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TORONTO (March 6, 2018) – Tonight the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards commenced with the Gala Honouring Excellence in Non-Fiction Programming, sponsored by Boat Rocker Media and Eagle Vision, at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle. Hosted by Canadian Screen Award nominee and co-anchor of The Comedy Network’s The Beaverton, Miguel Rivas, everything non-fiction, from news shows to sports, documentaries and reality TV, creators, journalists and storytellers were spotlighted to highlight their winning achievements.


“What a great way to kick-off Canadian Screen Week, and the Canadian Screen Awards, with tonight’s award gala honouring excellence in Non-Fiction Programming,” said Beth Janson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “It’s important to recognize those who dedicate their lives to gathering news and information to keep Canadians informed about local and world events. A huge congratulations to all the winners!”


2018 Canadian Screen Awards Non-Fiction Category Winners


Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or Series

CBC News: the fifth estate – Cross Lake: This is Where I Live


(CBC News)

Gillian Findlay


Best News Anchor, Local

British Columbia Votes

CBC British Columbia (CBC)

(CBC British Columbia)

Andrew Chang


Best Reportage, National

Global National – Ontario’s Troubled Probation System

CHAN (Corus Entertainment)

(Global News)

Mike Omelus, Dawna Friesen, Carolyn Jarvis


Best News or Information Segment

APTN InvestigatesAgainst Their Will



Cullen Crozier, Holly Moore, Paul Barnsley


Best News or Information Program


Viceland (Rogers Media)

(Vice Studio Canada Inc.)

Suroosh Alvi, Bernardo Loyola, Peter Salisbury, Michael Kronish, Shane Smith, Eddy Moretti


Best Sports Analyst

Raptors Basketball on TSN

TSN (Bell Media)

(Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment)

Jack Armstrong


Best Sports Feature Segment

Sound of Thunder

TSN (Bell Media)


Matt Dorman, Brent Blanchard, Devon Burns, Kevin Fallis


Best Sports Opening/Tease

2016 Grey Cup

TSN (Bell Media)


Craig Chambers, Devon Burns, Troy Hacock


Best Live Sports Event

Sponsor | Dome Productions

2016 MLS Cup

TSN (Bell Media)


Jim Panousis, Steve Abitrante


Best Sports Host

2017 TradeCentre

TSN (Bell Media)


James Duthie


Best Photography, News or Information

CBC News: The National Dancing Towards the Light


(CBC News)

Ed Ou, Kitra Cahana


Best Photography, Lifestyle or Reality/Competition

The Amazing Race Canada – Can I See Your Kuna?

CTV (Bell Media)

(Insight Production Company Ltd.)

Ryan Shaw


Best Photography, Documentary or Factual

Abandoned – Newfoundland Coast

Viceland (Rogers Media)

(Vice Studio Canada Inc.)

Alex Craig, David Ehrenreich


Best Picture Editing, Documentary

Canada In A Day

CTV (Bell Media)

(Screen Siren Pictures)

Nick Hector


Best Picture Editing, Reality/Competition

The Amazing Race Canada – Finale

CTV (Bell Media)

(Insight Production Company Ltd.)

Al Manson, Jonathan Dowler, Clare Elson, John Niedzielski, Jay Prychidny, Jordan Wood, Michael Tersigni


Best Picture Editing, Factual

Hello Goodbye – Lean on Me


(FORTÉ Entertainment Inc.)

Derek Esposito


Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series

Science Max: Experiments at Large


(Breakthrough Entertainment)

Nat Abraham, Michael McGuigan, Ira Levy, Peter Williamson, Joan Lambur, Phil McCordic, Leanne Brennan


Best Variety or Entertainment Special

P.K. Subban: Shots Fired


(Juste Pour Rire TV Inc.)

Bruce Hills


Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research

W5: Making a Terrorist

CTV (Bell Media)

(CTV News W5)

Madeline McNair, Brennan Lefler, Victor Malarek


Barbara Sears Award for Best Visual Research

League of Exotique Dancers

documentary Channel (CBC)

(Storyline Entertainment)

Erin Chisholm


Best Writing, Factual

Still Standing – Fort McMurray


(Frantic Films)

Jonny Harris, Fraser Young, Steve Dylan, Graham Chittenden


Best Writing, Lifestyle or Reality/Competition

The Amazing Race Canada – We Just Saw Johnny Mustard

CTV (Bell Media)

(Insight Production Company Ltd.)

Mark Lysakowski, Jennifer Pratt, Rob Brunner


Best Writing, Documentary

Unstoppable: The Fentanyl Epidemic


(Dam Builder Productions)

Robert Osborne


Rob Stewart Award for Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series

The Wild Canadian Year


(River Road Films Ltd. (Wild Year Productions Ltd.))

Jeff Turner, Sue Turner, Caroline Underwood


Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series

Rush: Time Stand Still

HBO Canada (Bell Media)

(Fadoo Productions)

Allan Weinrib, Pegi Cecconi, Ray Danniels, John Virant, Corey Russell


Best Factual Series


Discovery Channel (Bell Media)

(Cineflix (Mayday 16) Inc.)

Alex Bystram, Kim Bondi, Martin Pupp


Best History Documentary Program or Series

The Nature of Things with David Suzuki: Lost Secrets of the Pyramid


(Alibi Entertainment, Windfall Films)

Alan Handel, James Hyslop, Carlo Massarella, Dan Kendall


Best Documentary Program


Viceland (Rogers Media)

(Vice Studio Canada Inc.)

Michelle Latimer, Tania Natscheff, Bernardo Loyola, Patrick McGuire, Heather Rae, Michael Kronish, Spike Jonze, Eddy Moretti, Shane Smith


Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism

Karyn Pugliese


Best Original Music, Non-Fiction

Sponsor | YANGAROO

The Secret Path


(Secret Path Film Inc.)

Gord Downie, Kevin Drew, Dave Hamelin


Best Sound, Non-Fiction

Where The Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris


(White Pine Pictures)

Sanjay Mehta, Ian Rodness, Steve Blair, Dustin Harris


Best Production Design or Art Direction, Non-Fiction

Big Brother Canada – Finale

Global (Corus Entertainment)

(Insight Production Company Ltd.)

Peter Faragher, Kevin Halliday, Aaron Scholl, Andy Roskaft


Best Direction, Live Sports Event

2016 MLS Cup

TSN (Bell Media)


Richard Wells


Best Direction, Lifestyle or Information

Canada Day 150! From Coast to Coast to Coast


(Insight Production Company Ltd.)

David Russell


Best Direction, Reality/Competition

The Amazing Race Canada – Finale

CTV (Bell Media)

(Insight Production Company Ltd.)

Rob Brunner


Best Direction, Documentary or Factual Series

Real Vikings: Viking Women

History (Corus Entertainment)

(Take 5 Productions)

Rebecca Snow



Best Direction, Documentary Program

Canada In A Day

CTV (Bell Media)

(Screen Siren Pictures)

Trish Dolman


Best Host in a Live Program or Series

Sponsor | Corus Entertainment

Canada Day 150! From Coast to Coast to Coast


(Insight Production Company Ltd.)

Rick Mercer


Best Talk Program or Series

The Marilyn Denis Show

CTV (Bell Media)

(Bell Media Studios)

Michelle Crespi, John Simpson


Best Lifestyle Program or Series

Sponsor | Corus Entertainment

Property Brothers

HGTV (Corus Entertainment)

(Cineflix (Property Brothers 6) Inc.)

Gerard Barry, Drew Scott, Jonathan Scott, Kim Bondi, Jessica Vander Kooij


Best Live Entertainment Special

The JUNO Awards 2017

CTV (Bell Media)

(Insight Production Company Ltd.)

John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Randy Lennox, Allan Reid, Mark Cohon, Lindsay Cox, Pam De Montmorency, Tracy Galvin, Kristeen Von Hagen, Luciano Casimiri, Mark Vreeken, Howard Baggley, Simon Bowers, Doug McClement, Alex Nadon


Best News or Information Series

CBC News: the fifth estate


(CBC News)

Jim Williamson, Julian Sher


Best Host in a Program or Series

Your Special Canada


(The Fantastic Hour Inc.)

Jonathan Torrens



Best Local Newscast

CBC News: Vancouver at 6

CBC British Columbia (CBC)

(CBC Vancouver)

Alexandra Gibb, Joan Marshall, Eric Rankin, Natalie Clancy, Amar Parmar


Best National Newscast

CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme

CTV (Bell Media)

(CTV News)

Lisa LaFlamme, David Hughes, Rosa Hwang, Allan Myers, Allan Black

Best News Anchor, National

CBC News Network with Heather Hiscox

CBC News Network (CBC)

(CBC News)

Heather Hiscox


Best Reportage, Local

CBC News: Vancouver at 6 – Kati’s Story

CBC British Columbia (CBC)

(CBC Vancouver)

Eric Rankin, Cliff Shim, Amar Parmar


Best News Special

Fort McMurray: The Road Back

Global Edmonton (Corus Entertainment)

(Global News Edmonton)

Deb Zinck, Kerry Powell, Darcy Craig, Christine Meadows, Kent Morrison, Fletcher Kent


Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer

2016 MLS Cup

TSN (Bell Media)


Luke Wileman


Best Sports Program or Series

Aaron Sanchez – Limitless

Sportsnet (Rogers Media)


Paul Sidhu, Stephen Brunt, Elia Saikaly, Mark Wade, Marc LeBlanc


Visit to view the winners of tonight’s gala.



About Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is the largest non-profit professional arts organization in Canada. We are dedicated to recognizing, advocating for, and celebrating Canadian talent in the film, television, and digital media sectors.


Our more than 4,500 members encompass industry icons and professionals, emerging artists, and students. Collectively, we deliver professional development programs and networking opportunities that foster industry growth, inclusion, and mentorship.


The Canadian Academy produces Canadian Screen Week. This annual celebration of excellence in media features a multi-platform, national program of events and celebrations, and culminates with the Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala live on CBC, Sunday March 11, 2018 at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. AT/ 9:30 p.m. NT).


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