Canadian Screen Awards gala to shine light on AfterMeToo

Special awards planned for Margaret Atwood, Peter Mansbridge, Rick Mercer

Sadaf Foroughi is nominated for best director for Ava and the film is in the running for best picture. (TIFF)

The Canadian Screen Awards Sunday night are set to celebrate the best in Canadian film and TV, but also give airtime to Canada’s AfterMeToo movement, which is working to address sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry.

The stars of Canadian TV and film won’t all be wearing black, as at the Golden Globes gala, but there’ll be plenty of reflection on how the industry must change in light of revelations of harassment on Canadian sets that arose as part of the #MeToo movement.

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television plans to distribute AfterMeToo pins on the red carpet for Sunday’s gala, which honours the best in homegrown film and TV.