The 2020 edition of the Canadian Screen Awards until March 23 – 29 next year, but that doesn’t mean that the Canadian Academy isn’t preparing for the event already. Four Canadian’s were announced yesterday to be receiving special awards during next year’s celebration.
Jeopardy host Alex Trebek will be honoured by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television for his exceptional ongoing contribution to the media industry. The game show host legend has been undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer was born in Sudbury, Ontario, but currently lives in Los Angeles.
Vancouver-based environmentalist David Suzuki will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as a scientist, broadcaster and author.
Schitt’s Creek actor and creator Dan Levy will receive the Radius Award for his work, while Winnipeg-born Tine Keeper will receive the Earle Grey Award for her work on Canadian television.
The Canadian screen awards recognize the very best in Canadian film and television, and will be celebrating their seventh year in 2020. They were a result of a merger between the Gemini and Genie awards.
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