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Paul Workman, Lamar Johnson, Devery Jacobs, Science North to be recognized by Canadian Academy

Sudbury’s Science North, former foreign correspondent Paul Workman, Emmy-nominated actor Lamar Johnson, and Mohawk actress Devery Jacobs have been announced as The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television’s second round of 2024 Special Award recipients.

Science North is being recognized for Jane Goodall: Reasons for Hope, the large format IMAX documentary it produced in association with the Jane Goodall Institute, based on her philosophy of hope for the world. It’s being presented with the inaugural Sustainable Production Award, presented by CBC, awarded to a production that has shown excellence in sustainable production and contributed positively to the Canadian media landscape and local communities. Science North was committed to minimizing its impact on the environment during the film production by implementing a number of best practices.

Workman is the recipient of the Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism, recognizing a Canadian broadcast journalist for their exceptional body of work in broadcast journalism. Workman spent 33 years as a foreign correspondent for CBC and CTV, covering, among other significant events the Gulf Wars, fall of the Berlin Wall, death of the Princess of Wales, and other conflicts in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Ukraine.

Both Jacobs and Johnson are being recognized with the Radius Award, presented by MADE | NOUS, honouring an artist from Canada whose work is leaving a resounding global impact.

Johnson’s acting credits include her recurring role on FX comedic drama Reservation Dogs, for which she was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. She’s also known for her roles on American Gods, The Order, Mohawk Girls, and 2013 feature film Rhymes for Young Ghouls. A socially conscious voice from Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory, Jacobs uses her platform to advocate for Indigenous and LGBTQ2S+ rights.

Johnson, who received an Emmy nod for his role as ‘Henry Burrell’ on HBO’s The Last of Us, won the 2023 Canadian Screen Award for Performance in a Leading Role for Brother. He’ll star in upcoming Netflix western drama series The Abandons.

They join previously-announced Special Award honourees Marilyn Denis, Tonya Williams, John Brunton and filmmaker Jeff Barnaby, who is being posthumously recognized.

All of this year’s Special Award honourees will be recognized during Canadian Screen Week, taking place in Toronto from Sunday, May 26 to Saturday, June 1.

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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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