Canadian Comedy Awards
   


Our 2016 criteria vary from all previous years due to changes made to our organizational structure. Please review the updated criteria before submitting.

The criteria term is from January 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016. All criteria below must apply within that date range for the submission to meet the 2016 criteria.

All 2016 categories are open to public voting.

Comedic Artist of the Year
Comedic Artist of the Year is awarded to an individual comedian, actor or writer who has performed or created comedy that was produced or distributed publicly in a live or recorded format between January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.

Examples: individual stand-up comedians, improvisers, sketch comedians, actors, writers.
Best Live Ensemble
Best Live Ensemble is awarded to a group of Canadian comedians or actors that performed together with at least 1 performance in a Canadian venue between January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.

Examples: sketch troupes, improv troupes, casts of plays/revues.
Best Standup Comic
Best Standup Comic is awarded to a Canadian standup comic that performed in at least 1 performance in a Canadian venue between January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.
Best Live Production
Best Live Production is awarded to a Canadian live production (minimum 45 minutes runtime) that had at least 1 performance in a Canadian venue between January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.

Examples: plays, one-person shows, revues, format shows.
Best Feature Film
Best Feature Film is awarded to a Canadian feature (minimum 60 minutes runtime) first screened, or opened in its first run, on television, in a public theatrical screening, or released digitally, in Canada between January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.
Best TV Show
Best TV Show is awarded to a Canadian television show (minimum 11 minutes runtime) that had at least 3 episodes broadcast on television in Canada between January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. If the same content was distributed on both TV and the Internet, the show may only be eligible for either Best TV Series or Best Web Series.
Best Web Series
Best Web Series is awarded to a Canadian web series packaged as a series with either the same format or narrative that had at least 4 episodes first released on the Internet between January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. If the same content was distributed on both TV and online, the series may only be eligible for either Best TV Series or Best Web Series.
Best Short
Best Short is awarded to a Canadian piece of short format content (under 60 minutes) that was broadcast, publicly screened, or released digitally on the Internet between January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. This submission must be a stand-alone piece; it cannot be an episode from a series.
Best Audio Show or Series
Best Audio Show or Series is awarded to a Canadian audio program with at least 12 episodes that were broadcast on radio or released digitally on the Internet between January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.