CBC WINS 18 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN CREATIVE FICTION

Mar 09, 2017

Wins include four awards for MURDOCH MYSTERIES: A MERRY MURDOCH CHRISTMAS

and three each for BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW, KIM’S CONVENIENCE

and THE TRAGICALLY HIP: A NATIONAL CELEBRATION

CBC programming continues to shine as The Academy of Canadian Film & Television awarded the national public broadcaster and its production partners 18 trophies during the second night of the Canadian Screen Awards on March 8, honouring excellence in creative fiction in drama, children's and youth, comedy, performing arts and variety categories. 

MURDOCH MYSTERIES, Canada’s most-watched home-grown drama series,* took home four awards including Best TV Movie or Limited Series for its first-ever holiday special, A MERRY MURDOCH CHRISTMAS, which was watched by 2 million Canadians.**

CBC Comedy also shone brightly with acclaimed all-female sketch-comedy series BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW and breakout hit comedy KIM’S CONVENIENCE collecting three wins each including Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series for BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series for Andrew Phung of KIM’S CONVENIENCE. SCHITT’S CREEK’s Emily Hampshire was recognized with the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series award for the second year in a row.

CBC original movie UNCLAIMED earned Elle-Maija Tailfeathers a win for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series, and animated holiday special THE CURSE OF CLARA: A HOLIDAY TALE was awarded Best Animated Program or Series.

THE TRAGICALLY HIP: A NATIONAL CELEBRATION garnered three awards including Best Direction in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series, which now brings its total to five Canadian Screen Awards including two previous wins (including Best Live Entertainment Special) during the non-fiction gala on Tuesday, March 7.

CBC’s Stratford Festival broadcast of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW nabbed two wins for Best Performing Arts Program and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series for Ben Carlson.

The 2017 Canadian Screen Awards, hosted by comedian Howie Mandel, will be broadcast live on CBC on Sunday, March 12 at 8 p.m. (9 AT and 9:30 NT). Leading up to the broadcast, Canadians can share their thoughts on the nominees with CBC on Twitter @CBC using #CdnScreenAwards.

CBC’s 2017 Canadian Screen Award wins on Wednesday, March 8 are as follows:

MURDOCH MYSTERIES: A MERRY MURDOCH CHRISTMAS (4):

CBC, Shaftesbury

Best TV Movie or Limited Series

Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Peter Mitchell, Yannick Bisson, Julie Lacey, Stephen Montgomery

Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series

Peter Mitchell

Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series

Michael McGowan

Best Original Music Score for a Program

Robert Carli

KIM’S CONVENIENCE (3 AWARDS):

CBC, Thunderbird

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

Kim's Convenience: Janet’s Photos / Ddong Chim

Andrew Phung

Best Achievement in Casting

Kim's Convenience: Frank & Nayoung

Deirdre Bowen, Millie Tom

Best Picture Editing in a Comedy Program or Series

Kim’s Convenience: Gay Discount

Kye Meechan

BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW (3 AWARDS):

CBC, Frantic Films

Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series

Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne, Jennifer Whalen, Jamie Brown

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

Baroness von Sketch Show: If the Killer is Watching

Mike Fly, Jeremy LaLonde

Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series

Baroness von Sketch Show: I Can’t Believe This Used to Take Days

Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Jennifer Whalen, Jennifer Goodhue, Dawn Whitwell, Monica Heisey, Mae Martin

SCHITT’S CREEK

CBC, Not A Real Company Productions Inc.

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

Schitt's Creek: Bob’s Bagels / Moira’s Nudes

Emily Hampshire

THE TRAGICALLY HIP: A NATIONAL CELEBRATION (5 AWARDS):

CBC, Insight Production Company Ltd.

Best Direction in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series

David Russell

Best Photography in a Variety Program or Series

Alex Nadon, Tyler Pigeon

Best Sound in a Variety or Animated Program or Series

Jay Vicari, Peter Gary, Jon Erickson, Lee Moro, Mark Vreeken

Awarded on Tuesday, March 7:

Best Live Entertainment Special
Gord Downie, Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair, Bernie Breen, Patrick Sambrook, John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Lindsay Cox

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

Brent Clark

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (2 AWARDS):

CBC, Melbar Entertainment Group

Best Performing Arts Program

Barry Avrich, Susan Edwards

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

Ben Carlson

UNCLAIMED:

CBC, Full Flood Productions

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

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

THE CURSE OF CLARA: A HOLIDAY TALE:

CBC, Smiley Guy Studios

Best Animated Program or Series

Jonas Diamond, Jeremy Diamond, Veronica Tennant, Vickie Fagan, Mike Valiquette, Denny Silverthorne

*2016/17 Season-to-date average of 1.3M (2+AMA), Source: Numeris TV Meter, Oct. 10, 2016 - Feb. 20, 2017, CBC Total, A2+, Mon 8-9pm, Total Canada, AMA, generated by InfoSys+TV 

** Source: Numeris TV Meter, Dec. 21, 2015, CBC Total, A2+, Mon 8-10pm, Total Canada, AMA, generated by InfoSys+TV

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