2018 SPECIAL AWARD RECIPIENTS


MARGARET ATWOOD, PETER MANSBRIDGE AND CLARK JOHNSON AMONG CANADIAN ICONS TO BE HONOURED AT 2018 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS


The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announces the 2018 Special Awards Recipients to be awarded on Sunday, March 11, 2018 

 

TORONTO | MONTREAL, October 30, 2017 – The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television today announced the nine Special Award recipients who will be honoured at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards. The award show will be broadcast live on CBC from The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Ontario on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 8 p.m. EST (9 p.m. PT/ 9:30 p.m. NT).

 

The 2018 honourees are:

Peter Mansbridge – Lifetime Achievement Award – for his exceptional lifetime of work, which has had a profound impact on the media industry in Canada and abroad.

Margaret Atwood – Academy Board of Directors’ Tribute – for her commitments to the growth of the Canadian media industry.

Jay Switzer – Academy Board of Directors’ Tribute – for his commitments to the growth of the Canadian media industry.

Denis McGrath – Margaret Collier Award – awarded posthumously, for his exceptional body of written work.

Clark Johnson – Earle Grey Award – awarded for his exceptional impact on the strength of the industry at home and around the world.

Pat Ellingson – Outstanding Media Innovation Award – for her successes in ground-breaking innovation in the Canadian media industry.

Karyn Pugliese – Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism – awarded for her exceptional contributions to Canadian television journalism.

Rick Mercer Report – Academy Icon Award – for its ongoing contribution to the media industry within Canada and globally.

Bell Let’s Talk – Humanitarian Award – in recognition of the groundbreaking national campaign about mental health.


“The brilliant and unparalleled works of this year’s honourees have impacted us, not just in Canada, but around the world – each provide threads of diversity and courageousness in the fabric of Canada’s culture,” said Beth Janson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “The Academy is honoured to recognize their decades of outstanding and important contributions that have pushed boundaries and set new standards that will inspire generations of Canadians to come.”

 

“This year’s distinguished award recipients and bodies of work exemplify the very best of Canada’s creative talent, humanitarian heart, and journalistic integrity,” said Academy Chair Martin Katz. “We look forward to recognizing their great accomplishments during Canadian Screen Week 2018.”

 

For full details on the Academy Special Awards.

 

 

ABOUT THE ACADEMY of CANADIAN CINEMA & TELEVISION | www.academy.ca

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition, and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film, television, and digital media. Unifying industry professionals across Canada, the Academy is a vital force representing all screen-based industries.

 

The Academy’s Canadian Screen Week celebrates excellence in media through a multi-platform, national program of events and celebrations culminating in the Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala carried live on CBC, Sunday March 11, 2018 at 8 p.m. EST (9 p.m. PT/ 9:30 p.m. NT).


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