Mommy, Orphan Black And Maps To The Stars Leads Canadian Screen Awards 2015 Nominations

CSAstatueThe Canadian Screen Awards announced their nominations today for their 3rd annual event, with the movies Mommy and Maps To The Stars and the TV shows Orphan Black, Call Me Fitz and Mr.D leading the way.  The show is set to air live on CBC on March 1 at 8 p.m. from the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. The awards will be hosted by Emmy Award-winning comedian Andrea Martin, who takes over from her former SCTV co-star Martin Short who hosted the first two years of the awards.

Montreal’s Xavier Dolan saw his feature film Mommy lead the movie nominations with 13.  The movie stars Anne Dorval as a widowed single mother struggling to raise her troubled, violent son.  Dolan received praise for his direction at last year’s Cannes Film Festival where he took home the Jury Prize.  David Cronenberg’s satirical look at Hollywood, Maps To The Stars wasn’t far behind with 11 nods, including acting nominations for Evan Bird, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore and Mia Wasikowska. See the full list of film nominees here.

On the TV side of the awards, Orphan Black starring Tatiana Maslany led the way with 13 nomination as well. The science fiction series took took the award for Best Dramatic Series last year, and looks to be the forerunner once again this year. The comedies Call Me Fitz and Mr.D both had 10 nominations, and will face off in the best Comedy category. See the full list of TV nominees here.

The Canadian Screen Awards replaced the Gemini and Genie Awards back in 2013. This year there are 128 categories for film, television and digital media, with 97 for TV alone.

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