CBC WINS 28 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS AT NON-FICTION GALA

Mar 27, 2019

CBC NEWS is recognized with 10 awards - more than any other news organization - including wins for THE NATIONAL, THE FIFTH ESTATE and MARKETPLACE

CBC’s unscripted and arts content received 11 awards, with key category wins for THE DETECTIVES,  THE FILMMAKERS, GORD DOWNIE’S SECRET PATH IN CONCERT, THE JUNO AWARDS and STILL STANDING

CBC’s THE NATURE OF THINGS won six awards, with three for EQUUS: STORY OF THE HORSE including the Rob Stewart Award for Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series

March 27, 2019 - CBC and its production partners were recognized with 28 awards - winning more than half of all categories, and the most of any Canadian broadcaster - at the March 26 opening gala for The Academy of Canadian Film & Television’s Canadian Screen Awards, honouring excellence in non-fiction programming including news, documentary, reality, lifestyle, and sports content.

CBC News received 10 awards, more than any other news organization, representative of the depth and breadth of its daily and weekly reporting, news specials, investigative journalism and technical merit at both the national and local level. CBC NEWS: THE NATIONAL took home four awards, including Best News or Information Segment, as well as Best National Reporter for Paul Hunter and Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or Series for Adrienne Arsenault. THE FIFTH ESTATE was also honoured with four awards including Best News or Information Series, while MARKETPLACE received one for Best News or Information Program. CBC Winnipeg’s Katie Nicholson was recognized as Best Local Reporter.

The public broadcaster’s unscripted and arts programming swept major categories at the non-fiction gala. GORD DOWNIE’S SECRET PATH IN CONCERT won two awards including Best Variety or Entertainment Special, while THE JUNO AWARDS won Best Live Entertainment Special for its return to CBC in 2018. THE DETECTIVES, recently renewed for its third season, won two awards including Best Factual Series. The second season of THE FILMMAKERS, with its focus on female Canadian filmmakers, won Best Talk or Entertainment Program or Series. Rick Mercer once again won Best Host in a Live Program or Series, this time for his role in the special NEW YEAR’S EVE 2017, and Jonny Harris took home the award for Best Host in a Program or Series for hit comedy STILL STANDING, as well as Best Writing in a Factual Program or Series for the third consecutive year.

CBC’s acclaimed documentary series THE NATURE OF THINGS won six awards, with three for EQUUS: STORY OF THE HORSE including the Rob Stewart Award for Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series;  two for JUMBO: THE LIFE OF AN ELEPHANT SUPERSTAR including Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series; and Best History Documentary Program or Series for ICE BRIDGE. Larry Weinstein won Best Direction, Documentary Program, for documentary Channel’s DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMAS.

The 2019 Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast live on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service on Sunday, March 31 at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. AT and 9:30 p.m. NT). Leading up to the broadcast, Canadians can share their thoughts on the nominees with CBC on Twitter @CBC using #CdnScreenAwards.

CBC’s 2019 Canadian Screen Award non-fiction award wins include:

 

CBC NEWS (10)

 

CBC NEWS: THE NATIONAL (4)

CBC, CBC News

 

Best News or Information Segment

“The Ruins of Raqqa”

Brenda Witmer, Adrienne Arsenault, Michelle Gagnon, Lindsay Rempel, Ghalia Bdiwe, John Heron

 

Best National Reporter

“Texas Church Shooting”

Paul Hunter

 

Best Photography, News or Information

“The Ruins of Raqqa”

Jean-François Bisson

 

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

“CBC News: The Royal Wedding: Harry & Meghan”

Adrienne Arsenault

 

CBC NEWS: LOCAL (1)

 

Best Local Reporter

CBC WINNIPEG NEWS AT SIX  - Minister Tickles

CBC, CBC Manitoba

Katie Nicholson

 

CBC NEWS: THE FIFTH ESTATE (4)

CBC, CBC News

 

Best News or Information Series

Jim Williamson, Julian Sher

 

Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research

“Murdoch in Cottage Country”

Timothy Sawa, Lisa Mayor, Zander Sherman

 

Barbara Sears Award for Best Visual Research

“Murder in the Village”

Leslie Morrison

 

Best Writing, Documentary

“The Truth Smugglers”

Gillian Findlay

 

CBC NEWS: MARKETPLACE (1)

CBC, CBC News

 

Best News or Information Program

“Fake Degrees”

Nelisha Vellani, Eric Szeto, Asha Tomlinson, Simon Parubchak, Bill Arnold, David Macintosh

 

UNSCRIPTED AND ARTS (11 AWARDS)

 

THE DETECTIVES (2)

CBC, WAM Media GRP Inc.

 

Best Factual Series

Hans Rosenstein, Debbie Travis, Scott Bailey, Jennifer Gatien, Petro Duszara

 

Best Picture Editing, Factual

“The Wells Gray Gunman”

Fannie Daoust, Glenn Berman

 

STILL STANDING (2)

CBC, Frantic Films

 

Best Writing, Factual

“Carcross”

Jonny Harris, Fraser Young, Graham Chittenden, Steve Dylan

 

Best Host in a Program or Series

Jonny Harris

 

GORD DOWNIE’S SECRET PATH IN CONCERT (2)

CBC, Antica Productions Ltd.

 

Best Variety or Entertainment Special

Mike Downie, Gord Downie, Stuart Coxe, Craig Baines, Patrick Sambrook, Patrick Downie, Rachel Dawson

 

Best Sound, Non-Fiction

Doug McClement, Sanjay Mehta

 

THE FILMMAKERS (1)

CBC

 

Best Talk or Entertainment Program or Series

Nicole Brewster-Mercury, Exan Auyoung, Eli Glasner, Mercedes Grundy, Nigel Hunt, Ashley Mak

 

THE JUNO AWARDS (1)

CBC, Insight Productions Ltd.

 

Best Live Entertainment Special

John Brunton, Allan Reid, Mark Cohon, Michael Buble, Lindsay Cox, Pam de Montmorency, Tracy Galvin, Kristine Pleau, Luciano Casimiri

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE 2017 (1)

CBC, Insight Productions

 

Best Host in a Live Program or Series

Rick Mercer

 

THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW (1)

CBC, Proper Television

 

Best Writing, Lifestyle or Reality Competition

“Bread Week”

Elvira Kurt

 

TOWER OF SONG: A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN (1)

CBC, Peacock Alley Entertainment Inc.

 

Best Production Design or Art Direction, Non-Fiction

Tarik Mikou

 

DOCUMENTARIES (7)

 

THE NATURE OF THINGS WITH DAVID SUZUKI (6)

 

EQUUS: STORY OF THE HORSE (3)

CBC, Handful of Films Inc.

 

Rob Stewart Award for Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series

Niobe Thompson, Caroline Underwood

 

Best Original Music, Non-Fiction

“Origins”

Darren Fung

 

Best Photography, Documentary or Factual

“Origins”

Daron Donahue, Aaron Munson

 

JUMBO: THE LIFE OF AN ELEPHANT SUPERSTAR (2)

CBC, Infield Fly Productions

 

Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series

Dugald Maudsley, Stephen Dunleavy, Sharmila Choudhury

 

Best Direction, Documentary or Factual Series

Christine Nielsen

 

ICE BRIDGE (1)

CBC, Yap Films

 

Best History Documentary Program or Series

Elliott Halpern, Elizabeth Trojian

 

documentary Channel (1)

 

DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMAS (1)

documentary Channel/CBC, Riddle Films

 

Best Direction, Documentary Program

Larry Weinstein

 

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