CORNER GAS: THE MOVIE AND THE AMAZING RACE CANADA WIN GOLDEN SCREEN AWARDS FOR TV
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TORONTO, March 13, 2016 – The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is proud to announce that Corner Gas: The Movie has won the Golden Screen Award for TV Drama / Comedy and The Amazing Race Canada has won the Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show.
“Fans across the country topped the ratings across all platforms and crowd-source funded Corner Gas: The Movie. This is a real milestone,” says Academy CEO Helga Stephenson. “And two years running, the reality TV fans have taken The Amazing Race Canada to the Golden Screen Awards winners’ circle.”
The Academy’s Golden Screen Award for TV Drama / Comedy and Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show reflect the Academy’s mantra of connecting with Canadians by recognizing the highest-rated scripted and unscripted Canadian television programs in the 2014-15 broadcast year. Based on data provided by Numeris (BBM Canada)*, the winners for these awards reflect the most-watched program in each genre.
The Golden Screen Award for TV Drama / Comedy and the Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show are Academy Special Awards which were presented alongside the Cineplex Golden Screen Award for Feature Film during the Canadian Screen Awards this evening from the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
Golden Screen Award for TV Drama / Comedy Winner
Corner Gas: The Movie | CTV (Bell Media) (Prairie Pants Productions Inc.)
Mismanagement leaves the tiny town of Dog River so broke that the residents have little choice but to pack up and leave. But Brent and the gang at Corner Gas, the roadside gas station 40 miles from nowhere, discover a devious plan that may change life for Dog Riverites forever.
Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show Winner
The Amazing Race Canada | CTV (Bell Media) (Insight Production Company Ltd.)
Two people with a pre-existing relationship must beat rival teams in a skills-based race across various provinces and territories in various transportation modes. Pit stops provide clues to the next destination or a challenge, plus prizes and penalties. First team to the final pit stop wins the grand prize.
*Audience estimates provided by Numeris based on a list of all Canadian television programming (Series, Limited series and TV Movies) provided by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Analysis based on Total Canada, P2+, Average Minute Audience during the period of September 1, 2014-August 30, 2015, original airings (“live plus 7 days”) with 50% or more of the airings occurring during the 2014-15 broadcast season.