Canadian TV comedy series’Schitt’s Creek’ wins original Emmy Award

Carla Harmon
September 21, 2020

Her honor was in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.

In a voice-over announcement, Jason Bateman was declared the victor for his guest appearance on HBO's "The Outsider", while the screen displayed Jones' name for his work on NBC's "This Is Us".

A graphic explaining that an error had occurred and an incorrect victor had been announced filled the screen, and after a commercial break, Jones was then confirmed as the victor - though no acceptance speech was shown.

There was no immediate explanation for the mistake.

"As a parent, that's the most fulfilling that I could ever feel at the moment", Ron Cephas Jones told "Access Hollywood" in the Emmys virtual press room after his win.

But the Emmys misstep represented a cautionary note for Sunday's show, which also will be virtual because of the pandemic but has ambitious plans. Murphy won the award for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 19, United States time.

"Ron Cephas Jonas, who grew up in Paterson, won his second Emmy for "This is Us" at the Creative Arts Emmys Saturday, while Jasmine won an Emmy at Thursday's ceremony for her role in the Quibi series "#FreeRayshawn". She won two trophies this year, one for her voice-over work in the animated "Big Mouth" and one for playing Kamala Harris, now candidate for vice president, in the same "SNL" episode Murphy hosted.

However, "Schitt's Creek" missed out on the Ensemble of the Year Award - to the cast of "Succession", which picked up four honours, including Best Drama Series.

The Mandalorian has picked up seven awards, including Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) and Outstanding Special Visual Effects.

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