Bell Media Applauds Film and Television Production Partners on 191 Nominations for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards

– Space's ORPHAN BLACK, from Temple Street Productions, receives the most nominations overall with 14; Bravo's 19-2, from Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media, receives 10 nominations –
– CraveTV Original Series LETTERKENNY, from New Metric Media, receives eight, Discovery's first-ever original scripted series, FRONTIER, from Take The Shot Productions and their partners at ASAP Entertainment, receives seven –
– CTV News earns 10 nominations, including Best National Newscast, Best Local Newscast, Best News Anchor, and Best News or Information Program –
– TSN leads all sports broadcasters with 16 nominations for live sports coverage and feature programming –
– Bell Media sweeps both the Best Talk Program or Series category, with four in-house productions nominated, and the Best Music Program or Series category, with three nominations –
– 55 nominations for films supported by Bell Media –

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TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Bell Media salutes its production partners, internal team members, talent, and all those involved in the creation of its television series and films nominated for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards. Announced earlier today, Bell Media garnered 191 total nominations, including 136 television nominations and 55 nominations for Bell Media-supported films. Bell Media is proud to continue to be the Principal Partner of the Canadian Screen Awards.

"Our partners and team members have once again raised the bar in the production of exceptional Canadian television series and films, and we're proud to have these achievements recognized by the Academy," said Mary Ann Turcke, President, Bell Media.

Notable Bell Media nominations include:

  • Space's critically acclaimed, award-winning sci-fi drama ORPHAN BLACK from Temple Street Productions, received the most nominations for Bell Media for the fourth consecutive year with 14, including for three-time Canadian Screen Award winner Tatiana Maslany for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Roll
  • Bravo's hit drama 19-2, from Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media, received nine nominations, including Best Dramatic Series, Best Direction in a Drama Series, Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for Adrian Holmes, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role for Dan Petronijevic.
  • Additionally, CraveTV Original Series LETTERKENNY, from New Metric Media, garnered eight, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role for Jared Keeso.
  • Discovery's first-ever original scripted series, FRONTIER, from Take The Shot Productions and their partners at ASAP Entertainment, received seven, including two Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role nominations, for Jason Momoa and Landon Liboiron.
  • CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, from Insight Productions, received seven nods, while MASTERCHEF CANADA, from Proper Television, and SAVING HOPE, from Entertainment One and ICF Films, earned three nominations.


Representing its diversity of programming, TSN, Canada's Sports Leader, received 16 nominations for its live sports coverage and feature programming, the most of any sports broadcaster. TSN received four nominations for its coverage of the 2015 Grey Cup, watched by nearly 10 million Canadians.

CTV News received 10 nominations, including four for CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME for Best National Newscast; Best Reportage, National; Best News Special for "2015 Federal Election"; and Best News Anchor, National for LaFlamme. W5, the longest-running newsmagazine/documentary program in North America, has received four nominations, including Best News or Information Programming, and Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or Series for Kevin Newman. CTV NEWS TORONTO AT SIX has been nominated for Best Local Newscast, and CTV NEWS EDMONTON's Daryl McIntyre for Best News Anchor, Local.

Television productions supported by premium pay TV network The Movie Network received 17 nominations, led by Bell Media Original Documentaries HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD, from Met Films, and HIP-HOP EVOLUTION, from Banger Films, which each received four nominations, and TMN series SENSITIVE SKIN, from Rhombus Media/Baby Cow Productions, which garnered three.

Bell Media's in-house production unit received 11 nominations, including Best News or Information Series for DAILY PLANET, Best Host in a Lifestyle, Talk, or Entertainment News Program or Series for ETALK's Danielle Graham; and Best Live Entertainment Special for ETALK @ THE OSCARS. Bell Media swept the Best Talk Program or Series category with a total of four nominations including THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, THE SOCIAL, INNERSPACE, and ETALK'S ULTIMATE OSCAR® GUIDE 2016. Bell Media also swept the Best Music Program or Series categories with nominations for the IHEARTRADIO MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, THE 2016 JUNOS AWARDS, and WE DAY.

The Canadian Screen Awards will take place during Canadian Screen Week, which celebrates the best of Canadian film, television, and digital media March 6-12.

Films supported by Bell Media are nominated for 51 Canadian Screen Awards, with Xavier Dolan's It's Only The End of the World (Juste La Fin Du Monde) leading the way with nine, including Best Motion Picture. Support for films comes from The Harold Greenberg Fund/Le Fonds Harold Greenberg, pre-buys and acquisitions from premium pay TV networks The Movie Network and Super Écran, and short-film support from BravoFACT.

Click here for the full list of Bell Media television and film nominations.

Click here for a list of films nominated to the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards (French only).

About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Upcoming original series on CTV include CARDINAL and THE DISAPPEARANCE. Among the original series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, Space's most-watched original series KILLJOYS, Bravo's award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, CraveTV comedies LETTERKENNY and RUSSELL PETERS IS THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, Discovery's first-ever drama FRONTIER, Comedy's new satirical news series THE BEAVERTON, and nine new series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and FISH THE DISH. Discovery is also home to Bell Media's hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.

About Bell Media
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 leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada's highest-rated television network; 30 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, operating 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country, as well as managing the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service in Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; 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

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