‘Drag Canada’ beat out most of its reality TV competition at the Canadian Screen Awards on Wednesday, picking up six awards but losing out to ‘The Amazing Race Canada’ in the best reality/competition category .
Crave’s drag queens series won awards for Best Writing, Sound Effects, Directing, Production Design and Casting, as well as Best Reality Host for Brooklyn Heights, Brad Goreski and Trish Melchor.
But it lost the grand prize to CTV’s “The Amazing Race Canada,” which also won best picture clip for a reality/competition show during an evening bash celebrating the best lifestyle and reality TV awards.
The evening was followed by an afternoon ceremony that named preschool favorite Paw Patrol the number one dog in the children’s category and awarded three awards to the animated TVO show, including Best Preschool Series.
Wednesday’s other lifestyle honorees included CTV Lifestyle’s cooking show “Mary Makes It Easy,” which took home Best Lifestyle Program, Best Director and Best Cinematography.
Crave’s “1 Queen 5 Queers” won Best Talk Show, CTV’s “Etalk” won Best Entertainment News Show, and CBC’s “News Morning Live with Heather Hiscox” won Best Morning Show.
HGTV stars Drew Scott and Jonathan Silver Scott were named Best Lifestyle Hosts for “Property Brothers: Forever Home,” while CBC personality Tom Power won Best for hosting CBC’s “The Junos Pre-Show with Tom Power.” Best talk show or entertainment news host.
Earlier Wednesday, “The Snoopy Show” on Apple TV Plus won best animated series; best children’s or young adult fiction show went to CBC Gem’s “Adventures in Detention,” and best non-fiction show went to TVO’s “All-around Champion.”
“Paw Patrol” also won Best Animation Director and Best Sound Effects, while “Almighty Champion” also won Best Picture Editing. YTV’s “The Hardy Boys” was another multi-award winning film, taking home Best Director and Best Screenplay for a Child or Teen.
Two more ceremonies on Thursday will honor top digital and film productions, while the final ceremony on Friday will honor the best TV comedy and drama productions.
Clement Virgo’s “Brother” leads the film race with 14 nominations, including Best Director and Best Actor for Lamar Johnson. Stéphane Lafleur’s “Pirates” followed with 13 nominations, followed by David Cronenberg’s “Future Sin” with 11 nominations.
The TV competition was dominated by CBC’s The Porter, which entered Canadian Screen Week with 19 nominations, including Best Drama. CBC’s “Sort Of” received 15 nominations, followed by CBC’s “Pretty Hard Cases” with 11 nominations.
On Sunday, Samantha Bee’s one-hour special on CBC and CBC Gem will feature highlights from various awards shows.
Tuesday’s news show named Worldwide National News the best national news broadcast and its host, Dawna Friesen, was named best national anchor.
Also on Tuesday, a sports extravaganza crowned CBC’s Olympic coverage of the best sports program or series and best live sporting event for TSN’s IIHF World Junior Gold Medal Game.
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