Catherine O'Hara's 'Schitt's Creek' Shoutout At The SAG Awards Will Warm Your Heart
The Screen Actors Guild, SAG-AFTRA, held its annual awards ceremony on Sunday, April 4. The performance-centric ceremony is one of the significant bellwethers for the upcoming Oscars on the movie side. On the TV side, it marks the end of awards season, as actors finish out their run of nominations for the previous year. For Schitt's Creek, that meant one more round of wins for the finale season. The show's wins capped off a Cinderella story for the ages, and Catherine O'Hara's Schitt's Creek shoutout at the SAG Awards ended its run with one final heart-warmer.
The Schitt's Creek story is truly remarkable, starting with last fall's Emmys. After being roundly snubbed for the first five years on the air, the show set a record, sweeping the comedy category and landing wins for all four members of the Rose family. Since then, Catherine O'Hara, who played mama Moira Rose, has taken home a Golden Globe, a Television Critics Association Award, and a Critics' Choice Award.
She capped it off at the SAG Awards with yet another win, beating out a challenging field that included co-star Annie Murphy, The Flight Attendant's Kaley Cuoco, and Dead To Me's Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini.
But it was her touching speech that really capped off the show's run.
Speaking via socially-distanced video from her home in Canada, O'Hara generously declared her win one she shared with co-star Murphy in accepting her award. She said, "Thank you to the SAG-AFTRA for placing me in the company of these uniquely and consistently funny women. I share this with Annie Murphy."
O'Hara went on to praise Murphy's work and her character, Alexis Rose: "I'm flattered anyone might believe I could be her mother. She is a beautiful soul."
But O'Hara didn't just praise Murphy. She also included a shoutout to both her male co-stars, father-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy. "They're amazing writers," she said. "Their hilariously, empathic storytelling gave me and everyone in the town from which I'm currently estranged every possible chance to love, be loved, make happy fools of ourselves and blossom into the best we could be."
The Schitt's Creek cast also took home the award for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the SAG Awards, giving the show two wins on the night.