Catherine O’Hara is an undisputed Canadian Comedy Queen™, but even she managed to out-legend herself on Thursday in a video that has since made the rounds and is currently putting every single acceptance speech in the history of awards shows to shame. Anne Hathaway? Get over yourself. Gwyneth Paltrow? Take a seat.
In news that should come as no surprise to anyone, Catherine won a Canadian Screen Academy Award for her performance as Moira Rose on Schitt’s Creek––her fifth consecutive win overall. Well, having now added another iconic character to her repertoire, Catherine decided to corner the market and make an iconic speech to match.
Entertainment Weekly reports that, while delivering her acceptance speech from home, the comedy legend began by listing off her thanks before an orchestra wave (coming from her own house) attempted to silence her.
“I hope you and your families are well, and enjoying the great indoors. I feel like one very lucky lady to have worked on Schitt’s Creek,” she began — before an invisible orchestra cut her off. “What the fu-hell?” she continued.
Catherine managed to spit out Eugene Levy‘s name, as well as the rest of the show’s crew, before getting too caught up in the music. She then decides to deliver the rest of her thanks via song. It’s a glorious spectacle and I can’t wait to see another glorious spectacle like this when she accepts her award for Best Virtual Speech.
no one does acceptance speeches like Catherine O'Hara pic.twitter.com/sMiryorYus
— Schitt's Creek (@SchittsCreek) May 28, 2020