Nominations were announced by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television on February 7. Early coverage of the nominations highlighted the fact that the Best Picture category consisted entirely of French-language films from Quebec, with not a single English-language film named in the category.
The awards in many of the technical and craft categories were presented in a series of advance Canadian Screen Week galas in the week before the main ceremony. The gala for non-fiction programming was held on March 26, the gala for creative fiction storytelling was held on March 27, the gala for digital production was held on March 28, and the gala for film craft categories was held in the afternoon of March 31.
The broadcast ceremony had no overall host, with the Academy clarifying that the decision was made before the Academy Awards made the same announcement. The ceremony did, however, included pretaped comedy segments from performers such as the casts of Baroness von Sketch Show and Letterkenny, as well as a short welcome introduction by actor Andrew Phung and drag queen Tynomi Banks.
Michael Tersigni, Jonathan Dowler, Clare Elson, Owin Lambeck, Gloria Tong and David Yenovkian, The Amazing Race Canada
Jonathan Dowler, Baun Mah, Ryan Monteith, Mike Scott, Jordan Wood, Andrew Gurney, Al Manson, Seth Poulin, Michael Tersigni, Kailey Birk, Chris Donaldson, Joel Pylshyn, Dan Cable, Clare Elson, Adam Richardson, Jordan Crute, Owin Lambeck and Jon White, Big Brother Canada
Michael Tersigni, Ryan Monteith, Mike Scott and Elianna Borsa, Top Chef Canada
Jane Tattersall, David McCallum, Steve Medeiros, Dale Sheldrake, Davi Aquino, Claire Dobson, Goro Koyama, Yuri Gorbachow, Martin Lee and Ian Rankin, Vikings: "Moments of Vision"
Mark Shnuriwsky, Janice Ierulli, Matthew Hussey, Sid Lieberman, Michael Markiw, Mike Woroniuk and Paul Shubat, Wynonna Earp: "War Paint"
Jonas Kühnermann, Mark Beck, Richard Calistan, John Dykstra, Alfie Di Pucchio, Steve Hammond and Eric Fitz, Murdoch Mysteries: "F.L.A.S.H.!"
Jane Tattersall, Paul Germann, David McCallum, Krystin Hunter, Kelly McGahey, Martin Lee, Stacy Coutts, Sandra Fox and Chelsea Body, Cardinal: Blackfly Season
Alan deGraaf, Scott Shepherd, John Elliot, Tyler Whitham, Danielle McBride, Roman Alexander Buchok, Joe Bracciale, Dashen Naidoo, Alexander “Zan” Rosborough and Joe Mancuso, Anne with an E: "Youth Is the Season of Hope"