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Bell Media and Its Partners Take Home 43 Awards During the First Two Nights of the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards

– Space’s ORPHAN BLACK wins eight awards on Wednesday, the most of any program – – The Movie Network documentary OUR MAN IN TEHRAN wins five awards on Tuesday –
– CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the most-watched Canadian series ever, garners three awards –
– TSN garners five awards, including Humanitarian Award for Michael Landsberg –
– W5 receives nods on the eve of 50th anniversary –

TORONTO (February 26, 2015) – Bell Media congratulated today its internal production team and industry partners on being honoured with 43 wins during the first two nights of the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards. With 140 television nominations overall, more than any other broadcaster, Bell Media once again demonstrates its leadership in the development and creation of Canadian original content.

**Media Note** Photography for Bell Media programming is available online at BellMedia.ca/pr

“Congratulations to everyone involved in these award-winning productions,” said Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media. “We are very proud to have the extraordinary efforts of our team and partners honoured in this way.”

Notable Bell Media Wednesday night wins included Space’s acclaimed hit original series ORPHAN BLACK, from Temple Street Productions, which won eight awards on Wednesday night, more than any other program. Canadian television institution DEGRASSI garnered four wins, while The Movie Network’s SENSITIVE SKIN earned three. The Movie Network’s CALL ME FITZ garnered two awards, and CTV’s hit series MOTIVE, Discovery’s DON’T DRIVE HERE host Andrew Younghusband, CTV EXTEND’s GUIDESTONES: SUNFLOWER NOIR, VRAK’s JAPANIZI: GOING, GOING, GONG!, and award shows THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS and THE 2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS received one trophy each.

On Tuesday, the first night of the Canadian Screen Awards, CTV News received the award for Best Reportage, National for “They Would Bury the Children Last,” a report from the frontlines during last summer’s Gaza war. Additionally, W5, Canada’s most-watched documentary series, received two awards, Best News or Information Segment and Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or Series for Tom Kennedy.

Also on Tuesday, The Movie Network documentary OUR MAN IN TEHRAN, which explores the events of the Iranian Hostage Crisis, was the most decorated program on Tuesday night, taking home five awards, including Best Documentary Program. CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA won three awards and Discovery took one prize for MAYDAY.

TSN won five awards on Tuesday, highlighted by Michael Landsberg receiving the prestigious Humanitarian Award for his ongoing efforts to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. TSN also won two awards for its broadcast of the 101st GREY CUP.

Canadian Screen Week concludes on Sunday, March 1 with a live broadcast where additional awards for film and television will be handed out. A number of Bell Media programs are in the running for 13 of these awards, including Space’s ORPHAN BLACK and The Movie Network’s CALL ME FITZ, with two nominations apiece.

Bell Media winners for the first two nights of the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards are:

 

CTV

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

Insight Productions Company Ltd.

Best Direction in a Reality/Competition Program or Series

Rob Brunner – “What’s it Take to Get a Cup of Tea”

Best Picture Editing in a Reality/Competition Program or Series

Jonathan Dowler, Al Manson, Kyle Martin, Seth Poulin, Michael Tersigni – “What’s it Take to Get a Cup of Tea”

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

Rob Brunner, Mark Lysakowski – “What’s it Take to Get a Cup of Tea”

MOTIVE
Foundation Features and Lark Productions

Best Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series
Callum Keith Rennie – “Pitfall”

THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS
Insight Productions Company Ltd.

Best Photography in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series

Alex Nadon

MICHAEL BUBLÉ’S 3RD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Chanci Ventures

Best Entertainment Special

Bruce Allen

SPUN OUT

Project 10 Productions Inc.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series

Lauren Ash – “Stalkblocker”

 

SPACE

ORPHAN BLACK

Temple Street Productions

Best Direction in a Dramatic Series

TJ Scott – “Mingling its Own Nature With It”

Best Original Music Score for a Series

Trevor Yuile – “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried”

Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series

Aaron Morton – “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried”

Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series

D. Gillian Truster – “Governed As It Were By Chance”

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

Liz Calderhead, John Dondertman – “Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done”

Best Writing in a Dramatic Series

Graeme Manson – “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried”

Best Achievement in Casting

Sharon Forrest, Susan Forrest – “Governed By Sound Reason and True Religion”

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

Jordan Gavaris – “Mingling its Own Nature With It”

 

THE MOVIE NETWORK

OUR MAN IN TEHRAN

Rhombus Media Inc., Film House Inc.

Best Direction in a Documentary or Factual Series

Drew Taylor, Larry Weinstein

Best Documentary Program

Sponsor bravoFACTUAL

Nic Fichman, Drew Taylor, Larry Weinstein

Best Photography in a Documentary Program or Factual Series

John Minh Tran

Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Factual Series

Steve Weslak

Best Sound in a Documentary, Factual or Lifestyle Program or Series

Martin Lee, David McCallum, Sanjay Mehta, Brennan Mercer, Jane Tattersall

SENSITIVE SKIN
Rhombus Media, Baby Cow Productions

Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series

Don McKellar – “The Return Of The Other Davina”

Best Photography in a Comedy Program or Series

Douglas Koch – “The Three Sisters”

Best Picture Editing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series

Matthew Hannam – “The Return Of The Other Davina”

CALL ME FITZ

Entertainment One Television International, Amaze Film + Television, Big Motion Pictures

Best Sound in a Comedy, Variety, or Animated Program or Series

Fred Brennan, Alexis Eskandari, Matthew Harrold, Allen Ormerod, Paul Shikata – “A Very Special Fitzmas”

Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series

Derek Schreyer – “Baby’s First Brothel”

 

CTV NEWS

CTV NATIONAL NEWS

Best Reportage, National

Janis Mackey Frayer – “They Would Bury the Children Last”

W5

Best News or Information Segment

Mary Dartis, Garry Dwyer-Joyce, Paul Freer, Denis Langlois, Victor Malarek, Jerry Vienneau – “The War Zone”

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

Tom Kennedy

 

DISCOVERY

DON’T DRIVE HERE – PORT-AU-PRINCE

Proper Television

Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, or Talk Program or Series

Andrew Younghusband

MAYDAY – INTO THE EYE OF THE STORM 

Cineflix Productions

Best Picture Editing in a Factual Program or Series

Daniel Hawkes

 

MTV

DEGRASSI

Epitome Pictures Inc.

Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series

Stefan Brogren, Sarah Glinski, Matt Huether, David Lowe, Linda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn, Stephanie Williams

Best Direction in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series

Phil Earnshaw – “Hypnotize”

Best Writing in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series

Matt Huether – “Unbelievable”

Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series

Aislinn Paul – “My Own Worst Enemy”

WE DAY 2013

Bell Media In-House Productions

Best Direction in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series

John Keffer

 

MUCH

2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS

Bell Media In-House Productions

Best Music Program or Series

Steve Jarman, John Kampilis, Sheila Sullivan

 

TSN

Humanitarian Award: Michael Landsberg

Best Sports Analyst in a Sports Program or Series

Ray Ferraro – NHL Playoffs Game 7 LA @ Anaheim May 16, 2014

Best Sports Feature Segment

Brent Blanchard, Mike Farrell, Paul Harrington, Josh Shiaman, Ken Volden, Aaron Ward

101st GREY CUP

Best Direction in a Live Sporting Event

Paul Hemming – 101st Grey Cup

Best Sports Opening/Tease

Matt Dunn, Owen Ewers, Michael Farber, George Hupka

 

VRAK

JAPANIZI: GOING, GOING, GONG!

marblemedia

Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series

Mark J.W. Bishop, Susan Edwards, Matthew Hornburg, Stephen J. Turnbull

 

CTV EXTEND

GUIDESTONES: SUNFLOWER NOIR

iThentic, 3 o’clock.tv

Best Performance in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media

Supinder Wraich

PLAYED – INTERFERENCE

Secret Location, Bell Media, Back Alley Film Productions

Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction

Ryan Andal, Lisa Collings, Melonie de Guzman, Marty Flanagan, Pietro Gagliano, Janis Lundman, James Milward, Greg Nelson, Chris Skinner, Lindsay Zier-Vogel

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Bell Media and Its Partners Take Home 43 Awards During the First Two Nights of the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards

– Space’s ORPHAN BLACK wins eight awards on Wednesday, the most of any program – – The Movie Network documentary OUR MAN IN TEHRAN wins five awards on Tuesday –
– CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the most-watched Canadian series ever, garners three awards –
– TSN garners five awards, including Humanitarian Award for Michael Landsberg –
– W5 receives nods on the eve of 50th anniversary –

TORONTO (February 26, 2015) – Bell Media congratulated today its internal production team and industry partners on being honoured with 43 wins during the first two nights of the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards. With 140 television nominations overall, more than any other broadcaster, Bell Media once again demonstrates its leadership in the development and creation of Canadian original content.

**Media Note** Photography for Bell Media programming is available online at BellMedia.ca/pr

“Congratulations to everyone involved in these award-winning productions,” said Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media. “We are very proud to have the extraordinary efforts of our team and partners honoured in this way.”

Notable Bell Media Wednesday night wins included Space’s acclaimed hit original series ORPHAN BLACK, from Temple Street Productions, which won eight awards on Wednesday night, more than any other program. Canadian television institution DEGRASSI garnered four wins, while The Movie Network’s SENSITIVE SKIN earned three. The Movie Network’s CALL ME FITZ garnered two awards, and CTV’s hit series MOTIVE, Discovery’s DON’T DRIVE HERE host Andrew Younghusband, CTV EXTEND’s GUIDESTONES: SUNFLOWER NOIR, VRAK’s JAPANIZI: GOING, GOING, GONG!, and award shows THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS and THE 2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS received one trophy each.

On Tuesday, the first night of the Canadian Screen Awards, CTV News received the award for Best Reportage, National for “They Would Bury the Children Last,” a report from the frontlines during last summer’s Gaza war. Additionally, W5, Canada’s most-watched documentary series, received two awards, Best News or Information Segment and Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or Series for Tom Kennedy.

Also on Tuesday, The Movie Network documentary OUR MAN IN TEHRAN, which explores the events of the Iranian Hostage Crisis, was the most decorated program on Tuesday night, taking home five awards, including Best Documentary Program. CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA won three awards and Discovery took one prize for MAYDAY.

TSN won five awards on Tuesday, highlighted by Michael Landsberg receiving the prestigious Humanitarian Award for his ongoing efforts to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. TSN also won two awards for its broadcast of the 101st GREY CUP.

Canadian Screen Week concludes on Sunday, March 1 with a live broadcast where additional awards for film and television will be handed out. A number of Bell Media programs are in the running for 13 of these awards, including Space’s ORPHAN BLACK and The Movie Network’s CALL ME FITZ, with two nominations apiece.

Bell Media winners for the first two nights of the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards are:

 

CTV

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

Insight Productions Company Ltd.

Best Direction in a Reality/Competition Program or Series

Rob Brunner – “What’s it Take to Get a Cup of Tea”

Best Picture Editing in a Reality/Competition Program or Series

Jonathan Dowler, Al Manson, Kyle Martin, Seth Poulin, Michael Tersigni – “What’s it Take to Get a Cup of Tea”

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

Rob Brunner, Mark Lysakowski – “What’s it Take to Get a Cup of Tea”

MOTIVE
Foundation Features and Lark Productions

Best Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series
Callum Keith Rennie – “Pitfall”

THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS
Insight Productions Company Ltd.

Best Photography in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series

Alex Nadon

MICHAEL BUBLÉ’S 3RD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Chanci Ventures

Best Entertainment Special

Bruce Allen

SPUN OUT

Project 10 Productions Inc.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series

Lauren Ash – “Stalkblocker”

 

SPACE

ORPHAN BLACK

Temple Street Productions

Best Direction in a Dramatic Series

TJ Scott – “Mingling its Own Nature With It”

Best Original Music Score for a Series

Trevor Yuile – “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried”

Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series

Aaron Morton – “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried”

Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series

D. Gillian Truster – “Governed As It Were By Chance”

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

Liz Calderhead, John Dondertman – “Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done”

Best Writing in a Dramatic Series

Graeme Manson – “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried”

Best Achievement in Casting

Sharon Forrest, Susan Forrest – “Governed By Sound Reason and True Religion”

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

Jordan Gavaris – “Mingling its Own Nature With It”

 

THE MOVIE NETWORK

OUR MAN IN TEHRAN

Rhombus Media Inc., Film House Inc.

Best Direction in a Documentary or Factual Series

Drew Taylor, Larry Weinstein

Best Documentary Program

Sponsor bravoFACTUAL

Nic Fichman, Drew Taylor, Larry Weinstein

Best Photography in a Documentary Program or Factual Series

John Minh Tran

Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Factual Series

Steve Weslak

Best Sound in a Documentary, Factual or Lifestyle Program or Series

Martin Lee, David McCallum, Sanjay Mehta, Brennan Mercer, Jane Tattersall

SENSITIVE SKIN
Rhombus Media, Baby Cow Productions

Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series

Don McKellar – “The Return Of The Other Davina”

Best Photography in a Comedy Program or Series

Douglas Koch – “The Three Sisters”

Best Picture Editing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series

Matthew Hannam – “The Return Of The Other Davina”

CALL ME FITZ

Entertainment One Television International, Amaze Film + Television, Big Motion Pictures

Best Sound in a Comedy, Variety, or Animated Program or Series

Fred Brennan, Alexis Eskandari, Matthew Harrold, Allen Ormerod, Paul Shikata – “A Very Special Fitzmas”

Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series

Derek Schreyer – “Baby’s First Brothel”

 

CTV NEWS

CTV NATIONAL NEWS

Best Reportage, National

Janis Mackey Frayer – “They Would Bury the Children Last”

W5

Best News or Information Segment

Mary Dartis, Garry Dwyer-Joyce, Paul Freer, Denis Langlois, Victor Malarek, Jerry Vienneau – “The War Zone”

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

Tom Kennedy

 

DISCOVERY

DON’T DRIVE HERE – PORT-AU-PRINCE

Proper Television

Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, or Talk Program or Series

Andrew Younghusband

MAYDAY – INTO THE EYE OF THE STORM 

Cineflix Productions

Best Picture Editing in a Factual Program or Series

Daniel Hawkes

 

MTV

DEGRASSI

Epitome Pictures Inc.

Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series

Stefan Brogren, Sarah Glinski, Matt Huether, David Lowe, Linda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn, Stephanie Williams

Best Direction in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series

Phil Earnshaw – “Hypnotize”

Best Writing in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series

Matt Huether – “Unbelievable”

Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series

Aislinn Paul – “My Own Worst Enemy”

WE DAY 2013

Bell Media In-House Productions

Best Direction in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series

John Keffer

 

MUCH

2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS

Bell Media In-House Productions

Best Music Program or Series

Steve Jarman, John Kampilis, Sheila Sullivan

 

TSN

Humanitarian Award: Michael Landsberg

Best Sports Analyst in a Sports Program or Series

Ray Ferraro – NHL Playoffs Game 7 LA @ Anaheim May 16, 2014

Best Sports Feature Segment

Brent Blanchard, Mike Farrell, Paul Harrington, Josh Shiaman, Ken Volden, Aaron Ward

101st GREY CUP

Best Direction in a Live Sporting Event

Paul Hemming – 101st Grey Cup

Best Sports Opening/Tease

Matt Dunn, Owen Ewers, Michael Farber, George Hupka

 

VRAK

JAPANIZI: GOING, GOING, GONG!

marblemedia

Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series

Mark J.W. Bishop, Susan Edwards, Matthew Hornburg, Stephen J. Turnbull

 

CTV EXTEND

GUIDESTONES: SUNFLOWER NOIR

iThentic, 3 o’clock.tv

Best Performance in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media

Supinder Wraich

PLAYED – INTERFERENCE

Secret Location, Bell Media, Back Alley Film Productions

Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction

Ryan Andal, Lisa Collings, Melonie de Guzman, Marty Flanagan, Pietro Gagliano, Janis Lundman, James Milward, Greg Nelson, Chris Skinner, Lindsay Zier-Vogel

– 30 –

For more information

Emily Young Lee

emily.younglee@bellmedia.ca

About Bell Media

With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, 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 premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network; 35 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 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out-of-Home, one of Canada’s most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 9,500 advertising faces in Québec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; 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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