The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television – aka the Canadian Academy – is celebrating the industry’s biggest week leading up to the live Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala on CBC on Sunday, March 11 at 8 p.m. ET.
Bell Media received 203 nominations in a wide variety of genres, including drama, comedy, and reality programming. Leading the way among of Bell Media programs is CARDINAL, which garnered with 12 nominations, including Best Limited Series or Program, Best Lead Actor, Drama Program or Limited Series for Billy Campbell, and Best Lead Actress, Drama Program or Limited Series for Karine Vanasse. Highlights of Bell Media’s nominations also includes: CraveTV Original Series LETTERKENNY, from which garnered nine, including Best Comedy Series and Best Lead Actor, Comedy for Jared Keeso; the final season of Space’s critically acclaimed, award-winning sci-fi drama ORPHAN BLACK, which received six nominations, including for four-time Canadian Screen Award winner Tatiana Maslany for Best Lead Actress, Drama Series; CTV’s hit drama 19-2, which received six nominations, including Best Drama Series; and Discovery’s original scripted series FRONTIER, which received five, including Best Costume Design and Best Photography, Drama.
But before the broadcast event, a whole week of celebration awaits Canadian stars and media. Here are Bell Media’s unmissable highlights.
March 6: Gala Honouring Excellence in Non-Fiction Programming
Bell Media’s hilarious and entertaining THE BEAVERTON star Miguel Rivashosts the gala, recognizing 50 categories including Best News Special, Best Variety or Entertainment Special, and Best Documentary Program. All nominees will walk the ETALK red carpet.
March 6 at the Westin Harbour Castle
March 7: Gala Honouring Excellence in Creative Fiction Storytelling
CTV’s ETALK sponsors the red carpet once again, and welcome nominees in 41 categories. The gala will recognize Bell’s national mental health campaign, Bell Let’s Talk with the Humanitarian Award supported by MLSE.
March 11: Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala
Co-hosted by THE BEAVERTON’s Emma Hunter, the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala is the must-see live event, broadcast live on CBC at 8 p.m. ET. 43 coveted statuettes are up for grabs including Bests in film, series, acting, direction, and more.
Announced on Jan. 16, Bell Media garnered 203 total Canadian Screen Award nominations across its drama, comedy, and factual television series and films. A full list is available here.
Bell Media is the proud Platinum Partner of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and the exclusive sponsor of the Red Carpets at The Gala Honouring Excellence in Non-Fiction Programming and the Gala Honouring Excellence in Creative Fiction.