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The Canadian Screen Awards
Canadian Screen Awards
(French: Les prix Écrans canadiens)[1] are awards given annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Television
recognizing excellence in Canadian film, English-language television, and digital media productions. The new awards were first presented in 2013 as the result of a merger of the Gemini Awards and Genie Awards — the Academy's previous awards presentations for television (English-language) and film productions.[2] They are widely considered to be the most prestigious award for Canadian entertainers and filmmakers, often referred to as the equivalent of the Oscars and Emmy Awards
Emmy Awards
in the United States, the BAFTA Awards in the United Kingdom, the AACTA Awards
AACTA Awards
in Australia
Australia
and the IFTA Awards
IFTA Awards
in Ireland.[3][4][5][6][7]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Name

2 Awards ceremonies 3 Awards categories

3.1 Film 3.2 Television 3.3 Digital Media 3.4 Special
Special
Awards

4 References 5 External links

History[edit] The award's historic roots are in the Canadian Film
Film
Awards, which were presented for film from 1949 to 1978, and the ACTRA Awards, which were presented for television from 1972 to 1986. The Academy took over the CFAs in 1978 to create the new Genie Awards, and took over the ACTRAs in 1986 to create the Gemini Awards. In April 2012, the Academy announced that it would merge the Geminis and the Genies into a new awards show that would better recognize Canadian accomplishments in film, television, and digital media.[8] On September 4, 2012, the Academy announced that the new ceremony would be known as the Canadian Screen Awards, reflecting the multi-platform nature of the presentation's expanded scope and how Canadians consume media content.[9] The inaugural ceremony, hosted by comedian Martin Short and broadcast by CBC Television, took place on March 3, 2013.[10][11] Name[edit] To date the Academy have not announced an official nickname, such as "Oscar" for the Academy Awards.[12] Many Canadian television and film critics and others have suggested potential nicknames, including the straightforward abbreviation "Screenies";[12] tributes to film and television legends including "Candys" in memory of actor John Candy,[13] "Pickfords" in honour of actress Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
and "Normans" in honour of director Norman Jewison;[13] "Angels" as a descriptive reference to the trophy's "wings";[14] and "Gemininies" as a portmanteau of the awards' former names.[12] The Academy invited suggestions from viewers via social media, with CEO Helga Stephenson
Helga Stephenson
suggesting that the board would consider the suggestions and potentially announce a naming choice in time for the 2014 ceremony.[13] No formal nickname was announced at the time; numerous media outlets settled on the informal "Screenies".[15][16] At the 4th Canadian Screen Awards in 2016, host Norm Macdonald
Norm Macdonald
called in his opening monologue for the awards to be named the Candys;[17] several presenters and winners followed his lead throughout the evening, referring to the award as "The Candy" in their presentation announcements or acceptance speeches, and John Candy's former SCTV colleagues Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
and Catherine O'Hara
Catherine O'Hara
both endorsed Macdonald's proposal in the press room.[18] Macdonald had not sought input from the Academy itself prior to his monologue, although he ran the idea past the ceremony's broadcast producer Barry Avrich.[14] Awards ceremonies[edit]

Ceremony Date Best Motion Picture Best Dramatic Series Best Comedy Series Host Location Broadcaster

1st March 3, 2013 War Witch
War Witch
(Rebelle) Flashpoint Less Than Kind Martin Short Sony Centre for the Performing Arts CBC

2nd March 9, 2014 Gabrielle Orphan Black Call Me Fitz

3rd March 1, 2015 Mommy Andrea Martin Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

4th March 13, 2016 Room 19-2 Schitt's Creek Norm Macdonald Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

5th March 12, 2017 It's Only the End of the World
It's Only the End of the World
(Juste la fin du monde) Orphan Black Letterkenny Howie Mandel

6th March 11, 2018 Maudie Anne Kim's Convenience Jonny Harris
Jonny Harris
& Emma Hunter

Awards categories[edit] The Canadian Screen Awards
Canadian Screen Awards
has 134 categories in total. There are 24 film categories, 100 television categories, and 10 digital media categories. As with the Genie Awards, all Canadian films, regardless of language, are eligible to receive awards in the film categories. However, as with the Gemini Awards, only English-language productions are eligible for television categories: the Academy continues to hold the Prix Gémeaux, a separate ceremony honouring French-language television productions.[8] Film[edit]

Best Motion Picture Best Direction Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Screenplay (Original & Adapted) Best Art Direction/Production Design Best Cinematography Best Costume Design Best Editing

Best Overall Sound Best Sound Editing Best Original Score Best Original Song Best Make‐Up Best Visual Effects Best Feature Length Documentary Best Short Documentary Best Live Action Short Best Animated Short Best Cinematography in a Documentary Best Editing in a Documentary

Television[edit]

Best Dramatic Series Best Comedy Series Best Animated Program or Series Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series Best Documentary Program Best Factual Program or Series Best History Documentary Program or Series Best Lifestyle Program or Series Best Live Entertainment Special Best Music Program or Series Best National Newscast Best Local Newscast Best News or Information Series Best News or Information Program Best News Special Best News or Information Segment Best Reportage, National Best Reportage, Local Best Performing Arts Program Best Pre-School Program or Series Best Reality/Competition Program or Series Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series (Rob Stewart Award) Best Live Sports Event Best Sports Program or Series Best Sports Feature Segment Best Sports Opening/Tease Best Talk
Talk
Program or Series Best TV Movie or Limited Series Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series Best Social/Political Documentary Program (Donald Brittain Award)

Best Direction in a Dramatic Series Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series Best Direction in a Children's or Youth Program or Series Best Direction in a Documentary or Factual Series Best Direction in a Documentary Program Best Direction in a Lifestyle or Information Program or Series Best Direction in a Live Sporting Event Best Direction in a Reality/Competition Program or Series Best Direction in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series Best Achievement in Casting Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Best Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series Best Supporting Actor in a Dramatic Program or Series Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Program or Series Best Guest Performance in a Dramatic Series Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role Best Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role Best Supporting or Guest Actor in a Comedic Series Best Supporting or Guest Actress in a Comedic Series Best Performance in an Animated Program or Series Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series Best Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble) Best Host in a Lifestyle, Talk
Talk
or Entertainment News Program or Series Best Host in a Variety or Reality/Competition Program or Series Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or Series Best News Anchor, National Best News Anchor, Local Best Sports Analyst Best Sports Host Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer

Best Writing in a Dramatic Series Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series Best Writing in an Animated Program or Series Best Writing in a Children's or Youth Program or Series Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series Best Writing in a Factual Program or Series Best Writing in a Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Program or Series Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research Barbara Sears Award for Best Visual Research Best Production Design/Art Direction in a Fiction Program or Series Best Production Design/Art Direction in a Non-Fiction Program or Series Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series Best Photography in a Comedy Program or Series Best Photography in a Documentary Program or Factual Series Best Photography in a Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Program or Series Best Photography in a News or Information Program, Series or Segment Best Photography in a Variety Program or Series Best Costume Design Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series Best Picture Editing in a Comedy Program or Series Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series Best Picture Editing in a Factual Program or Series Best Picture Editing in a Reality/Competition Program or Series Best Picture Editing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series Best Sound in a Comedy or Dramatic Program or Series Best Sound in a Non-Fiction Program or Series Best Sound in a Variety or Animated Program or Series Best Original Music for a Non-Fiction Program or Series Best Original Music Score for a Series Best Original Music Score for a Program Best Make-up Best Visual Effects

Digital Media[edit]

Best Cross-Platform Project – Children’s and Youth Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction Best Cross-Platform Project – Non-Fiction Best Immersive Experience Best Original Interactive Production Produced for Digital Media Best Original Program or Series Produced for Digital Media – Fiction Best Original Program or Series Produced for Digital Media – Non-Fiction Best Direction in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media Best Actor in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media Best Actress in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media Social Innovator Award

Special
Special
Awards[edit]

Academy Achievement Award Best First Feature Board of Directors’ Tribute Digital Media Trailblazing Award Diversity Award Earle Grey Award Fan Choice Award Golden Screen Award

Gordon Sinclair Award Humanitarian Award Icon Award Legacy Award Lifetime Achievement Award Margaret Collier Award Outstanding Technical Achievement Award

References[edit]

^ "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.  ^ "Goodbye Genies and Geminis, hello Canadian Screen Awards". The GATE. The GATE Entertainment Magazine. Retrieved 2015-12-21.  ^ " Canadian Screen Awards
Canadian Screen Awards
highlights: little suspense, but lots of fun". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2015-12-21.  ^ "Controversy and The Canadian Screen Awards". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2015-12-21.  ^ "Canadian Crossing: American and British stars clean up at the Genies, Canada's 'Oscars'". balanceoffood.typepad.com. Retrieved 2015-12-21.  ^ Shatner, William; Regan, Chris (2011-10-04). Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large. Penguin. ISBN 9781101547984.  ^ "Canada's female directors eye Oscar race". CTVNews. Retrieved 2015-12-21.  ^ a b "Canada's Genie, Gemini Awards to merge". CBC News. Retrieved 5 September 2012.  ^ "Canadian Academy unveils Canadian Screen Awards". ScreenDaily. Retrieved 5 September 2012.  ^ " Canadian Screen Awards
Canadian Screen Awards
to replace Genies, Geminis". CBC News. Retrieved 5 September 2012.  ^ " Martin Short
Martin Short
makes Canadian Screen Awards
Canadian Screen Awards
a night to remember". Toronto Star. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2013.  ^ a b c "Goodbye Genies and Geminis, hello Canadian Screen Awards". The Gate, March 2, 2013. ^ a b c " Canadian Screen Awards
Canadian Screen Awards
nickname the ‘Candys’ gains traction". Toronto Star, March 4, 2013. ^ a b "Chair of Canadian film/TV academy is sweet on calling awards ‘the Candys’". Toronto Star, March 14, 2016. ^ "The Screenies Are Upon Us!". Now, January 13, 2015. ^ "Canada's Screenie nominations announced". Winnipeg Free Press, January 14, 2015. ^ "Room takes Best Film
Film
at Canadian Screen Awards". Toronto Star, March 13, 2016. ^ "'The Candy' gains traction as nickname for the Canadian Screen Awards". CTV News, March 14, 2016.

External links[edit]

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Canadian Screen Awards

By year

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Canadian Film
Film
Awards (film, 1949–1978)

1977 1978

Genie Awards (film, 1980–2012)

1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990/91 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Gemini Awards (television, 1986–2012)

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Film
Film
awards by category

Motion Picture Actor Actress Supporting Actor Supporting Actress Director Animated Short Art Direction and Production Design Cinematography Costume Design Editing Feature Length Documentary Live Action Short Original Score Original Song Screenplay (Adapted and Original) Short Documentary Sound Sound Editing Best First Feature Golden Screen Special
Special
Achievement Foreign Actor (1980–83) Foreign Actress (1980–83) Theatrical Short (1980–96)

Television
Television
awards by category

Comedy Series Drama Series Children's or Youth Fiction Series Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Series Pre-School Series Lead Actor, Comedy Lead Actor, Drama Lead Actress, Comedy Lead Actress, Drama Direction, Children's or Youth Performance, Children's or Youth Writing, Children's or Youth Academy Achievement Award Diversity Award Donald Brittain Award Earle Grey Award Gordon Sinclair Award Margaret Collier Award Rob Stewart Award

Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television Note: Awards by year articles are listed here by the year of eligibility for nomination; due to variable scheduling of the ceremonies, this is not always the same year in which the awards wer

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