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Highlights: Canadian Screen Awards


March 29, 2019

The CBC series Anne with an E and the CTV detective drama Cardinal: Blackfly Season nabbed the most trophies at the Creative Fiction Storytelling gala of the Canadian Screen Awards. Each got five nods at a Toronto gala honouring Creative Fiction Storytelling on Wednesday.

The CBC comedy Baroness von Sketch Show and the TVOKids educational series Odd Squad each landed four awards. Baroness was named best sketch comedy show and ensemble performance, among other honours. Odd Squad’s awards included best children’s or youth fiction program or series.

Getting three honours each was Bell Media’s small-town sitcom Letterkennyand TVOKids’ hit animated series Paw PatrolLetterkenny won in categories including best achievement in casting, while Paw Patrol took trophies including best animated program or series.

Other winners included the CBC riches-to-rags comedy Schitt’s Creek, History’s drama series Vikings and Global’s end-of-life drama Mary Kills People, which each took two awards. The wins for “Schitt’s Creek,” which recently announced its next season will be its last, were acting nods for Emily Hampshire and Noah Reid.

CTV’s reality series The Amazing Race Canada and CBC’s investigative documentary program The Fifth Estate won big at the Non-Fiction Programming gala. Each program landed four trophies at Tuesday’s Toronto gala, which honoured non-fiction programming in about 50 categories.

Gord Downie’s Secret Path in Concert, which aired on CBC, won best variety or entertainment special as well as a nod for best sound.

Best documentary program went to HBO Canada’s You Are Here: A Come From Away Story. The doc also won an award for picture editing.

The CBC true crime series The Detectives netted two honours, including best factual series.

You can watch the live Canadian Screen Awards: Broadcast Gala on CBC and the free Gem streaming service- Sunday, (March 31) at 6 p.m.