The Canadian Screen Awards nominated Inuit actress Anna Lambe for Best Supporting Actress, Drama, this year for her performance as Sarah in the CBC series Trickster, which was adapted from Eden Robinson’s 2017 novel Son of a Trickster. Lambe’s nomination comes amidst a host of 14 other nominations for Trickster's cast and crew, including Lambe’s castmates Georgina Lightning and Gail Maurice, who were nominated alongside Lambe in the Best Supporting Actress category.
The rest of Trickster’s cast, which is largely made up of Indigenous actors, were represented in every drama TV category this year: Joel Oulette for Lead Actor, Crystle Lightning for Lead Actress, and Joel Thomas Hynes and Kalani Queypo, both for best supporting actor. On top of the acting nods, the show also brought in nominations for Best Writing, Best Picture Editing, Best Production or Art Design, Best Achievement in Makeup, Best Visual Effect, Best Achievement in Hair, and Best Stunt Coordination.
This is the second Best Supporting Actress nod for Lambe, whose first work appeared only two years ago when she played the role of Spring in the feature film The Grizzlies (2019). Her performance as Spring brought her the Best Supporting Drama Actress nomination for a film, while this year’s nod is for a TV Drama performance.
“I’m so happy to be part of this young generation of Inuit storytellers and performers, and I am honoured to be recognized on a national stage a second time at the Canadian Screen Awards,” said Lambe when reached for comment. “There is so much talent in Inuit Nunangat, and I look forward to seeing the coming generations of artists take over mainstream media and tell our stories unapologetically, authentically, and with great pride. I wish I could be in Nunavut to celebrate this nomination but I am sending lots of love from Ontario and many thanks for all the love and support!”
Lambe is originally from Iqaluit, NU, but is based out of Ottawa, ON, right now, studying International Development and Globalization at the University of Ottawa.
In addition to Lightning and Maurice, Lambe is up against Tamara Podemski (Coroner) and Sharron Matthews (Frankie Drake Mysteries) for the Best Supporting Actress win, which will be announced at the Canadian Screen Awards ceremony on May 20.