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Canadian Screen Awards – Night Two

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Canadian Screen Awards – Night Two
by Ralph Lucas – Publisher

(February 26, 2015 – Toronto, ON) Things kicked up a notch at the second night of the Canadian Screen Awards last night at the Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto. You could tell by the sudden appearance of the TV cameras, almost totally absent the night before. Also, and without prejudice of any kind, a lot of the awards on the first night went to the people behind the scenes, the people that actually pour their heart and souls into getting the work side of showbiz done. Last night there were some pretty big names in attendance, including Rick Mercer, Callum Keith Rennie and Paul Gross (pictured above) who was honoured by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television with the Earle Grey Award for Lifetime Achievement.

“The Academy is honoured tonight to be able to recognize the creators and artists of Canada’s favorite drama, comedy, and kids’ television programming, that entertain and inspire us,” said Academy Chair, Martin Katz.

Helga Stevenson, Academy CEO, added “You, the producers, artists and craftspeople of the Canadian screen industry are critical to this country. The arts, and more specifically, our moving image arts, define us and connect us.” At which point the host, comedian Darrin Rose, launched into his routine. Being a non-broadcast event and since he was playing to a different audience, he used the exact same banter he had used the previous night but was a bit smoother having had some practice with the material.

Following is an edited list of the winners of a Canadian Screen Award lsited by category:

Best Achievement in Casting:
Orphan Black – Governed By Sound Reason and True Religion
Space (Bell Media)
Sharon Forrest, Susan Forrest

Best Animated Program or Series:
Rocket Monkeys
Teletoon (Corus Entertainment)
(Breakthrough Entertainment)
Dan Abdo, Mauro Casalese, Mark Evestaff, Joan Lambur, Ira Levy, Jason Patterson, Stephanie VanBruggen and Peter Williamson

Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series:
Degrassi
MuchMusic/MTV (Bell Media)
(Epitome Pictures Inc.)
Stefan Brogren, Sarah Glinski, Matt Huether, David Lowe, Linda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn and Stephanie Williams

Best Costume Design:
Murdoch Mysteries – Murdoch in Ragtime
CBC (CBC)
Alexander Reda

Best Direction in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series:
Degrassi – Hypnotize
MuchMusic / MTV (Bell Media)
Phil Earnshaw

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Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series:
Sensitive Skin – The Return Of The Other Davina
HBO Canada (Bell Media/ Corus Entertainment)
Don McKellar (pictured)

Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series:
The Best Laid Plans
CBC (CBC)
Peter Moss

Best Direction in a Dramatic Series:
Orphan Black – Mingling its Own Nature With It
Space (Bell Media)
TJ Scott

Best Entertainment Special:
Michael Bublé’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special
CTV (Bell Media)
(Chanci Ventures)
Bruce Allen

Best Host in a Pre-School, Children’s or Youth Program or Series:
The Adventures of Napkin Man – Just Me in a Tree
CBC (CBC)
Yannick Bisson

Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, or Talk Program or Series:
Don’t Drive Here – Port-Au-Prince
Discovery Channel Canada (Bell Media)
Andrew Younghusband

Best Original Music Score for a Program:
Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery
CBC (CBC)
Robert Carli

;Rick Mercer © 2015 R.A.Lucas;
Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series:
Rick Mercer Report
CBC (CBC)
(Island Edge Inc.)
Gerald Lunz, Rick Mercer (pictured), Tom Stanley

Best Visual Effects
Vikings – Invasion
History Channel Canada (Shaw Media)
Dennis Berardi, Michael Borrett, Ovidiu Cinazan, Jeremy Dineen, Maria Gordon, Bill Halliday, Eric Lacroix, Jim Maxwell. Julian Parry and Dominic Remane

Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series:
Call Me Fitz – Baby’s First Brothel
TMN / Movie Central
(Bell Media / Corus Entertainment)
Derek Schreyer

;Jordan Gavaris © 2015 R.A.Lucas;

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series:
Orphan Black – Mingling its Own Nature With It
Space (Bell Media)
Jordan Gavaris (pictured)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series:
Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy
Global (Shaw Media)
Ali Liebert

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series:
Mr. D – Donor Dinner
CBC (CBC)
Jonathan Torrens

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series:
Spun Out – Stalkblocker
CTV (Bell Media)
Lauren Ash

;Aislinn Paul © 2015 R.A.Lucas;

Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series:
Degrassi – My Own Worst Enemy
MuchMusic/MTV (Bell Media)
Aislinn Paul (pictured)

Best Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series:
Motive – Pitfall
CTV (Bell Media)
Callum Keith Rennie

A complete list of Canadian Screen Award winners can be found on the Academy’s website. Northernstars.ca congratulates all of the nominees and winners.