FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 2022: When the Canadian Academy announced the nominees for the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards – the CSA’s – WIDC alumnae and their associated projects had earned forty-one nods, including eight nominations for Achievement in Direction.

Nominations include:

Best Direction of an MOW
Sharon Lewis, Death She Wrote
Danishka EsterhazyI Was Lorena Bobbitt
Gloria Ui Young Kim, Left For Dead

Best Direction on a Comedy Series
Siobhan Devine, Kim’s Convenience
Winnifred Jong, Pretty Hard Cases
Renuka Jeyapalan, Sort Of

Best Direction on a Drama Series
Sharon Lewis, Murdoch Mysteries

Best Direction on a Web series (fiction)
Leah Cameron, The Communist’s Daughter

Other alumnae-associated nominations include:

  • 11 nominations for Television Comedy, Pretty Hard Cases, co-created by WIDC alumna Sherry White (including Best editing, Best Costumes, Best Stunt Coordination, Best Casting, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and three for Best Guest Performance).
  • 6 nominations for Digital Short Series (fiction), The Communist’s Daughter, created by WIDC alumna Leah Cameron (including Best Direction, Best Series, Best Performance, and three for Best Performance).
  • 5  nominations for MOW, I Was Lorena Bobbitt (including Best Direction, Best Writing, Best Female Performance, Best Male Performance, and a Best Cinematography nod for Maya Bankovic).
  • 4 nominations for MOW, Death She Wrote (including Best Direction, Best Male Performance and two for Best Female Performance).
  • 3 nominations for MOW, Left For Dead (including Best Direction, Best Writing, and Best Female Performance)
  • 3 nominations for Feature Documentary, Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy (including Best Feature Documentary, Best Cinematography, Best Editing) WIDC alumna Lori Lozinski is one of the producers.
  • A nomination for the Donald Britton Award for Big News, WIDC alumna Michelle Metivier is one of the producers.
  • A Best Short Documentary nomination for Nalujuk Night. WIDC alumna Latonia Hartery is one of the producers.
  • A nomination in the Feature Film category for Between Waves for Best Musical Score. The film was written and directed by WIDC alumna Virginia Abramovich. 
  • A nomination in the Feature Film category for WIDC alumna Gail Maurice for Best Supporting Performance in Night Raiders.
  • A nomination in the Digital Short Series (fiction) category for WIDC alumna Mary Walsh for Best Performance in Broad Appeal.

The Canadian Screen Awards will be presented in April 4 through 10, 2022.