Canadian Screen Awards 2016 Predictions


The Canadian Screen Awards are almost upon us, and this year is promising to be the biggest yet. With several big name nominations (including some who were nominated for Oscars), audiences from around Canada are sure to be tuning in to see if their favourites will win.  Here are our picks.

Best Motion Picture: Both Brooklyn and Room were nominated for Best Picture Oscars, and there are 8 other films nominated that could give them a run for their money, including Our Loved Ones (Les Etres Chers) by Anne Emond and Remember. We believe that Room will take home the top prize here though. It took home the People’s Choice Award at last year’s TIFF, had the most nominations of any film at the CSA’s with 11, and is probably the film with the most buzz going into the show.

Best Comedy Series: Schitt’s Creek led all Canadian Screen Awards nominations with 14, and we can see no reason why it won’t take this category hands down. The Dan and Eugene Levy created series has become a huge hit in both Canada and the U.S., and this award will only give it even more momentum.

Best TV Movie or Limited Series: The Book of Negroes was a huge hit for CBC, and it should take this award. In a year when people are talking about diversity more than ever, mini-series based on the novel by Lawrence Hill shone like a beacon in the night.

Film Acting Awards: Everyone is talking about young Jacob Tremblay in Room, but we think veteran actor Christopher Plummer’s performance in Remember stands out more and he might just pull the upset and take it home. Brie Larson on the other hand will take home the Best Actress award for her role in Room. How could she not, after all she took home the Oscar for the role, and almost every other trophy that she has been nominated for along the way.

TV Acting Awards: The Comedic acting awards are almost completely dominated by Schitt’s Creek, with Catherine O’Hara going up against Annie Murphy for Actress and Eugene Levy going against his son Dan for Actor. It’s hard to chose a winner in either category, so we’ll go with the veteran actors in both cases. In Dramatic shows favourite Tatiana Maslany will take the Actress trophy home once again for her role in Orphan Black, and Adrian Holmes will win for Actor for his role in 19-2.

The Canadian Screen Awards air tonight at 8:00 on CBC with host norm Macdonald.

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