'Schitt's Creek' Sweeps the Emmys and Breaks Records with an Historic Nine Wins

See the full list of 2020 Emmy winners

BY Josiah HughesPublished Sep 21, 2020

Schitt's Creek recently wrapped up its sixth and final season, but the show has most certainly gone out on top. Last night (September 20), the series won a historic nine Emmys, winning top honours in every comedy category.

The socially distanced night was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and kicked off with Schitt's stars Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy each winning an award. From there, Annie Murphy and Dan Levy each took awards for their performances in the show. Dan also won awards for comedy writing and best director of a comedy series.

Finally, the show won Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Contemporary Costumes and Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series. 

Kimmel joked that the group was almost eligible to bring the Stanley Cup back to Canada. "If they'd won one more Emmy, they would have been able to trade them in for this," Kimmel said, holding up a fake Stanley Cup. "But they didn't, so we're going to keep it here for another 27 years." 

The celebrations for Schitt's continued all night and spilled over onto social media today, with friend of the show Mariah Carey even offering her congrats:

By sheer fact that it's not a drama nor a live-action TV show, Schitt's Creek didn't win every single award of the night. You can see a list of the major winners down below, while the full list of 2020 Emmy winners can be found here.

Emmy Awards 2020 Winners List:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Jeremy Irons ("Watchmen")
Hugh Jackman ("Bad Education")
Paul Mescal ("Normal People")
Jeremy Pope ("Hollywood")
Mark Ruffalo ("I Know This Much Is True")
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Cate Blanchett ("Mrs. America")
Shira Haas ("Unorthodox")
Regina King ("Watchmen")
Octavia Spencer ("Self Made")
Kerry Washington ("Little Fires Everywhere")
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 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 Drama Series
Jason Bateman ("Ozark")
Sterling K. Brown ("This Is Us")
Steve Carell ("The Morning Show")
Brian Cox ("Succession")
Billy Porter ("Pose")
Jeremy Strong ("Succession")
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Jennifer Aniston ("The Morning Show")
Olivia Colman ("The Crown")
Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve")
Laura Linney ("Ozark")
Sandra Oh ("Killing Eve")
Zendaya ("Euphoria")
Outstanding Reality/Competition Series
"The Masked Singer"
"Nailed It"
"RuPaul's Drag Race"
"Top Chef"
"The Voice"
Outstanding Variety Talk Series
"Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
"Full Frontal with Samantha Bee"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"
"Late Show with Stephen Colbert"
Outstanding Limited Series
"Little Fires Everywhere"
"Mrs. America"
Outstanding Comedy Series
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
"Dead to Me"
"The Good Place"
"The Kominsky Method"
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
"Schitt's Creek"
"What We Do in the Shadows"
Outstanding Drama Series
"Better Call Saul"
"The Crown"
"The Handmaid's Tale"
"Killing Eve"
"The Mandalorian"
"Stranger Things"

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