TORONTO – (February 7, 2019) – The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (the Canadian Academy) announced the nominees in 135 film, television, and digital content categories for the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards, as well as the special awards that will be announced on air including The Kids in the Hall, who will receive the Academy Icon Award, Deepa Mehta, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, Mary Walsh who will receive the Earle Grey Award, and Stephan James, who will receive the inaugural Radius Award. The Awards will be presented over six days during Canadian Screen Week, including the Canadian Screen Awards: Broadcast Gala, live on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service on Sunday, March 31 at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. AT/ 9:30 p.m. NT). Award-winning comedian Andrew Phung (CBC’s Kim’s Convenience) and Canadian Screen Award-nominated comedian Aisha Alfa (CTV’s The Beaverton) hosted the Nominee Announcement event, presented in partnership with NATIONAL Public Relations, held at the Globe and Mail Centre in downtown Toronto.
2019 Canadian Screen Awards Nominees
The Canadian Screen Awards celebrate the best in Canadian visual storytelling, and represent Canada’s content creators and storytellers, whom the Canadian Academy is committed to inspire and elevate, as well as the next generation of talent and creators in the industry. In particular, this year’s nominations reveal women are an incredible force of talent in Canada today. Women received 50 per cent of the nominations across all writing categories, and dominate nominations in film direction, feature film and web performance categories.
The 2019 nominations were decided by nominating juries and members of the Canadian Academy. The membership will place their votes between February 7 and February 22, 2019 to determine the winners.
For the list of 2019 Canadian Screen Awards nominees, please visit academy.ca/nominees.