January 13, 2014 4:54 pm
Updated: January 13, 2014 5:37 pm

Nominations announced for 2014 Canadian Screen Awards

Martin Short hosts the Canadian Screen Awards on March 9.


TORONTO — Stars of Rookie Blue, Bomb Girls, Continuum, Haven and Vikings are among the contenders for this year’s Canadian Screen Awards (CSAs).

The nominations were announced Monday in Toronto.

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Rookie Blue stars Ben Bass, Priscilla Faia, and Matt Gordon; Bomb Girls star Meg Tilly; Vikings star Katheryn Winnick; Continuum‘s Luvia Petersen; and Haven‘s Claudia Black earned acting nominations. Michael Mando is up for an award for his guest role on Rookie Blue.

Arisa Cox is a contender for hosting the finale of Big Brother Canada on Slice, taking on nominees like Lynn Crawford of Food Network Canada‘s Pitchin’ In.

Global News earned seven nominations, including Best National Newscast (Global National), Best Local Newscast (Global Calgary), Best News Anchor Local (Leslie Roberts of Global Toronto), Best News Anchor National (Dawna Friesen of Global National), Best News Information Program (Focus Ontario: Epilepsy), Best News Information Series (16X9) and Best News Special (Global News Calgary: Calgary Floods).

WATCH: Troy Reeb, Global’s Senior Vice-President of News, discusses what the nominations mean to Global News

Bomb Girls on Global earned several nods, including Best Dramatic Series, and Vikings on History is nominated for Best International Drama against World Without End on Showcase.

Specialty channels programs with nominations include Canada’s Handyman Challenge and Income Property on HGTV; Intervention Canada on Slice; Ice Pilots NWT, Museum Secrets, The Real Inglorious Bastards, The Real Sherlock Holmes, Perfect Storms, War Story – Ortona: The War Inside and Yukon Gold on History; and Chuck’s Week Off: Mexico, Pitchin’ In, You Gotta Eat Here! and Top Chef Canada on Food Network Canada.

Leading the way in the television categories is Orphan Black.

Jake Gyllenhaal, pictured at TIFF, stars in ‘Enemy.’

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In the movie categories, Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal dominates with 10 nominations. Gyllenhaal is up for Best Actor along with U.K. actors Daniel Radcliffe and Brendan Gleeson for The F Word and The Grand Seduction respectively.

Veteran Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent (The Grand Seduction) will take on fellow Best Supporting Actor nominees like Jay Baruchel (The Art of the Steal).

Tatiana Maslany, a Golden Globe and CSA nominee for Orphan Black, is also nominated for her role on the movie Cas & Dylan. Sarah Gadon got a Supporting Actress nod for Enemy.

Best Picture nominees are The Dismantling, Empire of Dirt, Enemy, The F Word, Gabrielle, The Grand Seduction, Maina and Tom at the Farm.

It is the 65th year that the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has celebrated homegrown productions but only the second year for the Canadian Screen Awards — an amalgamation of the former Gemini Awards and Genie Awards. In 2013, Rebelle (War Witch) dominated the film categories (including Best Motion Picture) and winners in television categories included Bomb Girls star Meg Tilly and lifestyle series Income Property.

This year’s gala will be broadcast March 9 from the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, with Martin Short returning as host.

For a complete list of nominees, click here.

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