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Night Raiders & Scarborough Dominate

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Night Raiders & Scarborough Dominate
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(February 15, 2022 – Toronto, ON) The 2021 sci-fi thriller, Night Raiders, is one of two films that dominate all other comers for the most nominations at the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards. The film Thom Ernest called “a striking debut” has nominations in Make Up, Costume Design, Actress (Elle Máijá Tailfeathers), Supporting Actress (Gail Maurice), Casting (Rene Haynes), Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Original Screenplay and Direction and the John Dunning Best First Feature Award (Danis Goulet) and Best Motion Picture. Phew.

Night Raiders, movie, poster,Tying these 11 nominations is Shasha Nakhai’s and Rich Williamson’s Scarborough. Michael McGowan’s All My Puny Sorrows received eight nominations and both Bretten Hannam’s Wildhood and Ivan Grbovic’s Drunken Birds | Les oiseaux ivres received six.

The five features with Best Film nominations include Drunken Birds | Les oiseaux ivres, Night Raiders, Scarborough, Wildhood and Night of the Kings/La nuit des Rois.

On the smaller screen, the inaugural season of the CBC series Sort Of leads both television and overall 2022 Canadian Screen Award nominations with 13, followed by CBC’s Pretty Hard Cases and CTV Sci-Fi Channel’s Wynonna Earp with 11, and CBC’s Coroner and Kim’s Convenience with 10.

“We are so fortunate to once again celebrate the talented Canadians who have managed to create exceptional works of art during these difficult times,” said Beth Janson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “The combination of creativity and resiliency these 2022 Canadian Screen Award nominees possess is a testament to the strength of Canada’s screen-based industries, and we are thrilled to honour them.”

“During this time of isolation, the arts have served as a necessary connection point that keeps communities together and helps them grow stronger through the power of inspiring storytelling,” said John Young, Chair, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “Through their hard work, these talented 2022 Canadian Screen Award nominees are doing just that. It is a privilege to recognize those who are making a lasting impact when we need it most.”

21 Black Futures and For the Record both lead digital media nominations with eight, followed by The Communist’s Daughter with six.

The 2022 nominations were chosen by voting members of the Canadian Academy and by nominating juries, conducted virtually with representatives from the film, television, and digital media industries. The membership will now cast their votes between Tuesday, February 15, 2022 and Friday, March 4, 2022 to determine the winners.

The full list of 2022 Canadian Screen Awards nominees is available online

Also see: CSAs on CBC.

SOURCE: The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television