The first-ever nominees for the Canadian Screen Awards are set to be announced today.
The new awards bash honours achievement in both Canadian television and film, replacing the previously separate Gemini and Genie Awards.
The inaugural class of nominees will be announced this morning at a news conference in Toronto.
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television called the combined award “a true reflection of the multi-platform universe of today” when the change was announced this past fall.
Martin Short will host the first awards gala on March 3, with the two-hour bash set to air on CBC-TV.
Jason Priestley’s comedy “Call Me Fitz” took home the most awards at the last Geminis bash back in 2011, while Philippe Falardeau’s school tale “Monsieur Lazhar” won a leading six trophies at the final instalment of the Genies last March.