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Little Bird, Sort Of lead Canadian Screen Award nominations

Crave Original limited series Little Bird leads both television and overall 2024 Canadian Screen Award nominations with 19, as the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (the Canadian Academy) announced nominees across 156 TV, film and digital media categories Wednesday morning.

Among the categories Little Bird secured nods in were Best Drama Series and Best Lead Performer, Drama Series for Darla Contois and Ellyn Jade. The final seasons of CBC comedies Sort Of and Workin’ Moms followed with 18 and 12 nominations, respectively.

In film, Matt Johnson’s BlackBerry tops nominations with 17, making it the most nominated film in the history of the Canadian Screen Awards, including nods for Best Motion Picture, Achievement in Direction, and Performance in a Leading Role, Comedy for Jay Baruchel. Ariane Louis-Seize’s Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person (Vampire humaniste cherche suicidaire consentant) follows with 12, while Brandon Cronenberg’s Infinity Pool secured 11 nominations.

Narcity Youtube series The Drop, a comedy exploring professional line waiting, and CBC Gem’s How to Fail as a Popstar lead digital media nominations with five, including Best Web Program or Series, Fiction.

“In a landscape as diverse and dynamic as ours, the 2024 Canadian Screen Award nominees highlight the breadth of talent our nation proudly nurtures,” said Tammy Frick, CEO of the Canadian Academy, in an announcement. “My sincere congratulations to all the nominees, and I eagerly await gathering together to celebrate their achievements in May.”

The annual awards will be presented over four days during Canadian Screen Week 2024, including The 2024 Canadian Screen Awards broadcast show, hosted by Mae Martin, airing on Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET on CBC and CBC Gem.

The full schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
7 p.m. ET: The News, Entertainment, and Sports Awards, presented by CTV

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
12:30 p.m. ET: The Television Craft Awards
7 p.m. ET: The Television Program and Performance Awards

Thursday, May 30, 2024
12:30 p.m. ET: The Documentary, Factual, Lifestyle, and Reality Awards, presented by CTV
7 p.m. ET: The Cinematic Arts Awards, presented by Telefilm Canada, supported by Cineplex

Friday, May 31, 2024
4 p.m. ET: The 2024 Canadian Screen Awards Gala
8 p.m. (9 p.m. AT, 9:30 p.m. NT): The 2024 Canadian Screen Awards (broadcast show on CBC and CBC Gem)

The nominees for the 2024 Canadian Screen Awards were chosen by voting members of the Canadian Academy and nominating juries, conducted virtually with representatives from the film, television, and digital media industries. The membership will now cast their votes from March 7-25 to determine the winners.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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