From a media release:
COMEDY ICON MARTIN SHORT BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND TO HOST THE 2014 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS ON CBC-TV
- Award show honours excellence in Canadian film and television
Celebrated actor and comedian Martin Short is set to host the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards once again, following a memorable performance at last yearâ€™s inaugural ceremony. The awards will be broadcast live on CBC-TV on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.
â€œIâ€™m thrilled to be back hosting the Canadian Screen Awards,â€ said Short. â€œActually itâ€™s more than a thrill, itâ€™s a contractual obligation.â€
â€œWe are eager to see what Martin Short has in store for us at this yearâ€™s awards, as we celebrate the best in Canadian talent,â€ said Jennifer Dettman, executive director of Studio and Unscripted Programming. â€œLast year he pulled out all the stops, making the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards an unforgettable night. He is such a renowned entertainer, and we are honoured to have him as our host for the second year in a row.â€
Both an SCTV and Saturday Night Live alumnus, Short is one of Canadaâ€™s most successful film and television comedians. The Hamilton, Ontario nativeâ€™s career spans not only the big and small screens, but the stage as well, where he won a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway revival of Little Me. In addition to starring in his own television series and specials, Shortâ€™s film career includes starring roles in Three Amigos and the Father of the Bride movies, with television roles in the American legal thriller Damages and next seasonâ€™s Mulaney.