Xavier Dolan's 'It's Only the End of the World' Leads Canadian Screen Award Film Nominations
The Tatiana Maslany-starrer 'Orphan Black' leads the field in TV categories at Canada's national media awards.
Xavier Dolan's Cannes grand jury prize winning movie It's Only the End of the World, starring Marion Cotillard, secured a field-leading nine nominations, announced Tuesday, for the Canadian Screen Awards.
And BBC America's Orphan Black, where Emmy-winner Tatiana Maslany plays a dozen look-alike characters, nabbed a field-leading 14 nominations in the TV categories.
Dolan's French-language film grabbed nominations for best picture, best director and best adapted screenplay but didn't earn best actress nods for Cotillard or co-star Lea Seydoux,
Dolan had to make do with Vincent Cassel nabbing a nomination in the best supporting actor category and Nathalie Baye securing a best supporting actress nod, both for It's Only the End of the World. Elsewhere, the Canada-Germany co-production Race, the big-screen biopic of Jesse Owens preparing for the Hitler-hosted 1936 Summer Olympics, nabbed eight nominations, including a best actor nod for Stephen James.
Chloe Leriche's Before the Streets, Matt Johnson's Operation Avalanche and Bruce MacDonald's Weirdos each earned six nominations. And Maslany earned a best movie actress nomination for her role in The Other Half, a romantic drama also starring Tom Cullen.
On the TV side, Maslany's Orphan Black will compete for the best Canadian TV drama trophy with the cop drama 19-2 and History's Vikings. The sci-fi drama, which will see its final 10 episodes air this year, has Maslany competing in the best drama actress competition against Erica Durance for ION Television's Saving Hope, Megan Follows in The CW's Reign, Kristin Lehman in ABC's Motive and Carmen Moore in Hulu's Blackstone.
Maslany earned the best TV actress crown at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2015 and 2016 for her star turn in Orphan Black. This year, the Eugene Levy-starrer Schitt's Creek dominates the TV comedy categories with 13 nominations, followed by Kim's Convenience with 11 nods.
The Canadian Screen Awards, hosted by America's Got Talent judge Howie Mandel, will be handed out March 12 in Toronto. The national film, TV and digital awards, organized by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, will be broadcast on the CBC.
Check out the full list of 2017 Canadian Screen Award nominees here.