Motive is up for Best Program, Direction, Screenwriting for Dennis Heaton, Sarah Dodd and Julie Puckrin, and Lead Performance Female for star Kristin Lehman. Cadence is up for Program, Direction, Screenwriting for Alexander Lasheras, Musical Score for Mark Dolmont, Supporting Performance – Male for Charlie Kerr, Supporting Performance – Female for Amanda Burke, Lead Performance – Male for David Kaye, and Lead Performance – Female Maxine Chadburn. Van Helsing (dramatic series), Haley (short drama), and The Unseen (motion picture) each received nine nominations.
Awards are handed out in 14 categories: Motion Picture; Television Movie; Short Drama; Dramatic Series; Feature Length Documentary Program; Short Documentary Program; Documentary Series; Information, Lifestyle or Reality Program or Series; Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series; Animation Program or Series; Youth or Children's Program or Series; Web Series; Music Video; and Student Production. The Awards received 1295 eligible entries, the highest in Leo Awards history.
The 2017 Leo Awards are held May 27, June 3, and June 4 in Vancouver.