‘Schitt’s Creek’ Star Eugene Levy Nabs the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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First it was Donald Glover for Atlanta. Then it was Bill Hader for Barry. And now, a brand-new winner is taking over the comedy throne.

Tonight, television’s biggest stars tuned in to the 72nd annual Emmy Awards. During the ceremony, Eugene Levy walked away with the statuette for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Schitt’s Creek.

Other nominees included Anthony Anderson for black-ish, Don Cheadle for Black Monday, Ted Danson for The Good Place, Michael Douglas for The Kominsky Method and Ramy Youssef for Ramy.

The Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category has been around since 1953. Hader won last year’s award, beating out Anderson for Black-ish, Cheadle for Black Monday, Danson for The Good Place, Douglas for The Kominsky Method and Levy for Schitt’s Creek.

Other previous winners include Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent, Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory, Jon Cryer for Two and a Half Men, Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock, Ricky Gervais for Extras, Tony Shalhoub for Monk, Kelsey Grammer for Frasier, Ray Romano for Everybody Loves Raymond, Eric McCormack for Will & Grace, Michael J. Fox for Spin City and Family Ties, John Lithgow for 3rd Rock from the Sun, Danson for Cheers, Craig T. Nelson for Coach, Burt Reynolds for Evening Shade and Richard Mulligan for Empty Nest.

If you need us, we’ll be re-watching all six seasons of Schitt’s Creek.

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