Monday, January 15th marked the 75th rendition of the Emmy Awards and a couple of Canadians won big! Canadian Chef Matty Matheson and Toronto producer David Furnish went home with some hardware and here’s what for.
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The hit TV show “The Bear” continued its domination this awards season and Matty Matheson, who plays Neil Fak in the series, was among the crew that took the stage to accept the Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series.
Matheson, who is the cast’s only real-life chef, took the opportunity to thank the restaurant industry when accepting his award.
“I just want to thank restaurants as a whole, hospitality as a whole,” said Matheson. “I just love restaurants so much. The good, the bad. It’s rough. We’re all broken inside and every single day we got to show up and cook and make people feel good by eating something and sitting at a table and it’s really beautiful. And all of us here get to make a show together and we get to make people feel good…It’s really beautiful.”
“The Bear” may be based out of a Chicago restaurant, but Matheson can be found running his own restaurants in various spots in Ontario, including 5 in Toronto.
Another Canadian who took home an award Monday night was Toronto producer David Furnish. Furnish, who is also the husband of Elton John, was among the group of producers who won the Variety Special (Live) Emmy Award for “Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium.”
The Disney Plus film documents the singer’s final North American show from Dodger Stadium during the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.
While Elton John was not able to attend the show due to a knee operation, Furnish and others took to the stage to accept the award, with producer Ben Winston shouting out Furnish on stage.
“I want to thank David Furnish who had the creative vision for this show, who has been just the most remarkable partner,” said Winston.
The win was even more special for David Furnish and Elton John as the award marked John’s first ever Emmy therefore making him an EGOT as he’s now taken home an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. He is just the 19th person to ever do so.
While he didn’t take home the win, Hamilton native Martin Short was nominated for Best Lead Actor In A Comedy Series for his role as Oliver Putnam in “Only Murders in the Building.”
Fellow Canucks, Toronto-based producer Susan Coyne and Toronto filmmaker/director Deborah were also among the Canadian nominees as the two were both up for Best Limited Series. Coyne was nominated for her work on “Daisy Jones & the Six” while Chow was up for her work on “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” both losing out to “Beef.”
Keep it up, Canadians!