CSAs 2021 – By The Numbers
(March 30, 2021 – Toronto, ON) The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (the Canadian Academy) has announced the nominees for the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards in 141 film, television, and digital media categories and two productions have scooped an impressive number of noms.
The sixth and final season of Schitt’s Creek leads both the television and overall Canadian Screen Award nominations with 21, followed by Cardinal: Until The Night and Trickster with 15 nominations each. In film, Jeff Barnaby’s Blood Quantum tops nominations with 10, while Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy sees nine and Charles Officer’s Akilla’s Escape eight. Bit Playas leads digital media nominations with six, Hey Lady! with five, and both Avocado Toast the series and Ghost BFF with four.
The ninth annual Canadian Screen Awards will be presented as a seven-part genre-based series of presentations streamed live on Academy.ca — as well as the Canadian Academy Twitter and YouTube channels — from Monday, May 17, 2021 through Thursday, May 20, 2021. Each episode will be narrated by a notable Canadian and will focus heavily on the nominated works. The awards will culminate in the Canadian Screen Awards main event — featuring a curated selection of prominent awards — streaming live on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.
The schedule for the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards is as follows:
Monday, May 17
7:00 PM ET – Canadian Screen Awards – News & Documentary, Presented by CBC
8:00 PM ET – CTV presents the Canadian Screen Awards – Lifestyle & Reality
Tuesday, May 18
7:00 PM ET – Canadian Screen Awards – Children’s & Animation, Presented by Shaw Rocket Fund
8:00 PM ET – Canadian Screen Awards – Digital & Immersive, Presented with the participation of the Independent Production Fund
Wednesday, May 19
7:00 PM ET – CTV presents the Canadian Screen Awards – Creative Arts & Performance
Thursday, May 20
7:00 PM ET – Canadian Screen Awards – Cinematic Arts, Presented by Telefilm Canada, Supported by Cineplex
8:00 PM ET – Canadian Screen Awards
The presentations will also honour the 2020 Special Award recipients, a group of eleven esteemed Canadians including Earle Grey Award recipient Tina Keeper, Radius Award (presented by MADE | NOUS) recipient Dan Levy, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient David Suzuki, and Academy Icon Award recipient Alex Trebek.
“As we look forward to brighter days, we are honoured to celebrate the momentous achievements of the 2021 Canadian Screen Award nominees and their creative works with Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast,” said Beth Janson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
There is more information online at the Canadian Academy website.
Also see: More CSA 2021 Numbers.