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News: Comedy Icon Martin Short to be Honoured with Lifitime Achievement Award


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According to the official press release of Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, comedy icon Martin Short will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 CANADIAN AWARDS.

Martin Short is a well known comedian and screen actor, with notable roles in films like Mars Attacks!, Jiminy Glick in Lalawood, Frankenweenie, and was also part of one of the most intelligent TV series, DAMAGES, where he shared screen space with Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. He has also created outstanding characters in Three Amigos, Innerspace and both the Father Of The Bride movies. But the achievements of Martin Short continued on Broadway, where he picked a Tony Award for his part in “Little Me” and a nomination for The Goodbye Girl.

Martin Short is a Member of the Order of Canada and author of the 2014 memoir: I Must Say: My Life As A Humble Comedy Legend.

The Academy Chair Martin Katz said the following about the comedian, “Martin Short’s creativity, talent and exuberance are boundless. 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.

About the Canadian Screen Awards and Canadian Screen Week | | The Academy’s Canadian Screen Awards is the annual awards show to celebrate the best in film, television and digital media;  they are part of Canadian Screen Week (March 7 –13, 2016) and the 2-Hour Broadcast Gala will air LIVE at 8pm (9:30 NT) Sunday March 13, 2016 on CBC.

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