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Schitt’s Creek and The Book of Negroes dominate Night 2 of the Canadian Screen Awards

Schitt’s Creek and The Book of Negroes were among the winners of Night 2 of the Canadian Screen Awards. Hosted by Steve Patterson, the non-broadcast spectacle gave a nod to supporting actor and actress roles in television drama and comedy, children’s categories, and writing, directing, sound, makeup, costume in scripted series.

“Welcome to Night 2! I don’t care if you laugh or boo, as long as you’re listening,” Patterson quipped. “I do believe these awards mean something. Exactly what, I don’t know because I’ve never won one.” CBC’s Schitt’s Creek—recently picked up for a third season—took home a number of awards, including those for co-stars Chris Elliott and Emily Hampshire in the performance categories and Daniel Levy for writing.

The Amazing Race Canada continued its winning streak from Night 1, as host Jon Montgomery was recognized for Best Host. The Book of Negroes won a slew of trophies, including Aunjanue Ellis for Best Actress, Lyriq Bent for Best Actor and Shailyn Pierre-Dixon for Best Supporting Actress, Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series, Best Sound, Best Original Music and Best Production Design.

Here are the winners in some of the key categories:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series
Chris Elliott, Schitt’s Creek

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series
Emily Hampshire, Schitt’s Creek

Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition or Talk Program or Series
Jon Montgomery, The Amazing Race Canada

Best Pre-School Program or Series
Odd Squad

Best Writing in an Animated Program or Series
Mark Steinberg, Numb Chucks

Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series
Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
Rick Mercer, Rick Currie, Greg Eckler, Tim Steeves, George Westerholm, The Rick Mercer Report

Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series
Clement Virgo, Lawrence Hill, The Book of Negroes

Best Writing in a Dramatic Series
Alex Levine, Orphan Black

Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series
Degrassi

Best Animated Program or Series
Rocket Monkeys

Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
The Rick Mercer Report

Best Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series
Christine Horne, Remedy

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series
Torben Liebrecht, X Company

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series
Shailyn Pierre-Dixon, The Book of Negroes

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series
Aunjanue Ellis, The Book of Negroes

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series
Lyriq Bent, The Book of Negroes

Here’s the complete list of winners.

The Canadian Screen Awards gala airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBC.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.
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One thought on “Schitt’s Creek and The Book of Negroes dominate Night 2 of the Canadian Screen Awards”

  1. Anytime I am feeling down, I watch Schitt’s Creek and it always makes me laugh. That to me, is worthy of an award. Congratulations to the cast and writers. They are all great.

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