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
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
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 Golubev, Tara Jan
Rob Stewart Award for Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series
Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series
Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt’s Creek Farewell
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
Productions Pixcom Inc.
Producers: Izabel Chevrier, Nicola Merola, Charles Lafortune, Sylvie Desrochers, Jacquelin Bouchard
Best Documentary Program
Hockey Mom Films Inc
Producers: Teyama Alkamli, Andrew Moir
Best Lifestyle Program or Series
Mary’s Kitchen Crush
CTV (Bell Media)
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