Thursday April 25th, 2019
The broadcast (on CBC) of the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards https://www.academy.ca/nominees/ took place Sunday March 31st, 2019 at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts www.sonycentre.ca/ . The Canadian Screen Awards honour achievements in Canadian film, television, and digital media production. This years winners included The CBC series “Anne with an E” and CTV detective drama “Cardinal: Blackfly Season” winning two awards each. For Anne with an E Best Dramatic Series & Best Lead Actress, Drama for Amybeth McNulty. For Cardinal: Blackfly Season Best Lead Actress & Best Lead Actor Drama Program, Or Limited Series went to Karine Vanasse & Billy Campbell. Best Comedy Series went to Schitt’s Creek, Best Lead Actress Catherine O’Hara for Schitt’s Creek, Best lead Actor Kim Coates, Bad Blood, Best Motion Picture The Colony, Best Achievement In Direction, Jasmin Mozaffari, Firecrackers, director Deepa Mehta was presented with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Mary Walsh received the Earle Grey Award, Stephan James was honoured with the Radius Award and the iconic comedy troupe Kids in the Hall received 2019’s Academy Icon Award. Before the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards https://www.academy.ca/nominees/ were handed out, many of the stars, nominees, presenters & celebrities walked the red carpet at Toronto’s Sony Centre For The Performing Arts www.sonycentre.ca/ . Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com was on the red carpet & in the press room to speak with the members of Baroness von Sketch https://www.cbc.ca/baroness/ on their CSA nomination Best Sketch Comedy Show and Ensemble Performance, Best Writing, Variety or Sketch Comedy for their CBC Series, Baroness von Sketch Show .