Each year, the Canadian Screen Awards honour the best in Canadian film and television, and they were held last night and hosted by Howie Mandel (but winners in the Creative Fiction and Non-Fiction categories were announced at previous galas held earlier this week). The big winner of the evening was “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany, who won for her performance (or, rather, performances) in that show, as well as for her role in the film “The Other Half,” while “Orphan Black” also won the CSA for Best Dramatic Series. Highlights from this year’s show also included comedian Dave Chappelle honouring “Just for Laughs” with the Icon Award, Tantoo Cardinal receiving the Earle Grey Award and stage and screen icon Christopher Plummer receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. You can find the full list of winners here.
And while the above clip is from the Canadian Screen Awards, it also ties into our next story! NBC has made it official that Nick Cannon will definitely not be returning to “America’s Got Talent” as this year’s host. Instead, they announced that supermodel Tyra Banks will be the new host of the TV talent competition when it returns for its 12th season this summer. Banks said: “I look forward to connecting with the dreamers, having fun and giving hugs and words of encouragement when needed. And maybe I’ll get one or two performers to smize for the audience!”
And speaking of casting news, you may be surprised to hear that the latest “Game of Thrones “guest star will be Ed Sheeran! According to Entertainment Weekly, the announcement came at a “GoT” panel, with showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealing that Sheeran has long been a favourite of the cast, and they’ve been trying to lock him down for a guest-starring stint for some time now. This season they finally got him, they said.