Wynonna Earp‘s Tim Rozon, Transplant‘s Ayisha Issa, Letterkenny’s Kaniehtiio Horn and Tallboyz were among the individuals and projects to win during Night 4 of 2022 Canadian Screen Awards Online Presentations.
The first portion of the live streaming celebration focused on Drama & Comedy Crafts categories hosted by Akiel Julien, followed by the Scripted Programs & Performance categories hosted by Ennis Esmer.
Here are the winners in Thursday’s key categories:
Best Writing, Variety or Sketch Comedy Tallboyz, “You’re the Dads Now”
Best Writing, Comedy Bilal Baig, Fab Filippo, Sort Of, “Sort of Gone”
Best Writing, Drama Series Joseph Kay, Transplant, “Free For What”
Best Writing, TV Movie Barbara Nance, I Was Lorena Bobbit
Best Guest Performance, Drama Series Tamara Podemski, Coroner, “Spirits”
Best Supporting Actress, Drama Ayisha Issa, Transplant
Best Supporting Actor, Drama Tim Rozon, Wynonna Earp
Best Lead Actress, TV Movie Samora Smallwood, Death She Wrote
Best Lead Actor, TV Movie Luke Humphrey, I Was Lorena Bobbitt
Best TV Movie I Was Lorena Bobbitt
Best Guest Performance, Comedy Michael Bublé, Jann, “No Drama”
Best Supporting Actor, Comedy Andrew Phung, Kim’s Convenience
Best Supporting Actress, Comedy Kaniehtiio Horn, Letterkenny
Best Performance, Sketch Comedy (Individual or Ensemble) Guled Abdi, Vance Banzo, Tim Blair, Franco Nguyen, Tallboyz
Corner Gas Animated, The Hardy Boys, Mary Berg and Canada’s Drag Race were among the individuals and programs to win during Night 3 of 2022 Canadian Screen Awards Online Presentations.
The first portion of the live streaming celebration focused on Children’s & Animation categories hosted by Deepa Prashad, followed by the Lifestyle & Reality categories hosted by Best Host, Lifestyle winnerMary Berg.
Here are the winners in Wednesday’s key categories:
Best Performance, Animation RuPaul, The Bravest Knight
Best Writing, Animation Ken Cuperus, Sandy Jobin-Bevans, Happy House of Frightenstein, “Hide and Go Eek”
Best Animated Short Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice
Best Animated Program or Series Corner Gas Animated
Best Performance, Children’s or Youth Saara Chaudry, Lockdown
Best Writing, Children’s or Youth Mark De Angelis, Eric Toth, Odd Squad Mobile Unit, “Mission O Possible – Nature of the Sandbeast”
Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award Miss Persona
Best Pre-School Program or Series Paw Patrol
Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series All-Round Champion
Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series The Hardy Boys
Best Talk Program or Series Artists & Icons: Indigenous Entertainers in Canada
Best Variety or Entertainment Special Canada’s Drag Race Anniversary Extravaganza
Best Entertainment News Program or Series Entertainment Tonight Canada
Best Morning Show Breakfast Television
Best Host, Talk Show or Entertainment News Amanda Parris, CBC Arts: Exhibitionists
Best Host, Lifestyle Mary Berg, Mary Makes It Easy
Best Writing, Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Brandon Ash Mohammed, Canada’s Drag Race, “Screech”
Best Lifestyle Program or Series Mary Makes It Easy
Best Reality/Competition Program or Series Canada’s Drag Race
CBC’s Andi Petrillo, The Communist’s Daughter‘s George Stroumboulopoulos, Farm Crimes and 21 Black Futures were among the individuals and programs to win during Night 2 of 2022 Canadian Screen Awards Online Presentations.
The first portion of the live streaming celebration focused on Sports Programming hosted by Jennifer Hedger, followed by the Digital & Immersive categories hosted bySupinder Wraich.
Here are the winners in Tuesday’s key categories:
Best Sports Host Andi Petrillo, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on CBC
Best Sports Program or Series Nike’s Big Bet
Best Supporting Performance, Web Program or Series George Stroumboulopoulos, The Communist’s Daughter
Best Lead Performance, Web Program or Series Lovell Adams-Gray, 21 Black Futures
Best Host, Web Program or Series ET Canada Live
Best Video Game Narrative The Vale: Shadow of the Crown
Best Writing, Web Program or Series Amanda Parris, 21 Black Futures – The Death News
Best Web Program or Series, Non-Fiction Farm Crime
Best Web Program or Series, Fiction 21 Black Futures
AMI and TVO’s Employable Me, the documentary Oscar Peterson: Black + White and CTV broadcaster Lisa LaFlamme were among the individuals and programs to win during Night 1 of 2022 Canadian Screen Awards Online Presentations.
The first portion of the live streaming celebration focused on Broadcast News, narrated by news personality Brandon Gonez, followed by the Documentary & Factual categories narrated by ET Canada’s Sangita Patel.
Here are the winners in Monday’s key categories:
Best News or Information Program The Fifth Estate: 15 Deadly Hours
Best News or Information Series APTN Investigates
Best News Anchor, Local Anita Bathe, CBC Vancouver News at 6
Best Local Newscast CTV News Toronto at 6
Best News Anchor, National Lisa LaFlamme, CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme
Best National Newscast CBC News: The National
Best Social/Political Documentary Program Ghosts of Afghanistan
Best Short Documentary Nalujuk Night
Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series Borealis
Best History Documentary Program or Series How to Start a Revolution
Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series Oscar Peterson: Black + White
Best Factual Series Employable Me
Best Documentary Program Catching a Serial Killer: Bruce McArthur
It would have been easy for the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television to take the easier route to hand out this year’s pandemic restricted Canadian Screen Awards by doing it all virtually with pre-taped acceptance speeches. But that’s not the Academy’s style.
Though there is no live audience dressed to the nines in a ballroom or theatre, the Academy will be handing out a plethora of hardware over the next week, capped off by a gala on CBC and CBC Gem on Sunday night.
We spoke to Beth Janson, CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, ahead of the festivities.
Beth, you announced that Catherine O’Hara, Tatiana Maslany, Arissa Cox, Andrew Phung, Ron MacLean and others are participating this week. Are you able to give any details on their roles? Beth Janson: We’re trying to think of the big show on CBC as a television show that has a cast. Those people are what we would consider our featured players or the people who are sort of making up the cast of this show. There’s a variety of ways that they’re involved. Some are presenting different categories. Some are a part of vignettes that we’re making around different sort of milestone moments. And some are animating the show in different ways.
Kudos to everybody on the team for being able to put out award shows in the first place, no matter what kind of form they’re in. BJ: That’s something that we don’t really talk about a lot, but our staff here at the Academy have been going through the same things that everyone in the world has been going through to different degrees and struggling with COVID, and mental health and family members that have to be cared for and that sort of thing.
We’re no different from other people, but we are also in the business of celebrating, so it takes that extra lift of emotional energy to put yourself in that mind frame when you feel like the world around you is crumbling. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the whole team for keeping it together. And really, I feel like our work is getting better and better each year in COVID, like nobody is just sitting back and being like, ‘Ah, I don’t have to do it as well because…’ It’s really been phenomenal and epic, I think.
Tallboyz couldn’t be better for being the hosts of Sunday’s gala. Are they the ring leaders of this whole thing? BJ: Yes, that’s a good way of putting it. We work in a very different context from something like the Oscars or the Emmys. I’m always excited when we can just take the talent that is doing really world-class work and give them a platform. That’s how I feel about Tallboyz. I think their brand of comedy is really unique. It’s very strong and hilarious. They just signed a deal with Fuse TV in the U.S. I hope that even more people will be able to discover them that way.
Canada has always really kind of punched above its weight when it comes to its films and its television shows. I feel like there’s never been more people around the world seeing Canadian TV than right now. BJ: That’s a really strong point. There is a big part that the streamers play because they have a very different business model. Network television has to market to a very specific demographic. They make lots of assumptions about what that demographic wants to see. And streamers are serving a much wider audience and you can go deep into a niche audience on a streamer. I think that’s been a huge game-changer for a lot of our creators that have really expanded their audiences.
You’ve got nine awards ceremonies that are going to be rolling out during Canadian Screen Week. Remind me of how that’s going to work? BJ: All of our winners will be accepting live, so they are nine live shows. We’ll have a host who’s in a studio in Etobicoke and we have done an insane amount of work sort of editing all of the nominee packs and those sorts of things, but ultimately, each winner will be able to accept live. It’s an enormous amount of computer superpower that goes on behind the scenes.
Let’s say we have 16 categories in one program. Let’s say you have an average of five nominees, so you basically have to set up 80 calls and coordinate all that per show. It is a huge amount of coordination and work. We have some amazing producers who have produced live off-air shows before and they transitioned to doing these on-air shows.
When people tune in and watch the broadcast, what do you want them to get out of it? A celebration of Canadian TV and Canadian film, and embracing it and getting out there and watching it? BJ: It is a celebration and I hope that people learn something too. Not everyone is familiar with our Canadian talent and actually what is being made here. So, I think there’s discovery, there’s a celebration and pride in being Canadian and in our industry because I think there is a lot to be proud of.