The 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
Best Reality/Competition Program or Series
The Amazing Race Canada (CTV)
Best Lead Actor, Drama Series
Billy Campbell – Cardinal (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’Hara – Schitt’s Creek (CBC)
Best Writing, Comedy
Letterkenny – Yew! (Crave)
Jared Keeso, Jacob Tierney
SPECIAL AWARD CATEGORIES
Academy Icon Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Earle Grey Award
Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award
Golden Screen Award for TV Drama/Comedy
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