Bell Media Leads Major Categories at 2015 Canadian Screen Awards

– With 53 television awards overall, Bell Media productions win Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best Reality Series, Best Web Series, and Best Feature-Length Documentary
– Space's ORPHAN BLACK wins another two awards Sunday, bringing its award total to 10, the most of any program –
– CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and The Movie Network's CALL ME FITZ each win two additional awards –
– CTV News' overall award count moves to four, as Lisa LaFlamme named Best National News Anchor for the second year in a row –
– Five films supported by Bell Media win 15 awards –

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TORONTO, March 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Bell Media congratulates its production partners and internal team members on another successful showing at the Canadian Screen Awards. Demonstrating yet again its leadership in Canadian television programming, Bell Media and its partners captured 10 of the 14 television awards handed out at last night's closing gala, including Best Drama (ORPHAN BLACK), Best Comedy (CALL ME FITZ), Best Reality Series (THE AMAZING RACE CANADA), and Best Web Series (SPACE RIDERS: DIVISION EARTH). Bell Media also congratulates Jared Keeso (19-2), Tatiana Maslany (ORPHAN BLACK), and Don McKellar (SENSITIVE SKIN) on their wins last night in lead acting categories.

The Movie Network's Original Documentary SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER claimed the Ted Rogers Best Feature-Length Documentary Award last night, joining Best Documentary Program winner OUR MAN IN TEHRAN, which won five awards earlier in the week.

Over the three nights of award presentations, Bell Media productions won 53 television awards, while films supported by Bell Media's Pay TV services and Harold Greenberg Fund/Fonds Harold Greenberg took top honours in 15 film categories.

**Media Note** Photography for Bell Media programming is available online at BellMedia.ca/pr

For the second year in a row, Space's acclaimed hit original series ORPHAN BLACK from Temple Street Productions secured 10 wins over the course of Canadian Screen Week.

Insight Productions' THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the most-watched television program on record, earned five wins total, including two last night. In addition to winning Best Reality/Competition Program or Series, the series received the first-ever Golden Screen Award as the most-watched unscripted Canadian television program during the 2013-14 broadcast year.

In addition to Best Comedy Series, The Movie Network's CALL ME FITZ garnered Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role for Joanna Cassidy, bringing its total to four, while SENSITIVE SKIN added one more award, for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role for Don McKellar, to bring its final win tally to four.

Additionally, Lisa LaFlamme, anchor of Canada's #1 national newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, was named Best News Anchor, National for the second year in a row, bringing CTV News' overall award tally to four.

On the film side, five films supported by Bell Media's The Movie Network and Super Écran, and production funds The Harold Greenberg Fund and Fonds Harold Greenberg won 15 awards, including nine for Xavier Dolan's critically-acclaimed and Best Motion Picture winner, Mommy.

Bell Media TV winners during the Sunday, March 1 broadcast of the Canadian Screen Awards are:

CTV

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA 
Insight Productions Company Ltd. 

Best Reality/Competition Program or Series
Eric Abboud, Mike Bickerton, Barbara Bowlby, John Brunton, Mark Lysakowski

Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show

CTV NEWS

CTV NATIONAL NEWS
Best News Anchor, National
Lisa LaFlamme

THE MOVIE NETWORK

CALL ME FITZ
Entertainment One Television International, Amaze Film + Television, Big Motion Pictures

Bell Media Award for Best Comedy Series
Sheri Elwood, Teza Lawrence, David MacLeod, John Morayniss, Margaret O'Brien, Michael Souther

Bell Media Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role
Joanna Cassidy – "Alice Doesn't Live, Anymore"

SENSITIVE SKIN
Rhombus Media, Baby Cow Productions

Bell Media Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role
Don McKellar – "Not The Haitian Corpse"

SPACE

ORPHAN BLACK
Temple Street Productions

Shaw Media Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Tatiana Maslany – "By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried"

Shaw Media Award for Best Dramatic Series
Kerry Appleyard, Andrea Boyd, John Fawcett, David Fortier, Alex Levine, Graeme Manson, Ivan Schneeberg, Karen Walton, Claire Welland

BRAVO

19-2
Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media

Shaw Media Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Jared Keeso – "Deer"

CTV EXTEND

SPACE RIDERS – DIVISON EARTH
iThentic

Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media – Fiction
Presented with the participation of the Independent Production Fund
Lisa Baylin, Dan Beirne, Jonas Diamond, Mark Little, Catherine Tait

Bell Media-supported film winners during the Sunday, March 1 broadcast of the Canadian Screen Awards are:

Mommy
Pre-buy by Super Écran

Best Motion Picture
Xavier Dolan, Nancy Grant

Achievement in Cinematography
André Turpin

Achievement in Direction
Xavier Dolan

Achievement in Editing
Xavier Dolan

Achievement in Make-Up
Maina Militza

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Antoine Olivier Pilon

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Anne Dorval

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Suzanne Clément

Original Screenplay
Xavier Dolan

Maps to the Stars 
Equity investment by The Harold Greenberg Fund
Pre-buy by The Movie Network

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
John Cusack

Achievement in Music - Original Score
Howard Shore

Super Duper Alice Cooper 
The Movie Network Original Documentary
Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary

Sam Dunn, Reginald Harkema, Scot McFadyen

Best Editing in a Feature Length Documentary

Reginald Harkema, Alex Shuper

Dr. Cabbie 
Equity Investment by The Harold Greenberg Fund
Pre-buy by The Movie Network

Achievement in Music - Original Song
Manjeet Ral – "Dal Makhani"

Elephant Song
Pre-buy by Super Écran

Adapted Screenplay
Nicolas Billon

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; 35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada's most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 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, Alberta, and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; 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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For further information: Emily Young Lee, Bell Media, 416.384.2593 or Emily.YoungLee@Bellmedia.ca


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