TORONTO (April 1, 2019) – Bell Media applauds its production partners, team members, and talent on their outstanding achievements at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards. Securing a total of 55 awards across television, film, and digital during Canadian Screen Week, Bell Media continues to be recognized for its championing of remarkable original Canadian content.
Bell Media and its partners won more awards than any other broadcaster at last night’s closing gala, including acting category wins for CARDINAL and LETTERKENNY, and Best Reality/Competition Program or Series for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.
Overall, Bell Media was recognized with 34 Canadian Screen Awards in television and digital categories, more than any other private broadcaster, while Bell Media-supported films captured 21 additional awards.
“It has be a phenomenal year for original Canadian content and we are incredibly proud of our Bell Media team and partners who continue to deliver outstanding series and films for Canadian audiences and beyond,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “We extend our warmest congratulations to all our winners and nominees across the various categories. And to Beth Janson and the stellar team at the Academy, congratulations on another phenomenal Canadian Screen Week and Awards.”
CTV’s acclaimed Canadian drama series CARDINAL, from Sienna Films and eOne in association with CTV, secured a total of seven awards, tied for the most CSAs for any television series, including Best Limited Series or Program; Best Lead Actor, Drama Program or Limited Series for Billy Campbell; Best Lead Actress, Drama Program or Limited Series for Karine Vanasse; Best Direction, Drama Program or Limited Series for Jeff Renfroe; and Best Writing, Drama Program or Limited Series for the episode “Red,” written by Sarah Dodd.
The Crave original series LETTERKENNY, from New Metric Media, won in five significant categories, including Best Direction, Comedy, and Best Writing, Comedy for the third year in a row. Series creator and star Jared Keeso won Best Lead Actor, Comedy
CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, from Insight Productions, also took home five awards, including Best Reality/Competition Program or Series for the fifth year in a row; Best Direction, Reality/Competition; and the Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show.
Bell Media projects landed the two main documentary awards, with the Crave Original Documentary ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH, from Mercury Films, securing the Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary award, and the Bell Media Original Documentary YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY, from M.D.F. Productions, taking home the award for Best Documentary Program.
Original series on Bell Media’s entertainment specialty channels were recognized with three awards this year. Space’s WYNONNA EARP, from SEVEN24 Films Inc., secured the award for Best Achievement in Make-Up for Joanne Jacobsen, while Dominique Provost-Chalkley took home the Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award. Comedy’s smash-hit original series CORNER GAS ANIMATED, from Vérité Films, won the award for Best Writing, Animation for the episode “Squatch Your Language,” written by series creator and star Brent Butt.
Winning for its highly successful inaugural digital special, ETALK LIVE: THE OSCARS BALCONY, hosted by Danielle Graham and Lainey Lui and produced by Bell Media Studios, secured Best Host, Web Program or Series.
After securing 18 nominations, TSN once again led all other sports broadcasters, scoring seven wins in the eight categories they were nominated in, including Best Sports Host for James Duthie (FREE AGENT FRENZY); Best Sports Play-By-Play Announcer for Chris Cuthbert and Best Direction, Live Sports Event for Andy Bouyoukos (2017 GREY CUP); and Best Sports Analyst for Jack Armstrong (Raptors Basketball on TSN).
CTV News received three awards in major news categories, with CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME once again receiving the coveted Best National Newscast award for the second year in a row (and the fourth time since 2014). CTV NEWS TORONTO AT SIX won Best Local Newscast and co-anchor Michelle Dubé was named Best News Anchor, Local.
Bell Media-supported films won 21 awards, led by The Great Darkened Days | La grande noirceur, which secured five awards including Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Sarah Gadon, Achievement in Art Direction, and Achievement in Cinematography. A Colony | Une colonie won three awards, including Best Motion Picture, Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Émilie Bierre, and the John Dunning Best First Feature Film Award. Support for films comes from The Harold Greenberg Fund/Le Fonds Harold Greenberg, as well as pre-buys and acquisitions from Bell Media’s Crave and Super Écran.
The full list of Bell Media television and film winners includes:
Television and Digital Awards (34)
Cardinal Blackfly Productions Inc.
Best Limited Series or Program
Jennifer Kawaja, Julia Sereny, Jocelyn Hamilton, Armand Leo
Best Direction, Drama Program or Limited Series
Best Lead Actor, Drama Program or Limited Series
Best Lead Actress, Drama Program or Limited Series
Best Writing, Drama Program or Limited Series
“Red” – Sarah Dodd
Best Picture Editing, Drama
Best Original Music, Fiction
THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (5)
Insight Production Company Ltd.
Best Reality/Competition Program or Series
John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Mark Lysakowski, Mike Bickerton, Sarah James, Kyle Martin, Robyn Bigue, Ann Camilleri, Guy Clarkson, Catherine Petersen
Best Direction, Reality/Competition
“Sounds Like a Wild Boar” – Rob Brunner
Best Photography, Lifestyle or Reality/Competition
“Finale” – Ryan Shaw
Best Picture Editing, Reality/Competition
“Just a Beaver Hero” - Michael Tersigni, Jonathan Dowler, Clare Elson, Owin Lambeck, Gloria Tong, David Yenovkian
Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show
John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Mark Lysakowski, Mike Bickerton, Sarah James, Kyle Martin,
Robyn Bigue, Ann Camilleri, Guy Clarkson, Catherine Petersen
THE INDIAN DETECTIVE (1)
Blue Ice Pictures
Golden Screen Award for TV Drama/Comedy
Lance Samuels, Daniel Iron, Clayton Peters, Russell Peters
New Metric Media Inc.
Best Lead Actor, Comedy
Best Direction, Comedy
“Bock et Biche” - Jacob Tierney
Best Writing, Comedy
“Letterkenny Spelling Bee” - Jared Keeso, Jacob Tierney
Best Photography, Comedy
“We Don’t Fight at Wedding” - Jim Westenbrink
Best Achievement in Casting
Jenny Lewis, Sara Kay
YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY (2)
M.D.F. Productions Inc.
Best Documentary Program
Peter Gentile, Bill House, Mike Lalonde
Best Picture Editing, Documentary
FREE AGENT FRENZY (1)
Best Sports Host
RAPTORS BASKETBALL ON TSN (1)
Best Sports Analyst
2017 GREY CUP (3)
Best Sports Play-By-Play Announcer
Best Direction, Live Sports Event
Best Sports Opening
Craig Chambers, Devon Burns, David Midgley, Jacob Frenkel
FINDING MURPH (1)
Best Sports Feature Segment
Josh Shiaman, Rick Westhead, Stuart Roberts, Devon Burns, Michael Banani
REBORN – BASKETBALL & RECONCILIATION IN RWANDA (1)
Best Sports Program or Series
Josh Shiaman, Rick Westhead, Kevin Fallis, Jason Wessel, Darren Oliver
CTV NEWS (3)
CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME (1)
Best National Newscast
David Hughes, Lisa LaFlamme, Rosa Hwang, Allan Black, Scott Ferguson
CTV NEWS TORONTO (2)
Best Local Newscast
CTV NEWS TORONTO AT SIX - Joanne MacDonald, Sophia Skopelitis, Joel Bowey, David Mills-Hughes, Ian Caldwell
Best News Anchor, Local
WYNONNA EARP (2)
SEVEN24 Films Inc.
Best Achievement in Make-Up
“War Paint” - Joanne Jacobsen
Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award
Bell Media Studios (1)
Bell Media Studios
Best Host, Web Program or Series
ETALK LIVE: THE OSCARS BALCONY - Danielle Graham, Lainey Lui
The Comedy Network (1)
CORNER GAS ANIMATED (1)
Best Writing, Animation
“Squatch Your Language” – Brent Butt
Films supported by Bell Media’s Crave, Super Écran, and The Harold Greenberg Fund / Fonds Harold Greenberg (21)
The Great Darkened Days | La grande noirceur (5)
Achievement in Art Direction
Achievement in Cinematography
Achievement in Costume Design
Achievement in Sound Editing
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
A Colony | Une colonie (3)
Best Motion Picture
Fanny Drew, Sarah Mannering
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
John Dunning Best First Feature Film Award
Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2)
Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary
Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky
Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary
Nicholas de Pencier
Achievement in Hair
Achievement in Direction
Achievement in Editing
The Hummingbird Project (1)
Achievement in Overall Sound
Philippe Lavigne, Normand Lapierre
Family First | Chien de garde (1)
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
The Grizzlies (1)
Achievement in Music – Original Song
Dan General, Thomas Lambe, Adam Tanuyak
Slut in a Good Way | Charlotte a du fun (1)
Through Black Spruce (1)
Achievement in Music – Original Score
Golden Screen Award for Feature Film
My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes (1)
Best Short Documentary