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Toronto comedian Mae Martin to host Canadian Screen Awards

By The Canadian Press on February 22, 2024.

Toronto native Mae Martin will host the 2024 Canadian Screen Awards. Martin is seen in an undated handout photo. Organizers of Canada’s biggest film and television awards bash say the comedian will MC the hour-long special, which will be pre-taped for the second year in a row. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Joseph Sinclair, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Toronto native Mae Martin will host the 2024 Canadian Screen Awards.

Organizers of Canada’s biggest film and television awards bash say the comedian will MC the hour-long special, which will be pre-taped for the second year in a row.

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television says trophies in marquee categories including top film, top TV comedy and top TV drama will be presented in front of an audience at a gala taped hours before the broadcast.

The Screen Awards have traditionally been a star-studded live show in front of an audience.

Academy CEO Tammy Frick said pre-taping allows the gala to showcase more “industry-heavy” elements that might exhaust a TV audience.

Martin, who currently hosts the comedy podcast “Handsome” with Tig Notaro and Fortune Feimster, said they’re “elated” to celebrate “all the amazing talent in Canada,” and plans on asking several stars for selfies.

The 2024 Canadian Screen Awards air May 31 on CBC and CBC Gem.

Nominees will be announced March 6.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 22, 2024.

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