One of the big contenders at tonight's Canadian Screen Awards is Goon, a wonderful movie about love and hockey, starring Sean William Scott, Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill, Marc-Andre Grondin, Kim Coates and Jay Baruchel. Both Kim and Jay are nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role and Jay is also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay with Evan Goldberg, his writing partner for Goon.
Most people don't even realize that they're huge fans of Vancouver native Evan Goldberg because he's a behind-the-scenes player in a very famous actor-writer-producer crew, longtime stewarded by Judd Apatow, that includes the likes of Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Jay Baruchel and Danny McBride, to name a few. But, as Jay tells us in this interview, Evan is the "brain trust" behind movies like Knocked Up, Pineapple Express and Superbad, which Evan and Seth Rogen started writing when they were thirteen, based on their own high school experience.
Watch our interview with Jay for more on how he paired with Evan for what he calls "my life's achievement" (so far):
Goon is nominated in six categories at tonight's Canadian Screen Awards.
We'll be talking to Jay Baruchel in our red carpet live stream show, which begins at 4:30 pm ET today, Sunday, March 3rd, here on CBC Live.
Watch the Canadian Screen Awards broadcast live at 8:00 pm ET on CBC TV.