Anne, Alias Grace, Kim’s Convenience and Baroness von Sketch Show win big at Canadian Screen Awards gala

Alias Grace, Baroness von Sketch Show, Anne, Schitt’s Creek‘s Catherine O’Hara, Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany, Cardinal‘s Billy Campbell, Kim’s Convenience‘s Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and the series itself were among the winners at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards gala on Sunday night at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

Meanwhile, Murdoch Mysteries executive producer Christina Jennings made the fans’ night by revealing that Season 12 of the top-rated series had been ordered by CBC. Production starts soon.

The Academy Icon Award was delivered to Rick Mercer Report, Peter Mansbridge was given the Lifetime Achievement Award and Clark Johnson received the Earle Grey Award. Carmilla‘s Elise Bauman captured the Audience Choice Award.

The pre-broadcast winners were:

Golden Screen Award for TV Drama or Comedy
Murdoch Mysteries, CBC

Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show
The Amazing Race Canada, CTV

Best Reality/Competition Program or Series
The Amazing Race Canada, CTV

The main television category winners were:

Best Lead Actress, Comedy
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Best Lead Actor, Comedy
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kim’s Convenience

Best Performance, Sketch Comedy (Individual or Ensemble)
Baroness von Sketch Show, CBC

Best Lead Actress, Drama Series
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Best Lead Actor, Drama Series
Alexander Ludwig, Vikings

Best Drama Series
Anne, CBC

Best Comedy Series
Kim’s Convenience, CBC

Best Lead Actor, Drama Program or Limited Series
Billy Campbell, Cardinal

Best Lead Actress, Drama Program or Limited Series
Sarah Gadon, Alias Grace

Audience Choice Award
Elise Bauman, Carmilla

Best Limited Series or Program
Alias Grace, CBC

Here’s a list of the winners from TuesdayWednesday and Thursday‘s industry awards.

What did you think of last night’s awards? Did your favourite television show, actor or actress win? Let me know in the comments below.

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Anne, Alias Grace, Kim’s Convenience and Baroness von Sketch Show win big at Canadian Screen Awards gala”

  1. Just confirms my belief that the CSAs are mostly a CBC thing, airing on that network, honoring their shows.

  2. Just confirms my belief that the CSAs are mostly a CBC thing, airing on that network, honouring their shows.

    1. The CBC has a certain edge at the CSAs because of their mandate. When you create more Canadian television content then any other network (because you have to) it’s understandable that you collect more of the awards.

      I was troubled by the low production values of the televised gala. Jonny Harris and Emma Hunter did a pretty decent job of hosting, but the editing seemed sloppy and some gaffs were far too noticeable. The biggest was Allan Hawco and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee being stranded on stage after being sent out one award presentation too early.

      The other issue was that the two hour timeslot was too rushed. They were playing off the major award winners after far too short a time.

      The Canadian entertainment industry deserves better. As I tweeted last night, there’s no way the Gala could ever win one of its own awards.

      I was impressed by the four special awards. Margaret Atwood, the Rick Mercer Report, Clarke Johnson and Peter Mansbridge… there’s a good list of honourees for you. I was especially impressed with Jann Arden’s presentation for RMR and by Peter Mansbridge’s acceptance speech.

    2. Sorry, but the CBC doesn’t decide who wins a Canadian Screen Award. That’s left to juries of actors, actresses, producers, directors and other behind-the-scenes TV and film makers.

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