‘BLK: An Origin Story’ takes home five Canadian Screen Awards on first day

A documentary series exploring the untold stories of black Canadians was the big winner at the Canadian Screen Awards on Tuesday.

The “BLK: Origin Story” episode, which aired globally and streamed on StackTV, took home five trophies, including Best Director for a Documentary Series and Best Cinematography for a Documentary or Fact.

It also won CSAs for Best Cinematography, Best Writing and Best Original Music for the documentary.

Meanwhile, the apocalyptic Longing series “We’re All Going to Die (Even Jay Baruchel)” won four Statues: Best Documentary Series, Best Picture Editing and Best Award for Director of Nonfiction, and the Barbara Sears Award for Best Editing Research.

Nisha Pahuja’s documentary, “To Kill a Tiger,” about a father’s journey after his daughter is raped, won the Ted Rogers Awards for Best Feature Documentary, Original Music for a Feature Documentary and Best Editing for a Feature Documentary .

Tuesday is the first of four days to present the Canadian Screen Awards, and Sunday will feature pre-recorded highlights on CBC and CBC Gem.

Awards were also presented for best television news, with CBC’s “The Fifth Estate” winning best news or information series, and CBC News’ coverage of the Ottawa Truckers convoy winning best live news special.

“Global News Hour at 6” from Global BC won best local newscast, while CBC Winnipeg’s Caroline Barghout won best local reporter and CBC Vancouver’s Anita Bathe won best local anchor.

Lisa LaFlamme received the Gordon Sinclair Broadcast Journalism Award, a special award for outstanding work.

As the Toronto Star originally reported, LaFlamme submitted her own consideration for the Best National News Anchor category following her acrimonious breakup with CTV last summer.

The award went to Dawna Friesen of Global National News, which also won Best National News Broadcast.

Meanwhile, the CBC’s Juanita Taylor won Best National Correspondent for her work on “The National,” while “APTN Investigates: In Plain Sight” won Best News or Information Program.

Earlier in the day, CBC’s coverage of the Olympics and TSN’s coverage of the World Junior Hockey Championships each won two Canadian Screen Awards.

CBC won the CSA Award for Best Sports Program or Series for its coverage of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, and Andi Petrillo won Best Sports Presenter.

Meanwhile, TSN won Best Live Sports for its coverage of the IIHF World Junior Gold Medal, while Gord Miller was named Best Sports Broadcaster.

TSN also won Best Sports Feature for “Falling Down,” about former Maple Leafs Ian White’s family’s addiction to painkillers, and TSN’s coverage of the Toronto Raptors’ season-opening ceremonies won the CSA Best Sports Feature Award. opening prize.

Sportsnet earns two CSAs, wins Best Direction for Live Sports for its coverage of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, and Craig Simpson is recognized for his work on Hockey Night in Canada sports analyst.

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