‘Schitt’s Creek’ and ‘Anne With An E’ Lead Nominations for Canadian Screen Awards David Derks February 19, 2020 The Canadian Screen Awards announced its list of nominees for their national film and TV awards. Schitt’s Creek leads with 26 nominations. Schitt’s Creek, created by Dan and Eugene Levy, will compete for best comedy. Schitt’s Creek, the first Canadian comedy series to be nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Series and the first to win an MTV Movie & TV Award, will contend in the best comedy category against CTV’s Jann, Netflix/CBC’s Kim’s Convenience, Hulu/CTV’s Letterkenny and Netflix/CBC’s Workin’ Moms. Anne With an E, the adaptation of Anne of Green Gables that was co-produced with Netflix, grabbed 17 nominations, followed by the crime drama television series Cardinal, a Hulu murder mystery originally from CTV, which picked up 14 nominations. Anne With an E also received a nomination in the best drama category, with Hulu’s Cardinal, CBC’s Coroner, Lifetime/Global’s Mary Kills People and History’s Vikings. On the film side, François Girard’s The Song of Names, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Norman Lebrecht, and stars Tim Roth and Clive Owen, received nine nominations in the film categories. Matthew Rankin’s historical dramedy The Twentieth Century earned eight nominations, and Sophie Deraspe’s coming-of-age drama Antigone received seven nominations. Alex Trebek, the 79-year-old Canada-born game show host who is battling stage IV pancreatic cancer, will be honored for his contribution to the media industry after returning to host Jeopardy in August. Trebek has been the host of the show since it debuted in 1984 in its current format. The Canadian Screen Awards will award trophies March 29. The show will air live on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service on Sunday, March 29 at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. AT/9:30 p.m. NT). To see the full list of film, TV and digital media nominees, visit the Canadian Screen Awards’ official website.