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Dan Levy & ‘Schitt’s Creek’—Our Big Winners!

‘Schitt’s Creek’: Best TV Comedy, Best LGBTQ TV Show (Pop)
Levy: Best Supporting TV Performance—Actor, Special ‘Wilde Wit’ Accolade
See also: 
Catherine O’Hara: Best TV Performance—Actress
Annie Murphy: Best Supporting TV Performance—Actress

THE SHOW
 
Premise: Money was never a problem for filthy rich video store magnate, Johnny Rose, his soap star wife Moira, über-hipster (gay) son David and socialite daughter Alexis. That is, until the government came looking for years of unpaid taxes thanks to Johnny’s Madoff-like business manager. Left with almost nothing, the Roses are forced to move to a property even the government refused to repossess – Johnny’s last remaining asset, Schitt’s Creek, a small town he once bought as a joke. Now stuck in a rundown motel, the family must come to terms with their newly found poverty (and each other). Note: David grows up and finds love in the final season. 
 
DAN LEVY & SCHITT’S CREEK
 
Dan Levy—actor, writer, actor, director, and producer—co-created Schitt’s Creek with his famed father, actor-comedian Eugene Levy. Before its big Dorian Awards haul this year for its sixth and final season, the series scored Best TV Comedy and Best LGBTQ TV Show from GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics for its 2019 season.
 
Schitt’s Creek has garnered nearly three dozen awards and more than 100 nominations, including many Emmy nominations, the 2019 Canadian Screen Award for Best Comedy, a 2019 TCA Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, a 2020 Costume Design Guild Award for Excellence in Contemporary Television, a 2020 SAG Award Nomination for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and a 2020 Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Comedy Series. In 2019, Levy won Best Comedic Performance at the MTV Movie & TV Awards for his role on the show, and was honored by GLAAD with the 2019 Davidson/Valentini Award.
 
In 2013, the younger Levy formed Not A Real Company Productions with his father and principals Andrew Barnsley and Fred Levy to create Schitt’s Creek, a half-hour single camera comedy for CBC/ITV/Pop. In addition to being the co-creator, showrunner, executive producer, and writer of Schitt’s Creek, Levy also starred alongside his dad, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, and Chris Elliott. 
 
Levy began his television career co-hosting MTV Canada’s flagship show MTV Live and later co-wrote, co-hosted, and co-produced the critically-acclaimed ratings hit The After Show and its various incarnations, including The HillsThe After Show and The City: Live After Show. Levy also wrote, produced, and starred in his own Christmas special for MTV, Daniel Levy’s Holi-Do’s & Don’ts and co-hosted the MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet, the X-Factor pre-show, and national coverage of the Vancouver Olympic Games for CTV. 
 
Levy also co-hosted The Great Canadian Baking Show, and has also made a guest appearance on Modern Family. He made his film debut opposite Tina Fey in Admission and more recently costarred with Bette Midler and Issa Rae in the HBO TV movie Coastal Elites (a comedy written by Paul Rudnick and filmed during the pandemic). Coming soon: The romantic comedy Happiest Season with Kristen Stewart and Aubrey Plaza.
 
Twitter: @danjlevy
Instagram: @instadajlevy
 
Sources: The CW press site; Gabrielle Free for Schitt’s Creek; GALECA.org
About the Author
History-making, openly-gay Entertainer, Talk Show Host, Author and Producer.

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