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Canada's Academy Hands 'The Breadwinner' Six Nominations

One of our overriding principles here at AFA is the belief that animation deserves to be treated just like any other form of film or TV. So we're always thrilled when it is recognised as such by others. This year the Academy Of Canadian Cinema and Television has honoured Cartoon Saloon's The Breadwinner with an amazing six nominations for their upcoming 2018 awards.

Nora Twomey's fantastic film (which is a Canadian co-production) has done something very rare, being nominated outside of animation specific categories. In fact, the Canadian Screen Awards does not even have a dedicated Best Animated Feature award.

The Breadwinner has been nominated for the highest profile award of them all, Best Motion Picture. It was also nominated for Editing, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The nominations alone are an amazing achievement, but it would be fantastic to see the film take them all home.

Elsewhere, the nominations for Best Animated Short are Manivald, The Tesla World Light, Fox and The Whale and Hedgehog's Home. 

Over in the Television awards, animated programs compete in multiple categories. The nominees for Best Animated Program are Hotel Transylvania, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs,  Camp Lakebottom, Wandering Wenda and Beat Bugs. The nominees for Best Pre-School Program include animated shows The Cat in The Hat Knows A Lot About Halloween,  Paw Patrol, Justin Time and Max and Ruby.

Animated programs are also honoured with dedicated categories for Best Directing, Best Sound, Best Writing and Best Performace. Check out the full list below. The Canadian Screen Awards will take place in Toronto on March 11.

Best Direction, Animation
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – Your Fish is My Command
YTV (Corus Entertainment)
(DHX Media)
Johnny Darrell, Andrew Duncan

Hotel Transylvania – Adventures in Vampiresitting
Teletoon (Corus Entertainment)
(Nelvana Limited)
Robin Budd

Max & Ruby – Community Garden/ Ruby’s Backyard Camping Trip
Treehouse TV (Corus Entertainment)
(Nelvana Ltd.)
Derek Prout

Mysticons - Scourge of the Seven Skies
YTV (Corus Entertainment)
(Nelvana Limited)
Matt Ferguson

PAW Patrol – Mission PAW: Quest for the Crown
TVOKids (TVO)
(PAW Productions 4 Inc.)
Charles E. Bastien

Best Original Music, Animation

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – Bacon Girl
YTV (Corus Entertainment)
(DHX Media)
Steffan Andrews

The Deep – The Baltic Sea Anomaly
Family CHGRD (DHX Media)
(DHX Media)
Nerida Tyson-Chew

Jaxon and Song's Maple Mystery
CBC (CBC)
(Victory Arts Incorporated)
Serge Côté

Mysticons – The Coronation
YTV (Corus Entertainment)
(Nelvana Limited)
Christian Szczesniak

Best Sound, Animation
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – When I Was Your Age
YTV (Corus Entertainment)
(DHX Media)
Jeff Davis, Fanny Riguidel

Max & Ruby – Max and Ruby’s Museum Adventure
Treehouse TV (Corus Entertainment)
(Nelvana Ltd.)
Sean Pearson, Simon Berry, Andrew McDonnell, Sue Robertson

PAW Patrol – Mission PAW: Quest for the Crown
TVOKids (TVO)
(PAW Productions 4 Inc)
Richard Spence-Thomas, Tim Muirhead, Kyle Peters, Patton Rodrigues, Ryan Ongaro

The ZhuZhus – Wingin’ It
YTV (Corus Entertainment)
(Nelvana)
Sean Pearson, Michael Mancuso, Eric Bell, Andrew McDonnell

Best Writing, Animation

3 Amigonauts – Cheese Your Own Adventure
YTV (Corus Entertainment)
(9 Story Media Group)
Craig Brown

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – So I Married a Watermelon
YTV (Corus Entertainment)
(DHX Media)
Mark Edwards

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – When I Was Your Age
YTV (Corus Entertainment)
(DHX Media)
Betsy Walters

Hotel Transylvania – Adventures in Vampiresitting
Teletoon (Corus Entertainment)
(Nelvana Limited)
Mark Steinberg

Mysticons – Sisters in Arms
YTV (Corus Entertainment)
(Nelvana Limited)
Sean Jara

Best Performance, Animation
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Halloween!
Treehouse TV (Corus Entertainment)
(Portfolio Entertainment)
Martin Short

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
YTV (Corus Entertainment)
(DHX Media)
Katie Griffin

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
YTV (Corus Entertainment)
(DHX Media)
Seán Cullen

Hotel Transylvania 
Teletoon (Corus Entertainment)
(Nelvana Limited)
Bryn McAuley

Hotel Transylvania 
Teletoon (Corus Entertainment)
(Nelvana Limited)
Dan Chameroy






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