Two Canadian Screen Award nominations for CBC Montreal
Debra Arbec, Simon Nakonechny recognized for local news coverage
Congratulations to CBC Montreal News anchor Debra Arbec and reporter Simon Nakonechny, who have been nominated for 2019 Canadian Screen Awards.
Debra has been nominated in the best local news anchor category and Simon is up for best local reporter for his work on One Year After the Flood, which examined the aftermath of the 2017 spring floods.
Special kudos also goes to CBC Montreal's Carrie Haber and Radio-Canada's Francine Allaire, who were the network producers for "Tower of song: A memorial tribute to Leonard Cohen", which aired simultaneously in English and in French. The program is nominated for best variety or entertainment special.
Organizers unveiled the latest nominees today for the annual celebration of excellence in film, television and digital media productions.
The awards are administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
CBC news netted 39 award nominations in 17 network and local categories.
Winners of the 2019 awards will be announced at various events during the academy's annual Canadian Screen Week celebrations in March, which culminate in the televised Canadian Screen Awards gala in Toronto on March 31, broadcast live on CBC.
Organizers also revealed this year's special award recipients, including sketch troupe The Kids in the Hall (Academy Icon Award), comedy veteran Mary Walsh (Earle Grey Award) and filmmaker Deepa Mehta (Lifetime Achievement Award).