Canadian Screen Awards

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Canadian Screen Awards
Canadian Screen Awards Logo in English and French.gif
The Canadian Screen Awards logo in English and French.
Awarded for Best television, film, and digital media productions in Canada
Country Canada
Presented by Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
First awarded 2013
Official website http://www.academy.ca/awards/

The Canadian Screen Awards (French: Les prix Écrans canadiens[1]) are awards given annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television recognizing excellence in Canadian film, television, and digital media productions.

The new awards were first presented in 2013 as the result of a merger of the Canadian Academy's previous awards for Canadian television and film productions the Gemini Awards and the Genie Awards respectively, along with Canadian digital media.

History[edit]

In April 2012, the Canadian Academy announced that it would merge the Gemini Awards and the Genie Awards into a new awards show that would better recognize Canadian accomplishments in film, television, and digital media.[2] On September 4, 2012, the Canadian Academy announced that the new ceremony would be known as the Canadian Screen Awards, representing the different "screens" (television, cinemas, computers, and mobile devices) used to consume media.[3] The inaugural ceremony, hosted by comedian Martin Short and broadcast by CBC Television, was on March 3, 2013.[4][5]

As with the Genie Awards, all Canadian films, regardless of language, will be eligible to receive awards in the film categories. However, as with the Gemini Awards, only English-language productions will be eligible for television categories: the Canadian Academy will still hold the Prix Gémeaux, a separate ceremony honouring French-Canadian television productions.[2]

To date, the Academy has not announced an official short form nickname for the awards, such as "Oscar" for the Academy Awards.[6] Numerous Canadian television and film critics and other figures have suggested potential nicknames, including the straightforward abbreviation "Screenies",[6] tributes to Canadian film and television legends including "Candys" in memory of actor John Candy,[7] "Pickfords" in honour of actor Mary Pickford and "Normans" in honour of director Norman Jewison,[7] and "Gemininies" as a portmanteau of the awards' former names.[6] The organization itself invited suggestions from viewers via social media,[7] with chair Helga Stephenson suggesting that the board would consider the suggestions and potentially announce a naming choice in time for the 2014 ceremony.[7]

Awards ceremonies[edit]

Awards categories[edit]

The Canadian Screen Awards has 116 categories. There are 22 film categories, 89 television categories, and five digital media categories.

Film[edit]

1. Best Motion Picture

2. Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design

3. Achievement in Costume Design

4. Achievement in Make‐Up

5. Achievement in Cinematography

6. Achievement in Direction

7. Achievement in Editing

8. Achievement in Music – Original Score

9. Achievement in Music – Original Song

10. Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

11. Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

12. Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

13. Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

14. Achievement in Visual Effects

15. Achievement in Overall Sound

16. Achievement in Sound Editing

17. Original Screenplay

18. Adapted Screenplay

19. Best Feature Length Documentary

20. Best Short Documentary

21. Best Live Action Short Drama

22. Best Animated Short

Television[edit]

1. Best Animated Program or Series

2. Best Breaking News Coverage

3. Best Breaking Reportage, Local

4. Best Breaking Reportage, National

5. Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series

6. Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series

7. The Bell Media Award for Best Comedy Program or Series

8. Best Documentary Program or Series

9. Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie

10. Best Dramatic Series

11. Best History or Biography Documentary Program or Series

12. Best International Drama

13. Best Lifestyle Program or Series

14. Best Live Sporting Event

15. Best Local Newscast

16. Best Music, Variety, Sketch Comedy or Talk Program or Series

17. Best National Newscast

18. Best News Information Series

19. Best Performing Arts Program or Series or Arts Documentary Program or Series

20. Best Pre-School Program or Series

21. Best Reality/Competition Program or Series

22. Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series

23. Best Sports Analysis or Commentary (Program, Series or Segment)

24. Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program

25. Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research

26. Best Achievement in Make-Up

27. Best Costume Design

28. Best Direction in a Children's or Youth Program or Series

29. Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series

30. Best Direction in a Documentary Program or Series

31. Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series

32. Best Direction in a Dramatic Series

33. Best Direction in a Lifestyle/Practical Information Program or Series

34. Best Direction in a Live Sporting Event

35. Best Direction in a News Information Program or Series

36. Best Direction in a Performing Arts Program or Series

37. Best Direction in a Reality/Competition Program or Series

38. Best Direction in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series

39. Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series

40. Best Original Music for a Non-Fiction Program or Series

41. Best Original Music Score for a Program

42. Best Original Music Score for a Series

43. Best Photography in a Comedy Program or Series

44. Best Photography in a Documentary Program or Series

45. Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series

46. Best Photography in a Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Program or Series

47. Best Photography in a Variety or Performing Arts or Sketch Comedy Program or Series

48. Best Picture Editing in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series

49. Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series

50. Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series

51. Best Picture Editing in an Information Program or Series

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

53. Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Non-Fiction Program or Series

54. Best Sound in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series

55. Best Sound in a Dramatic Program or Series

56. Best Sound in an Information/Documentary Program or Series

57. Best Visual Effects

58. Best Writing in a Children's or Youth Program or Series

59. Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series

60. Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series

61. Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series

62. Best Writing in a Dramatic Series

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

64. Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series

65. Best News Information Segment

66. Best Sports Feature Segment

67. Best Achievement in Casting

68. Best Host in a Pre-School, Children's or Youth Program or Series

69. The Shaw Media Award for Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, Performing Arts or Talk Program or Series

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

71. Best News Anchor

72. Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role

73. Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role

74. Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role

75. Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role

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

77. Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series

78. Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series

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

80. Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series

81. Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series

82. Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series

83. Best Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series

84. Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)

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

86. Best Performance in an Animated Program or Series

87. Best Sports Host or Analyst in a Sports Program or Sportscast

88. Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer

Digital Media[edit]

1. Best Cross-Platform Project - Children’s and Youth

2. Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction

3. Best Cross-Platform Project - Non-Fiction

4. Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media – Fiction

5. Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media - Non-Fiction

Special Awards[edit]

1. Claude Jutra Award

2. Golden Reel Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ "L’Académie lance les nouveaux prix Écrans canadiens" (Press release). L’Académie canadienne du cinéma et de la télévision. 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Canada's Genie, Gemini Awards to merge". CBC News. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Canadian Academy unveils Canadian Screen Awards". ScreenDaily. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Canadian Screen Awards to replace Genies, Geminis". CBC News. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Martin Short makes Canadian Screen Awards a night to remember". Toronto Star. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Goodbye Genies and Geminis, hello Canadian Screen Awards". The Gate, March 2, 2013.
  7. ^ a b c d "Canadian Screen Awards nickname the ‘Candys’ gains traction". Toronto Star, March 4, 2013.

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