Bell Media Captures Top Honours at 2014 Canadian Screen Awards

— March 10, 2014

– In total, Bell Media and collaborators win 53 television categories at the Canadian Screen Awards –
– ORPHAN BLACK wins another two CSAs last night, bringing the groundbreaking series’ award total to 10 –
 – CTV News’ overall award count moves to a remarkable six honours as Lisa LaFlamme wins Best News Anchor, National –
– TMN’s CALL ME FITZ takes home three CSAs on Sunday –
– Overall, films funded by Bell Media's Pay TV services and Harold Greenberg Fund/Fonds Harold Greenberg earn 19 awards –
To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/1nBCIeJ TORONTO (March 10, 2014) – The 2014 Canadian Screen Awards concluded last night with Bell Media and its partners securing eight of the evening’s 11 television awards. Over the three nights of award presentations, Bell Media productions took home 53 television awards and Bell Media-supported films won 19 film categories during the annual celebration of Canadian film and television. **Media Note** Photography for Bell Media programming is available online at BellMediaPR.ca Space’s hit original production ORPHAN BLACK took home 10 awards, including two from last night’s award presentation – Best Dramatic Series and Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role awarded to Tatiana Maslany. TMN’s CALL ME FITZ won three CSAs on Sunday, including the Bell Media Award for Best Comedy Program or Series, while 2013 JUNO AWARDS host Michael Bublé was recognized as Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, Performing Arts or Talk Program or Series. Canada’s #1 national newscast CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME won its second CSA last night as Lisa LaFlamme was honoured as Best News Anchor, National. This complements the Best National Newscast award received by the program at the opening night gala this past Tuesday, boldly punctuating CTV News’ position as the country’s foremost news organization. Overall, CTV News picked up a remarkable six awards across a diverse range of highly-contested categories, furthering its position as Canada’s national, local, and factual news programming leader. In the film categories, 19 winners – including Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy and Best Motion Picture winner Gabrielle – were supported through Bell Media’s pay television services, The Movie Network and Super Écran, and the Harold Greenberg Fund/ Fonds Harold Greenberg financing programs. These programs, sponsored by Bell Media, support Canadian feature films in development through story optioning, script development, and equity investment. Bell Media TV winners during the Sunday, March 9 broadcast of the Canadian Screen Awards are: CTV THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS Insight Productions Company Ltd. Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, Performing Arts or Talk Program or Series Michael Bublé FLASHPOINT Pink Sky Entertainment and Avamar Entertainment Shaw Media Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Hugh Dillon – “Fit For Duty” CTV NEWS CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME Best News Anchor, National Lisa LaFlamme SPACE ORPHAN BLACK Temple Street Productions Shaw Media Award for Best Dramatic Series Claire Welland, David Fortier, Graeme Manson, Ivan Schneeberg, John Fawcett, Karen Walton, Kerry Appleyard Shaw Media Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Tatiana Maslany – “Unconscious Selection” THE MOVIE NETWORK CALL ME FITZ Amaze Film + Television/Big Motion Pictures/eOne Bell Media Award for Best Comedy Program or Series David MacLeod, John Morayniss, Michael Rosenberg, Michael Souther, Noreen Halpern, Sheri Elwood, Teza Lawrence Bell Media Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role Jason Priestley – “Thirty Percent less Pulp Fiction” Bell Media Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role Tracy Dawson – “The Totally Legitimate Death of Meghan Fitzpatrick” Bell Media-supported film winners during the Sunday, March 9 broadcast of the Canadian Screen Awards are: Enemy Pre-buy The Movie Network Achievement in Direction Denis Villeneuve Achievement in Cinematography Nicolas Bolduc Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Sarah Gadon Achievement in Editing Matthew Hannam Achievement in Music – Original Score Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans Gabrielle Pre-buy Super Écran Best Motion Picture Kim McCraw, Luc Déry Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Gabrielle Marion-Rivard The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Pre-buy The Movie Network Achievement in Make-Up Jo-Ann Macneil, Karola Dirnberger, Paul Jones Achievement in Overall Sound Andrew Tay, David Drage, David Giammarco, Greg Chapman, Matt McKenzie, Peter Persaud Achievement in Sound Editing Alex Bullick, Christian Schaaning, J.R. Fountain, Jill Purdy, Kevin Banks, Nathan Robitaille, Nelson Ferreira, Stephen Barden, Steve Baine Achievement in Visual Effects Andy Robinson, Dennis Berardi, Edward J. Taylor IV, James Cooper, Jason Edwardh, Jo Hughes, Leann Harvey, Sean Mills, Stephen Wagner, Trey Harrell Louis Cyr, l’homme le plus fort du monde / Louis Cyr: The Strongest Man in the World Investment and Pre-buy Super Écran Achievement in Art Direction / Production Design Michel Proulx Achievement in Costume Design Carmen Alie The Grand Seduction Pre-buy The Movie Network and Harold Greenberg Fund Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Gordon Pinsent The Right Kind Of Wrong Pre-buy The Movie Network and Harold Greenberg Fund Achievement in Music - Original Song Jimmy Harry, Serena Ryder – “It’s No Mistake” The F-Word Pre-buy The Movie Network Adapted Screenplay Elan Mastai Empire of Dirt Acquisition, The Movie Network and Harold Greenberg Fund Original Screenplay Shannon Masters Le démantèlement/The dismantlement Pre-buy Super Écran and financed by Fonds Harold Greenberg Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Gabriel Arcand Watermark Pre-buy The Movie Network Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Daniel Iron About Bell Media With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network; 35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran; and is managing shareholder of premium pay-per-view service Viewers Choice Canada. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 107 licensed radio stations in 55 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out-of-Home, one of Canada’s most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 9,500 advertising faces in Québec, Ontario and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites, delivers TV Everywhere with its innovative GO video streaming services, including CTV GO, TMN GO, and Bravo GO, and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.
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