Everything about Schitt’s Creek, eh?

Links: Schitt’s Creek, Season 5 finale

From Chris Harnick of EOnline:

Link: Schitt’s Creek lets Catherine O’Hara be ridiculous—and she’ll be forever grateful
“When it’s a word like ‘amazing’ or like ‘astonish,’ it’s just fun to break up the syllables with way too much pausing in between, like, ‘a-stonish,’ just for no good reason…There are certain words that beg to be stretched out or beg to be destroyed.” Continue reading.

From Carrie Courogen of Garage:

Link: How ‘Schitt’s Creek’ turned Catherine O’Hara into a couture queen
“Moira Rose is such a wonderful example of how fashion has no age limit. This is a woman who loves her legs and has no qualms about showing them off. She knows what she likes and is so free in her approach to how she gets dressed every day. I love Moira for that.” Continue reading.

From Christine Linnell of the Advocate:

Link: Emily Hampshire shines in Schitt’s Creek season finale
“Speaking for myself, this show has changed my life — not just in terms of getting a job that pays and being on a TV show, but my life has just opened my heart in ways I didn’t think existed.” Continue reading. 

From Lea Palmieri of Decider:

Link: Emily Hampshire on her huge ‘Schitt’s Creek’ moment: “I got my dream in the best way possible”
“Stevie breaks my heart. Mr. Rose breaks my heart. When I read it, and just even reading on the page, it just gets me. All of her relationships really hit a nerve for me. So I was glad that she got to express herself more rawly.” Continue reading.

From Justin Kirkland of Esquire:

Link: For Dan Levy, the end is just the beginning
“I stand behind the idea of never taking advantage of the audience you’ve built and putting 110 per cent into the show until you’re finished.” Continue reading. 

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Link: Dan Levy on David’s engagement and the end of ‘Schitt’s Creek’

From Rose Dommu of Out Magazine:

Link: Dan Levy on David’s engagement and the end of ‘Schitt’s Creek’
“I just felt so much empathy for my character who had clearly been through a string of terrible relationships in the past to have finally found someone who is actively choosing to spend the rest of their life with him. It was a very lovely and emotional storyline to play.” Continue reading.

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Link: Catherine O’Hara finds humor in the gulf between perception and reality

From Judy Berman of Time:

Link: Catherine O’Hara finds humor in the gulf between perception and reality
A sweet yet sharp Canadian family sitcom that will end its fifth season in the U.S. on Pop TV on April 10, Schitt’s Creek follows the megarich Rose clan–Moira, her husband Johnny (O’Hara’s frequent co-star Eugene Levy) and their grown kids David (Eugene’s son and co-creator Dan Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy)–after they lose their fortune and move into a motel in the titular podunk town, which they somehow own. Continue reading. 

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Link: Daniel and Eugene Levy discuss decision to end Schitt’s Creek after season 6

From Victoria Ahearn of the Canadian Press:

Link: Daniel and Eugene Levy discuss decision to end Schitt’s Creek after season 6
“I’ve always seen every season of our show as a chapter in the story of this family’s life, and we have reached our inevitable conclusion in that story, so it was the right time and it was something that I had been building to for five seasons.” Continue reading.

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Winners: The 17th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto

From a media release:

ACTRA Toronto is proud to announce the winners of the 17th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto.

Outstanding Performance – Female Voice
Bryn McAuley as Shirley Squirrley in Top Wing, “Shirley’s Sleepover Adventure” (9 Story Media Group)

Outstanding Performance – Male Voice
Mark Little as Dino in Cupcake & Dino: General Services, “My Life in Radio (Stinks!)” (Cupcake and Dinosaur Productions Inc.)

Outstanding Performance – Female
Amybeth McNulty as Anne in Anne with an E, “The Determining Acts of Her Life” (Northwood Anne)

Outstanding Performance – Male
Stephen McHattie
as Gus Power in Crown and Anchor (Crown and Anchor Films)

The Members’ Choice Series Ensemble Award went to Schitt’s Creek.

Sketch troupe Women Fully Clothed presented ACTRA Toronto’s 2019 Award of Excellence to Jayne Eastwood.

Matt Birman presented ACTRA Toronto Stunt awards to Rick Parker and Sue Parker.

The 17th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto were presented at a live show and gala tonight at The Carlu. Onstage DJ hey! dw energized the room and Juno award-winning soul singer Sean Jones brought them to tears singing “When I’m Gone” to the In-Memoriam roll. The show was written by Sugith Varughese and directed by David Gale.

This year the voice award was split into Female Voice and Male Voice, giving female voice performers more recognition. President Theresa Tova made note of the change in her remarks, also mentioning the ACTRA Ontario Census results which demonstrated a continued earnings gap for female performers, and the release of a joint bulletin on consent-based interactions in entertainment workplaces.

“The ACTRA Awards in Toronto is our time to shine,” says President Tova. “It’s a great celebration of Canadian talent.”

The 17th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto were sponsored by: DIAMOND: Actra Fraternal Benefit Society. PLATINUM: Bell Media; SAG-AFTRA. GOLD: ACTRA National; CBC; CMPA; Deluxe; IATSE 873; NABET 700-M UNIFOR; United Steelworkers. SILVER: Cavalluzzo LLP; Don Carmody Productions Inc. & Don Carmody Television Inc.; JLL; RBC; Take 5 Productions Inc.; Whizbang Films. BRONZE: Addenda Capital; Creative Arts Savings & Credit Union; Entertainment One; Film + Entertainment Industries, City of Toronto; Directors Guild of Canada (Ontario); Grant Thornton LLP; HUB International; New Real Films; 9 Story Media Group/Brown Bag Films; Rhombus Media; Serendipity Point Films; Thunderbird Entertainment; Universal Promotions; Writers Guild of Canada.

ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing more than 15,000 of Canada’s 25,000 professional performers working in recorded media in Canada. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers.

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