Dan Levy Says Half of ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Emmys Party Attendees Had to Be Uninvited at Last Minute (Video)
The “Schitt’s Creek” cast walked out of Sunday’s virtual Emmys smelling like roses with long-overdue wins in all seven comedy categories. And watching Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy all accept their awards at an intimate, glamorous viewing party up in Canada was definitely one of the best moments of the first-ever (and hopefully last-ever) virtual Emmys.
However, that party was even more intimate than it was originally intended to be, thanks to the coronavirus.
“Originally we had planned to have a much larger party,” Daniel Levy, who co-created “Schitt’s Creek” with his father, Eugene Levy, said when both Levys, plus Murphy and O’Hara appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Tuesday, a few days after their historic Emmy sweep. “We had a big party planned. In Canada, you can have a larger gathering because Canada has been doing good when it came to the COVID.”
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“And then obviously, in true 2020 fashion, the night before our Emmy party, the government had to minimize the party size in half, which meant that we had a last-minute un-invitation ceremony which had to happen for our lovely crew, which we were so excited to share the night with. So it was a strange kind of vibe going into the evening.”
“And all because the numbers had spiked to 380 across the entire province,” Eugene Levy added.
When Kimmel asked who made the calls to un-invite people, Dan joked, “Not us.”
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“I didn’t. I was the first one to say not me,” Eugene added.
On Sunday, “Schitt’s Creek” won all seven of its possible Emmy categories — a first among both comedy and drama series — with acting awards for stars Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, O’Hara and Murphy, plus directing and writing victories, and the title of top comedy.
The Television Academy was celebrating the sixth and final season of the Pop TV comedy, which aired its series finale in April. “Schitt’s Creek” came out as the show with the second-most wins at the 72nd annual Primetime Emmys. The first-place series was HBO’s “Watchmen,” which got 11.
Watch Kimmel’s full interview with the “Schitt’s Creek” cast above.
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