Catherine O’Hara just hit a major milestone in her career, and she’s only the fourth person to reach such an achievement.
Last night, the 67-year-old star took home the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Comedy Actress for her performance as Moira Rose on Schitt’s Creek. The actress was up against Schitt’s Creek co-star Annie Murphy, Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me) and Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant).
“Thank you to the SAG-AFTRA for placing me in the company of these uniquely and consistently funny women. I share this with Annie Murphy. I'm flattered anyone might believe I could be her mother. She is a beautiful soul,” O’Hara said during her acceptance speech before thanking fellow co-stars Eugene and Dan Levy. “They're amazing writers. Their hilariously empathic storytelling gave me and everyone in the town from which I'm currently estranged every possible chance to love, be loved, make happy fools of ourselves and blossom into the best we could be. As if that's not enough, now this. Thank you so much.”
O’Hara has already won for the role four times this year, including at the Television Critics Association, Emmys, Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards. The most impressive part? She is only the fourth person to sweep all five major award shows in one season. According to GoldDerby, Sarah Paulson was the first to achieve the difficult feat for her role as Marcia Clark on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Last year, Michelle Williams and Phoebe Waller-Bridge joined Paulson for their respective performances on Fosse/Verdon and Fleabag. Congrats, Catherine! This is huge.