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Canadian Screen Award winners for non-fiction categories revealed

The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television has revealed the winners for its ninth annual Canadian Screen Awards in the non-fiction categories of news, documentary, reality and lifestyle. The awards were announced tonight ...
May 17, 2021

The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television has revealed the winners for its ninth annual Canadian Screen Awards in the non-fiction categories of news, documentary, reality and lifestyle. The awards were announced tonight (May 17) as part of a seven-part, genre-based series of presentations streamed live on Academy.ca — as well as the Canadian Academy Twitter and YouTube channels — from Monday, May 17, 2021 through Thursday, May 20, 2021.

The Canadian Screen Awards were created in 2012 with the merger of the Gemini Awards (television) and Genie Awards (film); its first ceremony was hosted by Martin Short in 2013. While nicknames for the award have included “Candy” (after the iconic comic-actor John Candy), thus far there is no official moniker such as Oscar. However, “Screenie” has been cited most often in the media.

The winners list in major non-fiction categories is below, with credits from the Academy:

Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program

9/11 Kids (pictured, above)
Documentary channel (CBC)
Saloon Media/Blue Ant Studios
Steve Gamester, Michael Kot, Betty Orr, Elizabeth St. Philip

Best Short Documentary

Sing Me a Lullaby
Tiffany Hsiung, Priscilla Galvez

Best History Documentary Program or Series

Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Documentary channel/CBC
Associated Producers Ltd./Cornelia Street Productions
Producers: Simcha Jacobovici, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Ric Esther Bienstock, Sarah Sapper , Yaron Niski, Eli Selden, Rob Lee, Felix GolubevTara Jan

Rob Stewart Award for Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series

Takaya: Lone Wolf
CBC
Cineflix (Takaya)Inc./Talesmith/MBM TV
Producers: André Barro, Martin Williams, Cheryl Alexander, Bruce Whitty, Kim BondiGaby Bastyra

Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series

Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt’s Creek Farewell
CBC
Not a Real Company Productions, Inc.
Producers: Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Amy Segal, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, Sally Catto, Trish Williams, Greig Dymond, Brad Schwartz, Elizabeth Allan, Harrington, Gabrielle Free

Best Factual Series

You Can’t Ask That
CBC
Productions Pixcom Inc.
Producers: Izabel Chevrier, Nicola Merola, Charles Lafortune, Sylvie Desrochers, Jacquelin Bouchard

Best Documentary Program

Hockey Mom
CBC
Hockey Mom Films Inc
Producers: Teyama Alkamli, Andrew Moir

Best Lifestyle Program or Series

Mary’s Kitchen Crush
CTV (Bell Media)
Proper Television
Producers: Cathie James, Lesia Capone, Allison Grace, Garrett Wintrip

Best Reality/Competition Program or Series

Canada’s Drag Race
Crave (Bell Media)
Saloon Media/Blue Ant Studios
Producers: Michael Kot, Laura Michalchyshyn, Betty Orr, Mike Bickerton, Pam McNair, RuPaul Charles, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Randy Lennox, Tracey Pearce, Jen Markowitz

For the remaining categories please visit Academy.ca

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is the Associate Editor at Realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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