From Scott Stinson of the National Post:
The Inaugural Canadian Screen Awards were lacking, but at least it was a start
The Canadian Screen Awards, a kind of Golden Globes North that honoured the best in the country’s film and television, had many of the trappings of the typical award show in its inaugural run. There was a degree of star power. There were some sharp jokes delivered by a comic veteran, Martin Short, or Canada’s Billy Crystal. There was an awful lot of awkward banter between presenters. There were winners who were abruptly played off the stage mid-speech. Read more.