The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (the Canadian Academy) announced today the nominees for the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards in 141 film, television, and digital media categories. The awards will be presented as a seven-part genre-based series of presentations streamed live on — as well as the Canadian Academy Twitter and YouTube channels — from Monday, May 17, 2021 through Thursday, May 20, 2021. Below are the B.C. films and talent nominated for this year’s awards.


Sugar Daddy


Nominations: Achievement in Editing, Christine Armstrong; Achievement in Music – Original Song Marie-Hélène L. Delorme; 2021 Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Colm Feore

Monkey Beach

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Nominations: Adapted Screenplay, Johnny Darrell, Andrew Duncan, Loretta Sarah Todd

The World is Bright

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Nominations: 2021 Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary, Ying Wang, Jian Ping Su, Jordan Paterson; 2021 Best Editing in a Feature Length Documentary, Lawrence Le Lam

The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

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Nominations: 2021 Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary, Peter Roeck


The Kid Detective

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Nominations: Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design: Jennifer Morden, Matthew Bianchi

The French Exit

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Nominations: Adapted Screenplay, Patrick deWitt

Rustic Oracle

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Nominations: Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Carmen Moore – Rustic Oracle

Jesse Jams


Nominations: Best Short Documentary, Trevor Anderson, Alyson Richards, Alexandra Lazarowich, Penny Frazier, Kim Hsu Guise, Lizzy Karp, Christina Willings


Takaya: Lone Wolf

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Nominations: Rob Stewart Award for Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series, Cheryl Alexander 

The Internet of Everything

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Nominations: Best Documentary Program, Brett Gaylor

Holly Hobbie

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Nominations: Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series, Anthony Leo



Nominations: Best Web Program or Series, Fiction, Kate Green, Amber Orchard

Frankie Drake Mysteries – Counterpunch 

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Nominations: Best Direction, Drama Series, Mina Shum

Kim’s Convenience – Beacon of Truth

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Nominations: Best Direction, Comedy, Siobhan Devine

Jann – The Tunies, What Did Jann Do

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Nominations: Best Writing, Comedy, Jennica Harper

Jade Fever – Heavy Lighting 

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Nominations: Best Picture Editing, Factual

The 2021 Canadian Screen Awards will take place Monday, May 17, 2021 through Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. View the schedule of events at View the full press release here; for a full list of 2021 Canadian Screen Awards nominees, visit