Canadian Screen Awards: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Leads with 21 Nominations

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Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Etan Vlessing on March 30, 2021.

The Canadian Screen Awards has revealed its nominations for its upcoming virtual ceremony, and Schitt’s Creek leads the film and TV field with a total of 21 mentions, including for best comedy.

Schitt’s Creek, originally a CBC and then a Pop TV comedy before securing cult status on Netflix, also nabbed a field-leading 26 nominations for the 2020 edition of Canada’s film and TV awards last year. For the 2021 awards show, Annie Murphy, Dan Levy, Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara scored acting noms for their lead roles in the Canadian sitcom that swept the Emmys and ended with its sixth season.

In the TV categories, Cardinal: Until The Night and the indigenous drama Trickster each received 15 nominations each. Schitt’s Creek will compete in the best comedy competition with Baroness Von Sketch Show, Kim’s Convenience, Letterkenny and Workin’ Moms. …

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