Literary revamp Anne, crime drama Cardinal, TV sitcom Kim’s Convenience and historical drama film Hochelaga, Land of Souls are among the top contenders for the Canadian Screen Awards.
Organizers unveiled the latest nominees Tuesday in Toronto for the annual celebration of excellence in film, television and digital media productions. The awards are administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
Anne, CBC’s updated take on Anne of Green Gables, leads with 13 nominations. Not far behind are Bell Media’s acclaimed detective series Cardinal and CBC’s heartfelt family sitcom Kim’s Convenience (12 nominations each).
The categories honouring films feature a host of titles, with Hochelaga — a generations-spanning look at the history of Montreal — among the leaders with eight nominations. Other top movie contenders include coming-of-age tale Ava, family drama Never Steady, Never Still, wildly popular Maud Lewis biopic Maudie and gothic rural Quebec tale The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches.
Winners will be announced at various events during the academy’s annual Canadian Screen Week celebrations, which culminate in the televised Canadian Screen Awards gala in Toronto on March 11. The broadcast ceremony begins at 8 p.m. ET, with the proceedings aired live by CBC.