Schitt's Creek Officially Sweeps the 2020 Emmys With Outstanding Comedy Win

The Pop TV show took home every major award in the comedy category during the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, setting a new record.

By Tierney Bricker Sep 21, 2020 1:05 AMTags

The 2020 Emmys definitely smelled like a rose. Or should we say Roses because the Rose family just swept the whole damn thing. 

Schitt's Creek took home the award for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 72nd annual ceremony on Sunday night, the cherry on top of the Pop TV show's massive night after every main cast member won their category. Just call it a Schitt's streak. (We'll see our way out.)

"Oh boy, our show at its core is about the transformational effects of love and acceptance and that is something we need more of now than we've ever needed before," star and creator Daniel Levy said while accepting the award from the cast and crew's own viewing party. (We want to go to there!). "And I just want to say for any of you who have not registered, please do so. And then go out and vote because that is the only way that we are going to have love and acceptance out there. Please do that. I am so sorry for making this political, but I had to!" 

See the Winners of the 2020 Emmys

Daniel Levy then asked his father, co-star and co-creator Eugene Levy to hop in do say "the fun stuff," which included being his ridiculously charming and delightful self and showering his son with love.

"I also want to thank once again this young man," he said, "who took our fish out of water story man about the Rose family and transformed into a story about celebration of inclusivity, a castigation of homophobia, and a declaration of the power of academy." No, we're not crying, a branch just fell in our eye while we were chopping onions, OK?!

In total, Schitt's Creek won nine Emmys this year, setting a new record for most wins in a single year for a comedy series. 


Earlier in the night, Catherine O'Hara (and Moira's wigs) won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Eugene Levy earned the award for Outstanding Lead Actor.

But then Daniel Levy, who co-created the show with his father, took home the trophies for Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Supporting Actor. "The Internet's about to turn on me," he joked during one of his (many) speeches. (Even more amazing? He had never won an Emmy before Sunday. What's the opposite of ew?)


And Annie Murphy was A LOT Alexis when she was named the winner in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category. 

Funnily enough, E! News asked Murphy about the possibility of a Schitt's Creek sweep after the nominations were announced, and she said, "That's an optimistic way of looking at it. I'm not gonna hold my breath but stranger things have happened." Glad you didn't hole your breath, bebe.

Schitt's Creek faced stiff competition in the category, beating out  Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO), Dead to Me (Netflix), The Good Place (NBC), Insecure (HBO), The Kominsky Method (Netflix), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video) and What We Do In the Shadows (FX Networks) to take home the trophy.

Congrats Schitt's Creek, you're simply the best

The 75th Emmy Awards will now air Monday, Jan. 15, 2024 on Fox.