‘SCHITT’S CREEK,’ ‘ANNE WITH AN E’ AND ‘CARDINAL’ TAKE HOME TOP PRIZES AT 2020 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS [VIDEO]

Schitt's Creek, Anne with an E, Cardinal and the Baroness von Sketch Show have all received critical praise and devoted followings since they were first aired on TV – and they were all honoured at the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards on May 27.


CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS HONOUR DEPARTING TV SHOWS
On 3rd night of awards, big wins for Cardinal, Baroness von Sketch Show, Schitt’s Creek

The Canadian Screen Awards honoured TV endings on its third night, as CBC’s Schitt’s Creek, Anne With An E and the Baroness von Sketch Show, along with CTV’s Cardinal, all won big.

Each received between five and seven awards at the virtual presentation recognizing scripted programs, and all have either aired their final season or announced that their current seasons will be their last.

The annual awards went digital this year, and have been airing pre-filmed awards ceremonies after in-person events were cancelled in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cardinal nabbed the most trophies overall with seven, including best drama series, best writing for a drama series and best lead actor and lead actress in a drama series. The mystery series, based on the novels of Canadian writer Giles Blunt, recently aired its last episode. READ MORE


CARDINAL EDGES OUT SCHITT’S CREEK AT CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS
The CTV crime drama Cardinal was the big winner during the third night of presentations for this year’s Canadian Screen Awards. The series, based on Giles Blunt’s novels, won seven trophies including best supporting actress in a drama (Kristen Thomson), best lead actress in a drama (Karine Vanasse), best lead actor in a drama (Billy Campbell) and best drama series.

Cardinal edged out CBC’s riches-to-rags comedy Schitt’s Creek, which snagged six awards. Among them: best supporting actress in a comedy (Emily Hampshire), best lead actress in a comedy (Catherine O’Hara), best lead actor in a comedy (Eugene Levy) and best comedy series.

Hampshire also won hardware for best lead performance in a web program or series, for her work in the first-responder anthology show Save Me. READ MORE


CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS – NIGHT 3
It was Night 3 last night for the much diminished Canadian Screen Awards (CSAs), and has often happened in the past late TV shows did very well. That is late as in no longer in production. Schitt’s Creek, Anne With An E and The Baroness von Sketch Show were all honoured and CTV’s Cardinal came out on top with seven of the coveted trophies, including best drama series, best writing for a drama series and best lead actor for Bill Campbell and lead actress for Karine Vanasse.

Schitt’s Creek won six CSAs including best comedy series, and stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara saw awards for best lead actor and lead actress in a comedy. Of note, the series received a record 26 nominations. It was alos nominated for four Emmy Awards in 2019.

As previously reported The Baroness von Sketch Show will air its fifth and final season later this year and took five CSAs last night. Co-creators and co-stars Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen shared awards for best sketch comedy show and best writing in a variety or sketch comedy. READ MORE


‘SCHITT’S CREEK,’ ‘ANNE WITH AN E’ AND ‘CARDINAL’ TAKE HOME TOP PRIZES AT 2020 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS
Schitt’s Creek, Anne with an E, Cardinal and the Baroness von Sketch Show have all received critical praise and devoted followings since they were first aired on TV – and they were all honoured at the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards on May 27.

The shows have all had their season finales or will soon be in their final seasons – as is the case with Baroness – and they took home the lion’s share of TV drama and comedy awards at the event.

Mystery series Cardinal picked up seven awards, including best drama series, best lead actor a drama series for Billy Campbell, best lead actress in a drama series for Karine Vanasse and best writing for a drama series. READ MORE


CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS: WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR SCRIPTED DRAMA, COMEDY CATEGORIES
The Canadian Screen Awards continue throughout the week, with virtual ceremonies running through to Thursday as the Canadian Academy honours Canada’s best film and television offerings of the past year.

Winners in the Broadcast News, Sports Programming, and Documentary and Factual categories were revealed on Monday, while Tuesday delivered winners in the categories of Children’s and Youth Programming, and Lifestyle and Reality.

On Wednesday, winners were revealed in the Scripted Drama and Comedy categories, in both crafts and performance. READ MORE


CTV DRAMA ‘CARDINAL’ LEADS CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS TV PACK WITH SEVEN WINS
TORONTO – Three shows that have left the air for good in the past few months – “Cardinal,” “Schitt’s Creek” and “Anne with an E” – came out on top in a virtual version of this year’s Canadian Screen Awards.

CTV’s crime drama “Cardinal,” which wrapped up its fourth and final season earlier this month, nabbed a leading seven trophies for season 3.

Its honours included best drama series, and acting nods for stars Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse for playing detectives in the fictional city of Algonquin Bay.

The CBC comedy “Schitt’s Creek,” which finished its sixth and final season last month, was the next big winner with six awards.

The riches-to-rags family story won honours for season 5, including best comedy series and acting nods for Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, and Emily Hampshire.

Series co-creator and co-star Daniel Levy expressed his thanks on Twitter and mentioned a moving season 5 episode in which Noah Reid’s character tells his parents he’s gay.

“Noah, the work you did in ‘Meet the Parents’ literally changed people’s lives and writing that episode for us meant the world to me,” Levy tweeted.

And CBC’s “Anne with an E” won five awards for its third and final season that ended in late November, including some craft categories and best guest performance by Dalmar Abuzeid.

Also winning five honours was CBC’s “Baroness Von Sketch Show,” including the award for best sketch comedy show and ensemble performance.

“Baroness Von Sketch Show” recently revealed that its upcoming fifth season will be its last.

Wednesday marked the third night of virtual presentations for the awards, which are administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and celebrate homegrown film, TV and digital media.

The shows pivoted to online after the annual in-person Canadian Screen Awards galas were cancelled in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The videos are being live-streamed on the academy’s website as well as its Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

Wednesday’s presentations honoured scripted programs, while Thursday’s final show will cover cinematic arts.

Several shows won two awards apiece Wednesday, including CBC’s “Kim’s Convenience,” which got acting nods for supporting cast member Andrew Phung and guest performer Amanda Brugel.

Crave’s comedy “Letterkenny” also got two awards, for writing and direction.

And Global’s “Mary Kills People” also nabbed a pair of trophies, including best direction for a drama series.

“Schitt’s Creek” was up for a leading 26 Canadian Screen Awards this year. Organizers said that’s a record number of nominations for a television series in a single year.

The leading film contender is “The Song of Names” with nine nominations.

The drama, from Quebec director Francois Girard, stars Tim Roth and Clive Owen in a story of a Polish-Jewish refugee and violin virtuoso who disappears before a 1951 concert that was to launch his career.

Victoria Ahearn ~ The Canadian Press

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