In the recording, posted online Tuesday, Levy looks at a series of pre-recorded messages, which the viewer can also see.
“First, let me say what an honor it is for me not to be there tonight,” said Steve Martin, who has worked with Levy on films such as “The Father of the Bride” and “Free from Dozen 2 “.
“Being able to upset you and not have to do much or go somewhere, just stay home, is such an emotion,” Martin added.
Normally Levy could have collected the prize in person, but the ceremony was canceled due to coronavirus.
“Eugene is like family to me in that we often eat dinner in total silence,” Short said.
Levi̵7;s son Dan, who co-created “Schitt’s Creek” with his father, also had his tribute. “You are very good at what you do and you have set a bar for everyone you work with,” he said.
“You are incredibly professional, you are extremely good. And you have been such a role model for me, just in terms of how to be good, generally and good at your job.”
“Schitt’s Creek” ran for six seasons, until his candidacy ended earlier this year, and received more than a dozen Emmy nominations.
Levy has also enjoyed a long film career, starring in the franchise “American Pie,” “Night at the Museum: The Smithsonian Battle,” and much more.
“You’re the best example of how to be a man and an actor and do it really well and be funny,” said Emily Hampshire, who starred in the series Hotel clerk Stevie Budd.
Levy laughs together as the tributes continue to push forward, before becoming visibly exciting towards the end.
“Look at this, are you happy now?” he said, removing his glasses to wipe away the tears.