WEEK IN WOMEN: Catherine O’Hara: Canadian Screen Award, SCHITT’S CREEK and sexism – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Catherine O’Hara has won the best comedy actress prize at the Canadian Screen Awards for her consistently uproarious turn as a former soap opera actress struggling to cope when her wealthy family loses all of its riches on the CBC sitcom Schitt’s Creek.

Schitt’s Creek, which streams on Netflix and airs on the cable network Pop in the United States, also was named best TV comedy.

“I am so proud to be involved in a show that laughs at the ridiculousness of all that we are without malice or homophobia or racism or ageism,” O’Hara said while accepting her award.

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.