Latest NewsCanadian Screen Award winners: Sports Programming, Digital & Immersive

Canadian Screen Award winners: Sports Programming, Digital & Immersive

The second night of Canadian Screen Awards winners were shared at The Sports Programming Awards, presented by CTV, and The Digital & Immersive Awards.

The night’s big winner was CBC and Obsidian Theatre collaboration, 21 Black Futures, which picked up four awards, including Best Web Series, Best Writing for Amanda Parris; Best Direction for Charles Officer, and Best Lead Performance for Lovell Adams-Gray.

On the Sports side, Sportsnet claimed two awards for its Toronto Blue Jays coverage, including Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer for Dan Shulman, for Blue Jays on Sportsnet, and Best Sports Analyst for Joe Siddall for Blue Jays Central. Sportsnet also claimed two awards for the 2021 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 broadcast, including Best Live Sports Event and Best Direction for John Szpala.

The next group of winners will be unveiled Wednesday, April 7 at The Children’s & Animation Awards, presented by Shaw Rocket Fund and supported by 9 Story Media Group, and The Lifestyle & Reality Awards.


Best Sports Opening

EURO 2020

TSN (Bell Media)

Simon Garan, Devon Burns, Jacob Frenkel, Kevin Fallis, Adam Fair

Best Sports Feature Segment

Ahmed & Muhammed

TSN (Bell Media)

Matt Dunn, Sara Orlesky, Kevin Fallis, Sara Bonnetta, Stephan Recksiedler

Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer

Dan Shulman, Blue Jays on Sportsnet

Sportsnet (Rogers Sports & Media)

Best Sports Analyst

Joe Siddall

Joe Siddall, Blue Jays Central

Sportsnet (Rogers Sports & Media)

Best Direction, Live Sports Event

John Szpala, 2021 Stanley Cup Final Game 4

Sportsnet (Rogers Sports & Media)

Best Live Sports Event

Sponsor | TSN

2021 Stanley Cup Final Game 4

Sportsnet (Rogers Sports & Media)

Ed Hall, Sherali Najak, Brian Spear

Best Sports Host

Andi Petrillo

Andi Petrillo, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on CBC

CBC Sports

Best Sports Program or Series

Nike’s Big Bet


(Big Bet Productions in association with Paul Kemp Productions)

Paul Kemp, Corey Russell


Best Supporting Performance, Web Program or Series

George Stroumboulopoulos, The Communist’s Daughter

(LoCo Motion Pictures)

Best Lead Performance, Web Program or Series

Lovell Adams-Gray, 21 Black Futures

(Obsidian Theatre)

Best Host, Web Program or Series

Cheryl Hickey, Roz Weston, Sangita Patel, Carlos Bustamante, Keshia Chante, Morgan Hoffman, ET Canada Live

(Entertainment Tonight Canada)

Best Live Production, Social Media

The 24th Annual Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

(C’mon Mort Productions)

Ashleigh Rains, Bern Euler, R.T. Thorne

Best Immersive Experience – Non-Fiction

Space Explorers: The ISS Experience – Episode Two: ADVANCE

(Felix & Paul Studios in association with TIME Studios)

Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël

Best Immersive Experience – Fiction

The Passengers

(Couzin Films & Les Produits Frais with Dpt Post-Moderne Mocaplab Novelab Rümker)

Best Production, Interactive

CBC Kids News Minecraft Back-to-School Special

(CBC Kids)

Lisa Fender, Jamie McMahon, Allison Cake, Amrita Singh, Philip Street, Nina Corfu, Sabrina Fabian, Kat Go, Angelica Cooper, Taylor Katzel, India McAlister, Mia Rodak, Marie McCann

Best Video Game Narrative

David Evans, The Vale: Shadow of the Crown

(Falling Squirrel Inc.)

Best Writing, Web Program or Series

Sponsor | Independent Production Fund

Amanda Parris, 21 Black FuturesThe Death News

(Obsidian Theatre)

Best Direction, Web Program or Series

Sponsor | Independent Production Fund

Charles Officer, 21 Black Futures The Death News

(Obsidian Theatre)

Best Web Program or Series, Non-Fiction

Sponsor | Independent Production Fund

Farm Crime

(Big Cedar Films)

Geoff Morrison, Christina Carvalho

Best Web Program or Series, Fiction

Sponsor | Independent Production Fund

21 Black Futures

(Obsidian Theatre)

Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, Lucius Dechausay, Fatuma Adar, Michael Sinclair, Myekah Payne, Grazyna Krupa


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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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