Global News, from coast to coast, received multiple Canadian Screen Award nominations from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television Tuesday morning.
Leading the pack with four nominations is Global’s investigative journalism program, 16X9, which snagged nominations for Best News or Information Series, Best News or Information Program (Under Fire, Laurie Few and Carolyn Jarvis), Best Picture Editing in a Factual Program or Series (In Harm’s Way, Jonathan Wong) and Best Photography in a News or Information Program, Series or Segment (The Day the Wave Came, Kirk Neff).
Global News also received some nominations, both in B.C. and nationally. Global National with Dawna Friesen was nominated for Best National Newscast, and B.C.’s News Hour was nominated for Best Local Newscast.
Global B.C. anchor Chris Gailus was nominated for Best News Anchor, Local, and a Best Sports Host in a Sports Program or Series nod went to Jay Janower for his work on the Canadian Open Pre-Game Show.
Decision Alberta 2015, a special Global News program dedicated to full coverage of last May’s elections in Alberta, was nominated for Best News Special.
Global News reporters were also commended for their work. Global Toronto’s Christina Stevens and Mark Trueman were nominated for Best Reportage, Local for Blind Rejection, and in the same category, Global Calgary’s Nancy Hixt, Dani Lantela and Lee Dillman were nominated for Taxi Assault.
The Canadian Screen Awards ceremony will be broadcast on CBC on March 13. They will cap off the Academy’s Canadian Screen Week featuring 10 events in seven days (March 7 to 13). The ceremony will be hosted by Norm McDonald.
Shaw Communications is the parent company of Shaw Media, which owns Global News.