Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor
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The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television presents an annual award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role to the best performance by a lead actor in a Canadian film. The award was first presented in 1968 by the Canadian Film Awards, and was presented annually until 1978 with the exception of 1969, when no eligible feature films were submitted for award consideration, and 1974 due to the cancellation of the awards that year.
From 1980 to 1983, only Canadian actors were eligible for the award; non-Canadian actors appearing in Canadian films were instead considered for the separate Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actor. After 1983, the latter award was discontinued, and both Canadian and foreign actors were eligible for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
20th Canadian Film Awards
21st Canadian Film Awards
|No award presented this year|
22nd Canadian Film Awards
|Paul Bradley||Goin' Down the Road|
23rd Canadian Film Awards
|Jean Duceppe||Mon oncle Antoine|
24th Canadian Film Awards
|Gordon Pinsent||The Rowdyman|
25th Canadian Film Awards
|Jacques Godin||O.K. ... Laliberté|
|No award presented|
26th Canadian Film Awards
|Stuart Gillard||Why Rock the Boat?|
27th Canadian Film Awards
|André Melançon||Bound for Glory (Partis pour la gloire)|
28th Canadian Film Awards
|Len Cariou||One Man|
|David Petersen||Skip Tracer|
|Marcel Sabourin||J.A. Martin Photographer (J.A. Martin photographe)|
29th Canadian Film Awards
|Richard Gabourie||Three Card Monte|
|Frank Moore||The Third Walker|
|Christopher Plummer||The Silent Partner|
9th Canadian Screen Awards
|Michael Greyeyes||Blood Quantum|
|Joakim Robillard||Underground (Souterrain)|
|Saul Williams||Akilla's Escape|
|Alex Wolff||Castle in the Ground|
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- Norman Wilner, "Canadian Screen Awards 2020: Prepare for a Schitt's show". Now, February 18, 2020.
- Brent Furdyk (March 30, 2021). "Canadian Screen Awards Announces 2021 Film Nominations". ET Canada.