CBC earns 23 awards at 2014 Canadian Screen Awards

March 10, 2014

Last night's broadcast saw CBC win additional three awards for Dragons' Den and Jack

Last night's Canadian Screen Awards at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto saw CBC Television earn three awards, bringing their grand total to 23 Canadian Screen Award wins. Fan favourite Dragons' Den won for Best Reality/Competition Series, while the CBC Television film Jack earned two awards for their leads, Rick Roberts and Sook-Yin Lee.

CBC programs, talent and crew were all nominated in categories across the board for Canada's most prestigious television, film and digital awards. Last night's winners join those announced earlier in the week, with CBC's comedy and news programming A complete breakdown of CBC's wins can be found below.

Hosted by Martin Short, last night's Canadian Screen Award broadcast celebrated the stars of Canadian film and television and commemorated the 65th anniversary of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. The historic red carpet portion of the show saw each of the major broadcasters collaborating to honour Canadian talent. eTalk's Ben Mulroney, ET Canada's Cheryl Hickey and Entertainment City's Dina Pugliese joined CBC's Heather Hiscox and Eli Glasner to co-host the Canadian Screen Awards' red carpet.

2014 Canadian Screen Award wins awarded to CBC include:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Rick Roberts

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Sook-Yin Lee

Best Reality / Competition Program or Series
Sponsor | A&E Networks

Dragons' Den
Lisa Gabriele, Mike Armitage, Tracie Tighe

Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Sponsor | Canadian Media Production Association

The Phantoms
Sudz Sutherland

Best Direction in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
Rick Mercer Report - Episode 10
Henry Sarwer-Foner

Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series
Sponsor | 9 Story Entertainment

The Magic Hockey Skates
Jason Boose, Sarah Mercey

Best Original Music Score for a Series
Cracked - What We Can't See
Robert Carli

Best Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)
Rick Mercer Report - Episode 1
Rick Mercer

Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
Rick Mercer Report
Gerald Lunz, Rick Mercer, Tom Stanley

Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series
Gavin Crawford's Wild West
Gavin Crawford, Kyle Tingley

Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
This Hour Has 22 Minutes - 20-11
Albert Howell, Bob Kerr, Cathy Jones, Dean Jenkinson, Gary Pearson, Greg Thomey, Mark Critch, Mary Walsh, Michael Balazo, Mike Allison, Nigel Lawrence, Rupinder Gill, Scott Vrooman, Shaun Majumder, Susan Kent

Best Reportage, National
CBC News: The National - Syrian Conflict
Sasa Petricic

Best Reportage, Local
CBC News: Here & Now
David Cochrane, Paul Pickett

Best News Special
CBC News: The National - Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Captured
Caroline Harvey, Derek Desouza, Mark Harrison, Mary Mather, Peter Mansbridge

Best News Information Series
CBC News: the fifth estate
Jim Williamson, Marie Caloz

Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research
CBC News: the fifth estate - Rate my Hospital
Amber Hildebrandt, Anita Elash, Kimberly Ivany, Romilla Karnick, Sangeeta Patel, Sina Zapfe

Best News Information Program
Syria: Behind Rebel Lines
Lynne Chichakian, Rania Abouzeid, Sylvène Gilchrist

Best Host or Interviewer in a News Information Program or Series
The War of 1812: Been There, Won That
Peter Keleghan

Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series
The War of 1812: Been There, Won That
Susan Teskey

Best Performing Arts or Arts Documentary Program
documentary Channel
(Adobe Productions International)
Bobbi Jo Hart, Robbie Hart

Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series
documentary Channel
Howard Goldberg

Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media - Non-Fiction
CBC Music Presents: The Beetle Roadtrip Sessions
(CBC Television)
Brent Hodge, Bryan Ward, Grant Lawrence, Kai Black, Talia Schlanger

Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer
HNIC: Stanley Cup Final - Game 4 - Chicago/Boston
Jim Hughson

Find the awards online at:
@academy_net / #CDNScreen14

About the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film, television and digital media. Unifying industry professionals across Canada, the Academy is a vital force representing all screen-based industries.

About the Canadian Screen Awards and Canadian Screen Week
The Academy's Canadian Screen Awards is the annual awards show to celebrate the best in film, television and digital media. They are part of CanadianScreen Week (March 3-9, 2014) and the two-hour Live Broadcast Gala will air Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 8 p.m. on CBC.

For interviews and media inquiries, please contact:
Natalie Petozzi
Entertainment Publicist, CBC Communications and Publicity
Natalie.Petozzi@cbc.ca 416 205 2221416 205 2221 (office) / 647 926 6954647 926 6954 (mobile)

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.

For a complete list of publicity contacts and for more information including series synopses, press releases, hi-res images, video clips and bios, please visit the CBC Media Centre at cbc.ca/mediacentre. Follow CBC's publicity team on twitter @CBC Publicity.

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