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Canadian Screen Awards 2016

By: Deidra Barton   On Sunday, March 13, the 4th annual Canadian Screen Awards took place in Toronto, hosted by stand up comedian, Norm MacDonald. The Canadian Screen Awards is a ceremony where they recognize excellence in Canadian film, television and digital media productions. During MacDonald's opening monologue, he joked that the CSA's should be now called 'Candys' as a tribute to the late comic John Candy .image The main star of the night was nine-year-old Jacob Tremblay who won for best actor from his Oscar nominated film, Room.jacob-tremblay The pint sized breakout star was wearing a dark suit and topped it off with a big red bow tie. Other winners from that night is Eugene Levy for Best Tv Comic Actor for Schitt's Creek. He thank his son, Dan Levy who is a co creator of the series, Schitt's Creek. Tv drama Orphan Black won seven awards that night including best actress to Tatiana Maslany, who wasn't present at the award ceremony. web-screen-awards5 Canadian actor Martin Short received the Life Time Achievement Award. American Film Institute's 43rd Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute To Steve Martin - Show The Room was seen as the biggest winner that night, taking home nine awards in total. The awards are given annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, starting for the first time in 2013. With more than a hundred categories in the realms of film, television and digital media, these awards are considered to be the most prestigious ones in Canada, some say, at par with the Oscars and the Emmys south of our border.   Photos from CBC

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