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2020 Canadian Screen Awards: 'Schitt's Creek' dominates with 26 nominations

By Heather Cichowski

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Schitt’s Creek completely owned the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards nominations, which were announced on Feb 18. The beloved Canadian sitcom about a family suddenly going bankrupt and ending up in the fictional town the same name leads the pack with an incredible 26 nods!

Fans might be mourning the end of the beloved series, but the record-breaking nominations are definitely something to celebrate. Schitt's Creek is competing in some big categories at the CSAs, including Best Comedy Series and has nominations in several actor and actress categories. It's going to be a tough call for Best Lead Actor, Comedy this year, since father and son Eugene Levy and son Dan Levy are both up for that award!

Dan Levy at the 2020 SAG Photo: © FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images

Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy are also up against each other in the Best Lead Actress, Comedy category and the series itself scored three nominations across Best Supporting Actress, Comedy with Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Robertson and Sarah Levy all getting nods. Similarly, Noah Reid, Chris Elliot and Dustin Milligan are all nominated for the Best Supporting Actor, Comedy award.

The CBC show also received multiple nominations across several categories including Best Writing, Comedy; Best Direction, Comedy; and Best Photography; Comedy.

Eugene Levy, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy and Catherine O'Hara attend a Schitt's Creek Screening & Conversation on Jan, 17, 2020 in New York City. Photo: © Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

The recently-cancelled Anne With An E, which was an updated take on the Canadian classic Anne of Green Gables, was also recognized with 16 nominations including Best Drama Series. Cardinal, the crime series based on the novels of crime writer Giles Blunt, followed closely behind with 14 nominations.

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Antigone and The Song of Names are the top nominees in the film categories, receiving seven and nine nods, respectively.

Here is a list of 2020 Canadian Screen Awards nominees relevant to HELLO! Canada readers:


BEST DRAMA SERIESAnne With An ECardinalMary Kills PeopleVikings

BEST COMEDY SERIESJannKim's ConvenienceLetterkennySchitt's CreekWorkin' Moms

BEST REALITY/COMPETITION PROGRAM OR SERIESThe Amazing Race CanadaBig Brother CanadaBlown AwayThe Great Canadian Baking ShowTop Chef Canada

BEST LIFESTYLE PROGRAM OR SERIESHome To WinIsland of BryanMary's Kitchen CrushProperty BrothersWhere to I Do?

BEST TALK PROGRAM OR SERIESAPTN InFocusThe Marilyn Denis ShowQuestion PeriodThe Social

BEST MORNING SHOWBreakfast TelevisionCP24 BreakfastYour Morning

BEST LEAD ACTOR, COMEDYPaul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kim's ConvenienceJared Keeso, LetterkennyJason Priestley, Private EyesDaniel Levy, Schitt's CreekEugene Levy, Schitt's Creek

BEST LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDYJann Arden, JannJean Yoon, Kim's ConvenienceMichelle Mylett, LetterkennyAnnie Murphy, Schitt's CreekCatherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDYAndrew Phung, Kim’s ConvenienceMark Forward, LetterkennyChris Elliot, Schitt's CreekDustin Milligan, Schitt's CreekNoah Reid, Schitt's Creek

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDYNicole Power, Kim's Convenience Mary Walsh, Little DogEmily Hampshire, Schitt's CreekJennifer Robertson, Schitt's CreekSarah Levy, Schitt's Creek


BEST MOTION PICTUREAnne at 13,000 ftAntigoneThe Body Remembers When the World Broke OpenThe Twentieth CenturyWhite Lie

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLEGilbert Sicotte, And the Birds Rained DownRyan McDonald, Black ConfluxMark O'Brien, GoalieMarc-André Grondin, Mafia Inc.Dan Beirne, The Twentieth Century

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLERémy Girard, And the Birds Rained DownMatt Johnson, Anne at 13,000 ftAndy McQueen, Disappearance at Clifton HillDaniel Stern, James vs His Future SelfDouglas Grégoire, Kuessipan

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLEDeragh Campbell, Anne at 13,000 ftNahéma Ricci, AntigoneElle-Máijá Tailfeathers, The Body Remembers When the World Broke OpenViolet Nelson, The Body Remembers When the World Broke OpenKacey Rohl, White Lie

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLELeanna Chea, 14 Days, 12 NightsNour Belkhiria,AntigoneLarissa Corriveau, Ghost Town AnthologyAlison Midstokke, Happy FaceYamie Grégoire, Kuessipan

To see the full list of nominations, click here.

The Canadian Screen Awards will be distributed over a period of five days in Toronto with a gala broadcast airing on March 29 on CBC.

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