#ROGERSUPFRONT: JOSH DALLAS, MELISSA ROXBURGH, HOWIE MANDEL + MORE AT 2018 ROGERS UPFRONT
It’s that time of year again! First to unveil their 2018/20198 Primetime Schedule is CITYTV at their annual UPFRONT! Presenting their new and returning lineup to 1,200 advertisers, media, and guests at Massey Hall were some stars in town for the occasion. Among the high-profile Dramas to come to CITYTV are A MILLION LITTLE THINGS and MANIFEST, the latter which is being touted as this year’s LOST. Stars Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time), Melissa Roxburgh (Supernatural), David Alan Grier (In Living Color), Christina Ochoa (Animal Kingdom) and David Giuntoli (Grimm) did the rounds today.
CITYTV‘S #1 show America’s Got Talent also is returning as are THE GRAMMYS and Canada’s own Howie Mandel, judge on the former, was at the affair!
Fans will be pleased to know THE TWILIGHT ZONE and MURPHY BROWN Reboots also are coming on CITYTV!
See some Snaps:
CHRISTINA OCHOA x DAVID GIUNTOLI
DAVID ALAN GRIER
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#CDNSCREENAWARDS: 2017 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
Nominations were announced earlier today at Oliver & Bonacini‘s Aperture Room for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards, now in their fifth year. Announcing nominees were a trio of Canadian talent including actors Maxim Roy (Shadowhunters), Simu Liu (Kim’s Convenience) and Amanda Brugel (The Handmaid’s Tale).
With 134 categories, divided by Digital Media, Television and Film, the Awards brought out some familiar and new names. Leading the Television nominees once again is ORPHAN BLACK with a stellar 14 nominations (and wins in the past three consecutive years) including Best Dramatic Series and Actress (Tatiana Maslany). SCHITT’S CREEK, also a multi-CSA winner which just premiered in its third season, follows closely in second with 13 nominations, while KIM’S CONVENIENCE gets 11 nominations in its debut. The latter two, both from CBC, compete for Best Comedy Series.
Leading the Film nominations with nine nods is Xavier Dolan‘s IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD including Best Motion Picture and Direction, Canada’s Best Foreign Picture entry at the upcoming Academy Awards. RACE, also filmed in Montreal like WORLD, gets eight nominations, while BEFORE THE STREETS, OPERATION AVALANCHE and WEIRDOS each get six nods apiece.
Newly-appointed Academy CEO Beth Janson who returned to Canada recently after a stint in the U.S., comments on the lack of a star system in Canada and hence the necessity of recognizing our own Canadian talent which she is certain has no shortage of. “The stories we tell are increasingly reflective of our diverse experiences as Canadians, and that is a trend to cherish”, she tells a room of industry, media and nominees.
Some Snaps from the Breakfast:
Academy President, Martin Katz
Actress, Amanda Brugel
Actor, Simu Liu
Actress, Maxim Roy
Nominees Jennifer Dale and Adrian Holmes
Team Schitt’s Creek congratulate Catherine O’Hara on her nod!
See you in March!
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The 2017 Canadian Screen Awards air live on CBC Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, hosted by Howie Mandel. Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer that night is slated to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The Awards cap-off Canadian Screen Week, which takes place between Monday, March 6 – Sunday, March 12, 2017. Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer that night is slated to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Like previous years, Fans will have a chance to engage with various events set to take place leading up to the Awards. Visit ACADEMY.CA for updates.
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong)