Sort Of, Pretty Hard Cases, Wynonna Earp lead Canadian Screen Award nominations

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced the nominees for the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards across 145 film, television, and digital media categories.

The inaugural season of CBC series Sort Of leads both the television and overall award nominations with 13, followed by CBC’s Pretty Hard Cases and CTV Sci-Fi Channel’s Wynonna Earp with 11. CBC’s Coroner and Kim’s Convenience, each earned 10 nods.

Bilal Baig, the star of CBC’s Sort Of

In film, Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson’s Scarborough and Danis Goulet’s Night Raiders top nominations with 11 per film, while Michael McGowan’s All My Puny Sorrows received eight. Bretten Hannam’s Wildhood and Ivan Grbovic’s Drunken Birds | Les oiseaux ivres came away with six nominations apiece.

CBC Gem series 21 Black Futures and For the Record lead the digital media nominations with eight, followed by The Communist’s Daughter with six.

By network, CBC/Radio-Canada received a leading 295 nominations; Bell Media earned 175 nominations; Corus Entertainment garnered 62 nods; and Rogers Sports & Media 19, including 10 for Sportsnet.

Find the full list of nominees, here.

“During this time of isolation, the arts have served as a necessary connection point that keeps communities together and helps them grow stronger through the power of inspiring storytelling,” said John Young, Chair, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “Through their hard work, these talented 2022 Canadian Screen Award nominees are doing just that. It is a privilege to recognize those who are making a lasting impact when we need it most.” 

The awards will be presented over six days during Canadian Screen Week, including the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards show, which will be broadcast on CBC and CBC Gem on Sunday, April 10 at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. AT / 9:30 p.m. NT), hosted by sketch comedy troupe TallBoyz (Guled Abdi, Vance Banzo, Tim Blair, and Franco Nguyen).

The full schedule for the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards, which will stream live on Academy.ca and the Canadian Academy Twitter and YouTube channels in nine separate virtual presentations, is as follows:

Monday, April 4

7 p.m. ET – The Broadcast News Awards

8:30 p.m. ET – The Documentary & Factual Awards 

Tuesday, April 5

7 p.m. ET – The Sports Programming Awards, presented by CTV

8:30 p.m. ET – The Digital & Immersive Awards

Wednesday, April 6

7 p.m. ET – The Children’s & Animation Awards, presented by Shaw Rocket Fund, supported by 9 Story Media Group  

8:30 p.m. ET – The Lifestyle & Reality Awards, presented by CTV 

Thursday, April 7

7 p.m. ET – The Drama & Comedy Crafts Awards

8:30 p.m. ET – The Scripted Programs & Performance Awards, presented by CTV

Friday, April 8

8:30 p.m. ET – The Cinematic Arts Awards, presented by Telefilm Canada, supported by Cineplex

Sunday, April 10

8 p.m. (9 p.m. AT / 9:30 p.m. NT) – 2022 Canadian Screen Awards on CBC and CBC Gem

The 2022 Canadian Screen Awards will also pay tribute to the 2022 Special Award recipients. Honourees include Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Bob Cole, Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism recipient Rassi Nashalik, Radius Award (presented by MADE | NOUS) recipient Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, and the inaugural recipients of the Changemaker Award: Kayla Grey, Kathleen Newman-Bremang, and Amanda Parris.


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