Schitt’s Creek has received a record 26 nominations for this year’s Canadian Screen Awards, with Yellowknifer Dustin Milligan among those shortlisted.
Milligan, who plays town vet Ted Mullens on the show, is nominated for best supporting actor in a comedy. He faces competition in the category from Schitt’s Creek colleagues Chris Elliott and Noah Reid, Letterkenny’s Mark Forward, and Andrew Phung from Kim’s Convenience.
The 34-year-old was born and grew up in Yellowknife, moving to Vancouver to pursue his acting career after high school.
He credits the NWT with giving him “a great sense of community [and] a better sense of being grounded and remembering my roots.”
Schitt’s Creek is nominated for best comedy series. Individual episodes of the show make up four of the five nominees for best comedy writing.
The show’s 26 total nominations are the most any TV entrant has ever received in a single year at the Canadian Screen Awards. The Anne of Green Gables retelling Anne With An E, cancelled last year after three seasons, received 17 nominations including best drama series.
The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s full list of nominations stretches across 141 different film, TV, and digital categories.
In an astonishing omission, Cabin Radio was overlooked in all 141 categories.