(January 12, 2016 – Toronto, ON) Comedy icon Martin Short will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards, it was announced today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
“Martin Short’s creativity, talent and exuberance are boundless,” says Academy Chair Martin Katz. “In movies, television shows and on stage, his sharply-observed comic characters have won him a loyal following among audiences and critics around the globe. Throughout, he has remained an enthusiastic supporter of the industry here at home. We were elated with Marty’s invaluable contribution to the Academy’s re-branding and the launch of our Canadian Screen Awards as host of the first two successful broadcast galas.”
“Marty is a national treasure and we are thrilled to add him to our Canadian Mount Rushmore of comedy,” says Barry Avrich, Executive Producer of the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards.
Martin Short is pictured above at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards.