It was announced today that Oscar winner Julianne Moore will be among the presenters at The Canadian Screen Awards. Fifty awards were handed out last night by The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television at the first night of The Canadian Screen Awards.
The gala, hosted by comedian Darrin Rose at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, celebrated the best in news, sports, documentary, lifestyle, reality and digital media.
In a press release, Helga Stephenson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television said it was a great year for the Canadian film industry. “2014 was an exceptionally competitive year for Canadian film, television & digital media,” Stephenson said,“The Academy received a record number of Canadian Screen Awards submissions, which is also a good sign for the industry.”
The nominees for Best Picture are : Cast No Shadow, Fall, In Her Place, Maps To The Stars, Mommy and Tu Dors Nicole. The nominees for best director are : Atom Egoyan, Albert Shin, David Cronenberg, Xavier Dolan and Stephane LaFleur. For best actor the nominees are: Ryan Reynolds, Bruce Greenwood, Michael Murphy, Evan Bird and Antoine Oliver Pilon. The best actress nominees are: Ahn Ji Hye, Joon Da Kyung, Julianne Moore, Anne Dorval and Julianne Cote.
CBC’s the fifth estate won a trophy for best news or information series and the best documentary program went to Our Man in Tehran. Sports broadcaster Michael Landsberg took home the Humanitarian Award.
Canadian Screen Week runs until Sunday March 1st when the two-hour final show is broadcast live on CBC at 8 p.m. The gala will be hosted by Emmy award winning comedy legend, Andrea Martin. In addition to Julianne Moore, George Stroumboulopoulos, Diego Klattenhoff and Kevin Durand will also be presenting a few awards.
Other awards handed out included:
Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research -Tales From The Organ Trade
Barbara Sears Award for Best Visual Research –Apocalypse WWI – Fury
Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series – UNSUNG: Behind the Glee
Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction -Played – Interference
Best Cross-Platform Project – Non-Fiction – Big Brother Canada Digital
Best Direction in a Documentary or Factual Series -Wild Canada – The Eternal Frontier
Best Direction in a Lifestyle/Practical Information Program or Series – Income Property
Best Direction in a Live Sporting Event –2013 Grey Cup
Best Direction in a Reality / Competition Program or Series – The Amazing Race Canada – What’s it Take to Get a Cup of Tea
Best Factual Program or Series -Ice Pilots NWT
Best History Documentary Program or Series -Apocalypse WWI
Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or Series – W5
Best National Newscast -Global National
Best News Anchor, Local – Global BC News Hour
Best News or Information Series -CBC News: the fifth estate
Best News Special -CBC News: Moncton Shooting – The Capture of Justin Bourque
Best Original Interactive Production Produced for Digital Media – Fort McMoney
Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media – Non-Fiction – A Short History of the Highrise
Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series -The Nature of Things – Invasion of the Brain Snatchers