With awards season being front and centre these days in the entertainment world, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that just when you thought all the nominations were in, more were on the way. Yesterday the Canadian Screen Awards announced their nominees for the 2019 show, and hit shows Schitt’s Creek and Anne with an E led the way with 15 nominations each.
Both series air on CBC in Canada, and on Netflix for the rest of the world. Schitt’s Creek recently started their fifth season. Once again this year father and son Eugene and Daniel Levy were nominated for best lead actor for the comedy series about a rich family who lost everything and were forced to move to a rural town they bought as a joke in their past. Catherine O’Hara nabbed another best lead actress nod as well. The show also found itself receiving nominations in best comedy and writing categories. Anne with an E on the other hand is on season 2, and the period drama was nominated for best drama series, as well as a best actress in a drama for series star Amybeth McNulty. CTV series Cardinal received the next highest amount of nominations with 14.
The CSAs also recognize the best in Canadian film, and this year all five nominations came from films made in Quebec. A Colony/Une Colonie, and The Great Darkened Days/La Grande Noirceur lead the way.
The Canadian Screen Awards air on March 31, and this year there were 135 nominations. Not all categories will behanded out during the broadcast though, with several of the awards handed out throughout the course of the week dubbed Canadian Screen Week. During the week The Kids in the Hall, Deepa Mehta, Mary Walsh and Stephan James, will also receive honourary awards for their career and humanitarian achievements.
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