Bell Media and Its Partners Take Home 53 Awards at 2017 Canadian Screen Awards

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TORONTO (March 13, 2017) Bell Media congratulates its production partners, team members, and talent on another remarkable performance at the Canadian Screen Awards. Recognized with 35 television wins overall, Bell Media continues to showcase its growing commitment to creating and developing exceptional original Canadian content.

Bell Media and its partners garnered four of the major television awards handed out at last night’s closing gala, including Best Dramatic Series (ORPHAN BLACK), Best Comedy (LETTERKENNY), Best Dramatic Actress (Tatiana Maslany, ORPHAN BLACK), and Best Dramatic Actor (Adrian Holmes, 19-2). Bell Media-supported film projects won 18 awards, including Best Motion Picture (It’s Only the End of the World), Best Direction (It’s Only the End of the World/Xavier Dolan), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (The Other Half/Tatiana Maslany), and Best Original Screenplay (Weirdos/Daniel MacIvor).

Viewers can catch a full recap of the Canadian Screen Awards, including all the red carpet arrivals and behind-the-scenes coverage with a special edition of ETALK tonight. ETALK AT THE CSAs airs at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two and CTV GO.

 

“We are constantly inspired by the many brilliant minds working tirelessly to create phenomenal homegrown series and films in Canada,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “We are humbled by the industry-leading content that Bell Media’s partners and team members have produced this year, representing a diversity of programming from news, sports, scripted, factual, reality, lifestyle, and music.”

“As well, congratulations to Beth Janson and everyone at the Academy for elevating this year’s Canadian Screen Week and Awards to new heights.”

Space’s juggernaut sci-fi drama ORPHAN BLACK from Temple Street Productions secured nine wins over the course of Canadian Screen Week, including Best Dramatic Series, Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for the fourth year in a row to Tatiana Maslany, Best Direction in a Dramatic Series, and Best Writing in a Dramatic Series. Bravo’s hit drama 19-2 from Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media received one win, for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role to Adrian Holmes.

CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA from Insight Production Company Ltd. took home six awards, including Best Reality/Competition Program or Series for the third year in a row, Best Direction in a Reality / Competition Program or Series, Best Writing in a Lifestyle or Reality / Competition Program or Series, and the Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show.

The CraveTV Original Series LETTERKENNY, from New Metric Media, garnered three, including Best Comedy, Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series, and Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series.

Bell Media Studios garnered two awards, including Best News or Information for Discovery’s DAILY PLANET, the first Canadian Screen Award in the series’ 22-year history, and for the second year in a row, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW as Best Talk Program or Series.

CTV News received three awards, including Best News or Information Program for W5, while Best National News Anchor went to CTV NATIONAL NEWS’ Lisa LaFlamme, and Best Local News Anchor went to Daryl McIntyre from CTV Edmonton.

TSN garnered a total of four awards, more than all other sports broadcasters, including Best Direction in a Live Sporting Event for the 2015 GREY CUP. TSN’s Chris Cuthbert was recognized for Best Sports Play-by-Play while Best Sports Analyst in a Sports Program or Series went to Jack Armstrong. TSN Original Features were also recognized, winning the award for Best Sports Feature Segment for TSN’s “Radical Play”.

Television productions supported by premium pay TV network The Movie Network received four wins, led by Bell Media Original Documentaries HIP-HOP EVOLUTION, from Banger Films, which received two wins; HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD, from Met Films, which secured one award; and TMN series SENSITIVE SKIN, from Rhombus Media/Baby Cow Productions, which garnered one award.

Seven films supported by The Movie Network and The Harold Greenberg Fund/Le Fonds Harold Greenberg won 18 awards, including: It’s Only The End of the World, which took home six awards including Best Motion Picture; Race, which earned four wins including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role to Stephan James; and Weirdos, which received two wins including Best Original Screenplay.

One of its most-watched broadcasts of the year,

One of its most-watched broadcasts of the year, tonight at 7 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV GO, ETALK caps off its coverage of Canadian Screen Week with highlights from Sunday night’s gala. Ben Mulroney reports from the red carpet and Devon Soltendieck hosts winners and stars in Etalk’s backstage lounge, including Canadian Screen Award-winner Tatiana Maslany, the cast and crew of LETTERKENNY, and Dave Chappelle.  Plus, the stars pose to perfection in ETALK’s portrait studio in Bell Media’s VIP Talent Lounge! The 30-minute special also airs on CTV Two at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The full list of Bell Media television awards includes:

CTV Television and Digital (8)

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (6)

Insight Production Company Ltd.

Best Reality/ Competition Program or Series

John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Mark Lysakowski, Mike Bickerton, Sarah James, Kyle Martin, Robyn Bigue, Guy Clarkson, Ann Camilleri, Steff Millman, Catherine Petersen

Best Direction in a Reality / Competition Program or Series

“For Those About to Rock’ – Rob Brunner

Best Photography in a Lifestyle or Reality / Competition Program or Series

“Who’s Ready to Let it All Hang Out” – Ryan Shaw

Best Picture Editing in a Reality/Competition Program or Series

“Who’s Ready to Let it All Hang Out” – Mike Tersigni, Ben O’Neil, Burak Ozgan, Jonathan Dowler, Allan Hughes

Best Writing in a Lifestyle or Reality / Competition Program or Series

“Toads! Are you Kidding Me?” – Mark Lysakowski, Rob Brunner, Jennifer Pratt

Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show

The Amazing Race Canada

THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS (1)

Insight Production Company Ltd.

Best Music Program or Series

John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Randy Lennox, Allan Reid, Mark Cohon, Lindsay Cox, Tracy Galvin, Pam De Montmorency

THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (1)

Bell Media Production

Best Talk Program or Series

Michelle Crespi and John Simpson

Space (9)

ORPHAN BLACK (9)

Temple Street

Best Dramatic Series

David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, John Fawcett, Graeme Manson, Claire Welland, Kerry Appleyard, Tatiana Maslany, Alex Levine, Peter Mohan

Best Direction in a Dramatic Series

“Transgressive Border Crossing” – John Fawcett

Best Original Music Score for a Series

“The Scandal of Altruism” – Trevor Yulle

Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series

“From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths” – Aaron Morton

Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series

“The Scandal of Altruism” – Jay Prychidny

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

“Human Raw Material” – John Dondertman, Liz Calderhead

Best Writing in a Dramatic Series

“The Collapse of Nature” – Graeme Manson

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series

Kevin Hanchard

Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role

Tatiana Maslany

TSN (4)

2015 GREY CUP (2)

TSN

Best Direction in a Live Sporting Event

Andy Bouyoukos

Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer

Chris Cuthbert

RADICAL PLAY (1)

Best Sports Feature Segment

Josh Shiaman, Rick Westhead, Jason Wessel, Darren Oliver, Kevin Fallis

2016 NBA PLAYOFFS: HEAT VS. RAPTORS GAME 7 (1)

Best Sports Analyst in a Sports Program or Series

Jack Armstrong

The Movie Network (4)

HIP-HOP EVOLUTION (2)

Banger Films

Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series

Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn, Darby Wheeler, Rodrigo Bascunan

Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series

“From the Underground to Mainstream” – Steve Taylor, Mark Staunton

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD (1)

Met Film

Barbara Sears Award for Best Visual Research

Elizabeth Klinck

SENSITIVE SKIN (1)

Rhombus  Media

Best Photography in a Comedy Program or Series

Doug Koch

Discovery (2)

FRONTIER (1)

Take the Shot Productions / ASAP Entertainment

 Best Achievement in Make-Up

“Mushkegowuk Esquewu” – Elizabeth Kuchurean

DAILY PLANET (1)

Exploration Production Inc.

Best News or Information Series

Kelly McKeown, Cindy Bahadur, Agatha Rachpaul

CraveTV (3)

LETTERKENNY  (3)

New Metric Media

Best Comedy Series

Mark Montefiore, Patrick O’Sullivan, Jared Keeso, Jacob Tierney

Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series

“Super Soft Birthday” – Jacob Tierney

Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series

“Super Soft Birthday” – Jacob Tierney, Jared Keeso

CTV NEWS (3)

CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME (1)

Best News Anchor, National

Lisa LaFlamme

W5 (1)

Best News or Information Program

“W5: Healing Hands” – Brett Mitchell, Steve Bandera, Victor Malarek, André Lapalme, Brian Mellersh, Anton Koschany

CTV NEWS EDMONTON (1)

Best News Anchor, Local

Daryl McIntyre

Bravo (1)

19-2 (1)

Sphère Média Plus

Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role

Adrian Holmes

E! (1)

REIGN (1)

Take 5 Productions

 Best Costume Design

“Clans” – Meredith Markworth-Pollack

THE MOVIE NETWORK, THE HAROLD GREENBERG FUND/LE FONDS HAROLD GREENBERG (18)

It’s Only the End of the World | Juste la fin du monde (6)

Investment in production by Le Fonds Harold Greenberg
Pre-buy by Super Écran
Acquired by The Movie Network

Best Motion Picture | Meilleur film

Nancy Grant, Sylvain Corbeil, Xavier Dolan

Achievement in Cinematography | Meilleures images

André Turpin

Achievement in Direction | Meilleure réalisation

Xavier Dolan

Achievement in Make-Up | Meilleurs maquillages

Maïna Militza, Denis Vidal

Adapted Screenplay | Meilleure adaptation

Xavier Dolan

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role |

Interprétation masculine dans un rôle de soutien

Vincent Cassel

Race (4)

Pre-buy by The Movie Network

Achievement in Overall Sound | Meilleur son d’ensemble

Claude La Haye, Luc Boudrias, Pierre-Jules Audet

Achievement in Sound Editing | Meilleur montage sonore

Senneville, Luc Raymond, Jean-Philippe Saint-Laurent

Achievement in Visual Effects | Meilleurs effets visuels

Martin Lipmann, Cynthia Mourou, Benoit Touchette, Jonathan Piché-Delorme, Frédéric Breault

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role | Interprétation masculine dans un premier rôle

Stephan James

Weirdos (2)

Acquired by The Movie Network

Original Screenplay | Meilleur scenario

Daniel MacIvor

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role |

Interprétation féminine dans un rôle de soutien

Molly Parker

Born to Be Blue (2)

Pre-buy by The Movie Network

Achievement in Music – Original Score | Meilleure musique originale

Todor Kobakov, Steve London, David Braid

Achievement in Music –  Original Song | Meilleure chanson originale

“Could Have Been” – David Braid

Two Lovers and a Bear (2)

Pre-buy By The Movie Network

Supported by The Harold Greenberg Fund

Achievement in Art Direction / Production Design |

Meilleure direction artistique

Emmanuel Fréchette

Achievement in Editing | Meilleur montage

Richard Comeau

Nelly (1)

Investment in production by Le Fonds Harold Greenberg
Pre-buy by Super Écran

Achievement in Costume Design | Meilleurs costumes

Patricia McNeil

The Other Half (1)

Pre-buy by The Movie Network

Supported by The Harold Greenberg Fund

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role |

Interprétation féminine dans un premier rôle

Tatiana Maslany

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About Bell Media Independent Production

Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF CANADA, hit drama CARDINAL, and upcoming original series THE DISAPPEARANCE. Among the original series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, Space’s most-watched original series KILLJOYS, Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, CraveTV comedies LETTERKENNY and RUSSELL PETERS IS THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER, Comedy’s new satirical news series THE BEAVERTON, and nine new series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and FISH THE DISH. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.

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About Bell Media

Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.

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