Schitt’s Creek scores fistful of Golden Globe noms

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The award-winning comedy secured five nods, including best television series, musical or comedy.

The praise for Schitt’s Creek just doesn’t stop flowing.

The comedy produced by Not A Real Company Productions secured five Golden Globe nods, including Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy today (Feb. 3).

The nods mark the first recognition from the annual awards presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). It follows the  CBC/Pop TV show’s historic sweep of all seven major Emmy Awards for comedy at the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which was recognized by Playback as its 2020 Canadian Moment of the Year.

The Schitt’s cast was also recognized with nominations with Catherine O’Hara up for Best Television Actress – Musical/Comedy Series, while Eugene Levy is among the nominees for Best Television Actor – Musical/Comedy Series. As well, both Dan Levy and Annie Murphy are nominated for best supporting actor and actress.

“Congratulations to the Schitt’s Creek team on their groundbreaking five Golden Globe nominations, the most ever for a Canadian series,” said Sally Catto, CBC general manager, entertainment, factual and sports in a statement. “We are thrilled that this remarkably talented team is being honoured yet again and proud to have commissioned this brilliant, heartfelt series that has brought joy and a sense of belonging to audiences in Canada and around the world. It continues to further its remarkable legacy as one of the most acclaimed comedies ever created.”

Canadian Donald Sutherland (The Undoing) is also in the best supporting actor, television category with Levy.

Michelle Pfeiffer is also nominated for best actress motion picture musical or comedy for French Exit, a Canada/Ireland coproduction from Elevation Pictures, Screen Siren Pictures, Rocket Science and Blinder Films.

Additionally, Vanessa Kirby was also nominated for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for Montreal-shot Pieces of a Woman, which is produced by Little Lamb Productions, a division of BRON Studios based in Beverly Hills. The film, which made its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, is also co-financed by BRON partner Creative Wealth Media and stars Shia LaBeouf.

The 78th annual Golden Globes are set for Feb. 28.

Image of Schitt’s Creek courtesy of CBC