8th Canadian Screen Awards

The 8th annual Canadian Screen Awards were originally scheduled to be held on March 29, 2020, to honour achievements in Canadian film, television, and digital media production in 2019. As in prior years, the awards in many of the technical and craft categories would have been presented in a series of advance Canadian Screen Week galas in the week before the main ceremony.

Nominations were announced by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television on February 18.

On March 12, 2020 it was announced that the ceremony had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. The Academy indicated that the winners will still be announced in some form, but did not immediately announce any concrete details; on March 28, the Academy affirmed that it would not be announcing the winners that weekend as originally planned, but stated that it will announce and celebrate the winners "properly when the time is right". In early May, the Academy confirmed that the winners will be announced in a series of livestreams in the week of May 25 to May 28.

Special awards

The first recipients of the Academy's special awards were announced on December 4, 2019.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: David Suzuki
  • Margaret Collier Award: David Shore
  • Radius Award: Dan Levy
  • Earle Grey Award: Tina Keeper
  • Academy Icon Award: Alex Trebek





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