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The 2015 Canadian Screen Awards Announce Early Winners

1-0-Andrea-Martin-dec14While some of the big awards won’t be handed out until this Sunday, the Canadian Screen Awards got an early start on handing out statues.  Orphan Black was the top winner, claiming 8 trophies so far, and CBC is the top broadcaster with 18.

Orphan Black leads the CSA nominations this year, tied with Xavier Dolan’s film Mommy with 13.  The wins so far include best casting, directing and writing as well as a supporting actor trophy for Jordan Gavaris.  We’ll have to wait until Sunday night to see if Tatiana Maslany repeats for Best Actress.

Over the first two days of the awards CBC has picked up 3 trophies for Rick Mercer Report including best variety or sketch comedy program, and best variety or sketch comedy performance for host Rick Mercer, 2 trophies for Murdoch Mysteries, and Jonathan Torrens claimed the Canadian Screen Award for best performance by an actor in a supporting or guest role for his role on the CBC sitcom Mr. D.

The Canadian Screen Awards celebration lasts for the entire week, with the big show coming Sunday evening with a two-hour gala hosted by Andrea Martin.  Among the presenters announced are Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore, two-time Real Style cover girl Sarah Gadon, Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany, Kiefer Sutherland of 24, Diego Klattenhoff of The Blacklist, Rookie Blue star Missy Peregrym, Kim Cattrall, Bruce Greenwood, Bruce McCulloch, Eugene Levy, A.J. Cook and Kristin Lehman.

The broadcast will air live on CBC-TV starting at 8 p.m. Sunday evening.

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