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Dan Levy calls out Golden Globes for lack of inclusion in Schitt’s Creek acceptance speech

Jodie Foster and Gillian Anderson also won big at last night's ceremony - but James Corden went home emptyhanded

By Jamie Tabberer

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: CBC

Dan Levy used a Golden Globes acceptance speech to call out the ceremony for its lack of diversity and inclusion last night.

Schitt’s Creek, the hit CBC comedy Levy created, took home two awards at the ceremony, including the Actress in a TV Series Musical or Comedy gong for Catherine O’Hara.

Dan personally accepted the award for Best Comedy Series – and delivered his speech via video.

“In the spirit of inclusion…”

Thanking the cast and crew watching from home, Dan said: “The incredible work you all did over these past six seasons has taken us to places we never thought possible and we are so grateful to all of you for it.”

The 37-year-old then continued: “This acknowledgement is a lovely vote of confidence in the messages Schitt’s Creek has come to stand for: the idea that inclusion can bring about growth and love to a community.”

Dan then added: “In the spirit of inclusion, I hope this time next year this ceremony reflects the true breadth and diversity of film and television being made today because there is so much more to be celebrated.”

This year’s ceremony has attracted huge criticism for overlooking Michaela Coel’s hit TV show I May Destroy You, while critically-acclaimed films like Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Da 5 Bloods missed out on Best Picture nods.

Other LGBTQ winners at the awards included Jodie Foster for Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture in The Mauritanian and Gillian Anderson for Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television for The Crown.

Elsewhere, Rosamund Pike took home Actress in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture for the lesbian-themed I Care A Lot.

James Corden, controversially nominated for Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film for The Prom, lost out to Sacha Baron Cohen for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

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