'Orphan Black' Dominates Canadian Screen Awards

The Space and BBC America clone drama took home eight trophies in the latest pre-telecast prize-giving, ahead of Sunday night's gala ceremony to air nationwide.

TORONTO – When the final envelopes are opened on Sunday night at the Canadian Screen Awards, and Orphan Black, as expected, is named best drama, the clone thriller will have swept the national kudosfest after grabbing an impressive eight trophies in pre-telecast prize-giving on Wednesday night.

Orphan Black actors took home three of those trophies: best supporting actor for Jordan Gavaris, best supporting actress for Maria Doyle Kennedy and best guest performer Natalie Lisinska.

In addition, Orphan Black's John Fawcett earned the best direction trophy, while the series took home Screenies for best writing, best photography, best picture editing and best production design.

Orphan Black, where lead Tatiana Maslany plays seven look-alike characters, had a field-leading 14 nominations going into the Canadian Screen Awards' TV competition.

The Temple Street Productions series will compete for the best Canadian TV drama trophy with APTN's Blackstone, CTV's Motive (which also airs on ABC), CTV's Flashpoint series and Global Television's Bomb Girls, which earned two craft awards on Wednesday night.

The final Screenies will be handed out Sunday night in Toronto at a gala ceremony, which will air on the CBC and be hosted by Martin Short.