TORONTO – The Global series Bomb Girls was an early winner on the second night of the Canadian Screen Awards.
The show earned Aidan Leroux an award for Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Fiction Program or Series for his work on the episode entitled “Jumping Tracks.”
Joanne Hansen won Best Costume Design for her work on Bomb Girls.
Adam Stern was recognized for Best Visual Effects for the Showcase series Continuum.
Global’s Titanic won Jonathan Goldsmith the award for Best Original Music Score for a Program.
The winner of the Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series category – sponsored by the Shaw Rocket Fund – was Melinda Shankar of YTV’s How to be Indie.
The first three winners at Thursday night’s gala, hosted by Seamus O’Regan, were no-shows. Gordon Pinsent won Best Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series (Republic of Doyle), Peter Outerbridge won Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series (John A: Birth of a Nation) and Wendy Crewson won Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series (Saving Hope).
Former Kids in the Hall star Mark McKinney earned a Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series (Less Than Kind).
“It’s ironic that I win an award for something that I’m not terribly good at,” he quipped.
The Rick Mercer Report won Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series.
Long-running youth drama Degrassi added a yet another trophy to its crowded display case, winning Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series.
Kim Cattrall received an award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to Film and Television from Don McKellar and Bob Martin.
“I refuse to accept this as a lifetime achievement award,” said Cattrall. “More like a mid-life achievement award.”
The Sex and the City star dedicated the award to her late father. “He was the first one to say ‘why not?’ which I’ve been saying ever since.”
The Canadian Screen Awards culminate Sunday night with a televised gala hosted by Martin Short at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
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