Well, that was a refreshingly lively affair, with no slaps. On Sunday night, the Canadian Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted the 10th annual Canadian Screen Awards – a major pre-recorded event honoring the best of domestic cinema, television and digital media. Loaded with clips of nominees and celebrity guests, and pre-planned to avoid Oscar-like insults, the TV show, which aired on CBC and aired on CBC Gem, was short, sweet and extremely Canadian in its seriousness.
The Scarborough world: If there is one more encouraging and inspiring Canadian film success story than production Scarborough, I would love to hear it. Produced under the Telefilm’s Talent to Watch micro-budget with a pandemic-interrupted filming schedule, the transfer of Catherine Hernandez’s novel by co-directors Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson outweighed any challenges the industry could face. . top with a wonderfully tender, beautiful drama that almost swept the 11 categories for which it was proposed. ScarboroughThe CSA Final Report: Eight awards, including Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay for Hernandez, Best Actor for Young Liam Diaz, John Dunning Award for Best Feature Film and Best Picture.
In and out: One definite advantage of having largely pre-recorded prizes show: you can ruthlessly edit the thing in advance. Sunday night’s television broadcast lasted just one hour – although it helps that the Canadian Academy spent the week before awarding most of its 145 categories in five separate virtual ceremonies, saving the nominees (best film, best comedy series, best drama series, etc.). ) for Sunday. This year’s approach meant that there was no real sense of spontaneity – other than the extremely short live Zoom’d acceptance speeches, when the winners chose to tune in even live. The move meant that the audience, perhaps already exhausted at the end of the awards season, could tune in and go out with enough time before bed to watch the series finale. The abandonment. Hmmm, I mean, their favorite Canadian TV series, of course!
Double threat: I will admit it: a major fool in the collection of the recent Globe and Mail movie “22 Most Influential People in Canadian Film” was the omission of the indomitable Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers. The actress / director walked out of Sunday’s show with two high-profile wins (Performance by an actress starring in Danis Goulet’s Night Raiders and Ted Rogers’s best feature-length documentary for her film Kímmapiiyipitssini: The concept of empathy) talking about the range, the passion and, well, the influence of the artist.
Closing sale: With Schitt’s Creek since it has since dried up, it was up Kim’s Convenience to bring blockbuster-sitcom demographics to CSAs this go-round. And I’m going to believe / hope that the series’ two major acting victories on Sunday (Best Supporting Actor for Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Best Supporting Actor for Jean Yoon) helped launch the groundbreaking comedy to a high note… and get rid of the bad taste that fans have felt since they discovered that the show ended rather abruptly.
Looks like you’re trying to include great clips – would you like help ?: Yes. But next time, there must be serious discipline as to which clips will be selected. They were the clips from Family Feud Canada and The Great Canadian Baking Show do you intend to highlight the comedy of the shows? And some of the shots from supposed dramas (Investigation judge, Family Law) unwittingly deserved to laugh.
Too high an order: The era of the awards show host may be over, but there was still a sense that a virtual experiment like this year’s CSA could benefit from a unique voice that anchored the production. Instead, there were a number of celebrity presenters who caused lashes (I could only record Andrew Phung’s shtick before it reached a bad Domee Shi box). Technically, the TallBoyz sketch-comedy team were the “show hosts” of the night (ie the hosts), but their tracks were very rare and boring (despite the efforts of one literally calling Simu Liu) to the audience. .
Selection of Canadian Screen Awards Winners 2022
Best Actor (Comedy): Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kim’s Convenience
Best Actor (Comedy): Jean Yoon, Kim’s Convenience
Best Comedy Series: About
Best Actor (Drama): Laurence Leboeuf, Transplant
Best Actor (Drama): Hamza Haq, Transplant
Best Drama Series: Transplant
Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award: Wynonna Earp
Best host or presenter, real or reality / contest: Canada’s Drag Race
Lifetime Achievement Award: Bob Cole
Gordon Sinclair Award for TV Journalism: Rassi Nashalik
Changemaker Award: Kayla Gray, Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Amanda Parris
Performance by an actor in a leading role: Liam Diaz, Scarborough
Starring: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Night Raiders
Ted Rogers Best Feature Documentary: Kímmapiiyipitssini: The concept of empathy
Directed by Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson, Scarborough
Best Movie: Scarborough
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