Academy Nominee Press Conference
Jan. 19, 2016 – Toronto, ON
Academy announces Nominees for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards – Watch live at 10:30am ET. Hosted by Lyriq Bent & Aislinn Paul.
“We are proud today to announce the nominees for the 2016 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS,” says Helga Stephenson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
“Congratulations to each and every nominee,” Stephenson adds. “They stand out in a field where the bar is already set high and continues to rise. That’s one sign of a vibrant screen-based industry in Canada.”
CSA nominations in 132 categories (24 film, 101 in television and 7 in digital media)
CSA nominations in 132 categories (24 film, 101 in television and 7 in digital media) were announced today at simultaneous press conferences in Toronto and Montreal and via live webcast on the Academy’s newly designed fanzone.academy.ca.
“We’re looking forward to a great 2016 Canadian Screen Awards with a brand new production team headed by executive producer Barry Avrich,” says Stephenson. The Canadian Screen Awards will air LIVE on CBC-TV, March 13, at 8pm (9 AT | 9:30 NT), from the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Ontario.
They will cap off the Academy’s Canadian Screen Week featuring ten events in seven days (March 7-13). In February, look for the 2016 CSA trailer on some 2,800 cinema screens nationwide, starring this year’s host and funnyman, Norm Macdonald, who promises: “Stars will be born. People will be offended.”
NEW THIS YEAR | VOTING JUST GOT EASIER The Academy’s voting procedure has undergone an upgrade. “We’ve turned it into an easy-access, one-stop site for all the information and viewing that the voters need to cast fully-informed ballots,” Stephenson goes on. “And it’s a good place for the entrants to showcase their work: all the streaming videos are in full HD.