Schitt’s Creek shines with four Emmy nominations

The CBC half-hour comedy was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, while Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara are also up for individual acting prizes. (Story updated with full list of Canadian nominees).
Schitt's Creek from CBC Media Centre

Following a year in which momentum for Schitt’s Creek has continued to grow and grow, the CBC half-hour comedy has picked up four Emmy nominations.

The series, produced by Not A Real Company Productions, was nominated in the Outstanding Comedy Series category alongside Barry, Fleabag, Russian Doll, The Good Place and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

As well, series stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara picked up acting nominations for their roles in the comedy series. O’Hara, who plays Moira Rose, is up for the best actress in a comedy prize against Christina Applegate (Dead to Me), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll), Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep).

Levy, who co-created the comedy alongside son Dan, is up for the best actor in a comedy prize. Also nominated in the category is Bill Hader (Barry), Don Cheadle (Black Monday), Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Ted Danson (The Good Place) and Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method).

The show, which also airs on Pop TV in the U.S. and was more recently picked up by Netflix stateside, was also nominated in the Outstanding Contemporary Costumes category.

The nominations come four months after CBC revealed the series will come to an end after its sixth season, which is due to air next year.

Elsewhere, Canadian actress Sandra Oh was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama for Killing Eve and for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy for her appearance in SNL. As well, Montreal-based Felix & Paul Studios got a nomination in the Original Interactive Programming category for Traveling While Black.

A number of other Canadians were nominated in the craft and design categories. Among them, production designer Elisabeth Williams and art director Martha Sparrow were nominated for their work on The Handmaid’s Tale, which is up for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program. In the same category, art director Mark Steel was part of a team that was nominated for its work on The Umbrella Academy. As well, picture editor Wendy Hallam-Martin was nominated for her work on Handmaid’s Tale episode “The Word,” which was selected in the Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series category.

Picture editors Véronique Barbe, Justin LaChance, Maxime Lahaie, Émile Vallée and Jai M. Vee were also nominated for their work on eOne-produced miniseries Sharp Objects (HBO), which is up for Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries or A Movie.