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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.