Martin Short Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Comedy icon Martin Short will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards, it was recently announced by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

“Martin Short’s creativity, talent and exuberance are boundless,” said Academy Chair Martin Katz in a press release. “In movies, television shows and on stage, his sharply-observed comic characters have won him a loyal following among audiences and critics around the globe. Throughout, he has remained an

enthusiastic supporter of the industry here at home. We were elated with Marty’s invaluable contribution to the Academy’s re-branding and the launch of our Canadian Screen Awards as host of the first two successful broadcast galas.”

“Marty is a national treasure and we are thrilled to add him to our Canadian Mount Rushmore of  comedy,” says Barry Avrich, Executive Producer of the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards.

Short is best-known for his characters like excitable loony Ed Grimley and clued-out reporter Jiminy Glick – he’s been winning popular and critical acclaim since his early-80’s days with the legendary SCTV and Saturday Night Live. A long-standing friend of the Academy, Short hosted the Canadian Screen Awards in 2013 and 2014. He has received five nominations and won the Academy’s Earle Grey Award for acting in 1995.

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