‘Transplant,’ ‘Wynonna Earp’ among the big winners at the Canadian Screen Awards

K. Trevor Wilson, left to right, Nathan Dales and Jared Keeso of "Letterkenny" pose in this undated handout photo.

TORONTO – The medical drama “Transplant” and supernatural western “Wynonna Earp” are among the big winners at the Canadian Screen Awards.

Trophies were handed out Thursday night at virtual ceremonies celebrating the best in drama and comedy crafts, and in scripted programs and performance. A week of presentations will lead to the marquee bash Sunday, set to air on CBC and its streamer, Gem.

CTV’s hospital series “Transplant” nabbed five awards including best supporting drama actress for Ayisha Issa. It also bested the drama categories for editing, writing and photography, and claimed best casting for a fiction program.

CTV Sci Fi’s “Wynonna Earp” won five trophies including best supporting actor, music, costume design, hair and production design or art direction.

Other big winners included four prizes for CTV Drama’s “I Was Lorena Bobbitt,” including best TV movie, and four for CBC’s “TallBoyz,” including best sketch comedy program or series.

CTV’s “Letterkenny” collected three awards including best supporting actress for Kaniehtiio Horn, best editing and photography, while CBC’s dramedy “Sort Of” nabbed two awards including best comedy writing and makeup.

A virtual presentation Friday will celebrate the best in cinema, with the Indigenous thriller “Night Raiders” among the leading contenders.

Previous events this week honoured children’s, animation, reality and lifestyle programs on Wednesday; sports, digital and immersive programs on Tuesday; and broadcast news, documentary, and factual on Monday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 7, 2022.

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