“Schitt’s Creek” Receives 15 Emmy Nominations

We are pleased to congratulate ICM Partners’ clients Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, and Andrew Cividino on a collective four 2020 Emmy nominations for their work on the sixth and final season of Schitt’s Creek. The series, co-created, written, and produced by Levy, gained a cult following since its premiere in 2015, received 15 nominations total this year, and is the only comedy or drama series to land nominations in all four possible acting categories.

Levy and O’Hara star opposite one another as the heads of the formerly wealthy Rose family who are forced to relocate to Schitt’s Creek, a town Johnny Rose (Levy) purchased for his family as a practical joke.  The veteran actors are up for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, respectively. Director Andrew Cividino received his first-ever Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series category, and the show itself is up for Outstanding Comedy Series.

This is O’Hara’s sixth Emmy nomination and second consecutive nod for Schitt’s Creek. Described by the Los Angeles Times as the show’s breakout character, she created a ‘cultural touchstone’ in Moira, which will last well past the end of the series. This is also Levy’s sixth nomination.

In 1982 the longtime collaborators won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program for their work on SCTV Network, with Levy winning the category again in 1983 for his continued work on the program.

In an interview with Backstage, Levy, who co-created the series with his son, recalled that despite having 50 years of experience in front of the camera, Schitt’s Creek became a string of firsts for him. In his mind, the biggest challenge was portraying a character so similar to himself, “I would say it’s less of a performance—it’s probably closer to me than anything I have done.”

ICM Partners wishes all of our nominated clients the best in this upcoming awards season, and we look forward to seeing what the talented cast and crew of Schitt’s Creek does next.