Murdoch Mysteries, Letterkenny and Tatiana Maslany win big at Canadian Screen Awards gala

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
Letterkenny, CraveTV

Here’s a list of the winners from TuesdayWednesday and Thursday’s industry awards.

What did you think of last night’s awards? Did your favourite television show, actor or actress win?

Images courtesy of Amy Wilson.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and owner of TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.
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3 thoughts on “Murdoch Mysteries, Letterkenny and Tatiana Maslany win big at Canadian Screen Awards gala”

    1. Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting role in a Dramatic Program or Series
      Kevin Hanchard, Orphan Black

      Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting role in a Dramatic Program or Series
      Wendy Crewson, Slasher

      These were announced last Wednesday night.

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