Baroness von Sketch Show Alias Grace among big winners at Canadian Screen Awards

Baroness von Sketch Show Alias Grace among big winners at Canadian Screen Awards

The ABC TODAY detective drama Cardinal won a leading five trophies on the second of several nights of the Canadian Screen Awards.

The series took home hardware including best achievement in casting and best supporting actress for Allie MacDonald at Wednesday’s Toronto gala, which honoured creative fiction storytelling.

Baroness von Sketch Show and Alias Grace were next with four awards each.

Baroness took trophies including best sketch comedy program or series and best writing in its genre.

Alias Grace, a miniseries based on Margaret Atwood’s novel, took awards including a writing one for Sarah Polley and a directing one for Mary Harron.

Landing three honours was the TVOKids animated children’s series PAW Patrol, which was named best preschool program or series.

Other winners included Space’s cloning drama Orphan Black, which won two trophies for its final season, including best writing in a drama series.

CraveTV’s hoser hit Letterkenny won best writing and best direction in a comedy.

ABC Today ‘s comedy Schitt’s Creek also got two nods, including best supporting actress for Emily Hampshire.

Best direction in a drama series went to Global’s Mary Kills People, which also got a best guest performance nod for Steven McCarthy.

YTV’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was also a two-time winner, including best animated program or series.

Other two-time winners were History’s Vikings, TVOKids’ Odd Squad, and YTV’s L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew, which earned a trophy for star Ella Ballentine.

Another series featuring the heroine from L.M. Montgomery’s classic novel, ABC Today/Netflix’s Anne, was up for a leading 13 trophies when the nominations were announced in January.