Murdoch Mysteries, Letterkenny, Orphan Black, Tatiana Maslany and Kim’s Convenience‘s Paul Sun-Hyung Lee were among the winners at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards gala on Sunday night at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Murdoch Mysteries executive producer Christina Jennings made the fans’ night by revealing Season 11 has been ordered by CBC.
“The writing room started last week,” Jennings said in the media room following the show’s Golden Screen Award for highest-rated drama or comedy. “We’ve got 20 episodes, and that takes us to 170 hours of television.”
Host Howie Mandel kicked off the night with a funny skit where he inserted himself into nominees Vikings, Kim’s Convenience, Schitt’s Creek and Race. And, instead of asking the celebrities who they’re wearing, Mandel grabbed a camera guy and asked about his jeans and t-shirt.
The Academy Icon Award was delivered to Just for Laughs; comedian Dave Chapelle was there to deliver the statue to JFL founder Gilbert Rozon and chief operating officer Bruce Hills. Christopher Plummer was given the Lifetime Achievement Award. Tantoo Cardinal received the Earle Grey Award. Natasha Negovanlis of Carmilla captured the Fan’s Choice Award.
The pre-broadcast winners are:
Golden Screen Award for TV Drama or Comedy
Murdoch Mysteries, CBC
Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show
The Amazing Race Canada, CTV
Best Host in a Variety or Reality/Competition Program or Series
Norm Macdonald, 2016 Canadian Screen Awards
The main television category winners are:
Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Adrian Holmes, 19-2
Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kim’s Convenience
Best Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)
The Tragically Hip
Fan’s Choice Award
Natasha Negovanlis, Carmilla
Best Dramatic Series
Orphan Black, Space
Best Comedy Series
What did you think of last night’s awards? Did your favourite television show, actor or actress win?
Images courtesy of Amy Wilson.