Inaugural Canadian Screen Awards 2013

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Sunday night saw the debut of the Canadian Screen Awards, presented by Martin Short from Sony Centre in Toronto and broadcast on CBC. Replacing the formerly seperate Gemini – Television Awards and Genie – Film Awards, the Canadian Screen Awards celebrated the best in Canadian film, English language television (French tv has its own ceremony) and digital media. After the 2012 awards season, the Canadian Academy felt this merger was a better way to recognize screen achievement and advancement. Canadian Screen week preceding the awards ceremony featured industry technical awards, receptions, parties, networking and public meet and greets bringing fans and celebrities together.

The Sunday night awards ceremony presented awards in film, television, acting, news coverage, sport and digital media categories. The big winner of the evening was feature film Rebelle (War Witch), walking away with 10 awards including Best Picture.
Some of the other main awards went to:

FILM

Rebelle (War Witch) – Best Motion Picture
Kim Nguyen : Rebelle (War Witch) – Achievement in Direction
James Cromwell in Still Mine – Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Rachel Mwanza in Rebelle (War Witch) – Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Serge Kanyinda in Rebelle (War Witch) – Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Seema Biswas in Midnight’s Children – Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Howard Shore for Cosmopolis – Achievement in Music – Original Score
Emily Haines, James Shaw and Howard Shore’ for “Long to Live” (Cosmopolis) – Achievement in Music – Original Song
Kim Nguyen : Rebelle (War Witch) – Original Screenplay
Salman Rushdie : Midnight’s Children – Adapted Screenplay
“Stories We Tell” : Sarah Polley and Anita Lee – Best Feature Length Documentary Award
“The Boxing Girls of Kabul” : Annette Clarke and Ariel Nasr – Best Short Documentary

TV
Flashpoint – Best Dramatic Series
Less Than Kind – Best Comedy Program or Series
The Borgia – Best International Drama
Enrico Colantoni in Flashpoint – Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Meg Tilly in Bomb Girls – Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Gerry Dee in Mr. D – Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role
Wendel Meldrum in Less Than Kind – Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role
Dragons’ Den – Best Reality / Competition Program or Series
Peter Mansbridge for CBC The National – Best News Anchor
The National – Best National Newscast
TSN for London 2012 – Best Live Sporting Event
George Stroumboulopoulos for George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight – Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, Performing Arts or Talk Program or Series

DIGITAL MEDIA

Guidestones – Best Original Program or Series – Non-Fiction
One Millionth Tower – Best Original Program or Series – Fiction

 

 

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