Nominees for 2017 Canadian Screen Awards announced

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced this year’s the nominees for The Canadian Screen Awards.

Among the nominations, “Jean of the Joneses” for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress. The film features musician Robi Botos, who composed and recorded the soundtrack.

“Born to be Blue”, The Chet Baker Biopic also getting a nod or best Art Direction, Performance for Actress in a Leading Role: Carmen Ejogo, Achievement in Music (Score and Song): David Braid, Achievement in Make-Up,

“I am the Blues”, the documentary that explores some of the founders of the genre is also up for an award: the Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Cinematography in a feature length documentary.

As for Best Motion Picture, the nominees are: “Weirdos,” “Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves,”, “Searchers,” “Race,” “Operation Avalanche,” “Old Stone,” “It’s Only the End of the World,” “Hello Destroyer,” “Before the Streets,” and “Bad Seeds.”

“This year’s nominees represent an authentic diversity of voices and storytelling from across Canada,” said Academy CEO, Beth Janson in a press release. “Motion picture nominees are telling stories not just in French and English, but in Mandarin, Atikamekw and Inuktiut. Our television nominees are likewise representative of a wide swath of Canadians covering topics ranging from clones to cancer, cops to medieval Norsemen. The stories we tell are increasingly reflective of our diverse experiences as Canadians, and that is a trend to cherish.”

The Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast live on CBC March 12th at 8 p.m.

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