TORONTO -- "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany, Denis Villeneuve's
surreal mind-bender "Enemy" and the action adventure tale "The Mortal
Instruments: City of Bones" were among the early winners at the Canadian
Screen Awards, which host Martin Short launched with a slew of Rob Ford
jokes, barbs at homegrown stars David Cronenberg and George
Stroumboulopoulos and a saucy song in which he propositioned a slew of
starlets in the audience.
An emotional Maslany was among the first to take the podium Sunday
night to claim a trophy for best actress in a TV drama for her sci-fi
The Regina-bred actress thanked the Space show's creators for giving
her "this incredible opportunity" as well as her co-stars, producers,
crew and family for "letting me do this weird job."
"Thank you so much, this is such an honour, thank you," said a breathless Maslany, dressed in a gold and black gown.
Momentum was strong for Maslany's sci-fi clone saga "Orphan Black,"
which entered the race already having won a leading eight trophies. It's
also up for best TV drama against APTN's "Blackstone," Global's "Bomb
Girls," and the two CTV series "Flashpoint" and "Motive."