Crime drama Cardinal and hit comedy Schitt’s Creek were the big winners at the Canadian Screen Awards on Wednesday.
The CTV murder-mystery series won seven awards, including best drama, while Eugene and Dan Levy’s sitcom, which has been a hit around the world, bagged six trophies, including best comedy.
Eugene also won a best comedy lead actor prize for his performance as Johnny Rose, the head of a wealthy family forced to move to a motel in a small town, while his co-star Catherine O’Hara was named best comedy lead actress.
Cardinal stars Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse won the equivalent acting accolades for drama productions.
The CBC’s Anne With an E, an Anne of Green Gables adaptation co-produced with Netflix, won five awards, including best drama guest performance for Dalmar Abuzeid.
The ceremony was held virtually this year after an original event planned for March 29 was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Trophies honouring this year’s best Canadian films and performances will be awarded virtually on Thursday night.