Emmys: Daniel Levy Thanks His Father Eugene and "Magnificent" Catherine O'Hara in Acceptance Speech

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"This has been the greatest experience of my life," said the 'Schitt's Creek' actor and co-creator.

Daniel Levy won best supporting actor in a comedy series at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.

Accepting the award for POP TV's Schitt's Creek, the actor thanked his father Eugene Levy — who won best actor earlier in the evening — and the "magnificent" Catherine O'Hara who gave him the freedom to grow and work to the best of his ability on the show. "This has been the greatest experience of my life," Levy said. "This is a night to remember and I cannot thank the Academy enough for their generosity."

He beat out fellow nominees Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method), Sterling K. Brown (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Tony Shaloub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Mahershala Ali (Ramy), Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live).

Schitt's Creek, which won two awards at the Creative Emmys earlier this week, broke the record for most Emmy nominations by a comedy series in its final season, with 15 total nods. Among the sitcom's other 7 wins on Sunday, it took the award for best comedy series, best actress for Catherine O'Hara and best directing.

Annie Murphy also won best supporting actress for the show, calling the experience "the best six years" of her life. Meanwhile, the series was also recognized for writing and casting.

Levy now ties the record for most wins by an individual in a single season with his four wins, joining Moira Demos (2016) and Amy Sherman-Palladino (2018).

Backstage, Levy reflected on the win. "It’s absolutely incredible," he said. "I think my dad said it best earlier tonight, it feels like a dream that you don’t want to wake up from, to be perfectly honest. And that’s really how it’s felt for all of us, it’s very strange but what an absolutely unbelievable way to end our series, I don’t think you could ever ask for a better conclusion to a story than tonight."

Considering the possibility of a Schitt's Creek movie, Levy went on to say, "This is the best way we ever could’ve ended the show, if there is an idea that ever pops into my head worthy of these wonderful people it has to be really freaking good at this point because this is a really nice way of saying goodbye. So fingers crossed that we get a really good idea coming into our heads sometime soon."

Prior to this year, Schitt's Creek had never won an Emmy.

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Emmy Awards were broadcast on ABC and followed the week-long Creative Arts Emmys.