Antigone wins best picture at 2020 Canadian Screen Awards

By Tribute on May 29, 2020 | Leave a Comment


Antigone wins at 2020 Canadian Screen AwardsThe refugee drama Antigone was crowned best motion picture on the fourth and final night of the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards. The film won a total of five categories, tying François Girard’s The Song of Names for most awards.

This year the Canadian Screen Awards cancelled the annual broadcast gala because of COVID-19 pandemic. The show was instead presented via livestream over the span of four nights.

Other big winners include CTV’s Cardinal, winning seven awards, including best drama, and the CBC sitcom Schitt’s Creek followed closely with six, including best comedy. David Suzuki was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Alex Trebek picked up the Academy Icon Award.

Check out some more highlights of the big winners in both film and television below. ~Brie Davis

2020 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS FILM WINNERS

Best Motion Picture
Antigone – Marc Daigle

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Mark O’Brien – Goalie

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Nahéma Ricci – Antigone

Achievement in Direction
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn – The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary
Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

2020 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS TELEVISION WINNERS

Best Comedy Series
Schitt’s Creek (CBC)

Best Drama Series
Cardinal (CTV)

Best Reality/Competition Program or Series
The Amazing Race Canada (CTV)

Best Lead Actor, Drama Series
Billy CampbellCardinal (CTV)

Best Lead Actress, Drama Series
Karine Vanasse – Cardinal (CTV)

Best Lead Actor, Comedy
Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek(CBC)

Best Lead Actress, Comedy
Catherine O’HaraSchitt’s Creek (CBC)

Best Writing, Comedy
Letterkenny – Yew! (Crave)
Jared Keeso, Jacob Tierney

SPECIAL AWARD CATEGORIES

Academy Icon Award
Alex Trebek

Lifetime Achievement Award
David Suzuki

Earle Grey Award
Tina Keeper

Radius Award
Dan Levy

Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award
Kat Barrell

Golden Screen Award for TV Drama/Comedy
Presented to the most-watched program, based on TV ratings
Tie: Private Eyes and Murdoch Mysteries



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