CBC takes home twenty trophies at the Canadian Screen Awards

March 2, 2015

CBC has won twenty awards at the first two evenings of the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards.

Each year, the Canadian Screen Awards honour the best in Canadian documentary, reality, lifestyle, news and sports programming as well as digital media. The full list of CBC recipients can be found below, and all the winners from all three nights are available on the Canadian Screen Awards website.

CBC’s Canadian Screen Awards winners for 2015:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
The Best Laid Plans
CBC (CBC)
Jonas Chernick

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Best Sports Host in a Sports Program or Series
Hockey Night in Canada
CBC (CBC)
Ron MacLean
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Best Direction in a Documentary or Factual Series
Wild Canada - The Eternal Frontier
CBC (CBC)
Jeff Turner

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Best Live Sports Event
Sponsor | Dome Productions
Olympics - Gold Medal Hockey Game - Women
CBC (CBC)
Chris Irwin, Brian Spear

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Best Local Newscast
CBC News: Toronto
(CBC Toronto)
Dwight Drummond, Dayna Gourley, Alan Habbick, Anne-Marie Mediwake, Alexandra Sienkiewicz

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Best News or Information Program
CBC News: the fifth estate - Made in Bangladesh
CBC (CBC)
Tarannum Kamlani, Mark Kelley, Lysanne Louter, Aileen McBride

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Best News or Information Series
CBC News: the fifth estate
(CBC News)
Julian Sher, Jim Williamson

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Best News Special
CBC News: Moncton Shooting - The Capture of Justin Bourque
(CBC News: The National, CBC News Network, CBC New Brunswick)
Derek Desouza, Mark Harrison, Darrow MacIntyre, Mark Ross, Kate Scroggins

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Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series
The Nature of Things - Invasion of the Brain Snatchers
(CBC / Radio-Canada)
Sue Dando, Mike Downie, FM Morrison, David Wells

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Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer
2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games
CBC (CBC)
Jim Hughson​

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Best Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
(Individual or Ensemble)

Rick Mercer Report - Episode 16
CBC (CBC)
Rick Mercer

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series
Mr. D - Donor Dinner
CBC (CBC)
Jonathan Torrens

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Best Host in a Pre-School, Children's or Youth Program or Series
The Adventures of Napkin Man - Just Me in a Tree
CBC (CBC)
Yannick Bisson

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Best Pre-School Program or Series
The Adventures of Napkin Man
CBC (CBC)
(Breakthrough Entertainment, Little Airplane,Little Tugboat)
Suzie Gallo, Ira Levy, Brenda Nietupski, Josh Selig, Sharon Summerling, Tone Thyne, Stephanie VanBruggen, Peter Williamson

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Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
Rick Mercer Report - Episode 16
CBC (CBC)
Rick Currie, Greg Eckler, Chris Finn, Rick Mercer, Tim Steeves, George Westerholm

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Best Costume Design
Murdoch Mysteries - Murdoch in Ragtime
CBC (CBC)
Alexander Reda

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Best Achievement in Make-Up, Sponsored by M•A•C Cosmetics
Murdoch Mysteries - Friday the 13th, 1901
CBC (CBC)
Deb Drennan

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Best Original Music Score for a Program, Sponsored by Slaight Music
Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery
CBC (CBC)
Robert Carli

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Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Sponsored by William F. White International and Comweb Group
The Best Laid Plans
CBC (CBC)
Peter Moss

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Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series, Sponsored by DHX Media
Rick Mercer Report
CBC (CBC)
(Island Edge Inc.)
Gerald Lunz, Rick Mercer, Tom Stanley​

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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 Canadian Screen Week (February 23 to March 1, 2015) and the two-hour Live Broadcast Gala will air Sunday, March 1, 2015 on CBC.

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.

A space for us all is CBC/Radio-Canada’s strategy to transform the public broadcaster, and ensure that it continues to fulfill its mandate for Canadians, now and for future generations. Through to 2020, the Corporation will increase its investment in prime-time television programming and continue to create radio programs of the highest quality, while promoting the development of digital and mobile platforms and content.

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