The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced the creation of two new television awards: the Golden Screen Award for the most watched Canadian Drama/Comedy Series and one for the country’s highest-rated Reality Series.
“Once again, the Academy is taking steps to increase the relevance of the Canadian Screen Awards to Canadian viewers with this important acknowledgement,” says Academy CEO Helga Stephenson.
“Fans across the country love these series, these stories and characters in a big way, and the Academy is proud to recognize them. Congratulations to all of the finalists.”
Among the nominees are CTV’s medical drama Saving Hope and Global’s Rookie Blue.
The nominees are:
Golden Screen Award for TV Drama/Comedy Finalists: The Listener; Motive; Murdoch Mysteries; Rookie Blue; Saving Hope.
Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show Finalists: The Amazing Race Canada; Battle of the Blades; Big Brother Canada; Dragon’s Den; MasterChef Canada
The Golden Screen Award for TV Drama/Comedy and the Golden Screen Award for TV RealityShow are Academy Special Awards which will be presented alongside the Golden Screen Award for Feature Film during the LIVE broadcast of the Canadian Screen Awards on CBC, March 1, 8pm nationwide (8:30 NT).