Just when you thought awards season was done and over with, it’s now Canada’s turn to get in on the action. Nominations were announced Tuesday morning for the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards (CSAs). These awards look to highlight work done by Canadians across film, television, and digital media. Awards will be handed out over five days, with the Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala airing live on CBC and CBC Gem on Sunday, March 29 at 8 p.m.
With so many nominees announced, 141 of them in fact, the CSAs can be a bit daunting upon first glance. However, since we are The TV Junkies, our primary focus naturally shifts to just the TV categories and nominees. After taking in all the nominees, some of which are listed down below, I couldn’t help but have a few snap judgements. While the awards are vast and expansive, it’s only natural that some deserving talent is going to be left out. However, there are still plenty of things I found to be excited about.
So without further ado, check out everything I liked and disliked about this year’s CSA nominees, and then let me know who your favorites were, or who the biggest snub was in your eyes!
LIKE: LOTS OF SCHITT
Leading the pack of nominations this year was the CBC comedy series Schitt’s Creek, currently airing its sixth and final season, with a total of 26 nominations. Not only is the series up for Best Comedy, but it completely dominated all other comedy categories as well. Seemingly everyone in the excellent Schitt’s cast grabbed a nomination, and the series nabbed 3 of the 5 comedy direction nominations, and 4 of the 5 comedy writing nominations. Oh and remember, these nominations are for the show’s fifth season, meaning I fully expect to see Schitt’s dominance continue at next year’s awards as well.