Bell Media and Its Partners Take Home 56 Awards at 2016 Canadian Screen Awards

— March 14, 2016

– Bell Media wins in major categories including Best Drama, Best Reality Series, Best National Newscast, Best Talk Program or Series, Best Entertainment Special, and Best Live Sports Event –
– CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA garners six awards, including Best Reality/Competition Program or Series for the second year in a row –
– CTV News takes home three awards, including Best National Newscast –
– TSN leads sports category with seven wins –
– THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and CORNER GAS: THE MOVIE take home Golden Screen Awards –
– Eight films supported by Bell Media win 19 awards, including Room, which led all films with nine wins –
– ETALK provides extensive Canadian Screen Awards coverage tonight at 7 p.m. ET/PT –

TORONTO (March 14, 2016) Bell Media congratulates its production partners, team members, and talent on another impressive showing at the Canadian Screen Awards. Honoured with 37 television wins overall, Bell Media once again demonstrates its continued commitment to creating and developing exceptional original Canadian content. Bell Media and its partners garnered three of the major television awards handed out at last night’s closing gala, including Best Dramatic Series, Best Dramatic Actress, and Best Dramatic Actor. Bell Media-supported film projects won 19 awards, including Best Motion Picture, Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, and Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. Viewers can catch a full recap of the Canadian Screen Awards, including all the red carpet arrivals and behind-the-scenes coverage with a special edition of ETALK tonight. ETALK AT THE CSAs airs at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two and CTV GO. “We are so fortunate to work in an industry with such a wide range of extraordinarily talented and passionate people across all disciplines,” said Mary Ann Turcke, President, Bell Media. “Quality television has never been more in demand than it is today. From news and sports to drama to scripted and unscripted, Canadians embrace great homegrown TV and film, and I am extremely proud of the industry-leading content that Bell Media’s partners and team members have created this year.” Space’s juggernaut sci-fi drama ORPHAN BLACK from Temple Street Productions secured seven wins over the course of Canadian Screen Week, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for the third year in a row to Tatiana Maslany, Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role to Ari Millen, and Best Writing in a Dramatic Series. Bravo’s hit drama 19-2 from Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media received three wins, including Best Dramatic Series and Best Direction in a Dramatic Series. CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA from Insight Production Company Ltd. won Best Reality/Competition Program or Series for the second year in a row, while Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, or Talk Program or Series went to Jon Montgomery. THE AMAZING RACE CANADA also took home a Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show, while CORNER GAS: THE MOVIE garnered a Golden Screen Award for TV Drama/Comedy. The Golden Screen Awards recognize the most-watched television programs in the 2014-15 broadcast year. CTV News received three awards, including Best National Newscast for CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME and Best Local Newscast for CTV NEWS VANCOUVER. TSN garnered a total of seven awards, more than all other sports broadcasters combined, including Best Sports Feature Segment for the much talked about feature, “The Butterfly Child” and Best Live Sports Event for FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™. Bell Media In-House Productions garnered four awards, including Best Talk Program or Series for THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW. Eight winning films supported by The Movie Network and The Harold Greenberg Fund/Le Fonds Harold Greenberg won 19 awards, including: Room, which took home nine awards including Best Motion Picture, Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, and Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role; Hyena Road, which earned three wins; Brooklyn, which won two CSAs; the Bell Media Original Documentary, How To Change The World, which won for Best Editing in a Feature Length Documentary; as well Sleeping Giant; Remember; Beeba Boys; and Scratch: A Hop-opera ETALK AT THE CSAs has all the biggest moments from the CSAs airing tonight at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two and CTV GO, including Jacob Tremblay’s (Room) big homecoming and CSA win following his OSCAR® debut. Continuing its ongoing Canadian Screen Week coverage, Senior Reporter Devon Soltendieck reports from the CSAs red carpet with all the star-studded arrivals, Co-Anchor Danielle Graham delivers extensive behind-the-scenes coverage from the ETALK backstage lounge, while with a special invite to the CSAs, ETALK surprises aspiring actress Leanna Shoniker with an opportunity to meet Toronto Mayor John Tory. Plus, Danielle Graham and Lainey Lui go head-to-head in a CSA edition fashion face-off and Jessi Cruickshank breaks down all things trending from last night’s big show. The full list of Bell Media television awards includes: CTV Television and Digital (11) THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (6) Insight Production Company Ltd. Best Reality / Competition Program or Series John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Mark Lysakowski, Mike Bickerton, Sarah James, Kyle Martin, Daniela Battistella, Robyn Bigue, Ann Camilleri, Guy Clarkson, Catherine Petersen Best Direction in a Reality / Competition Program or Series Rob Brunner – “Man I’ve Got a Big Butt” Best Photography in a Lifestyle or Reality / Competition Program or Series Ryan Shaw – “Take Your Clue and Gooo!” Best Picture Editing in a Reality/Competition Program or Series Seth Poulin, Jonathan Dowler, Ben O'Neil, Burak Ozgan, Michael Tersigni – “Who’s Feeling Sporty Now” Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, or Talk Program or Series Jon Montgomery – “Man I’ve Got a Big Butt” Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Mark Lysakowski, Mike Bickerton, Sarah James, Kyle Martin, Daniela Battistella, Robyn Bigue, Ann Camilleri, Guy Clarkson, Catherine Petersen THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS (1) Insight Production Company Ltd. Best Live Entertainment Special John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Ed Robinson, Allan Reid, Lindsay Cox, Pam De Montmorency, Rose Marra SAVING HOPE (1) Entertainment One, ICF Films Best Performance in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media Michelle Nolden – “Psychic Healing” THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (2) Bell Media Production Best Talk Program or Series John Simpson, Michelle Crespi Best Direction in a Lifestyle or Information Program or Series Bob Haller CORNER GAS: THE MOVIE (1) Prairie Pants Productions Inc. Golden Screen Award for TV Drama / Comedy Brent Butt, David Storey, Virginia Thompson, Jack Tunnicliffe, Robert de Lint, Janice Dawe TSN (7) 2015 FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP (3) Best Live Sports Event Jim Panousis, Steve Abitrante Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer Luke Wileman Best Sports Opening/Tease Matt Dunn, Michael Farber, Devon Burns, Darren Oliver, Steve Denheyer “The Butterfly Child” (1) Best Sports Feature Segment Ross Rheaume, James Duthie, Brent Blanchard, Devon Burns, Michael Banani 2015 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR GOLD MEDAL GAME (3) Best Direction in a Live Sporting Event Andy Bouyoukos Best Sports Analyst Tie between Ray Ferraro and Bob McKenzie SPACE (7) ORPHAN BLACK (7) Temple Street Productions Best Achievement in Make-Up Steven Lynch, Sandy Sokolowski Best Original Music Score for a Series Trevor Yuile – “Certain Agony of the Battlefield” Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series Aaron Morton – “Certain Agony of the Battlefield” Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series Matt Anas – “Newer Elements of Our Defence” Best Writing in a Dramatic Series Alex Levine – “Scarred by Many Past Frustrations” Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Ari Millen – “Newer Elements of Our Defence” Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Tatiana Maslany – “Certain Agony of the Battlefield” CTV NEWS (3) CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME (1) Best National Newscast David Hughes, Rosa Hwang, Allan Black, Mark Borchiver, Lisa LaFlamme – CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme W5 (1) Best News or Information Segment Victor Malarek, Mary Dartis, Litsa Sourtzis, André Lapalme, Jerry Vienneau, Brian Mellersh – “Hands of God” CTV NEWS (Vancouver) (1) Best Local Newscast – CTV NEWS AT SIX with Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart Ethan Faber, Les Staff, Rhonda Fuller, Len Catling, Charles Wright BRAVO (3) 19-2 (3) Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media  Best Dramatic Series Jocelyn Deschenes, Virginia Rankin, Bruce M. Smith, Luc Chatelain, Greg Phillips, Saralo MacGregor, Jesse McKeown Best Direction in a Dramatic Series Daniel Grou (Podz) – “School” Best Achievement in Casting Robin D. Cook, Andrea Kenyon, Randi Wells, Marissa Richmond – “School” MTV (5) DEGRASSI (4) Epitome Pictures Inc. Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series Linda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn, Sarah Glinski, Matt Huether, Stephanie Williams, Stefan Brogren Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series Aislinn Paul Best Direction in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series Phil Earnshaw – “Finally, Part 2” Best Writing in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series Matt Huether – “Give Me One Reason” WE DAY 2014 (1) MTV Best Music Program or Series Sheila Sullivan, John Kampilis, Ken Katigbak MUCH (1) 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS (1) Much Academy Special Awards: Outstanding Technical Achievement Award Much Music Video Awards – Router-Based Production Audio Design Nominated films supported by Bell Media’s The Movie Network and production fund The Harold Greenberg Fund include: CANAL D (1) Sugar Coated (1) TVO (TVO)/Canal D (Bell Media) Best Social/Political Documentary Program Michele Hozer, Janice Dawe THE MOVIE NETWORK, THE HAROLD GREENBERG FUND/LE FONDS HAROLD GREENBERG (19) Room (9) Pre-buy by The Movie Network Best Motion Picture David Gross, Ed Guiney Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Jacob Tremblay Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Brie Larson Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Joan Allen Achievement in Art Direction / Production Design Ethan Tobman, Mary Kirkland Achievement in Direction Lenny Abrahamson Achievement in Editing Nathan Nugent Achievement in Make-Up Sid Armour Adapted Screenplay Emma Donoghue Hyena Road (3) Pre-buy by The Movie Network Achievement in Overall Sound Lou Solakofski, Ian Rankin, Joe Morrow, Russ Dyck, Graham Rogers, James Bastable, André Azoubel, Don White, Jack Hereen Achievement in Sound Editing Jane Tattersall, David McCallum, Martin Gwynn Jones, Barry Gilmore, David Evans, Dave Rose, Brennan Mercer, Ed Douglas, Kevin Banks, Goro Koyama, Andy Malcolm Achievement in Visual Effects Phil Jones, Sarah Wormsbecher, Eric Doiron, Anthony DeChellis, Lon Molnar, Geoff D.E. Scott, Nathan Larouche, Mark Fordham Brooklyn (2) Pre-buy by The Movie Network Achievement in Cinematography Yves Bélanger Achievement in Music - Original Score Michael Brook Sleeping Giant (1) Acquisition by The Movie Network Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Nick Serino Remember (1) Pre-buy by The Movie Network Equity Investment by The Harold Greenberg Fund Original Screenplay Benjamin August Beeba Boys (1) Pre-buy by The Movie Network Achievement in Costume Design Joanne Hansen How To Change the World (1) Best Editing in a Feature Length Documentary James Scott Scratch - A Hip-opera | Scratch - Un Hip-Opéra (1) Loan converted into equity investment – Le Fonds Harold Greenberg Achievement in Music - Original Song – ‘’C’est aujourd’hui que je sors’’ Jenny Salgado  

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