The Pop TV Canadian comedy set an Emmy record, winning the most Emmys for a comedy in a single year. "The first hour of Sunday’s telecast was essentially a tribute to Schitt’s Creek, which swept the prime-time comedy series awards with seven wins," says Robert Lloyd. "It was named best comedy series. (Catherine) O’Hara and (Eugene) Levy won in the lead acting categories; Dan Levy won as supporting actor and for writing and directing (the latter with Andrew Cividino); and Annie Murphy scored as supporting actress. Earlier in the week, the series won for contemporary costumes and casting for a comedy series." Lloyd adds: "It’s only speculation on my part, but that its origins are modest rather than muscular, in the industrial sense, may have been to the series’ ultimate advantage, keeping it free from Hollywood glossiness and crushing expectations. If the show had been picked up by ABC or AMC or HBO, rather than Pop, its early numbers might have not been enough to keep it alive. At the same time, merely being on Netflix, which airs many series that will never be nominated for anything, was no guarantee of success. But Schitt’s Creek really is special. Its message of acceptance and self-acceptance, of welcoming love where it turns up — even within one’s own family — were just what some of us needed in an angry and divided time: a comedy that could reliably afford you a good cry."