Intro for January 14, 2019

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 14, 2019 13:19:45 January 14, 2019 13:19:45

Dear Gossips,

Best presenters last night at the Critics’ Choice Awards? 

Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy. Catherine should also be considered one of the night’s best dressed. That suit was magnificent. 

Catherine and Eugene were there celebrating Schitt’s Creek with the entire team. They made history: 

And their history is well-timed. Season 5 of Schitt’s Creek premiered on CBC in Canada last week, airing Tuesdays at 9pm. Schitt’s Creek premieres in America THIS WEDNESDAY January 16 at 10pm ET/9pm CT on Pop TV. So… now that Critics’ Choice has finally recognised the show, when will the Television Academy wake up to it? It’s time, don’t you think? Get on board with the Schitt’s Creek Emmy campaign now. 

But first, watch Season 5. And if you haven’t already, check out Dan Levy’s new interview with The Advocate about the specific decisions he’s made in writing the show, the stories he deliberately avoids, the stories he deliberately chooses to focus on instead, and the intention behind those decisions as a way to challenge homophobia, without compromising the charm and wit and fun and ridiculousness that the Roses bring to town. 

Full disclosure for those who are new to this site – I know Dan, I have worked with Dan, so yes, I admire my friend for showing his work. Dan co-created Schitt’s Creek, he’s one of the executive producers, he’s the showrunner, he writes, and he acts. He also, naturally, is deeply invested in the fashion and the show’s fashion choices – not a small thing since Moira is legitimately a fashion icon. He is one of Canada’s most important creative talents. And he’s only 35 years old. 

More Critics’ Choice coverage throughout the day on the main page and on the LifeStyle page

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Photos:
Michael Bezjian/ Taylor Hill/ Emma McIntyre/ Kevin Winter/ John Shearer/

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