The stars and series Orphan Black, 19-2 and Spun Out were among the top nominees for the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, announced in dual press conferences in Toronto and Montreal.
Space’s Orphan Black was the big winner, grabbing a total of 13 nominees on Tuesday morning (including nods for co-stars Tatiana Maslany and Jordan Garvaris), with Global’s Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy and City’s Seed nabbing five, Sensitive Skin with six, Motive with eight and 19-2, Call Me Fitz and Mr. D garnering 10.
Among the snubs for this year’s major TV awards? Kim Cattrall for Sensitive Skin, Rookie Blue, The Listener, Murdoch Mysteries, Heartland, Bitten and Republic of Doyle.
Kicked off by Academy CEO Helga Stephenson, part of the presentation was highlighted by a reel spotlighting the series and films created in Canada; it will be shown in Cineplex theatres (check out the trailer below). Canadian Screen Awards host Andrea Martin was on hand to not only accept a nomination for her role on Working the Engels but to express her excitement at hosting.
“This is a really strong year for Canadian television and film and I’m thrilled to be hosting the awards,” she said, while making a nod to attending the packed world premiere event for CBC’s Schitt’s Creek on Monday night.
Announced by Strange Empire actress Cara Gee and 19-2‘s Jared Keeso (who was nominated), here are the key television nominations:
Best Dramatic Series
Best Comedy Series
Call Me Fitz
Tiny Plastic Men
Best Reality/Competition Program or Series
The Amazing Race Canada
Big Brother Canada
The Ultimate Fighter Nations – Canada vs. Australia
Best Children’s or youth Fiction Program or Series
The Next Step
Total Drama All-Stars
Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie
The Best Laid Plans
Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy
Best Factual Program or Series
Cold Water Cowboys
Ice Pilots NWT
Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH
Tessa and Scott
Best International Drama
The Great Martian War
Best Variety of Sketch Comedy Program or Series
Rick Mercer Report
Funny as Hell
Seth Rogen: Hilarity for Charity
This Hour Has 22 Minutes
Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role
Gerry Dee, Mr. D
Adam Korson, Seed
Don McKellar, Sensitive Skin
Dave Foley, Spun Out
Mark Meer, Tiny Plastic Men
Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role
Joanna Cassidy, Call Me Fitz
Julia Voth, Package Deal
Carrie-Lynn Neales, Seed
Kacey Rohl, Working the Engels
Andrea Martin, Working the Engels
Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Adam Beach, Arctic Air
David Sutcliffe, Cracked
Jared Keeso, 19-2
Michael McLeod, Forgive Me
Dillon Casey, Remedy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Meaghan Rath, Being Human
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Megan Follows, Reign
Jennie Raymond, Sex & Violence
Jackie Torrens, Sex & Violence
The complete list can be found here.
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Hosted by Andrea Martin, two-hour Canadian Screen Awards air Sunday, March 1, at 8 p.m. on CBC.