2019 Canadian Screen Awards: The Complete List of Nominees

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (the Canadian Academy) announced the nominees in 135 film, television, and digital content categories for the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards on Thursday.

Comedian Andrew Phung and Canadian Screen Award-nominated comedian Aisha Alfa hosted the Nominee Announcement event in Toronto on Feb. 7.

Anne with an E and Schitt’s Creek are the leading nominees for this year’s Canawards show, which, like the Oscars, won’t have a host. Both shows has 15 nominations for the awards, which honour Canadian talent in film, television and digital media.

The Awards will be given out over six days during Canadian Screen Week. The Canadian Screen Awards: Broadcast Gala which airs live on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Check out the nominees in some of the top categories below!


Best Dramatic Series

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Courtesy of CBC

Anne with an E
Bad Blood
Blood and Water
Frankie Drake Mysteries

Best Comedy Series

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Courtesy of Crackle

Mr. D
Schitt’s Creek
Second Jen
Workin’ Moms

Best Reality/Competition Program or Series

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Courtesy of Global

Big Brother Canada
Canada’s Smartest Person Junior
Knock Knock Ghost
MasterChef Canada
The Amazing Race Canada

Best Lifestyle Program or Series

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Courtesy of HGTV

Built For The Weekend
Carnival Eats
Home To Win
Property Brothers
Where to I Do?

Best Lead Actor, Comedy 

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Courtesy of CBC

Jared Keeso, Letterkenny
Jason Priestley, Private Eyes
Gerry Dee, Mr. D
Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Best Lead Actor, Drama

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Courtesy of Space

Kim Coates, Bad Blood
Jerry O’Connell, Carter
Aaron Ashmore, Killjoys
Yannick Bisson, Murdoch Mysteries
Eric McCormack, Travelers

Best Lead Actress, Comedy

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Courtesy of CBC

Cindy Sampson, Private Eyes
Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
Catherine Reitman, Workin’ Moms
Dani Kind, Workin’ Moms

Best News Anchor, National

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Courtesy of CTV

Dawna Friesen, Global National
Lisa LaFlamme, CTV National News
Heather Hiscox, CBC News Now
Ian Hanomansing, Adrienne Arsenault, Rosemary Barton, Andrew Chang, CBC The National

Best National Newscast

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Courtesy of CBC News Network

CBC News Network
CTV National News With Lisa LaFlamme
Global National

Best Live Entertainment Special

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Courtesy of CBC

2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize


(Frank Content)

Barry Avrich, Danielle Kappy

Harry and Meghan The Royal Wedding

Global (Corus Entertainment)

Entertainment Tonight Canada

Sholeh Fabbri, Ryan Carter, Ryan Cripps, Patricia Pehar, Craig Macrae, Jodie Davis, Stephanie Prentice, Laura Carroll, Bob Pagrach, Jesse Barkley, Debbie Lane, Sharon Murphy, Steven Banks, Melissa Lariviere, Graeme O’Neil, Nicole Servinis, Julia Lennox, Anna-Lise Ford, Megan Smyth, Kieron O’Dea, Jessica Harding, Jerry McGuinness, Brian Moggach, Tyler Ward, Michael Vanaselja, Adrian O’Connor, Tim Champion

iHeartRadio MMVAs

CTV (Bell Media)

(Bell Media Studios)

John Kampilis, Steve Jarman, Ken Katigbak, Sandy Lok

The JUNO Awards


(Insight Productions Ltd.)

John Brunton, Allan Reid, Mark Cohon, Michael Buble, Lindsay Cox, Pam de Montmorency, Tracy Galvin, Kristine Pleau, Luciano Casimiri

Best Photography, Lifestyle or Reality/Competition

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Courtesy of CTV

Carnival Eats – Close Encounters of the Food Kind

Food Network Canada (Corus Entertainment)

(Alibi Entertainment Inc.)

Matthew Braun

The Amazing Race Canada – Finale

CTV (Bell Media)

(Insight Productions)

Ryan Shaw

The Great Canadian Baking Show – Finale


(Proper Television)

Adam Gladstone

Top Chef Canada – Finale Four Ways

Food Network Canada (Corus Entertainment)

(Insight Productions Ltd.)

Ryan Shaw, Alex Nadon

Vikings: A New World with ET Canada

Global (Corus Entertainment)

Entertainment Tonight Canada

Ryan Morgan, Peter Ventura

Best Direction, Lifestyle or Information

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Courtesy of Food Network Canada

Carnival Eats – Close Encounters of the Food Kind

Food Network Canada (Corus Entertainment)

(Alibi Entertainment Inc.)

Spencer Ramsay

Holmes And Holmes – Water: The Good, The Bad and The Money

HGTV (Corus Entertainment)

(Holmes And Holmes 2 Inc.)

Shelagh Cooke

Home to Win – Good Things Come in Threes

HGTV (Corus Entertainment)

(Architect Films Inc.)

Frank Samson

Property Brothers: Buying + Selling – Paula & Isabel

HGTV (Corus Entertainment)

(Cineflix (Buying and Selling with PB4) Inc. )

Misty Tyson

The Social – Thousandth

CTV (Bell Media)


Gillian Parker


Best Motion Picture

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Just a Breath Away

The Colony
Family First
Just a Breath Away
The Great Darkened Days

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

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Michael Rowe in Crown and Anchor

Michael Rowe, Crown and Anchor
Theodore Pellerin, Family First
Martin Dubreuil, The Great Darkened Days
Paul Nutarariaq, The Grizzlies
Brandon Oakes, Through Black Spruce

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

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Our House (2018)

Emilie Bierre, A Colony
Kate Moyer, Our House
Romane Denis, Slut in a Good Way
Sarah Gadon, The Great Darkened Days
Anna Lambe, The Grizzlies

2019 Special Awards

Deepa Mehta
Stephan James
Mary Walsh
Kids In The Hall
Elizabeth Klinck
Kevin Tierney
Roman Bittman
Carole Vivier
Brad Wright

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