Bell Media Takes Home 45 Awards During the First Two Nights of the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards

- Bell Media and its partners win 45 Canadian Screen Awards during Tuesday and Wednesday night gala evenings -
- Space's critical darling ORPHAN BLACK earns eight wins and is up for two more awards during Sunday's broadcast -
- CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME wins Best National Newscast -
- TSN garners seven awards including a tie for Best Host in a Sports Program or Series between NHL ON TSN's James Duthie and SPORTSCENTRE's Rod Smith -
- Fans get a peek into the creative world of film and television during the INSTUDIO panel tomorrow, and meet their favourite TV stars at FanZone on Saturday at Toronto's Eaton Centre -

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TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Bell Media today applauds its internal production team and its partners on being honoured with 45 wins during the first two nights of the Canadian Screen Awards. With 157 nominations overall, more than any other broadcaster, Bell Media is a leading voice in the development and creation of homegrown, original content.

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Space original production ORPHAN BLACK has taken home eight awards thus far, and is up for more categories on Sunday's televised award broadcast. TSN was honoured with seven awards, which include a tie for Best Host in a Sports Program or Series between NHL ON TSN's James Duthie and SPORTSCENTRE's Rod Smith, as well as accolades for its comprehensive coverage of the historic 100th GREY CUP. After decades on the air, MTV's DEGRASSI still resonates with fans and the production community, winning four, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA also hit its mark winning all three of its categories.

CTV News picked up four awards on Tuesday night, furthering its position as Canada's national, local, and factual news programming leader. CTV News won Best National Newscast for CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, Best News Anchor, Local for CTV News Toronto's Ken Shaw, and Best News Information Segment for W5's "THE SURVIVOR". Additionally, W5 - Canada's longest-running documentary program -- received the Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism, recognizing the outstanding contributions of television journalists. This Special Achievement Award marked the first time a television program has been recognized with this award, which traditionally honours the work of individuals. On Wednesday, CTV News received the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for its innovative iGATEWAY technology, an internally developed HD app that accelerates file transfers from a reporter/producer in the field to the editing suite.

"Congratulations to everyone involved in these award-winning productions," said Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media. "We are so proud of our team and our partners who work so hard every day to deliver excellence. This recognition is important and well-deserved."

Once again, fans in Toronto can get in on the action during Canadian Screen Week. The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television present IN STUDIO: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL AT THE CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS tomorrow at the TIFF Bell Lightbox where Host Bob Martin, writer of The Movie Network's upcoming original drama series SENSITIVE SKIN interviews Don McKellar, also starring in SENSITIVE SKIN; Dave Foley from CTV's workplace comedy, SPUN OUT; acclaimed actor, director, and producer Jennifer Podemski (Take This Waltz); directors Ken Girotti (ORPHAN BLACK, SAVING HOPE), Deepa Mehta (Water); writer, director, producer Anne Wheeler (THE HORSES OF MCBRIDE); veteran screenwriters Elan Mastai (The F Word), Shannon Masters (Empire of Dirt); comedians Seán Cullen (MATCH GAME), Gavin Crawford (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES), and more. IN STUDIO will air later this year on TMN.

This weekend, fans can also meet and take photos with some of Canada's biggest stars at FanZone. The free event takes place from 11 - 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 at the Toronto Eaton Centre (2nd level by Albert's Way). Hosted by SPACE's Teddy Wilson, personalities involved include: Munro Chambers (DEGRASSI), Dave Foley (SPUN OUT), Steve Lund (BITTEN), Jon Montgomery (THE AMAZING RACE CANADA), Brendan Penny (MOTIVE), and many more.

Canadian Screen Week concludes on Sunday, March 9 with a live broadcast where additional awards for film and television will be handed out.

Bell Media winners on Wednesday, March 5 include:

CTV

SATISFACTION
DHX Media

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series
Nikki Payne - "Internship, Relationship, Friendship"

THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS
Insight Productions Company Ltd.

Best Sound in a Comedy, Variety, Performing Arts or Animated Program or Series
Doug McClement, Marc Laliberté, Simon Bowers

SPACE

ORPHAN BLACK
Temple Street Productions

Best Direction in a Dramatic Series
John Fawcett - "Endless Forms Most Beautiful"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series
Jordan Gavaris - "Natural Selection" / "Instinct"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series
Maria Doyle Kennedy - "Entangled Bank" / "Unconscious Selection"

Best Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series
Natalie Lisinska - "Variations Under Domestication"

Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series
Aaron Morton - "Endless Forms Most Beautiful"

Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series
Gillian Truster - "Unconscious Selection"

Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Fiction Program or Series
Andy Loew, Ian Brock

Best Writing in a Dramatic Series
Graeme Manson - "Natural Selection"

BOREALIS
Seven24 films, Slanted Wheel Entertainment

Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie
Andrew Wreggitt, Avri Liimatainen, Jon Slan, Jordy Randall, Tom Cox

Best Original Music Score for a Program
Tom Third

Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Andrew Rai Berzins, Andrew Wreggitt

BEING HUMAN
Muse Entertainment

Best Achievement in Make-Up
Edwina Voda, Erik Gosselin - "Always a Bridesmaid, Never Alive"

MUCHMUSIC

DEGRASSI
Epitome Pictures

Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series
Linda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn, Sarah Glinski, Stefan Brogren, David Lowe, Stephanie Williams

Best Direction in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
Stefan Brogren - "Time of My Life"

Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
Dylan Everett - "Bitter Sweet Symphony, Part One"

Best Writing in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
Ramona Barckert - "Bitter Sweet Symphony, Part Two"

2013 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS
Bell Media In-House Productions

Best Music Program or Series
Sheila Sullivan, John Kampilis

Best Photography in a Variety or Performing Arts or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
David Fairfield, James Downey

THE MOVIE NETWORK

LESS THAN KIND
Breakthrough Entertainment & Buffalo Gal Pictures

Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series
Kelly Makin - "Fight and Flight"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series
Nicholas Campbell - "I'm only Nineteen" / "Space Box"

Best Photography in a Comedy Program or Series
Michael Marshall - "Fight and Flight"

Best Picture Editing in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series
Paul Winestock - "Before The End Begins"

BRAVO

THE BORGIAS
Take 5 Productions, Octagon Films

Best International Drama
Neil Jordan, Sheila Hockin, John Weber, James Flynn

Best Sound in a Dramatic Program or Series
Andrew Jablonski, Andy Malcolm, Brent Pickett, Dale Sheldrake, David McCallum, Goro Koyama, Jane Tattersall, Kirk Lynds, Martin Gwynn Jones, Martin Lee, Yuri Gorbachow - "The Face of Death"

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

CTV NEWS

Outstanding Technical Achievement Award
iGATEWAY technology

The Bell Media winners on Tuesday, March 4 include:

CTV

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA
Insight Productions Company Ltd.

Best Photography in a Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Program or Series
Peter Rieveshl, Ryan Shaw - "Where in The World is Ogopogo?"

Best Writing in a Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Program or Series
Mark Lysakowski, Rob Brunner - "Where in The World is Ogopogo?"

CTV Digital Media

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA INTERACTIVE
Secret Location

Best Cross-Platform Project - Non-Fiction
Chris Skinner, CJ Hervey, James Milward, Pietro Gagliano, Ryan Andal

CTV News

CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME

Best National Newscast
Allan Black, Brian LeBold, David Hughes, Lisa LaFlamme, Rosa Hwang

W5

Best News Information Segment
Jerry Vienneau, Lisa LaFlamme, Michael Morningstar, Paul Freer, Stephanie Kampf - "The Survivor"

CTV NEWS AT SIX (Toronto)

Best News Anchor, Local
Ken Shaw

TSN

Best Sports Hosts in a Sports Program or Series
Rod Smith and James Duthie (tie)

100th GREY CUP
Bell Media In-House Productions

Best Live Sports Event
Jon Hynes, Paul Graham

Best Sports Analyst in a Sports Program or Series
Glen Suitor

Best Direction in a Live Sporting Event
Paul Hemming

100th GREY CUP PRE-GAME
Bell Media In-House Productions

Best Sports Program or Series
Bill Dodson, Ken Volden

ENGRAVED ON A NATION
90th Parallel Productions Ltd., Aquila Productions, Frantic Films, Infield Fly Production, Through the Roof

Best Documentary Series
Ken Volden, Robin Johnston, Shawn Redmond

DISCOVERY

ALIENS: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE
Handel Productions, Arrow Media

Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series
Handel Productions, Arrow Media - Alan Handel, Tom Brisley

MUCHMUSIC

MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS
Bell Media In-House Productions

Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Non-Fiction Program or Series
Michael "Spike" Parks

HBO CANADA

QUALITY BALLS - THE DAVID STEINBERG STORY
The Nightingale Company

Barbara Sears Award for Best Visual Research
Elizabeth Klinck

BRAVO

WEST WIND: THE VISION OF TOM THOMSON
White Pine Pictures

Best Original Music for a Non-Fiction Program or Series
John Welsman

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

W5

Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism

About Bell Media
With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada's #1 television network; 34 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada's most-watched specialty channels in English and French; four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran; and is managing shareholder of premium pay-per-view service Viewers Choice Canada. Bell Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 107 licensed radio stations in 55 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out-of-Home, one of Canada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 9,500 advertising faces in Québec, Ontario and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites, delivers TV Everywhere with its innovative GO video streaming services, including TMN GO and Bravo GO, and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.

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Amy Doary, Bell Media, 416.384.2593 or amy.doary@bellmedia.ca