CBC ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING COMES OUT ON TOP AT THE CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS GALA

Mar 10, 2016

CBC’s winning streak continued at The Academy of Canadian Film & Television’s Canadian Screen Awards second gala event, where the public broadcaster
  received another 23 awards - more than any other broadcaster. The evening honoured excellence in drama, comedy, variety, children’s, performing arts and
  digital media. The hugely successful CBC original production, The Book of Negroes led the way at last night’s awards, taking home
  a total of 10 wins - nine for television and one for digital media. CBC original hit comedy Schitt’s Creek secured six television
awards, including a trophy for co-creator and star Daniel Levy in the Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Seriescategory.


CBC was also recognized for Canadian favourite Rick Mercer Report, the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony, compelling spy thriller X Company  and the Stratford Festival production of King Lear. The evening included a special nod to the
  team of This Hour Has 22 Minutes as they were presented with the Academy Icon Award, announced last fall.


 

“What a night for the CBC! It’s been a rewarding year. We are thrilled to see audiences embracing CBC programming and now to be recognized by The Academy,” said Heather Conway, executive vice president, English services, CBC. “These accolades validate CBC’s position as a leader in the broadcast community where CBC continues to deliver quality Canadian content and attract top-tier talent both on-and off-screen. I want to congratulate the outstanding Canadian creators that we are proud to showcase to our audiences, as their multi-platform public broadcaster. We’re tremendously pleased to see Sally Catto and everyone on our programming teams receive the recognition they deserve.”

  The Book of Negroes
  received awards for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series and Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Series. Stars of the series were
  recognized for their talent, taking home Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series (Lyriq Bent), Best
  Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series (Aunjanue Ellis) and Best Performance by an
  Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series (Shailyn Pierre-Dixon).


  Schitt’s Creek
  co-stars Emily Hampshire and Chris Elliot took home awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic
  Series and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series, respectively. In addition to the award
  for Best Writing, Schitt’s Creek also won Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series, among others.


  Hosted by comedy legend Norm MacDonald, the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast live on CBC-TV at 8 p.m. (9 AT | 9:30 NT) on Sunday, March 13,
  2016. Leading up to the broadcast, Canadians can share their thoughts on the nominees on Twitter @CBC using
  #CdnScreen16.


  2016 Canadian Screen Award wins for the CBC on Wednesday, March 9 include:


 

  Best Costume Design

  The Book of Negroes

  (Entertainment One)

  Kate Carin

 

 

 

 


  Best Cross-Platform Project—Fiction

  The Book of Negroes Interactive

  (Secret Location, Conquering Lion, Entertainment One, CBC)

  James Milward, Ryan Andal, Kathryn Rawson, Allen Martin, Damon D’Oliveira

 


  Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series

  Schitt’s Creek
  —The Cabin

  Paul Fox


  Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series

  Sponsor | William F. White International & Comweb Group
 

  The Book of Negroes

  Clement Virgo


  Best Direction in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series

  2015 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony

  Shelagh O’Brien


  Best Original Music Score for a Program

  Sponsor | Slaight Music
 

  The Book of Negroes

  (Entertainment One)

  Philip Miller

 


  Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series

  X Company
  —Walk With the Devil/Into the Fire

  Torben Liebrecht


  Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series

  Schitt’s Creek
  —Honeymoon/Surprise Party

  Chris Elliott

 


  Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series

  The Book of Negroes

  Lyriq Bent


  Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series

  Sponsor | Don Carmody Productions & Don Carmody Television

  The Book of Negroes

  Shailyn Pierre-Dixon


  Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series

  Schitt’s Creek
  —Our Cup Runneth Over/Carl’s Funeral

  Emily Hampshire


  Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series

  The Book of Negroes

  Aunjanue Ellis

 


  Best Performing Arts Program

  King Lear

  (Melbar Entertainment Group)

  Barry Avrich, Susan Edwards, Anita Gaffney, Michael Levine

 


  Best Photography in a Comedy Program or Series

  Schitt’s Creek
  —Honeymoon

  Gerald Packer

 


  Best Picture Editing in a Comedy Program or Series

  Schitt’s Creek
  —Surprise Party

  James Bredin


  Best Picture Editing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series

  Rick Mercer Report
  —Episode Three

  Allan Maclean, Miles Davren


  Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Fiction Program or Series

  The Book of Negroes

  Jason Clarke, Ian Greig, Robert van de Coolwyk, Brian Glaser, Renee Filipova

 


  Best Sound in a Comedy or Dramatic Program or Series

  The Book of Negroes

  Derek Mansveldt, David Rose, David McCallum, Martin Gwynn Jones, Joe Mancuso, Steve Hammond, Erik Culp, Frank Morrone, Scott Shepherd, Alexander Rosborough

 


  Best Sound in a Variety or Animated Program or Series

  2015 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony

  Antonio Montano, Michael Nunan, Andrew Roberts, Kent Ford, Mark Vreeken

 


  Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series

  Sponsor | DHX Media
 

  Rick Mercer Report

  (Island Edge Inc.)

  Gerald Lunz, Rick Mercer, Tom Stanley

 


  Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series

  Schitt’s Creek
  —Honeymoon

  Daniel Levy

 


  Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series

  The Book of Negroes

  Clement Virgo, Lawrence Hill


  Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series

  Rick Mercer Report
  —Episode Eleven

  Rick Mercer, Rick Currie, Greg Eckler, Chris Finn, Tim Steeves, George Westerholm

 


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