History, Food Network shows win at Canadian Screen Awards

TORONTO — Members of the Canadian television and digital media industry gathered Tuesday night in Toronto for the first of three Canadian Screen Awards galas.

The show, hosted by Steve Patterson, went on for more than four hours at the Sheraton Centre. Awards were handed out in the News & Sports, Documentary, Lifestyle, Reality and Digital Media categories.

The night’s first award recognized Continuum Interactive in the Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction. The prize went to Toronto digital agency Secret Location.

Food Network Canada’s You Gotta Eat Here was awarded Best Lifestyle or Talk Program or Series and its director Jim Morrison won Best Direction in a Lifestyle/Practical Information Program or Series.

The History and National Geographic Channel series Museum Secrets earned Best Picture Editing in an Information Program or Series for Graeme Ball. It also won Best Factual Program or Series.

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Intervention Canada, which airs on Slice, won Best Picture Editing in a Reality/Competition Program or Series.

The Real Inglorious Bastards, which had its Canadian TV broadcast premiere on History, won the award for Best History or Biography Documentary Program or Series.

Barry Stevens won Best Direction in a Documentary Series for History’s War Story.

Among the dozens of winners are The Amazing RaceUndercover Boss Canada and The Fifth Estate.

Content creator Alan Sawyer was posthumously honoured with the Digital Media Trailblazing Award, The Defector: Escape from North Korea received the Diversity Award and Alanis Obomsawin accepted the Humanitarian Award.

Presenters included Cheryl Hickey and Rick Campanelli of ET Canada and Scott McGillivray of HGTV’s Income Property.

Canadian Idol Season 6 winner Theo Tams performed.

More industry awards will be handed out Wednesday night.

The televised CSA gala, hosted by Martin Short, is set for Sunday night. Presenters include Viggo Mortensen, Jay Baruchel and Jason Priestley.

Global National anchor Dawna Friesen is nominated for Best News Anchor, National.

Shaw Media is a sponsor of the Canadian Screen Awards.


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