Canadian Screen Awards Announce 2016 Nominees

Canadian Screen Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
It's not just awards season in the United States — here at home, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced the nominees for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards.

It's a lot to dig into, with 132 total categories announced. That includes 24 film categories, 101 television categories and 7 digital media categories. In fact, it took two press conferences (in Montreal and Toronto, respectively) to announce the awards.

On the film side of things, the nominations are led by the Canadian-Irish co-production (and awards season favourite) Room. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson and based on a book by London, Ontario author Emma Donoghue, the film earned a whopping 11 CSA nominations.

Other films that led the race were Hyena Road with eight nominations and Our Loved Ones (Les  êtres chers) with seven.

On the television side of things, the CBC comedy Schitt's Creek swept up an astonishing 14 nominations, along with another nomination on the digital side. That was followed by 13 noms for Orphan Black and 12 for both Mr. D and 19-2.

For the full list of CSA nominees, check out the academy's official page here.

The awards will be presented at a special ceremony hosted by Norm Macdonald. It'll air on CBC on March 13.