‘Anne with an E’ leading Canadian Screen Awards pack

By TRT Staff with notes from The Canadian Press

TORONTO — It will be a celebrated ending “Anne with an E” at next month’s Canadian Screen Awards, with a slew of nominations.

Nominations for the internationally beloved riches-to-rags story include best comedy series, best writing, and best lead actor for both father-son stars/co-creators Daniel and Eugene Levy.

Other shows up for best comedy series include CTV’s “Jann,” CBC’s “Kim’s Convenience,” Crave’s “Letterkenny” and CBC’s “Workin’ Moms.”

The CBC coming-of-age story “Anne with an E,” which was cancelled in late November after three seasons, is next with 17 nominations.

Its chances include best drama series, best writing, and best lead actress for Amybeth McNulty, who plays the titular Prince Edward Island orphan from Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel “Anne of Green Gables.’’

The category of best drama series also includes CTV’s “Cardinal,” CBC’s “Coroner,” Global’s “Mary Kills People” and History’s “Vikings.’’

“Our hearts are so full right now!” said a message on the official “Anne with an E” Twitter account.

“Absolutely honoured to be recognized among these other amazing shows! The love and support from our fans has not gone unnoticed. And even though the road has ended for us, what a way to go out!’’

The awards will be presented over five days, culminating in the March 29 televised show on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service.

The academy membership will vote between Feb. 18 and March 6 to determine the winners.

“Supporting these voices has never been more important, and we are proud to be at the heart of those efforts,” Beth Janson, the academy’s CEO, said in a statement.

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