Academy of Canadian Cinema, Awards Its First 50 Winners
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is pleased to announce that 50 Canadian Screen Awards were presented tonight in News & Sports, Documentary, Lifestyle, Reality and Digital Media. This Canadian Screen Awards Gala was hosted by comedian Darrin Rose at the Sheraton Centre Toronto.
“Tonight we kick off the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards celebrating the ‘Canadian reality’ in all its forms, from news and documentaries to sports, lifestyle and reality programming,” says Academy Chair, Martin Katz. “We congratulate all the nominees and winners who bring the reality of the Canadian experience to the screen!”
“It is your talent, determination and yes, your sense of fun, which bring diverse stories to our many screens,” says Helga Stephenson, Academy CEO. “The Academy is proud to recognize you, the Canadians creators delivering excellence in television and digital media year-round.”
Four previously announced Academy Special Award winners were also presented tonight to:
The Exhibition (Damon Vignale, Robert Straight and Miho Yamamoto) for the Diversity Award, sponsored by Playback
Michael Landsberg for the Humanitarian Award
Jeffrey Elliott for the Digital Media Trailblazing Award sponsored by the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC)
Ric Esther Bienstock for the Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism
You can find the full list of winners from the Night HERE.