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CBC News nabs dozens of Canadian Screen Awards nominations

Flanked by its flagship news broadcast, local reporting and special programming, CBC News is set to march in to the Canadian Screen Awards with 33 television nominations.

Awards will be presented at several ceremonies from March 9 to 12 in Toronto

The National picked up eight nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards. Peter Mansbridge plans to step down from the helm of CBC's flagship show this summer, after anchoring special Canada Day coverage on July 1, when the country will mark its 150th birthday.

Flanked by its flagship news broadcast, local reporting and special programming, CBC News is set to march in to the Canadian Screen Awards with 33 television nominations.

The National picked up eight nominations —  four of them coming from the Best News or Information Segment, which has five total nominees — while TV newsmagazine the fifth estate nabbed four and consumer advocacy program Marketplace three.

Peter Mansbridge, who plans to step down from the helm of The National this summer after anchoring the special Canada Day coverage on July 1, was nominated for Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or Series for Mansbridge One on One. CBC hosts Wendy Mesley, Rosemary Barton and Adrian Harewood were also nominated in the same category.

Heather Hiscox and Ian Hanomansing are both nominated for Best News Anchor, National, while Nahlah Ayed and Diana Swain — along with producers Timothy Sawa and Lori Ward — are nominated for Best Reportage, National. 

Ian Hanomansing speaks with visitors in CBC Vancouver's newsroom. Hanomansing has been nominated for Best News Anchor, National at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards. (CBC)

CBC's local reporting will be well represented, with nods going to Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Natalie Clancy, Yvette Brend and Karen Burgess of CBC Vancouver News at Six are nominated for Best Reportage, Local, while six CBC anchors are nominated for Best News Anchor, Local.

But CBC News will face tough competition: Global and CTV both have nine nominations in categories in which CBC News is also nominated.

On the digital side, CBC News has one nomination for CBC News B.C. in the Best Cross-Platform Project — Non-fiction category. VICE Media, which launched its TV and digital properties in Canada back in 2015, had three digital nominations. 

Public service journalism

"Every day the teams at CBC News work very hard to bring Canadians ​​insight ​about​ their communities, their country and their world," CBC News editor in chief Jennifer McGuire said of the nominations.

"We have rigorous standards and we push hard to lead with investigative stories and insightful analysis," she added. "That's because we believe that facts, evidence and context are the bedrock values of public service journalism.

"It is affirming to have this work recognized so broadly across our many local and national programs​ by the CSAs​."

Comic Howie Mandel speaks to the crowd during Canada's Walk of Fame at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto in October 2011. The Toronto native will host the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards. (Aaron Vincent/Canadian Press)

The Canadian Screen Awards, which celebrate production for the past year, will be presented at several ceremonies during Canadian Screen Week 2017 from March 9 to 12 in Toronto.

The festivities conclude with a televised awards show on March 12. It will be hosted by Howie Mandel and broadcast on CBC-TV.

Christopher Plummer is to receive a special lifetime achievement honour during the ceremony.


Below is a list of all CSA nominations for CBC News:

Best Local Newscast

  • CBC Here & Now (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • CBC News Toronto
  • CBC News Toronto at 6

Best National Newscast

  • CBC News Network with Ian Hanomansing
  • CBC News The National

Best News or Information Program

  • Toxic Jewellery​, CBC News Marketplace
  • Face to Face with the Prime Minister, CBC News Special Presentation
Debbie Cooper, left, Jonathan Crowe, centre, and Ryan Snoddon of Here & Now are nominated for Best News Anchor, Local. The show is nominated for Best Local Newscast. (CBC)

Best News or Information Segment

  • Another Choice, CBC News The National
  • Dirty Work, CBC News The National
  • Captured in Carnage, CBC News The National
  • Catching up with the Farwans, CBC News The National
  • The Boy on the Beach, CBC News the fifth estate

Best News or Information Series

  • CBC News Marketplace
  • CBC News the fifth estate

Best News Special

  • Beaumont-Hamel 100th, CBC News
  • Canada Votes — Election Night: Oct. 19, CBC News
Power & Politics host Rosemary Barton interviews Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his three-day official visit to Washington. Barton has been nominated for Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or Series. (Jason Burles/CBC)

Best Reportage, Local

  • Natalie Clancy, Yvette Brend, Karen Burgess, Online Revenge Arrest (CBC Vancouver News at Six)

Best Reportage, National

  • Diana Swain, Timothy Sawa, Lori Ward, Campus Sexual Harassment: A CBC News Investigation
  • Nahlah Ayed, Trapped at the Border (CBC News The National)

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

  • Adrian Harewood, CBC News Ottawa
  • Rosemary Barton, CBC News Power & Politics
  • Wendy Mesley, CBC News The National
  • Peter Mansbridge, Mansbridge One on One

Best News Anchor, Local

  • Debbie Cooper, Jonathan Crowe, Ryan Snoddon, CBC News Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Tom Murphy and Amy Smith, CBC Nova Scotia News
  • Andrew Chang, CBC Vancouver News at Six
Heather Hiscox, left, takes a tour of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Gallery with philanthropist Eleanor Gill Ratcliffe in St. John's last summer. Hiscox has been nominated for Best News Anchor, National.

Best News Anchor, National

  • CBC News Network with Heather Hiscox
  • CBC News Network with Ian Hanomansing

Barbara Sear Award for Best Visual Research

  • The Fire Breather: The Rise and Rage of Donald Trump, CBC News the fifth estate

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

  • John Badcock and Hans Vanderzande, Why Didn't We Know? (CBC News the fifth estate​​)
  • Richard Devey, Ethiopia on the Edge (CBC News The National)

Best Picture Editing in a Factual Program or Series

  • Are We Racist?, CBC News Marketplace

Best Cross-Platform Project — Non-fiction

  • Finding Refuge, CBC News British Columbia

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