Canadian Screen Awards nominees to be announced

TORONTO - The nominees for the Canadian Screen Awards are set to be announced this morning in Toronto.

The Canadian co-productions "Room" and "Brooklyn" have already racked up multiple Oscar nominations and are expected to place well at the homegrown bash.

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The annual gala celebrates the best in Canadian film, television and digital media.

"Room" is a Canada-Ireland co-production based on Emma Donoghue's celebrated novel while "Brooklyn" is a Canada-U.K.-Ireland co-production largely shot in Montreal.

Comic Norm Macdonald will host the ceremony, where Martin Short is set to receive a lifetime achievement award.

The Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast on CBC-TV on March 13.


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