Canadian Screen Awards announces presenters & pre-show info

Jay Baruchel

From a media release:

Inaugural Canadian Screen Awards will showcase Canada’s Biggest and Brightest Stars March 3 on CBC

  • Arrivals pre-show hosted by comedian Shaun Majumder

CBC Television and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (Academy) are pleased to announce a stellar line-up of Canadian presenters and special guests at the all-new Canadian Screen Awards. Hosted by Canadian comedy legend, Martin Short, the CBC LIVE Broadcast Gala will honour this year’s biggest achievements in Canadian film and television. Tune in to CBC-TV on Sunday, March 3rd at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) for a star-studded evening and the exciting red carpet gala of the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards.

An array of special guests presenting at the Canadian Screen Awards include Jay Baruchel (Goon), Kim Coates (Goon), Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint), James Cromwell (Still Mine), Arlene Dickinson (Dragons’ Den), Erica Durance (Saving Hope), Marc-André Grondin (Goon), Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle), Catherine O’Hara (Frankenweenie), Brad Smith (The Bachelor Canada) and Meg Tilly (Bomb Girls). Additional presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

The excitement begins at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) with the Canadian Screen Awards arrivals show on CBC Television, hosted by the ever popular and funny Shaun Majumder, This Hour Has 22 Minutes regular and host of the new Majumder Manor on W Network. Bringing his trademark sense of humour to the festivities, Majumder will mix and mingle with the nation’s finest in film and television on the red carpet. The fun-filled half-hour will take Canadians on a whirlwind, all-access tour, as Canada’s stars of stage and screen make their way into the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts for the live broadcast of the first-ever Canadian Screen Awards.

Check out CBC Live to see all the stars, the glamour and the fashion right on the red carpet. CBC News Network Entertainment Reporter, Eli Glasner and Mr. D star Naomi Snieckus will co-host the CBC Live red carpet show at from 4:30p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. Joining them on the red carpet will be CBC Live’s Jamey Ordolis, who will lead the social media conversation on Twitter via @CBCLive and @Academy_NET usingthe hashtag #CdnScreenAwards.

For a full list of Canadian Screen Awards nominees, please visit