2020 Canadian Screen Award Winners Announced


Despite having to cancel its usual week-long awards gala, the Canadian Academy was still able to reveal the winners of the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards through virtual presentations. These presentations took place online Monday, May 25, 2020 through Thursday, May 28, 2020 on the Canadian Academy Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels, as well as The Academy’s official website. The presentations include footage from the nominated artists and were narrated by notable Canadians. Those narrators include Eric McCormack, Herbie Kuhn, and Lloyd Robertson among others.

On Wednesday night, awards were handed out for Crafts in Scripted Programs, as well as for Scripted Programs & Performance. Schitt’s Creek, Cardinal, Baroness von Sketch and Anne with an E were some of the biggest winners.

Here were the winners in Wednesday’s categories:

Crafts in Scripted Programs

Best Writing, Variety or Sketch Comedy
Baroness Von Sketch Show

Best Writing, Comedy
Jared Keeso and Jacob Tierney, Letterkenny

Best Writing, Drama Series
Patrick Tarr, Noelle Carbone and Aaron Bala, Cardinal

Best Writing, Web Program or Series
Wendy Litner, How to Buy a Baby

Best Writing, TV Movie
Christina Welsh, Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey

Best Direction, Drama Series

Norma Bailey, Mary Kills People

Best Direction, Comedy Series

Jacob Tierney, Letterkenny

Best Direction, Variety or Sketch Comedy

Jordan Canning, Aleysa  Young, Baroness von Sketch Show

Best Direction, TV Movie

Gail Harvey, No One Would Tell

Best Direction, Web Program or Series

Winnifred Jong, Tokens

Scripted Programs & Performance

Best Comedy Series
Schitt’s Creek

Best Drama Series

Best Sketch Comedy Show & Ensemble Performance
Baroness Von Sketch Show

Best TV Movie
Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey

Best Lead Actress, Drama Series
Karine Vanasse, Cardinal

Best Lead Actor, Drama Series
Billy Campbell, Cardinal

Best Lead Actress, Comedy
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Best Lead Actor, Comedy
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Best Guest Performance, Drama Series
Dalmar Abuzeid, Anne with an E

Best Guest Performance, Comedy
Amanda Brugel, Kim’s Convenience

Best Supporting Actress, Drama
Kristen Thomson, Cardinal

Best Supporting Actor, Drama
Thom Allison, Killjoys

Best Supporting Actress, Comedy
Emily Hampshire, Schitt’s Creek

Best Supporting Actor, Comedy
Andrew Phung, Kim’s Convenience

Best Supporting Performance, Web Program or Series
Emma Hunter, How to Buy a Baby

Best Lead Performance, Web Program or Series
Emily Hampshire, Save Me

Best Web Program or Series, Fiction
Save Me

Best Lead Performance, TV Movie
Kate Drummond, Nowhere to Be Found

Golden Screen Award for TV Drama or Comedy
Murdoch Mysteries and Private Eyes


For a full list of the 2020 Canadian Screen Award winners, please visit The Academy’s website.