. deezee says:

    At least the Schitt’s Creek cast got to hang out in a castle. Also lucky that restaurants weren’t shut down as Ontario, Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa specifically had tighter regulations installed on Sunday.

    • Sa says:

      I saw something about how they had to downsize their viewing party because of the new stricter regulations in Toronto, so good on them for following them :)

      So happy for Schitt’s Creek, all the awards are well deserved!

      And, while it’s not an award I have ever paid attention to before, the show also won for costumes for the last episode. As far as I’m concerned it would have been a crime if it hadn’t.

      • deezee says:

        @sa, that’s not an outdoor structure but the greenhouse portion at the back which often holds wedding receptions. So nice with a great view looking south over downtown Toronto.

    • Nic919 says:

      The new rules only apply to social gatherings and not businesses. (It’s dumb I know and frankly should be applied to restaurants and bars as well) so they could have more than 10 people indoors in a room because Casa Loma is a public space and not a private home.

      So nice to see them all together though.

      • sa says:

        I don’t know the specifics, but I think what I saw was that the new limit was 50, so I’m assuming there are different limits for different types of gatherings. It looked like they were in an outdoor structure, so maybe that allowed them more people.

    • Poisonella says:

      So happy Schitts Creek won! The acting, Moira Rose’s clothes, and the best season finale since Six Feet Under! Yea!

  2. Cat says:

    So happy Jeremy won. His performance is so layered and just out of this world fantastic. Everyone in that show is just at the top of their game. I really enjoyed Ozark season 1&2 but for some reason and just can’t get myself to watch season 3 I’m not sure why. I don’t get the hype around Schitts Creek. It’s fine, not amazing and not hilarious either.

    • escondista says:

      Really? This show got me through maternity leave.

      Check out the ‘Fold in the cheese Dept of Ed’ meme:

    • Onemoretime says:

      I just love Succession!
      Poor Kendal Roy is my favorite lost soul. Jeremy really has me rooting for this character who is in all intent purposes a total $hit bag.
      I really love Ozark as well, being from Missouri I get a kick out of hearing KC being mentioned and never having been to the Ozarks, I truly believe there are characters like those living amongst us Missourians.
      Also I hated Ruth until this season, love Jason Bateman as Marty.

    • Aoife says:

      Each to their own. It gave me a LOT of belly laughs!

  3. whatever says:

    I don’t really understand why so many nominees couldn’t “come” to the show when they didn’t even have to leave their houses. Being in a completely different time zone is a reasonable explanation, but that can’t explain all the no-shows. All they had to do was put on nice pajamas and set up a camera!

    I felt like the most interesting part of the show was getting to see a glimpse of the interior of so many different houses. I can’t remember the last time I was in a house beside my own!

    • tealily says:

      Yeah, I was going to say, maybe they just didn’t want their houses on television. I could understand that!

  4. Nev says:

    Yayyy Succesion. So amazing.

    • Esmom says:

      Succession is crazy good. I don’t even know if he was nominated but one of my favorite performances in that highly talented cast is Kieran Culkin. He is just so good.

      I’m happy for Schitt’s Creek, too. I love everyone, all brilliant actors, but Annie Murphy might consistently get the most laughs from me, so I’m really glad she won. The audition she did for the musical with her “A Little Bit Alexis” had me crying/laughing in a way that I can’t recall doing in a long time.

      • Darla says:

        OMG A little bit Alexis! I love that, I found it on youtube so I could send it to all my friends.

      • Snowslow says:

        My daughter has A Little bit Alexis on her phone and blasts it at any occasion. We LOVE Alexis here at home and Moira on the same passionate level.
        Fun fact: I started watching Schitts Creek during a research trip away from the family and noticed that David was EXACTLY my then 12/13 year old son (he is now 14) minus the designer clothes and bad attitude in the beginning. I filmed a clip of it and sent it on WhatsApp to the family you were in agreement and we all started watching it. I wondered if he would “use” David to come out.
        He didn’t but he did come out and we sometimes call him David Rose. I often tell him that he is as talented and gorgeous as David Levy and he pretends to find it awkward and embarrassing but makes that cute little half-smile that I love.

      • Lizzie says:

        Moira’s winery commercial should be in some comedy hall of fame.

      • nb says:

        @snowslow Your story about your son is the cutest thing I’ve read in a while! You sound like a wonderful, encouraging parent. Your son is lucky to have you!

      • Chicken says:

        A Little Bit Alexis is HYSTERICAL. I think about it frequently. “I’m a a little bit tipsy / when I drive my car” is such a terrible lyric and one that Alexis would absolutely sing. And her dance! It’s a masterpiece.

      • Grant says:

        A Little Bit Alexis is ICONIC. I nearly peed, as was the case with Moira’s gut-bustingly hilarious Herb Ertlinger winery commercial. Schitt’s Creek is brilliant and I am so glad that it swept every category.

    • Bettyrose says:

      I love Succession…but it should get some awards for comedy too.

  5. Abby says:

    I am so excited for Schitt’s Creek!!

  6. Darla says:

    I feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t get the “hype” around Schitt’s creek. It got me through the darkest days of NY Pause, when I was so isolated and seemed to be living in the Apocalypse. I had already been watching it prior, but I was only up to maybe season 3. I watched the final season as it aired on POP, and then just kept it on all the time on Netflix. Dan Levy created an unTrump world. I would be laughing and then all of a sudden crying over something beautiful and it was everything for me.

    Also Moira is a f’cking Queen and total goals.

    • Sa says:

      I just wanted to echo what you said. I have watched the show, start to finish, more than once during quarantine. I haven’t been able to delete the final season off my DVR, because it isn’t available to stream yet. I may watch the finale anytime I need a bit of a pick me up.

    • Lizzie says:

      Darla, I feel the same. I love the show and watched the last 2 seasons on POP. I’ve re-watched the entire series on Netflix.
      The Rose’s Home in E1 was filmed in Lisa Vanderpump’s house old house. This was the original house she lived in on RHOBH. It was was across the street from Adrienne. Lisa sold this house and later a massive fire engulfed the home.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I started watching the show in February, and then when everything went bad I was so glad that I had it to escape to! I’ve watched everything but the final season twice. …I’m saving the last season for November, in case my soul needs it. :)

      I’ve seen some people saying they don’t get the love for SC, which is fine, everyone has different tastes, but I think this show is so great because of the long character arc. You can’t appreciate where someone has gone if you don’t establish where they are in the beginning. It’s like a reverse Breaking Bad.

    • Becks1 says:

      I think its the kind of show you cant just watch one episode of. I liked it at first, but it took a few episodes for the whole vibe to click in my head and for me to really love it. I can see how if some just watch the first episode and then think meh, they’re not going to “get it.”

    • Sara says:

      SC is my bedtime comfort show.

    • nb says:

      I started watching it shortly after quarantine started and it was definitely a light in a bleak real world. It kept me laughing and I really enjoyed the acting, characters, writing, and story arcs. At first I thought “Wow, these people kind of suck and look down at everyone else, I don’t know if I’ll be able to get into this show” but within a few episodes I realized they do have a heart, they’ve just been so privileged and out of touch with regular people. It was fun to watch them grow into their small town life and fully flesh out their characters. The acting was absolutely incredible and they all deserved to win. I think I’ll re-watch it this winter!

  7. Truthiness says:

    Schitt’s Creek has been one of the only good things I discovered in quarantine. The ultimate tribute: Mariah sent her her congrats to Dan Levy through IG, saying that he would always be her David Rose, tying out that plot line.

  8. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I love everyone on this page. Funny thing though, haven’t watched any of their shows, and I don’t know why lol. I love each and every actor here and think each is deserving of some serious recognition so congrats!

  9. Mina_Esq says:

    Both Schitt’s Creek and Succession are excellent shows. I’d watch a couple of episodes of the Roy family drama and then switch to the Roses, as I binged them both during quarantine. So happy for them. I hope we get to see more of Dan Levy and Annie Murphy in the future!

  10. Charfromdarock says:

    I’m so happy for Schitt’s Creek!

    Awards season is the best season! I love that Catherine and Annie both won, along with the Levys!

    My understanding is that they had Covid tests & have been isolating, in addition to following provincial rules.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      It is SO SWEET how happy they are for each other!!! And the speeches were filled with comments about what a wonderful and supportive work environment it was. I’m so happy these people had this experience and shared it with us. It’s just pure goodness, and it is so needed right now.

  11. JennyJenny says:

    I discovered Schitt’s Creek during this hellacious quarantine.
    My heart was broken when the show ended; because I will truly miss these characters.
    Congratulations to everyone at Schitt’s Creek for their very well-deserved Emmys!!

    • Abby says:

      All of this. I also discovered it during pandemic. It’s been the greatest pleasure for my husband and I these days! I don’t want to get to the end. I’m on season 5.

  12. Lara says:

    When I’m feeling low (so a lot recently!) I watch both versions of Simply the Best from Schitts Creek. It gets me through.

  13. MF1 says:

    I love how thrilled Eugene Levy looks for son! I know Daniel Levy will probably go do TV show that’s totally different after this, but all I really want is to keep seeing the two of them together on my screen.

  14. Nina Simone says:

    Succession is easily one of the best thing I’ve seen on Tv. So deserved.

    Sidenote: HBO in the past year of two has had so many phenomenal shows in particular. Lovecraft, I may Destroy you, succession …just a quick shoutout to them.

  15. Jedi says:

    Schitts Creek was my 3 am watch while nursing my newborn. It got me through some dark nights and lonely times. I am so happy for them – the little show that took over television *happy sobs*

  16. Indywom says:

    Happy for Jeremy Strong and Succession. Also happy fo Zendaya and Regina King.

  17. Faithmobile says:

    It’s official, Schitt’s Creek is simply the best!

  18. Jaded says:

    I’ve been such a fan of Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy since their SCTV days so this win is long overdue. If you’ve never seen SCTV, I highly recommend it. The cast was stellar, the sketches side-splittingly funny and uniquely Canadian!

  19. Bettyrose says:

    Any Schitt’s Creek fans too young to have ever watched Beetlejuice, I recommend viewing it as Moira’s origin story.

    • Jaded says:

      That’s what I thought the last time I watched Beetlejuice – it was the birth of Moira!

      • bettyrose says:

        I loved that movie so much as a pre-teen, watched it a zillion times, so when I started Schitt’s Creek I was excited to see Delia Deetz! (the character specifically)

  20. Grant says:

    I’m not going to lie. I cried with each and every Schitt’s Creek win. As a gay man affianced to another gay man (SHOCKER), I am terrified right now given that we have lost our titan and advocate RBG. To see a show like Schitt’s Creek that celebrates diversity and inclusivity receive these kinds of accolades… I don’t know, it gives me hope. I am SO happy that all four of the Roses won. I know that their categories (especially the supporting categories) were extremely competitive so I did not know what to expect. But I am overjoyed, especially for Catherine O’Hara (obviously) but also Annie Murphy. In the hands of a lesser actress, Alexis’s character could have been a one-note afterthought; Annie played her with such comedy, nuance, and vulnerability that she really became the heart and soul of the show for me. I’m just so glad that they all won because that show has gotten me through some dark times during this quarantine.

    • GreenTurtle says:

      I agree with Alexis becoming the heart of the show. Annie blew me away as an actress. The final scene with her and Ted was a masterpiece. This show…There were lots of funny moments, of course, but also some achingly beautiful ones.

      • Grant says:

        You are so right about the scene at the diner with Ted in the last season. I won’t spoil but I had goosebumps. They didn’t even need to say a word, everything was communicated non-verbally. Now THAT is acting.

  21. Sara says:

    Schitts Creek so deserved all of the awards. What a wonderful slice of happiness that show was.

  22. Jess says:

    I love Dan Levy’s skirt!!!!

  23. Suz says:

    They should give an overdue award for the episode of Schitts Creek when David runs away to the Amish family’s farm. Every single thing about that episode is gold.

  24. bettyrose says:

    Not to post spoilers, but the end of Succession Season 2 was so brilliant. . . and damn this pandemic for delaying Season 3!

  25. Lucy2 says:

    I didn’t watch the ceremony, but check this morning and was thrilled to see a Schitts creek sweep, and a lot of awards for succession as well.
    SC was never really laugh out loud hilarious for me, except for a few parts, but I just adored the show. Wonderful character growth, brilliant acting, and it balanced the line between sweet, funny, and ridiculous very well.