Mar 09, 2016

                CBC News Network takes home two awards including Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or Series for Rosemary Barton and Best         News Anchor, National for Ian Hanomansing        


                CBC Sports’ Andi Petrillo is the first female broadcaster in Canada to be recognized with an award for Best Sports Host in a Sports Program or         Series        


CBC took home 15 awards last night at the opening gala for The Academy of Canadian Film & Television’s Canadian Screen Awards. The evening focused on   television and digital media in categories including documentary, reality, lifestyle, news, sports and digital media. CBC News won eight awards, including   wins for CBC News Network’s Rosemary Barton and Ian Hanomansing, and CBC News and CBC Aboriginal: Missing and MurderedIndigenous Women.CBC Sports’ Road to the Olympic Games host Andi Petrillo was recognized for her work as a host for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. CBC was also recognized forStill Standing, The Nature of Things, Balletlujah and   Vietnam: Canada’s Shadow War. Additionally, iconic CBC producer Mark Starowicz was presented with he Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism, an award that was previously announced.

  “My congratulations go out to all of our nominees and winners from Tuesday’s gala, especially to CBC News on their impressive eight wins,” said Heather Conway, executive vice president,
  English services, CBC. “Rosie Barton and Ian Hanomansing exemplify CBC News Network’s industry-leading news coverage, and I can’t think of a better way to have celebrated International Women’s Day than with a historic win by a deserving sports broadcaster like Andi Petrillo. I’m also pleased that our coverage of missing and murdered indigenous women has been recognized by The Academy, as CBC feels strongly about bringing these stories to all Canadians.”

  Barton was honoured with the award for Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or Series as host of CBC News
  Network’s Power & Politics. A regular contributor to Power & Politics since 2009, she began
  hosting the program on an interim basis in July 2015, before being confirmed as the permanent host in January
  2016. Barton’s fellow CBC News Network host Ian Hanomansing took home the award for Best News Anchor, National. The Vancouver-based Hanomansing
  has been with CBC since 1986, as a reporter, anchor and interviewer. His win on Tuesday
  night recognizes his stellar work as the anchor of CBC News Network’s daily prime-time coverage.

  Petrillo’s Canadian Screen Award win for Best Sports Host in a Sports Program or Series category makes her the first female broadcaster to be
  honoured by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television with an award (Canadian Screen Award or Gemini Award) as a host in a sports program or series.
  Petrillo was recognized for her work on CBC’s coverage of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games as host of Pan Am Afternoon. She
currently hosts CBC Sports’ Road to the Olympic Games alongside Scott Russell, and is also set to host   Olympic Games Daytime alongside David Amber during CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and
  was recently named anchor/host of TSN 1050’s Leafs Lunch.

  Comedy legend Norm MacDonald will host the live broadcast of the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards 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

  2016 Canadian Screen Award wins for the CBC on Tuesday, March 8 include:

  Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research

  the fifth estate
  —The Mob and Michael Degroote

  Nicole Reinert, Alexandra Byers, Greg McArthur, Zach Dubinsky, Chelsea Gomez, Joseph Loiero

  Barbara Sears Award for Best Visual Research

  The Nature of Things
  : Jellyfish Rule!

  Gina Cali


  Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series


  (Corkscrew Media)

  Scott Henuset, Heather Edwards, Brent Kawchuk

  Best Cross-Platform Project - Non-Fiction

  CBC News and CBC Aboriginal
  : Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

  Connie Walker, William Wolfe-Wylie, Tiar Wilson, Kimberly Ivany, Michael Pereira

  Best Factual Program or Series

  Still Standing

  (Frantic Films)

  Jamie Brown, Catherine Legge, Jeff Peeler

  Best History Documentary Program or Series

  Vietnam: Canada’s Shadow War

  (Merit Motion Pictures)

  Merit Jensen Carr, Andy Blicq


  Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or Series

  CBC News Network—Power & Politics

  Rosemary Barton

  Best News Anchor, Local

  CBC News: Vancouver at 6

  Andrew Chang


  Best News Anchor, National

  CBC News Network with Ian Hanomansing

  Ian Hanomansing


  Best News or Information Program

  CBC News: Marketplace—Licence to Deceive

  Tiffany Foxcroft, Tyana Grundig, Erica Johnson, Morna Scott-Dunne, Bill Arnold


  Best Original Music for a Non-Fiction Program or Series

  The Great Human Odyssey
  —Rise of a Species

  Darren Fung

  Best Photography in a News or Information Program, Series or Segment

  CBC News: The National
  —Losing Liberia

  Jean-Francois Bisson


  Best Reportage, National

  CBC News: The National

  Adrienne Arsenault


  Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series

  The Great Human Odyssey

  (Clearwater Documentary)

  Niobe Thompson


  Best Sports Host in a Sports Program or Series

  2015 Pan Am Games—Pan Am Afternoon

  Andi Petrillo


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