The Canadian Screen Awards announced their nominations yesterday, and it was Anne, CBC’s updated version of Anne of Green Gables, that led all nominations with 13. With the series Cardinal and the sitcom Kim’s Convenience not far behind with 12 each.
Each year the Canadian Screen Awards honour the best in Canadian programming, from both the big and small screen, and this year is no different. Anne and Cardinal both received a lot of buzz during the year, and Kim’s Convenience continued to charge along, leading the Canadian comedy scene. CBC’s Schitt’s Creek also continues to get a lot of attention though, getting another 11 nominations this year. CBC’s period drama Alias Grace, based on the Margaret Atwood novel, also received 11 nominations. In case you are curious, CBC received more than 180 nominations this year.
On the film side of things, it was Hochelaga, terre des âmes that led the way with 8 nominations. It’s a historical drama about a Mohawk archaeologist’s search for his ancestors. Other movies receiving multiple nominations include Ava, Never Steady, Never Still, Maudie and The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches.
It was also announced that Margaret Atwood and Peter Mansbridge are also set to receive special Canadian Screen Awards this year.
The winners will be announced during the Canadian Screen Week celebrations over the course of several different events. The big night of course will be on March 11th, during the live broadcast ceremony on CBC.
The full list of nominations can be seen at www.theacademy.ca