The 8th annual Canadian Screen Awards took place virtually on May 28th, celebrating Canada’s best and brightest stars and recognizing the outstanding Canadian film and television that has been brought out into the world this last year. It was presented by CBC and CTV with the support of TeleFilm Canada and Canada Media Fund.
CTV’s murder-mystery series, Cardinal picked up seven huge awards, including Best Drama and Best Lead Actor/Actress for Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse. CBC’s Anne With an E, the adaptation of the Anne of Green Gables, picked up five awards, including Best Original Music (Fiction) and Best Guest Performance (Drama series) for Dalmar Abuzied.
Fan favourite, Schitt’s Creek, took home six trophies that included Best Comedy and Best Lead Actor/Actress for Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara. The show, which just finished its six-season run was created by father-son duo Eugene Levy and Dan Levy, and hit a viewing record for audiences in the U.S.
2019 was a momentous year in sports. TSN (Bell Media) finished the ceremony with six awards that included Best Live Sports Event for the 2019 NBA Finals Game 6 and Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer for Matt Devlin.
This year’s Best Motion Picture went to the French film, Antigone which was directed by Sophie Deraspe. The film earned five awards, including, Best Lead Actress for Nahema Ricci and Best Supporting Actress for Nour Belkhiria.
The Song of Names, directed by Francois Girard, starring Clive Owen and Tim Roth, also won five awards in the craft categories, including Achievement in Music – Original Score/Song for Howard Shore. Mark O’Brien won Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading role for Goalie. While Remy Girard won Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his part in And The Birds Rained Down.
To see the full list of winners visit: Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
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