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(February 7, 2022 – Toronto, ON) The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (the Canadian Academy) has announced the return of the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards show, which will broadcast on CBC and CBC Gem on Sunday, April 10 at 8:00 PM (9:00 PM AT / 9:30 PM NT), and the continuation of virtual events for the remainder of Canadian Screen Week 2022, taking place from Monday, April 4, 2022 to Sunday, April 10, 2022. The nominees for the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards will be announced on Tuesday, February 15 at 7:00 AM ET.

For the past ten years, the Canadian Screen Awards have brought together Canada’s best and brightest film, television, and digital media talents to honour achievements in their crafts, and the 2022 edition is sure to be the most exciting and innovative yet. Featuring a selection of prominent categories and tributes to this year’s Special Award recipients, the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards broadcast show will be a star-powered, creatively curated treat for fans of our homegrown entertainment, highlighting Canadian content and its notable moments that made us laugh, cry, and reflect over the past year.

In collaboration with powerhouse creative producers Makers, the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards broadcast show will be an hour-long pre-taped studio production featuring the talents of the multi award-winning sketch comedy troupe TallBoyz (Guled Abdi, Vance Banzo, Tim Blair, and Franco Nguyen). This promises to be an award show like you’ve never seen before: a true celebration of all things Canadian entertainment, with an eclectic variety of artists coming together for the love of storytelling and a deep appreciation for the power of our film, television, and digital media and everyone who enjoys it.

Beth Jansen, The Canadian Academy CEO,
Photo of Beth Jansen at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards by Ralph Lucas for Northernstars.ca
“The pandemic has disrupted the status quo, but it has given the Canadian Academy the chance to examine what it means to honour the artistic contributions of our Canadian creators and how we bring our marquee show into the homes of Canadians across the country,” said Beth Janson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “The Canadian arts community has fearlessly provided a necessary form of escapism, joy, and discovery during a time when we need it most, and we are excited to work alongside the CBC to once again celebrate these incredible creators with a reinvention of the award show as we know it. We hope you’ll join us to experience it first!”

“We are proud to partner with the Canadian Academy to bring the Canadian Screen Awards broadcast to audiences across Canada on CBC and CBC Gem in April,” said Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports, CBC. “These awards will shine a national spotlight on Canadian storytelling and the extraordinary wealth of creative talent this country has to offer, and celebrate our resilient industry as creators, producers, artists, and journalists continue to persevere through challenging times to share their stories and perspectives.”

In an effort to prioritize the health and safety of all nominees, attendees, and Canadian Academy staff, the remainder of the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards will be presented virtually during Canadian Screen Week 2022 due to pandemic-related uncertainties. Split by genre, each of these nine virtual shows will feature a host and live acceptance speeches, allowing us to once again hear directly from the week’s big winners. Nominees and their peers are encouraged to tune in online via Academy.ca livestream — as well as the Canadian Academy Twitter and YouTube channels — to celebrate the momentous accomplishments of our Canadian creators from Monday, April 4, 2022 through Friday, April 8, 2022.

The full schedule for the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards is as follows:

Monday, April 4
7:00 PM ET – The Broadcast News Awards
8:30 PM ET – The Documentary & Factual Awards

Tuesday, April 5
7:00 PM ET – The Sports Programming Awards, presented by CTV
8:30 PM ET – The Digital & Immersive Awards

Wednesday, April 6
7:00 PM ET – The Children’s & Animation Awards, presented by Shaw Rocket Fund, supported by 9 Story Media Group
8:30 PM ET – The Lifestyle & Reality Awards, presented by CTV

Thursday, April 7
7:00 PM ET – The Drama & Comedy Crafts Awards
8:30 PM ET – The Scripted Programs & Performance Awards, presented by CTV

Friday, April 8
8:30 PM ET – The Cinematic Arts Awards, presented by Telefilm Canada, supported by Cineplex

Sunday, April 10
8:00 PM (9:00 PM AT / 9:30 PM NT) – 2022 Canadian Screen Awards on CBC and CBC Gem

In addition, the Canadian Academy also announced the return of two fan-voted awards: the Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award, launching on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, and the Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award, which launched on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. This year, the Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award has taken on a new form and will see fans from around the world cast their votes for their favourite Canadian television or digital media show. The winners of both awards will be announced during Canadian Screen Week 2022. More information can be found on the Canadian Academy’s social media channels.

Also returning to Canadian Screen Week this year is Members Lounge 2022, which is also is available to the public. Presented by the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and will be offered virtually from April 4 to April 8, 2022, this year’s Members Lounge features programming centred around the theme of “Modern Media: 2022’s Industry Visionaries and Vanguards.” Of special interest are the panels and discussions with industry experts and artists from across Canada who are producing exciting and creative content while leading change in both production and post-production. As the world continues to change and we adapt to each new challenge, this year’s programming recognizes our industry’s successes and learnings as we work collaboratively to reinvent and redesign methods to create a more sustainable and representative future. Members Lounge 2022 is free to members of the Academy, CMPA, and DGC Ontario and can be virtually accessed from anywhere in the world. NOTE: Tickets are available for purchase to non-members.

Click here for more information about the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards and Canadian Screen Week 2022.

SOURCE: The Canadian Academy.