Andrea Martin named as host of 2015 Canadian Screen Awards

From a media release:

Andrea Martin to host Academy’s 2015 Canadian Screen Awards

Andrea Martin will host the Academy’s 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, broadcast live on CBC prime time on Sunday March 1, 2015, it was announced today by Helga Stephenson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

“Andrea Martin is the perfect host as we move into the gorgeous Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,” says Stephenson.

Stage and screen star Andrea Martin (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) previously hosted the Academy’s former Gemini Awards on CBC in 1986 and 1987 to rave reviews.

“I’m thrilled to be hosting the CSAs,” said Ms. Martin, “especially since the film and television awards have converged on one special night. It gives Canadians everywhere, more time to figure out what’s happening on ORPHAN BLACK.”

“Andrea Martin is an unrivalled comedian,” says Jennifer Dettman, CBC Executive Director of Studio and Unscripted Content. “We are honoured to welcome her back to the CBC to host the live 2 hour 2015 Canadian Screen Awards,” she added.

Andrea Martin’s incomparable list of credits – both on stage and screen – was celebrated once again when she won the Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics, and Eliot Norton award for Best Featured actress in a musical, for her show-stopping performance as Berthe, in the 2013 revival of “Pippin”. Martin followed this up with receiving the Outer Critics Outstanding Featured Actress Award in the James Lapine adaptation of Moss Hart’s Act One . Previous theatre work includes both Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award nominations for her role as Juliette, opposite Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon, in the Broadway production of “Exit the King”. Other Broadway credits include, Frau Blucher in Mel Brooks “Young Frankenstein” (Tony, Drama Desk nomination), and her Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics nominated performances as Aunt Eller in “Oklahoma”, and the Old Lady in “Candide”, as well as “My Favorite Year” at the Lincoln Center for which she won her first Tony Drama Desk and Theatre World Awards.

Andrea Martin received two Emmy awards for writing and an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a variety series for her work on the legendary sketch comedy show, SCTV. Martin received a special Emmy for her contributions on Sesame Street as well. Martin’s Television work includes: NURSE JACKIE; 30 ROCK; and her own special for ShowTime, ANDREA MARTIN, TOGETHER AGAIN. Martin tours North America with her one-person show entitled, “Final Days! Everything Must Go!!” and starred in the NBC/Shaw series WORKING THE ENGELS.

Andrea Martin’s film appearances include Club Paradise, Wag the Dog, The Producers, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, All Over the Guy, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding (SAG award nomination, best ensemble and People’s Choice award). Martin will be seen this Christmas opposite Ben Stiller, in Night at the Museum 3 movie.