Catherine O'Hara Receives Her First Golden Globe for Her Role in 'Schitt's Creek'


| LAST UPDATE 10/17/2021

By Scarlett Adler
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The cast of Schitt's Creek received the most Golden Globe nominations of any comedy last month. And last night, Catherine O'Hara won the Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a television series, comedy, or musical. During her speech, the hilarious actress made sure to thank the show's producers, Dan and Eugene Levy, for allowing her to wear some pretty incredible wigs on screen. 

O'Hara was ecstatic, as she expressed in her acceptance speech, saying that Eugene and Dan Levy "created an inspiring, funny, beautiful, family love story in which they let me wear 100 wigs and speak like an alien." This award, which Catherine received for her role as Moira Rose, marked her first Golden Globe victory.

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"From the first read-through where no one had to fake a laugh, to the final day on set where everyone except me had to hold back the tears, it's an experience I will forever hold dear to my heart, and I'm proud to be part of their family," O'Hara shared. The actress also thanked her Schitt's Creek family and those who actually brought the series to life. Being from Canada, Catherine was thrilled that the series was filmed there. 

"Thank you, CBC, for making this show in Canada," she said. "Thank you, Pop [TV]. Thank you, Netflix. While we were sheltering in place, Netflix brought the show around the world." O'Hara and the rest of the Schitt's Creek cast have had a monumental year, as they received an impressive number of Emmys in 2020, including Catherine's recognition for lead actress in a comedy series.

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"I will forever be grateful to Eugene and Daniel Levy for the opportunity to play a woman of a certain age, my age, who gets to fully be herself," O'Hara said during her Emmys acceptance speech. And this was followed by five Golden Globe nominations in February, all leading us back to this exciting victory. Although Schitt's Creek officially ended after six successful seasons, the entire cast and crew are still getting recognition for their exceptional and hilarious work.