Baroness von Sketch Show came away the big winner of the 2020 Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) Rockie Awards, which were presented virtually Monday afternoon.
The Frantic Films-produced CBC series, which is heading into its fifth and final season, won Best Comedy & Variety Program, the $25,000 Rogers Prize for Excellence in Canadian Content, and the Canadian Award of Distinction, which is presented to a group whose body of work exemplifies outstanding achievement in the entertainment industry.
Series stars Aurora Browne, Carolyn Taylor and Jennifer Whalen, also hosted Monday’s streaming event.
Fleabag, which earned the Grand Jury Prize and Best Comedy Series: English Language, led the UK to a leading 14 awards. American productions won 11, while Canada picked up seven awards total.
Among other Canadian winners were Accessible Media Inc.’s Employable Me, which won Best Lifestyle Program; Vancouver’s Kelly&Kelly, which won the inaugural Best Podcast honour for This Sounds Serious; while Toronto-headquartered Wattpad Studios picked up this year’s Innovative Producer Award.
The Francophone Prize, which goes to the jury’s highest-scoring French-language video submission, was won by Télé-Québec youth television special, MAMMOUTH 2019.
Find the full list of Rockie Award winners, here.
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