Canadian Screen Awards tap Jay Baruchel, Jessica Paré
Mad Men's Jessica Paré, film comedy regular Jay Baruchel and hit singer-songwriter Serena Ryder are the latest famous faces set to join the Canadian Screen Awards festivities in March.
Organizers unveiled more celebrity presenters set to take the stage during the March 9 broadcast celebrating excellence in Canadian film and television production from the past year.
Many of the newly added presenters hail from the world of film. They include:
- Liane Balaban (The Grand Seduction)
- Evelyne Brochu (Tom at the Farm)
- Cara Gee and Jennifer Podemski (Empire of Dirt)
- Matthew Johnson (The Dirties)
Previously announced presenters include actors Tatiana Maslany, Dave Foley, Jason Priestley and David Sutcliffe.
Baruchel — a comedy stalwart on both sides of the border known for films such as The Art of the Steal, Goon, This is the End and How to Train Your Dragon — will help honour his idol, director David Cronenberg, joining previously announced presenter Viggo Mortensen.
The CSA ceremony will include a tribute to the Toronto filmmaker, the 2014 winner of its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Top contenders headed into this year's event include sci-fi series Orphan Black, sitcom Less Than Kind and psychological thriller Enemy.
Hosted for a second year by comedy legend Martin Short, the Canadian Screen Awards broadcast gala takes place at Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, March 9. The awards will be telecast by CBC-TV beginning at 8 p.m.