Eugene Levy’s family and friends organized virtually to celebrate a true Canadian original this week.

Levy, 73, was honoured with a lifetime achievement award from the Newport Beach Film Festival. His friends and co-stars chimed in remotely to celebrate Levy’s success. Notable speakers included Steve Martin and Levy’s son, Dan Levy.

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“What an honour it is for me to not be there tonight,” teased Levy’s “Father of the Bride” co-star Martin. “To be able to tribute you and not really have to do much or go anywhere and just stay home, is such a thrill.” Adding, “Eugene is like family to me, in that we often eat dinner in total silence.”

“You set a bar for everyone that you work with,” said Dan, who co-starred with his father on “Schitt’s Creek”. “You are incredibly professional, you are incredibly kind, and you have been such a role model for me, just in terms of how to be good generally, and good at your job.”

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Fellow “Schitt’s Creek” star Emily Hampshire said, “He really is everyone’s dad… sweetest, kindest, longest-talking dad.”

Levy was visibly emotional as he watched messages from Martin, Dan, Hampshire, Sarah Levy, Jason Biggs, Annie Murphy, Catherine O’Hara, Chris Elliot and more.