Schitt’s Creek Makes History by Sweeping Comedy Category at the Emmys

The beloved Canadian comedy becomes the first-ever comedy series to reach such a milestone

Schitt's Creek
Schitt’s Creek

    Everything’s coming up roses for Schitt’s Creek, which has just made Emmys history. The beloved Canadian TV show swept all of the comedy series categories at the 2020 Emmys Awards, marking the first time a comedy show has ever accomplished such a feat.

    In addition to taking home the win for Outstanding Comedy Series, each of the show’s four main cast members scored big in their respective comedy acting categories. Family patriarch Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy) was crowned Outstanding Lead Actor, while wife Moira Rose (Catherine O’Hara) nabbed Outstanding Lead Actress.

    The Rose children followed suit. David (Dan Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy) earned Outstanding Supporting Actor and Outstanding Supporting Actress honors, respectively. Schitt’s Creek was also recognized for Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing.


    Earlier in the week, the TV series also snatched an award for Outstanding Contemporary Costumes at the Creative Emmy Awards. (I mean, have you seen Moira’s wigs?)

    The multiple Emmy wins tonight is a fitting farewell for Schitt’s Creek, which aired its sixth and final season this past April.

    You can find an updated list of the 2020 Emmy Award winners here.

    Editor’s Note: Pick up your own David Rose-inspired face mask. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCares’ COVID-19 Artist Relief fund supporting independent musicians.


    Outstanding Comedy Series
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    The Good Place
    Dead To Me
    The Kominsky Method
    Schitt’s Creek
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    What We Do In the Shadows

    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
    Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
    Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me
    Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
    Issa Rae, Insecure
    Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
    Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
    Don Cheadle, Black Monday
    Ted Danson, The Good Place
    Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
    Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
    Ramy Youssef, Ramy


    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
    Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Mahershala Ali, Ramy
    Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek
    Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
    Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
    Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    William Jackson Harper, The Good Place

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
    Betty Gilpin, GLOW
    Yvonne Orji, Insecure
    Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
    Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live
    Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek
    D’Arcy Carden, The Good Place
    Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
    Matt Shakman, The Great
    Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Daniel Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Gail Mancuso, Modern Family
    Ramy Youssef, Ramy
    Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek
    James Burrows, Will & Grace


    Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
    Michael Schur, The Good Place
    Tony McNamara, The Great
    Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek
    David West Read, Schitt’s Creek
    Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil, What We Do in the Shadows
    Paul Simms, What We Do in the Shadows
    Stefani Robinson, What We Do in the Shadows