Schitt’s Creek has won several major awards at the 72-year-old Primetime Emmy Awards, which takes place roughly amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The series won the Best Comedy Series award, with co-stars Kathryn O’Hara and Eugene Levy being voted Best Actress and Comic Actress, respectively.
Meanwhile, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy won Best Supporting Actor and Actress.
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the party from Los Angeles.
- Emmy Awards 2020: Winners and Nominees
Sheets Creek aired its sixth and final season earlier this year. Her nine wins this year meant she broke the record for most wins in a single comedy season.
The Canadian comedy series, created by father and son duo Eugene and Dan Levy, follows the wealthy Rose family, who are forced to move into a hotel in a small town after losing their fortune.
The show launched on Pop TV in 2015 but has developed a strong fan following worldwide after it was later added to Netflix.
Her triumphs also included brilliant directing of a comedy series by Andrew Chevidino and Daniel Levy, the latter of which also won the outstanding writing for the final episode Happy Ending.
Accepting the award for Best Comedy Series, Dan Levy said, “Our show, at its core, is about the transformative effects of love and acceptance, and that’s something we need more now than we needed before.”
Praising his son, Eugene Levy added, “I would like to thank this young man who took our story of fish out of water and turned it into a holistic story, criticism of homophobia, and an announcement of the power of love, so thank you Daniel.”
Winners are accepting their prizes from home, as the regular ceremony has been canceled due to the pandemic.
Regina King was named Best Actress in a Limited Series for her performance in Watchmen.
“This is weird weird!” The star joked as Amy was introduced to her at her home.
In her acceptance speech, she paid tribute to US Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at the weekend, and encouraged viewers to score their votes in the upcoming presidential election.
Her co-star, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the show.
Watchmen, an innovative re-imagination of a superhero graphic novel that tackled racism in America, scored the most nominations this year.
She won loyal followers and critical acclaim last year during its nine episodes.
Other nominated shows for this year include “Khilafa”, “Ozark”, “Watchmen” and “The Wonderful Lady Mesel”.
This year marks the third time Kimmel has hosted the Emmys, having kicked off the ceremony in 2012 and 2016.
The Creative Arts Emmys competition was held earlier this week, with winners announced in categories such as casting, hair, makeup, lighting, and sound design.
But the more famous categories, like the best comedies and dramas, as well as the acting categories, were saved for the Sunday night party.
In a promotional advertisement aired earlier on Sunday, the producers said the concert would be broadcast from 114 venues around the world.
“Nobody goes home to lose, they’ll be really home,” host Kimmel joked as the party began.
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More than 25,000 members of the TV Academy vote for the awards, which were first presented in 1949. The name Emmy is derived from an old piece of television equipment called an orthicon camera tube – or Immy.
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