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Schitt's Creek makes clean sweep at 72nd Emmy Awards

Zendaya becomes youngest winner of best lead actress in a drama for Euphoria
Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Dan Levy and Annie Murphy of the Schitt's Creek

Our Bureau, Agencies   |   Los Angeles   |   Published 21.09.20, 12:15 PM

Popular sitcom Schitt's Creek created history as it made a clean sweep in the comedy category at the 72nd Emmy Awards.

The Canadian television sitcom, created by Daniel Levy and Eugene Levy, follows the trials and tribulations of the formerly wealthy Rose family when they are forced to relocate to Schitt's Creek, a rundown small town they once purchased as a joke.


Schitt's Creek was nominated for 15 Emmys this year and the ceremony opened with seven straight wins for the show, including outstanding comedy series, lead actor and actress for Eugene and Catherine O'Hara, and supporting actor and actress for Daniel and Annie Murphy.

Daniel and Eugene also took home statues in the writing and directing categories, making it the first series to win all the top prizes in the section.

"Our show at its core, is about the transformational effects of love and acceptance, and that is something that we need more of now than we've ever needed before, said Daniel while accepting the outstanding comedy series trophy.

He also urged people to register to vote in the 2020 United States presidential election.

"Go out and vote because that is the only way that we are going to have some love and acceptance out there, the actor-writer said as he apologised for making it political .

Schitt's Creek was nominated alongside Insecure , Dead to Me , The Good Place , Curb Your Enthusiasm , The Kominsky Method , The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel , and What We Do in the Shadows .

The series finished its six-season run earlier this year.

On the other hand, Actor Zendaya became the youngest winner of the best lead actress in a drama trophy for her unsettling performance in HBO series "Euphoria".

The 24-year-old actor's win over seasoned performers Olivia Colman ( The Crown ), Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Laura Linney ( Ozark ), Sandra Oh ( Killing Eve ) and Jodie Comer ( Killing Eve ), was one of the biggest surprises of the ceremony.

Euphoria featured Zendaya as high-schooler Rue Bennett struggling with substance abuse.

I want to say thank you to the TV Academy, to all the other incredible women in this category. I admire you all so much. This is pretty crazy. I don't really cry. Thank you, HBO, and A24 for all your support. Thank you to my family and my team ... I'm really grateful to have you here, Zendaya said while accepting her maiden Emmy award from home.

The actor thanked the team of the show, including creaor Sam Levinson for believing in her.

To the incredible cast and crew of Euphoria,' I'm so lucky to go to work with you every day, and I'm inspired by everything you do. And to (creator) Sam Levinson, I appreciate you so much ... I'm so grateful for (my character) Rue. I'm so grateful that you trust me with your story. And I hope I can continue to do you proud, she added.

Zendaya broke the category record set by Comer last year.

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