22 September 2020 - Canadian sitcom "Schitt's Creek" dominate virtual Emmys
Emmys: 'Schitt's Creek' Sets Record for Most Wins in a Single Season for a Comedy
Scott Feinberg (The Hollywood Reporter, 20/09/2020)
Pop TV's Schitt's Creek, with its sweep of seven Emmys on Sunday night on the heels of two at the Creative Arts Emmys last week, has established a new record for most wins in a single season for a comedy series.
The show's nine total wins for its sixth and final season breaks the record of eight that Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in 2018 and matched in 2019.
The Canadian show won prizes for best comedy series, best actor in a comedy series (Eugene Levy), best actress in a comedy series (Catherine O'Hara), best supporting actor in a comedy series (Daniel Levy), best supporting actress in a comedy series (Annie Murphy), best directing for a comedy series (Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy), best writing for a comedy series (Daniel Levy), best casting for a comedy series (Jon Comerford and Lisa Parasyn) and best contemporary costumes (Darci Cheyne and Debra Hanson).
CBC's Schitt's Creek storms Emmys with historic comedy sweep
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.
Zendaya, 24, became the youngest lead drama actress winner for her role as a troubled teenager in Euphoria. She's only the second Black actress to win the award, following Viola Davis's groundbreaking 2015 win for How to Get Away With Murder.
"I know this seems like a really weird time to be celebrating," Zendaya said. "But I just want to say there is hope in the young people out there. I know our TV show doesn't always feel like a great example of that," but young people are out there "doing the work."
Schitt's Creek: the five things that make it such perfect, Emmy award-winning TV
Gabrielle Jackson (The Guardian, 21/09/2020)
A classic sleeper success story, Schitt’s Creek swept this year’s Emmys, taking home nine awards. Here are just some of the things that make it so great.
Schitt's Creek 'normalises LGBTQ relationships'
Manish Pandey (BBC News, 21/09/2020)
At last night's Emmys, Canadian comedy Schitt's Creek scooped a record nine awards.
But for many of its fans, it's not the awards which make the show stand out as special.
"The relationship between Patrick and David is so important for the LGBTQ community," fan Eliza Gilbert tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.