Schitt’s Creek may be in its sixth and final season on television, but celebrations of the acclaimed CBC show are set to continue with a record-breaking 26 Canadian Screen Awards nominations.
The nominations recognize the best in Canadian film and television. Of course, Schitt’s Creek has become synonymous with excellent Canadian TV – and just excellent TV in general, as the 2019 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series indicated.
It’s no surprise then, that the sitcom received nominations in a variety of categories, including best comedy series, best lead actor (co-creators, co-stars and father and son Eugene and Dan Levy are both up for the award) and best writing.
Dan Levy, who plays David Rose on the show, expressed his sincere gratitude for the news. “There are 147 hard working Canadians that make Schitt’s Creek and we wouldn’t be where we are today without each and every one of them,” he tweeted.
There are 147 hard working Canadians that make Schitt’s Creek and we wouldn’t be where we are today without each and every one of them. Congrats to the greatest team I’ve ever worked with. Thank you Canada, @TheCdnAcademy, @CBC for supporting us from DAY 1. 🇨🇦❤️🥺 https://t.co/9DUmYs1UnN
— dan levy (@danjlevy) February 18, 2020
CBC/Netflix drama series Anne With An E follows closely behind with 17 nominations. Despite being cancelled (albeit, not without pleas from fans to keep the show running), the most recent season is nominated for best drama series, best direction and best writing.
On the film side, nominees include Anne at 13,000 Ft, The Song of Names and Riot Girls.
You can watch Canadian Screen Awards gala on CBC on Sunday, March 29 at 8 p.m. EST. However, the majority of awards will be handed out earlier that week.
See the full list of nominees here.
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