2021 Canadian Screen Awards: 'Schitt's Creek' dominates with 21 nominations

By Heather Cichowski

Schitt’s Creek has been cleaning up throughout awards season, having completely swept the 2020 Emmy Awards, and received several wins at this year's Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards, too. It's still up for SAG Awards this coming weekend. And the beloved Canadian show continues to dominate because it has just received 21 nominations at the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards!

Favourites like Kim's Convenience, Baroness Von Sketch Show, Battle of the Blades and Property Brothers: Forever Home are also in the running for top awards.

The Kim's Convenience cast at the CBC world premiere VIP screening in Toronto in September 2016. Photo: © GP Images/WireImage

Some favourite faces are also up for individual awards, such as Eugene Levy, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy, Catherine O'Hara, Noah Reid and Emily Hampshire of Schitt's Creek, and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon and Andrew Phung from Kim's Convenience. The late Christopher Plummer was also recognized.

In the film category, Blood Quantum leads with 10 nominations. Funny Boy comes closely behind with nine and Akilla’s Escape with eight.

The best of Canadian film and television will be recognized with seven genre-based presentations running from May 17 to May 20 and they will be streamed live on Academy.ca, as well as the Canadian Academy’s Twitter and YouTube channel.

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Without further ado, here is a list of 2021 Canadian Screen Awards nominees relevant to HELLO! Canada readers:

TELEVISION

BEST DRAMA SERIES

Burden of Truth
Cardinal: Until The Night
Departure
Transplant
Vikings

BEST COMEDY SERIES

Baroness Von Sketch Show
Kim’s Convenience
Letterkenny
Schitt’s Creek
Workin' Moms

BEST REALITY/COMPETITION PROGRAM OR SERIES

Battle of the Blades
Canada's Drag Race
Dragons’ Den
The Great Canadian Baking Show
Wall of Chefs

BEST LIFESTYLE PROGRAM OR SERIES

Carnival Eats
Mary’s Kitchen Crush
Property Brothers: Forever Home
Restaurants on the Edge
Scott’s Vacation House Rules

BEST TALK PROGRAM OR SERIES

CBC News: Power & Politics
CTV: Power Play
The Marilyn Denis Show
The Social

BEST BIOGRAPHY OR ARTS DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM OR SERIES

Aging Well Suzuki Style
Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt’s Creek Farewell
CBC Arts: Exhibitionists
David Foster: Off the Record
There Are No Fakes

BEST VARIETY OR ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL

Aisha Brown: The First Black Woman Ever
CBC Arts Presents Queer Pride Inside: A Buddies in Bad Times Cabaret
CBC News: Being Black in Canada
etalk Presents: Alicia Keys
Jann Arden One Night Onl

BEST MORNING SHOW

Breakfast Television
CBC News: Morning Live with Heather Hiscox
CP24 Breakfast
Your Morning

BEST LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES

Peter Mooney, Burden of Truth
Billy Campbell
, Cardinal: Until the Night
Roger Cross
, Coroner
Hamza Haq
, Transplant
Joel Oulette
, Trickster

BEST LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES

Kristin Kreuk, Burden of Truth
Karine Vanasse
, Cardinal: Until the Night
Vinessa Antoine
, Diggstown
Crystle Lightning
, Trickster
Melanie Scrofano
, Wyonna Earp

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES

Evan Buliung, Departure
Christopher Plummer
, Departure
Jonny Harris
, Murdoch Mysteries
Joel Thomas Hynes
, Trickster
Kalani Queypo
, Trickster

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES

Tamara Podemski, Coroner
Sharron Matthews
, Frankie Drake Mysteries
Anna Lambe
, Trickster
Trickster
, Trickster
Gail Maurice
, Trickster

BEST LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kim's Convenience
Jared Kesso
, Letterkenny
Dan Levy
, Schitt's Creek
Eugene Levy
, Schitt's Creek

BEST LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY

Jean Yoon, Kim's Convenience
Annie Murphy
, Schitt's Creek
Catherine O'Hara
, Schitt's Creek
Dani Kind
, Workin' Moms
Catherine Reitman
, Workin' Moms

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

Andrew Phung, Kim's Convenience
Chris Elliott, Schitt's Creek
Noah Reid
, Schitt's Creek
Ryan Belleville
, Workin' Moms
Peter Keleghan
, Workin' Moms

BEST LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY

Emily Hampshire, Schitt's Creek
Jennifer Roberston
, Schitt's Creek
Karen Robinson
, Schitt's Creek
Sarah McVie
, Workin' Moms
Juno Rinaldi
, Workin' Moms

BEST GUEST PERFORMANCE, COMEDY

Elisha Cuthbert, Jann
Amanda Brugel
, Kim's Convenience
Rizwan Manji
, Schitt's Creek
Victor Garber
, Schitt's Creek
Colin Mochrie
, Workin' Moms

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CASTING

Canada's Drag Race
Kim's Convenience
Letterkenny
Schitt's Creek
Vikings

FILM

BEST MOTION PICTURE

Beans
Funny Boy
Nadia, Butterfly
The Nest
Underground | Souterrain

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Saul Williams, Akilla's Escape
Michael Greyeyes
, Blood Quantum
Alex Wolff
, Castle in the Ground
Lance Henriksen
, Falling
Joakim Robillard
, Underground | Souterrain

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Thamela Mpumlwana, Akilla's Escape
Ronnie Rowe Jr.
, Akilla's Escape
Stephen McHattie
, Come to Daddy
Colm Feore
, Sugar Daddy
Jesse LaVercombe
, Violation

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Michelle Pfeiffer, French Exit
Carrie Coon
, The Nest
Carmen Moore
, Rustic Oracle
Rosalie Pépin
, Vacarme
Madeleine Sims-Fewer
, Violation

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Amy Groening, Bone Cage
Agam Darshi
, Funny Boy
Mary Walsh
, Happy Place
Micheline Lanctôt
, Laughter | Le lire
Felicity Huffman
, Tammy's Always Dying


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