Diary of the Week: CSA nominations, Dinner by Design and the Walrus gala

Some of Canada's best and brightest talent gathered on a Tuesday morning to see which films and TV shows might be honoured at this year's Canadian Screen Awards, and the roster of nominees did not disappoint. As stars like Schitt's Creek's Annie Murphy, River actor Rossif Sutherland and Mr. D star Gerry Dee watched, actors Lyriq Bent and Aislinn Paul revealed the 2016 contenders. Room led the movie charge with 11 nominations, while war story Hyena Road garnered eight. On the small screen, homegrown favourite Schitt's Creek scooped up 14 nods while Orphan Black will battle it out for 13 trophies. The big winners remain to be seen when he show airs on March 13. See all the nominees here.


They say good food is more than just what's on the plate, and Monogram's annual Dinner by Design proved so yet again when 150 guests had the sumptuous experience of dining within a dozen unique exhibit spaces helmed by some of the country's hottest designers. Influencers like Anita Clarke, Jay Strut, Design Exchange president Shauna Levy and Chatelaine home director Emma Reddington feasted on creations by Cafe Bar Pasta executive chef Jay Scaife while TV personality Glen Baxter MC'd the festivities, which were presented by Caesarstone.

For the eighth year, the Walrus Foundation gala assembled people from the Canadian literary world for an evening to celebrate stories. Power couples David Daniels and Kate Alexander Daniels, Joe Mimran and Kimberley Newport-Mimran, and Jeffery and Lucia Remedios were all in attendance, mingling and enjoying a multi-course meal with authors, producers and creative leaders.

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