The 71st Annual Emmy Award Nominations

The 71st Annual Emmy Award Nominations
Eugene Levy, from left, Annie Murphy, Daniel Levy and Catherine O'Hara cast members in the Pop TV series "Schitt's Creek" pose for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., on January 14, 2018. "Schitt's Creek" fans, prepare to say goodbye to the Rose family. As the hit Canadian comedy series cements its status as a critical and cultural smash during its fifth season, father-and-son co-creators Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy have announced the story will come to an end next year. In a statement on Daniel Levy's social media accounts Thursday, they revealed the beloved half-hour show will wrap up for good at the end of its sixth season. The 14 final episodes are due to begin in January 2020 on CBC in Canada and Pop TV in the U.S. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Willy Sanjuan

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The definition of “television” and what it is and how it is viewed continues to change in the landscape of streaming and hundreds of content providers that produce their own programming, even Spectrum is getting into the mix now. So it’s no surprise that nominations for major categories continue to spread out from such varied networks as HBO to BBC America. Speaking of obscure networks, and recognizing the underdog, I am over the moon with the Prime Emmy nomination of the great little comedy Schitt’s Creek. This fantastic Canadian show which airs on POPTV with the affiliation of CBC in Canada is a gem and received four nominations total. Many people were exposed to this show because it started streaming on Netflix.

The great comic genius Catherine O’Hara was nominated for best actress, for her hysterical, over-the-top, but somehow believable role as Moira Rose, the show was also nominated for best comedy series and best actor for Eugene Levy, co-creator of the show with his son Daniel Levy, who also stars, in a hysterical turn as David Rose.

Other surprises were nominates for Amazon’s fleabag and a well-deserved nomination for Natasha Lyonne for the cryptic, but intriguing Russian Doll on Netflix.

The Emmy Awards will air right here on your North Country Fox28 on September 22.

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