October 29, 2020

Canadians Rejoice as ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Sweeps 2020 Emmy Awards

Goodwood, Ontario, a quiet community north of Toronto where some of the main locations in the series are shot, has even become an unlikely draw for international tourists.

“Such a proud night for our screen industry in Toronto, Ontario and Canada!” John Tory, the Toronto mayor, wrote on Twitter.

“This. This is Canada tonight. Kind, funny, talented, and wonderful,” wrote one Twitter user, Nora McLellan. She added the hashtag “#OHCANADA.”

In Canada, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made minority rights and multiculturalism a defining policy, the show has drawn plaudits for adroitly dealing with issues of sexuality. The character of the family’s son, David, played by the younger Levy, unapologetically embraces his pan-sexuality and gains unlikely acceptance in the small town where the family is exiled.

“I like the wine but not the label,” he explains to a bemused lover trying to pin down his sexuality.

Catherine O’Hara, born in Toronto, plays the family matriarch, Moira, a washed-out former soap opera star with deadly one-liners and hyperbolic fashion tastes. She was already a respected star in Canada, but with the show’s success, she has become a beloved pop culture phenomenon in her native country and beyond.

Her aphorisms — among them “Oh, I’d kill for a good coma right now!” and “This wine is awful. Give me another glass” — have drawn fans. When in Season 2 of the show, her daughter, Alexis, reminds her that no one responded to her texts when she was once kidnapped by Somali pirates, Moira responds: “I had just had my eyelashes dyed. Everything was cloudy!”

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/21/world/canada/schitts-creek-emmys.html

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