Multiple nominees, from This Hour Has 22 Minutes: anchors (l-r) Mark Critch, Cathy Jones, Susan Kent and Shaun Majumder posed on the Red Carpet before presenting.
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television gathered in Toronto for their annual salute to the best of the best during Canadian Screen Week (February 23 – March 1, 2015). Ten events over seven days culminated with the big Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala, shown on CBC.
While the field of competition was national, the East Coast was well represented among this year’s nominees, many of whom took home the hardware. Most notably, The Rick Mercer Report was honoured for: Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program; Best Writing; and Best Performance (for host, St. John’s native Rick Mercer). The Nova Scotia production of Call Me Fitz, starring Jason Priestley, took home four awards, including Best Comedy Series. The prestigious Claude Jutra Award, celebrating the outstanding debut of a first time filmmaker was presented to Fall River, N.S. native Jeffrey St. Jules for his movie Bang Bang Baby and Fredericton, N.B.-born Lost Girl star Anna Silk received the Fan’s Choice award for Favourite Canadian Screen Star. For a complete list of 2015 nominees and winners visit academy.ca
St. John’s, N.L.-born Rick Mercer (host of The Rick Mercer Report) with his Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy. Photo: G. Pimentel Photography
P.E.I. native Jonathan Torrens proudly extends his trophy for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role for his work on Mr. D which shoots in Halifax and was just renewed for a fifth season. Photo: G. Pimentel Photography
Star of NBC’s The Blacklist, Diego Klattenho (who hails from Pictou County, N.S.) presented during the March 1st live broadcast.
Representing their Best Motion Picture nominated Cast No Shadow, filmed on Bell Island, N.L., director Christian Sparkes (right) and star Joel Thomas Hynes. Hynes was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.
There to pick up the Claude Jutra Award, Bang Bang Baby writer/director Jerey St. Jules joined on the red carpet by Shalini St. Jules.
Nominated for Best Actor, Call Me Fitz star and producer Jason Priestley and his wife Naomi Priestley pose before award ceremonies held February 25.
Sex & Violence stars Jackie Torrens from P.E.I. (left) and Nova Scotia’s Jennie Raymond, both nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role.
Oscar Winning actress Julianne Moore presented during the Broadcast. She was also a nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her work in David Cronenberg’s film Map to the Stars. Photo: Jag Gundu/Pimentel Photography