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Eugene Levy Tearfully Watching His Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Is Pure Pleasure


Eugene Levy was honored with the first-ever Newport Seashore Movie Competition Lifetime Achievement Award, which got here with a particular tribute video from family and friends that left him (and us!) in blissful tears.

The actor and comic, who has been in present enterprise for greater than 4 many years, was honored with the award by way of video convention as a part of the group’s first-ever TV Awards Showcase.

“It’s all the time good when folks acknowledge what you do, and like what you do,” the “Schitt’s Creek” star stated by way of video to Selection. “It’s uncommon to have a present like ‘Schitt’s Creek’ at this level in my profession, within the so-called ‘twilight’ of 1’s profession. And to have created it with my son makes it even sweeter, definitely. It’s the present that I’m probably the most happy with, in something that I’ve performed and to have it come now’s simply implausible.”

Levy is, after all, referring to working along with his son Daniel Levy, who co-created the critically acclaimed sitcom that ended earlier this 12 months after six seasons. 

The Lifetime Achievement Award honor was given to Levy together with a heartfelt, almost 10-minute tribute video during which family and friends members paid homage to the 73-year-old’s life and work.

The video stars many fellow comedians and pals, together with Martin Brief, Jennifer Coolidge and Steve Martin, in addition to Levy’s youngsters, Daniel and Sarah Levy. It highlights how “loving,” “form,” “gifted” and “sensible” Levy is.

On the finish of the video, Levy laughs heartily and takes off his glasses to disclose a contented, albeit tear-strewn face.

“Are you content now?” he asks the digicam, smiling and wiping away the tears.

In case you want extra motive to look at the heartwarming tribute, Daniel Levy shared it on Twitter and referred to as it “pure, unfiltered pleasure.”

Outdoors of “Schitt’s Creek,” during which Levy performs patriarch Johnny Rose, the actor’s illustrious profession has included appearances on Canadian sketch comedy collection “SCTV” for almost a decade and starring roles in movies corresponding to “American Pie,” “Nationwide Lampoon’s Trip” and “Father of the Bride.”

Levy has additionally labored alongside Christopher Visitor to write down, produce and direct a number of the movies and TV exhibits he’s appeared in over time, together with “Ready for Guffman,” “Finest in Present,” “A Mighty Wind” and “For Your Consideration.”