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Canada’s diversity was in the spotlight at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto.
That’s because tonight, major prizes went to immigrants from the Korean peninsula, West Africa, and Iran.
The best TV comedy series was Kim’s Convenience, which is about a family of Korean Canadians who own a grocery store.
One of its stars, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, won his second straight Canadian Screen Actor award for best actor in a comedy series.
Lee, who plays the father, was born in Daejeon, South Korea.
“Representation matters,” Lee said. “When we set this example and audiences see themselves reflected, it makes a big difference.”
Kim’s Convenience‘s Andrew Phung also won for best supporting or guest actor in a comedy.