Bravo’s gritty cop drama 19-2 and CBC’s high-profile comedy Schitt’s Creek topline the nominations for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. Announced Tuesday morning in Toronto at TIFF Bell Lightbox by Lyriq Bent (The Book of Negroes) and Aislinn Paul (Degrassi), 19-2 captured 12 nominations, including Best Dramatic Series and Best Performance nods for supporting cast and leads Jared Keeso and Adrian Holmes; Keeso and Holmes recorded a video to mark the occasion (check it out below).
Meanwhile, Schitt’s Creek does battle in the comedic categories, with co-stars Eugene and Dan Levy facing off forÂ Best Performance and the Tuesday night comedy fighting off fellow CBC series Mr. D, Mohawk Girls, Young Drunk Punk and Tiny Plastic Men for Best Comedy Series.
Space’s Orphan Black did well too, snagging 13 nominations including performance acknowledgements for Ari Millen and Tatiana Maslany, though it was shut out of the Dramatic Series list.Â Global’s final season of Rookie Blue was recognized by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, as Missy Peregrym and Ben Bass received nominations.
The nominees in the key television categories are listed below. Who do you think deserves to win?Â The two-hour Canadian Screen Awards gala airs Sunday, March 13, at 8 p.m. on CBC.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role
- Gerry Dee, Mr. D
- Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
- Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek
- Dave Foley, Spun Out
Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing LeadingÂ DramaticÂ Role
- Adrian Holmes, 19-2
- Jared Keeso, 19-2
- Ari Millen, Orphan Black
- Ben Bass, Rookie Blue
- Aaron Poole, Strange Empire
Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role
- Brittany LeBorgne, Mohawk Girls
- Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek
- Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
- Belinda Cornish, Tiny Plastic Men
Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading DramaticÂ Role
- Kristin Lehman, Motive
- Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
- Megan Follows, Reign
- Missy Peregrym, Rookie Blue
- Jennie Raymond, Sex & Violence
Best Dramatic Series
- Saving Hope
- X Company
Best Comedy Series
- Mr. D
- Mohawk Girls
- Schitt’s Creek
- Tiny Plastic Men
- Young Drunk Punk
Best Reality/Competition Program or Series
- The Amazing Race Canada
- Big Brother Canada
- Dragons’ Den
- Game of Homes
- MasterChef Canada
Best Animated Program or Series
- Endangered Species
- Numb Chucks
- Rocket Monkeys
Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series
- Full Out
- Max & Shred
Best Factual Program or Series
- Ice Pilots NWT
- Jade Fever
- Million Dollar Critic
- Still Standing
Best International Drama
- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Best Lifestyle Program or Series
- Buy It, Fix It, Sell It
- Carnival Eats
- Income Property
- Masters of Flip
- Survivorman Bigfoot
Best TV Movie or Limited Series
- The Book of Negroes
- First Response
- Forget and Forgive
- Kept Woman
- Studio Black!
The rest of the television categories can be seen here.
As previously announced, comedian Norm Macdonald will host the 2016 event. Wendy Crewsonâ€”currently starring on CTV’s Saving Hopeâ€”will receive the Earle Grey Award for acting and Martin Short will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Canadian Screen Awards air Sunday, March 13, at 8 p.m. on CBC.
5 thoughts on “19-2 and Schitt’s Creek lead 2016 Canadian Screen Award TV nominations”
I think shows like Remedy, This Life and Romeo Section should have gotten a nod over the likes of Motive and Saving Hope. I’m glad to see recognition given to both Mohawk Girls and Still Standing.
The eligibility period ended Aug 31 so This Life and Romeo Section won’t be eligible until next year.
Thanks for that. I wondered. Why do these awards track so late, i.e. by the time they’re announced, it’s almost six months after eligibility?
That’s a very good question :) For film it’s different – the end of the year. Not sure why.
Gah. That *is* six months plus two weeks…
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