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“Stories We Tell,” “Dragons’ Den” triumph at CSAs

Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell (pictured) took the best feature doc prize at the Canadian Screen Awards' Broadcast Gala in Toronto last night, while CBC show Dragons' Den triumphed in the reality and competition show category.
March 4, 2013

Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell (pictured) took the best feature length documentary prize at the Canadian Screen Awards’ (CSA) Broadcast Gala in Toronto last night (March 3).

The win came as the best short documentary prize went to Annette Clarke and Ariel Nasr’s NFB-backed doc The Boxing Girls of Kabul; and CBC show Dragons’ Den picked up the prize for best reality/competition program or series.

Meanwhile, George Stroumboulopoulos won the award for best host in a variety, lifestyle, reality/competition, performing arts or talk program or series.

The awards came after the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) last week named 46 CSA winners in the News & Sports, Documentary, Lifestyle and Reality programming categories.

Last night’s ceremony drew the 2013 CSAs to a close. This year’s inaugural awards show was the result of ACCT’s previous decision to merge the Genies and the Geminis, Canada’s former respective awards shows for film and TV.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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