CBC CELEBRATES RECORD-BREAKING NUMBER OF CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS WITH 57 WINS

Mar 12, 2018

CBC collects top awards for ALIAS GRACE, ANNE, BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW, KIM’S CONVENIENCE, SCHITT’S CREEK and THE SECRET PATH during broadcast gala

CBC and its production partners were recognized with 57 Canadian Screen Awards from The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television during Canadian Screen Week 2018, the most wins of any year for Canada’s public broadcaster. The Canadian Screen Awards honour excellence in scripted, unscripted, documentary, news, sports and digital programming.

CBC earned 35 awards at galas earlier in the week and took home an additional 11 awards for television and 11 for film during the broadcast gala which aired live on CBC on Sunday, March 11. CBC swept major categories on Sunday, including wins for Best Drama Series for ANNE, Best Comedy Series and Best Lead Actor, Comedy (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee) for KIM’S CONVENIENCE, Best Limited Series and Best Lead Actress, Limited Series (Sarah Gadon) for ALIAS GRACE, Best Lead Actress, Comedy (Catherine O’Hara) for SCHITT’S CREEK, Best Performance, Sketch Comedy for BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW, and the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program for THE SECRET PATH.

Additionally, two of CBC’s most iconic figures received special awards recognizing their distinguished careers in Canadian media, with journalist Peter Mansbridge receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award and Rick Mercer taking home the Academy Icon Award for RICK MERCER REPORT.

“I am immensely proud of the work our artists and creators do every day, in an industry that continues to face significant challenges,” said Heather Conway, executive vice-president of English Services, CBC. “There is more content being created globally than ever before, and having Canadian voices telling Canadian stories is arguably even more important now than when CBC was created. The extraordinary performance at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards by Canadian creators and CBC demonstrates that CBC remains Canada’s preeminent cultural institution.”

CBC’s 2018 Canadian Screen Awards highlights include:

• CBC’s scripted programming won 25 awards. BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW received five including wins for Best Performance, Sketch Comedy and Best Sketch Comedy Program or Series. KIM’S CONVENIENCE won three awards including Best Comedy Series and Best Lead Actor, Comedy for Paul Sun-Hyung Lee for the second consecutive year. Acclaimed miniseries ALIAS GRACE earned six nods including Best Lead Actress, Drama Program or Limited Series for Sarah Gadon’s portrayal of Grace Marks, Best Writing, Drama Program or Limited Series for Sarah Polley, and Best Direction, Drama Program or Limited Series for Mary Harron. MURDOCH MYSTERIES was the recipient of the Golden Screen Award for Canada’s Most-Watched TV Drama or Comedy for the second consecutive year.


● CBC’s unscripted programming earned five awards, including two for CANADA DAY 150! FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST for Best Host in a Live Program or Series for Rick Mercer and Best Direction, Lifestyle or Information. STILL STANDING took home a win for Best Writing in a Factual Program or Series for the second year in a row.

• CBC’s acclaimed documentary programming was honoured with four awards, including THE NATURE OF THINGS WITH DAVID SUZUKI receiving the Rob Stewart Award for Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series for THE WILD CANADIAN YEAR and Best History Documentary Program or Series for LOST SECRETS OF THE PYRAMID.

● CBC NEWS took home seven awards including a win for Heather Hiscox in the Best News Anchor, National category. CBC Local News Vancouver earned three awards for Best Local Newscast, Best Reportage, Local and Best News Anchor, Local for Andrew Chang.

● Feature films supported by CBC and the CBC Breaking Barriers Film Fund were recognized with 11 awards, including seven wins for MAUDIE and four for THE BREADWINNER.

● CBC’s digital content garnered five awards including Best Cross-Platform Project - Non-Fiction for CANADA: THE STORY OF US, Best Actress, Web Program or Series for Emma Hunter in SAVE ME, and Best Actor, Web Program or Series for Peter Oldring for THIS IS THAT.

CBC’s 2018 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD WINS – 57 TOTAL:

CBC SCRIPTED PROGRAMMING (25)

ALIAS GRACE (6)
CBC, Halfire Entertainment

Best Limited Series or Program
Noreen Halpern, Sarah Polley, Mary Harron, D.J. Carson

Best Direction, Drama Program or Limited Series
Mary Harron

Best Writing, Drama Program or Limited Series
Sarah Polley

Best Lead Actress, Drama Program or Limited Series
Sarah Gadon

Best Costume Design
Simonetta Mariano

Best Production Design or Art Direction, Fiction
Arv Greywal

BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW (5)
CBC, Frantic Films

Best Sketch Comedy Program or Series
Jamie Brown, Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne, Jennifer Whalen

Best Direction, Variety or Sketch Comedy
It Satisfies on a Very Basic Level
Yael Staav

Best Writing, Variety or Sketch Comedy
It Satisfies on a Very Basic Level
Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne, Jennifer Whalen, Jennifer Goodhue, Monica Heisey, Mae Martin, Zoe Whittall

Best Performance, Sketch Comedy (Individual or Ensemble)
Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne, Jennifer Whalen

Best Picture Editing, Comedy
It Satisfies on a Very Basic Level
Mike Fly, Jeremy LaLonde

KIM’S CONVENIENCE (3)
CBC, Thunderbird Entertainment

Best Comedy Series
Ivan Fecan, Ins Choi, Kevin White, Alexandra Raffé, Anita Kapila, Sandra Cunningham

Best Lead Actor, Comedy
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

Best Supporting or Guest Actor, Comedy
Cardboard Jung, Resting Place
Andrew Phung

SCHITT’S CREEK (3)
CBC, Not A Real Company Productions, Inc.

Best Lead Actress, Comedy
Catherine O'Hara

Best Supporting or Guest Actress, Comedy
New Car, The Throuple
Emily Hampshire

Best Photography, Comedy
Grad Night
Gerald Packer

ANNE (2)
CBC/Netflix, Northwood Entertainment

Best Drama Series
Moira Walley-Beckett, Miranda de Pencier

Best Supporting Actor, Drama
Robert H. Thomson

THE SECRET PATH (2)
CBC, Secret Path Film Inc.

Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program
Stuart Coxe, Mike Downie, Jocelyn Hamilton, Gord Downie, Justin Stephenson, Jeff Lemire, Sarah Polley, Patrick Downie

Best Original Music, Non-Fiction
Gord Downie, Kevin Drew, Dave Hamelin

MURDOCH MYSTERIES (1)
CBC, Shaftesbury

Golden Screen Award for Most-Watched TV Drama
Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Yannick Bisson, Peter Mitchell, David Clark

P.K. SUBBAN: SHOTS FIRED (1)
CBC, Juste Pour Rire TV Inc.

Best Variety or Entertainment Special
Bruce Hills

CBC UNSCRIPTED PROGRAMMING (5)

CANADA DAY 150! FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST (2)
CBC, Insight Production Company Ltd.

Best Direction, Lifestyle or Information
David Russell

Best Host in a Live Program or Series
Rick Mercer

HELLO GOODBYE (1)
CBC, FORTÉ Entertainment Inc.

Best Picture Editing, Factual
Lean on Me
Derek Esposito

STILL STANDING (1)
CBC, Frantic Films

Best Writing, Factual
Fort McMurray
Jonny Harris, Fraser Young, Steve Dylan, Graham Chittenden

YOUR SPECIAL CANADA (1)
CBC, The Fantastic Hour Inc.

Best Host in a Program or Series
Jonathan Torrens

CBC DIGITAL (5)

CANADA: THE STORY OF US (1)
CBC, Bristow Global Media Inc.

Best Cross-Platform Project - Non-Fiction
Secret Location
Chris Bennett

THE NEDDEAUS OF DUQESNE ISLAND (1)
CBC, Duqesne Island Productions, Inc.

Best Direction, Web Program or Series
Sam Zvibleman

THIS IS THAT (1)
CBC

Best Actor, Web Program or Series
Peter Oldring

SAVE ME (1)
CBC, iThentic
Best Actress, Web Program or Series
Emma Hunter


SMALL TALK (1)
CBC, Canoodle Content

Best Host, Web Program or Series
Dave Keystone

CBC DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMING (4)

THE NATURE OF THINGS WITH DAVID SUZUKI (2)

THE WILD CANADIAN YEAR
CBC, River Road Films Ltd. (Wild Year Productions Ltd.)

Rob Stewart Award for Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series
Jeff Turner, Sue Turner, Caroline Underwood

LOST SECRETS OF THE PYRAMID
CBC, Alibi Entertainment

Best History Documentary Program or Series
James Hyslop

UNSTOPPABLE: THE FENTANYL EPIDEMIC
CBC, Dam Builder Productions

Best Writing, Documentary
Robert Osborne

LEAGUE OF EXOTIQUE DANCERS
documentary Channel, CBC, Storyline Entertainment

Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research
Erin Chisholm

CBC NEWS PROGRAMMING (7)

CBC NEWS: THE NATIONAL (1)
CBC, CBC News

Best Photography, News or Information
Dancing Towards the Light
Ed Ou, Kitra Cahana

CBC NEWS: THE FIFTH ESTATE (2)
CBC, CBC News

Best News or Information Series
Jim Williamson, Julian Sher

Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or Series
Cross Lake: This is Where I Live
Gillian Findlay

CBC NEWS NETWORK (1)
CBC News Network, CBC News

Best News Anchor, National
CBC NEWS NETWORK WITH HEATHER HISCOX
Heather Hiscox

CBC NEWS: LOCAL (3)

Best News Anchor, Local
BRITISH COLUMBIA VOTES
CBC British Columbia, CBC
Andrew Chang

Best Local Newscast
CBC NEWS: VANCOUVER AT 6
CBC British Columbia, CBC
(CBC Vancouver)
Alexandra Gibb, Joan Marshall, Eric Rankin, Natalie Clancy, Amar Parmar

Best Reportage, Local3
CBC NEWS: VANCOUVER AT 6
CBC British Columbia, CBC
(CBC Vancouver)
Kati’s Story
Eric Rankin, Cliff Shim, Amar Parmar

CBC-SUPPORTED FEATURE FILMS (11)

MAUDIE (7)

Best Motion Picture | Meilleur film
Bob Cooper, Mary Young Leckie, Mary Sexton, Susan Mullen

Achievement in Costume Design | Meilleurs costumes
Trysha Bakker

Achievement in Direction | Meilleure réalisation
Aisling Walsh

Achievement in Editing | Meilleur montage
Stephen O'Connell 

Original Screenplay | Meilleur scenario
Sherry White

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role | Interprétation masculine dans un rôle de soutien
Ethan Hawke

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role | Interprétation féminine dans un premier rôle
Sally Hawkins

THE BREADWINNER (4)

Achievement in Music – Original Score | Meilleure musique originale
Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna

Achievement in Music - Original Song | Meilleure chanson originale
Qais Essar, Joshua Hill - "The Crown Sleeps"

Achievement in Sound Editing | Meilleur montage sonore
Nelson Ferreira, John Elliot, J.R. Fountain, Dashen Naidoo, Tyler Whitham

Adapted Screenplay | Meilleure adaptation
Anita Doron


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