Get out your popcorn — the biggest week of the year for Canada’s screen industry is here.
With hosts and live acceptance speeches, the majority of the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards will be presented in a nine-part series of genre-based virtual shows throughout Canadian Screen Week 2022, all streamed live on Academy.ca — as well as the Canadian Academy Twitter and YouTube channels — from Monday, April 4, 2022 to Friday, April 8, 2022. The week will culminate in the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards show on CBC, CBC Gem and YouTube.com/CBC, airing Sunday, April 10 at 8 pm (9 AT, 9:30 NT).
With a selection of prominent categories and tributes to this year’s Special Award recipients, the show will be a star-powered, creatively curated treat for fans of our homegrown entertainment, highlighting Canadian content and its remarkable moments that made us laugh, cry, and reflect over the past year. Featuring the talents of the multi award-winning sketch comedy troupe TallBoyz (Guled Abdi, Vance Banzo, Tim Blair, and Franco Nguyen), this promises to be an award show like you’ve never seen before, with an eclectic variety of artists coming together for the love of storytelling and a deep appreciation for the power of our film, television, and digital media — and everyone who enjoys it.
Read on for the full broadcast schedule, as well as highlights from CBC Arts’s past coverage of some of this year’s nominees.
Live stream schedule
Monday, April 4
- 7:00 PM ET – The Broadcast News Awards
- 8:30 PM ET – The Documentary & Factual Awards
Tuesday, April 5
- 7:00 PM ET – The Sports Programming Awards, presented by CTV
- 8:30 PM ET – The Digital & Immersive Awards
Wednesday, April 6
- 7:00 PM ET – The Children’s & Animation Awards, presented by Shaw Rocket Fund, supported by 9 Story Media Group
- 8:30 PM ET – The Lifestyle & Reality Awards, presented by CTV
Thursday, April 7
- 7:00 PM ET – The Drama & Comedy Crafts Awards
- 8:30 PM ET – The Scripted Programs & Performance Awards, presented by CTV
Friday, April 8
- 8:30 PM ET – The Cinematic Arts Awards, presented by Telefilm Canada, supported by Cineplex
Sunday, April 10
- 8:00 PM (9:00 PM AT / 9:30 PM NT) – 2022 Canadian Screen Awards on CBC, CBC Gem and YouTube.com/CBC
Learn more about this year’s nominees on CBC Arts!
Catherine Hernandez’s first filmmaking experience was all about community — not industry schmoozing. Read this essay from best adapted screenplay nominee Catherine Hernandez on her film Scarboroughwhich is nominated for 11 Canadian Screen Awards in total.
Big-hearted comedy Sort Of shows us that everyone is in transition. Read our interview with the creators of the most-nominated TV series at the Canadian Screen Awards, Sort Of.
Bretten Hannam infused every moment of their film wilderness with Two-Spirit energy. Read this essay from best director and best original screenplay nominee Bretten Hannam on wildernesswhich is nominated for 5 CSAS including best picture.
20 years after he got his first job at a movie theatre, Thyrone Tommy is making a splash with learn to Swim. Read Tommy’s essay about making the film, which is nominated for multiple CSAs including best actor.
What goes into designing a runway look for Canada’s Drag Race? Hear from Season 2 winner Icesis Couture and some of the designers who kept this season’s queens snatched in this piece on the designers behind the fashion on Canada’s Drag Racewhich is nominated for 9 CSAs including best reality/competition program or series.