TORONTO, March 9, 2016 – The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is pleased to announce that 49 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS and six Academy Special Awards were presented tonight in Drama, Children’s or Youth, Comedy and Variety categories. This Canadian Screen Awards Gala was hosted tonight by comedian Steve Patterson at the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto.
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“On either side of the camera, Canadian artists have consistently produced television to the highest standard in drama, comedy and children’s programming,” says Academy CEO Helga Stephenson. “Congratulations to all the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards’ nominees and winners who’ve raised the bar for us all again.”
Six previously announced Academy Special Awards were presented tonight to:
- Ivan Fecan for the Academy Board of Directors’ Tribute sponsored by National Bank
- Wendy Crewson for the Earle Grey Award
- Karen Walton for the Margaret Collier Award
- Performing Arts Lodges (PAL Canada) for the Humanitarian Award
- This Hour Has 22 Minutes for the Academy Icon Award
- Ana Serrano for the Digital Media Trailblazing Award sponsored by the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC)
About the Academy | www.academy.ca | 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 | www.academy.ca | 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 (March 7 –13, 2016) and the 2-Hour Broadcast Gala will air LIVE at 8pm ET (9 AT | 9:30 NT) Sunday March 13, 2016 on CBC.