Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Book of Negroes,' 'Schitt's Creek' Top Early Canadian Screen Awards

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Book of Negroes,' 'Schitt's Creek' Top Early Canadian Screen Awards

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'Book of Negroes,' 'Schitt's Creek' lead Screen Awards

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TORONTO - "The Book of Negroes" and "Schitt's Creek" head into this weekend's Canadian Screen Awards poised to dominate the TV categories after collecting a leading trophy haul in a pre-bash ceremony.

CBC's acclaimed miniseries "The Book of Negroes" collected nine trophies Wednesday including wins for lead actress Aunjanue Ellis, lead actor Lyriq Bent and supporting actress Shailyn Pierre-Dixon.

Other wins included best direction for Clement Virgo, best costume, best original score, and a writing award for Virgo and novelist Lawrence Hill, who adapted his own book.

On the comedy side, CBC's "Schitt's Creek" collected six wins including one for supporting actor Chris Elliott and supporting actress Emily Hampshire. …

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