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Nominees Announced For 2017 Canadian Screen Awards

‘Red of the Yew Tree,’ ‘Mamie,’ ‘I Like Girls,’ ‘I Am Here’ and ‘Blind Vaysha’ are nominated for best animated short.

Theodore Ushev’s ‘Blind Vaysha’ nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for best animated short.

TORONTO/MONTREAL -- The nominees for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards were announced on Tuesday by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. CSA nominations in 134 categories (24 film, 100 in television and 10 in digital media) were announced at simultaneous press conferences in Toronto and Montreal and via Facebook Live on the Canadian Screen Awards Facebook page.

Nominees for Best Animated Short are Red of the Yew Tree (Marie-Hélène Turcotte, Felix Dufour-Laperrière), Mamie (Janice Nadeau, Marc Bertrand, Corinne Destombes), I Like Girls (Diana Obomsawin, Marc Bertrand), I Am Here (Eoin Duffy, Maral Mohammadian, Shirley Vercruysse), and Blind Vaysha (Theodore Ushev, Marc Bertrand).

In addition, composer Taymaz Saba received a nomination for Achievement in Music – Original Score for director Marie Fleming’s animated feature, Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming.

“This year’s nominees represent an authentic diversity of voices and storytelling from across Canada,” said Academy CEO Beth Janson. “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.”

A complete list of this year’s nominees in film, television and digital media can be viewed using the links below:

The Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast live on CBC March 12, at 8 pm (9 pm AT; 9:30 pm NT) from Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. They will cap off the Academy’s Canadian Screen Week featuring seven events in seven days (March 6-12).

Source: Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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