Shaw Media earns dozens of Canadian Screen Awards nominations

ABOVE: Global News entertainment reporter John R. Kennedy talks about some of the Canadian Screen Awards nominations.

TORONTO — Global News current affairs series 16×9 received five nominations Tuesday for the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, including Best News or Information Program.

Carolyn Jarvis got a nod for her work as host and reporter on the show, which is also nominated for Best News or Information Series, Best Photography in a News or Information Program (Kirk Neff’s work on the Lev Tahor report) and Best News or Information Segment.

Neff and colleague Marc Doucette are also nominated for Best Photography for the Fogo Island Inn report on The West Block with Tom Clark.

Global News was also nominated for Best National Newscast (Global National), Best News Special (Decision Ontario), Best Reportage (Mount Polley Mine Disaster), Best News Anchor, Local (Global BC’s Chris Gailus) and Best News Anchor, National (Dawna Friesen).

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Shaw Media, parent company of Global News, received dozens of nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards.

The Lifetime movie Babysellers got seven nominations, including Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie, where it will battleĀ Global’s Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy, which has five.

Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy has five, and Global series Remedy has four.

The History documentary Tales from the Organ Trade also received four nominations.

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Leading the way in TV nominations is the made-in-Toronto BBC America series Orphan Black (which airs in Canada on Space). It nabbed 13 nods, including the Shaw Media Award for Best Dramatic Series and acting nominations for Tatiana Maslany and Jordan Gavaris.

Orphan Black is up against Remedy and Showcase‘s Continuum as well as 19-2 and Motive.

Best Reality/Competition Program or Series nominees include the Slice shows Big Brother Canada and Unusually Thicke.

Andrea Martin and Kacey Rohl of Global’s Working the Engels are nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role, while Azura Skye is up for her supporting role.

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Dillon Casey earned an acting nod for his work on Remedy and Paul Amos is nominated for his supporting role on Showcase’s Lost Girl.

Bomb Girls earned Ali Liebert and Jodi Balfour nominations.

The cast of Global’s ‘Remedy.’. Handout

Acting kudos also went to David Hirsh (Lifetime’s Twist of Faith), Jennifer Finnigan (Lifetime’s Babysellers) and Nicola Correia Damude (Remedy).

In documentary categories, ALIAS (on Global) and Sector Sarajevo (History) are nominated. History’s Tales from the Organ Trade has four nominations, including the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program.

History’s 28 Heroes, Camp X: Secret Agent School and War Story are contenders in the Best History Documentary Program or Series category.

Best International Drama nominees are History’s The Great Martian War and Vikings.

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HGTV Canada‘s Income Property and Food Network‘s You Gotta Eat Here! are in the running for the Best Lifestyle or Talk Program award.

ET Canada earned nods for Best Entertainment Special (ET Canada NYE) and Best Direction in a Lifestyle/Practical Information Program or Series (Frank Samson for ET Canada Live) while Globals’ Johnny Reid: A Christmas Gift to You is nominated for Best Music Program or Series.

Best Factual Program or Series nominees include History’s Ice Pilots NWT.

Canadian Screen Award nominations also went to Twist of Faith (Lifetime), Canada’s Handyman Challenge (HGTV Canada), Haven (Showcase), Lost Girl (Showcase), Food Factory (Food Network), Metal Masters (History), Chopped Canada (Food Network), Beauty and the Beast (Showcase), The Great Martian War (History), Copper (Showcase), Top Chef Canada (Food Network) and I Wrecked My House (HGTV).

Digital Media nominees announced Tuesday morning include Big Brother Canada and The Great Martian War.

Click here to see the full list of TV nominees.

This is the third year for the Canadian Screen Awards, which merged the annual film awards, the Genies, with the television industry awards, the Geminis.

Most of the winners will be announced in non-televised ceremonies during the last week of February. The televised gala, where major category winners are announced, will be hosted by Andrea Martin on March 1.

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