The Canadian Screen Awards: Gala Honouring Digital Storytelling took place in Toronto Thursday night recognizing Canadian, digital content creators in 13 categories. New categories this year included Best Supporting Performance, Web Program or Series; Best Writing, Web Program or Series; Best Immersive Experience – Non-Fiction; Best Immersive Experience – Fiction; and Best Virtual Reality Game.
Among the night’s winners were Danielle Graham and Lainey Lui, who shared the award for Best Host, Web Program or Series, for their Twitter special etalk Live: The Oscars Balcony. CBC Comedy web series How to Buy A Baby (LoCo Motion Pictures) took the award for Best Web Program or Series, Fiction, while veteran Canadian actress Jayne Eastwood claimed the honour for Best Supporting Performance for The Writers’ Block (Frantic Films), also streamed by CBC Comedy.
Here’s the complete list of winners:
BEST CROSS-PLATFORM PROJECT
CBC News: Missing and Murdered: Finding Cleo
Connie Walker, Marnie Luke, Jennifer Fowler, Mieke Anderson, Heather Evans, Bria John, Brenda Witmer
BEST CROSS-PLATFORM PROJECT – CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH
Dino Dana Digital
(Sinking Ship Entertainment)
Blair Powers, J.J. Johnson, Ronald Ruslim, Gavin Friesen, Javier Plana, Mark Cautillo, Brian Andrade, Jermaine Williams, Andrew Eastmond, Andrew Ebert, Nathan Langdon, Roslyn Stockton, Sean Hamilton, Alex Gordon, Leisha-Marie Riddel, Deanna Ip, Leo Kouvaris, Adriano Bertuzzo, Kevin Gan, Michael Pearce, Rachel Cravit, Christopher Coey, Geordie Telfer
BEST ORIGINAL INTERACTIVE PRODUCTION
Pablo Vio, Heather Phenix, Sean Crawford, Booker Sim, Sula Greene, Steven Mengin, John Flores, Calum Moore, Peter Altamirano, Craig Hill, Alejandro Mesa, Amelie Rosser, Vadim Namniak, Gauthier Pompougnac
BEST WRITING, WEB PROGRAM OR SERIES
Gary and His Demons – Guy On The Tiger
(Look Mom! Productions)
— The Canadian Academy (@TheCdnAcademy) March 28, 2019
BEST DIRECTION, WEB PROGRAM OR SERIES
(MacLaren Productions Inc.)
Grayson Moore, Aidan Shipley, Connor Illsley, Jon Riera
BEST WEB PROGRAM OR SERIES, FICTION
How to Buy a Baby
(LoCo Motion Pictures Inc.)
Lauren Corber, Wendy Litner
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OMG! We won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Web Program or Series, Fiction for @howtobuyababy ! Over the moon excited. Thank you @thecdnacademy @cbc @cbccomedy @cbc_pr, the Independent Production Fund, TELUS Fund, Rogers Telefund, @o_canadiana. We had the BEST cast & crew that made it come together. ❤️ you @megsieheff @marcbendavid @mollymarymcglynn @nhaight @jeremyschaulinrioux @daniellesahota @aimeebessada @wearethesupergroup @mattcode @kristyneville @elephan_t @karenteezang @gibbgibbgibb.
BEST WEB PROGRAM OR SERIES, NON-FICTION
The Artists: The Pioneers Behind the Pixels
(The Artists (CANADA) Inc.)
Christina Piovesan, Peter Mishara, Omar Majeed
BEST IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE – NON-FICTION
A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan
David Brady, Jonathon Corbiere, Andrew MacDonald, Tristan Cezair, Tyler Sammy, Nick Counter
BEST IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE – FICTION
Biidaaban: First Light
(National Film Board of Canada)
Lisa Jackson, Mathew Borrett, Rob McLaughlin, Dana Dansereau
BEST VIRTUAL REALITY GAME
Museum of Symmetry
(National Film Board of Canada)
Paloma Dawkins, Maral Mohammadian, Michael Fukushima
— Magalie Boutin (@NFB_Magalie) March 29, 2019
BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE, WEB PROGRAM OR SERIES
The Writers’ Block
BEST HOST, WEB PROGRAM OR SERIES
etalk Live: The Oscars Balcony
Danielle Graham, Lainey Lui
— etalk (@etalkCTV) March 29, 2019
BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE, WEB PROGRAM OR SERIES
(Drive-In Keep Out Productions)
— The Canadian Academy (@TheCdnAcademy) March 29, 2019
— James Stewart (@jamesstewart3D) March 29, 2019
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