1st Canadian Screen Awards

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1st Canadian Screen Awards
Date March 3, 2013
Location Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto
Hosted by Martin Short
Most awards Film: War Witch (10)
TV: Flashpoint (7)
Most nominations Film: War Witch (12)
TV: Flashpoint (11)
Best Motion Picture War Witch
Best Dramatic Series Flashpoint
Best Comedy Series Less Than Kind
Television/radio coverage
Network CBC

The 1st Canadian Screen Awards were held on March 3, 2013, to honour achievements in Canadian film and television production in 2012.[1] This was the first-ever Canadian Screen Awards ceremony, following the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television's decision, announced in 2012, to merge its formerly separate Genie Awards (for film) and Gemini Awards (for television) into a single ceremony.[2] In addition, the Canadian Screen Awards include awards for achievements in digital media.[2]

Nominations were announced on January 15, 2013.[1] The awards ceremony was hosted by Martin Short.[1]


The program was watched by 756,000 Canadian viewers,[3] approximately double the typical ratings for Genie or Gemini ceremonies in recent years.[3]


Motion Picture Direction
Actor in a leading role Actress in a leading role
Actor in a supporting role Actress in a supporting role
Original Screenplay Adapted Screenplay
Feature Length Documentary Short Documentary
Best Live Action Short Drama Best Animated Short
Art Direction/Production Design Cinematography
Costume Design Editing
Overall Sound Sound Editing
  • Blue ribbon Martin Pinsonnault, Jean-François Sauvé, Simon Meilleur and Claire Pochon, War Witch (Rebelle)
  • Pierre-Jules Audet, Michelle Cloutier, Thierry Bourgault D'Amico, Nathalie Fleurant and Cédrick Marin, L'Affaire Dumont
  • Stephen Barden, Steve Baine, Kevin Banks, Alex Bullick and Jill Purdy, Resident Evil: Retribution
  • Sylvain Brassard, Stéphane Cadotte, Isabelle Favreau and Philippe Racine, Laurence Anyways
  • Allan Scarth, Bob Melanson, Zander Rosborough and Cory Tetford, The Disappeared
Achievement in Music: Original Score Achievement in Music: Original Song
Achievement in Make-Up Achievement in Visual Effects
  • Blue ribbon Dennis Berardi, Jason Edwardh, Matt Glover, Trey Harrell, Leann Harvey, Jo Hughes, Ethan Lee, Scott Riopelle, Eric Robinson and Kyle Yoneda, Resident Evil: Retribution
  • Dennis Berardi, Keith Acheson, Michael Borrett, Wilson Cameron, Michael DiCarlo, Tom Nagy, Britton Plewes, Scott Riopelle, Matt Whelan and Wojciech Zielinski, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
  • Carlos Monzon, Martin Belleau, Dominic Daigle, Nathalie Dupont, Gaël Hollard, Benoît Ladouceur, Viviane Levesque Bouchard, Jérémie Lodomez, Anie Normandin and Alexandra Vaillancourt, Mars et Avril
  • Ève Brunet, Marc Morissette and Alexandra Vaillancourt, War Witch (Rebelle)
  • Ralph Maiers, Debora Dunphy, John Fukushima, Patrick Kavanaugh, Bill Martin, Chris Philips, Jeremy Price, Kenton Rannie and Lauren Weidel, Midnight's Children
Claude Jutra Award Golden Reel Award



Drama series Comedy series
Animated program or series Documentary program or series
Children's or youth fiction Children's or youth non-fiction
Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie History or Biography Documentary Program or Series
International Drama Lifestyle Program or Series
Music, Variety, Sketch Comedy or Talk Program or Series Performing Arts or Arts Documentary Program or Series
Pre-School Program or Series Reality/Competition Program or Series
Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series Social/Political Documentary Program (Donald Brittain Award)
Board of Directors' Tribute Canada Award
  • Blue ribbon Blind Spot: What Happened to Canada’s Aboriginal Fathers?


Lead actor, drama Lead actress, drama
Lead actor, comedy Lead actress, comedy
Lead actor, television film or miniseries Lead actress, television film or miniseries
Supporting actor, drama Supporting actress, drama
Supporting actor, comedy Supporting actress, comedy
Actor, performing arts or miniseries (individual or ensemble)


Breaking news coverage Breaking news reportage, local
Breaking news reportage, national Local newscast
National newscast News information series


Live sporting event coverage Sports analysis or commentary

Digital media[edit]

Original Program or Series, Fiction Cross-Platform Project, Fiction
Original Program or Series, Non-Fiction Cross-Platform Project, Non-Fiction
Cross-Platform Project, Children's

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Show
12 War Witch
10 Laurence Anyways
8 Midnight's Children
7 L'Affaire Dumont
Still Mine
6 Goon
5 Inch'Allah
Films that received multiple awards
Awards Film
10 War Witch
2 Cosmopolis
Laurence Anyways
Midnight's Children
Shows that received multiple nominations
Nominations Show
11 Flashpoint
10 Less Than Kind
8 Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays
6 Bomb Girls
CBC News: The National
Combat Hospital
Good God
Hockey Night in Canada
London 2012 Olympic Games
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
Todd and the Book of Pure Evil
5 2012 Juno Awards
Call Me Fitz
Shows that received multiple awards
Awards Show
7 Flashpoint
5 London 2012 Olympic Games
4 Call Me Fitz
CBC News: The National
John A.: Birth of a Country
Less Than Kind
3 Bomb Girls
The Borgias
the fifth estate
Rick Mercer Report

Special awards[edit]

Several special awards were given:[5]


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