Animated Films, TV Up For Canadian Screen Awards

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Canadian Screen Awards

Cana­dian Screen Awards

Excel­lence in both film and TV was rec­og­nized Tues­day as the Acad­emy of Cana­dian Cin­ema & Tele­vi­sion announced its nom­i­nees for the inau­gural Cana­dian Screen Awards.

The new hon­ors com­bine the Genies (the Cana­dian ver­sion of the Oscars) and the Gem­inis (sim­i­lar to the Emmys).

For Best Ani­mated Short, the four nom­i­nees are Bydlo (Pro­ducer: Julie Roy; Direc­tor: Patrick Bouchard; Dis­trib­u­tor: National Film Board of Canada), Demoni (Pro­ducer and Direc­tor: Theodore Ushev; Dis­trib­u­tor: Mtd:films), Edmond Was a Don­key (Pro­duc­ers: Richard Van Den Boom, Franck Dion and Julie Roy; Direc­tor: Franck Dion; Dis­trib­u­tor: NFB) and Paula (Pro­ducer: Julie Roy; Direc­tor: Dominic Éti­enne Simard; Dis­trib­u­tor: NFB).

Almost Naked Ani­mals (Vince Com­misso, Tanya Green, Tris­tan Homer, Steven Jarosz and Noah Z. Jones; 9 Story Enter­tain­ment Inc.; YTV) is one of the four nom­i­nees for Best Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series. In addi­tion, the episode “The Green Banana” (Brad Fer­gu­son) was nom­i­nated for Best Direc­tion in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series. Another episode, “Horn Swog­gled” (Seán Cullen), is up for Best Per­for­mance in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series.

Also nom­i­nated for Best Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series is Pro­duc­ing Parker (Ira Levy, Jun Camerino, Laura Koster­ski and Peter Williamson; Break­through Enter­tain­ment; TVTrop­o­lis). For the episode “How Green is my Parker?”, Robin Budd was nom­i­nated for Best Direc­tion in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series, while Kim Cat­trall is up for Best Per­for­mance in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series.

Besides its nom­i­na­tion for Best Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series, Rated A for Awe­some (Ace Fipke, Ken Faier and, Chuck John­son; Nerd Corps Enter­tain­ment; YTV) gained a pair of nom­i­na­tions for Best Per­for­mance in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series in con­nec­tion with its episode “Scary Go Round.” Two sep­a­rate nom­i­na­tions went to Brian Drum­mond and Chiara Zanni.

Round­ing out the Best Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series nom­i­nees is Jack (Fran­cois Trudel, Wong Kok Cheong, Vin­cent Ler­oux and Vic Pel­letier; PVP Interactif/Productions Vic Pel­leter, Spark Animation-Wong Kok Cheong; TVO).

Other nom­i­nees for Best Direc­tion in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series are Mike The Knight: “The Knight Hider”/“Trollee’s Sleep­over” (Neil Affleck; Tree­house) and Side­kick: “House of Helmut/Supermodels) (Joey So; YTV)

Patrick McKenna was nom­i­nated for Best Per­for­mance in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series in con­nec­tion with his work in the Crash Canyon episode “Poker Night” (Tele­toon; Astral)

For Best Pre-School Pro­gram or Series, the nom­i­nees include the ani­mated Franklin and Friends (Greg Chew, Joce­lyn Hamil­ton, Pam Lehn, Doug Mur­phy, Derek Reeves and Mike Wiluan; Nel­vana Limited/Infinite Frame­works Pte. Ltd.; Tree­house), My Big Big Friend (Ira Levy, Andre Bre­it­man and Peter Williamson; Break­through Enter­tain­ment; Tree­house) and Stella & Sam (John Leitch, Michelle Melan­son; Rad­i­cal Sheep Pro­duc­tions; Dis­ney Junior Canada).

Brian Roberts has been nom­i­nated for Best Direc­tion in a Children’s or Youth Pro­gram or Series for his work on the ani­mated My Babysitter’s A Vam­pire episode “Three Geeks And A Demon” (Tele­toon; Astral)

The five nom­i­nees for Best Orig­i­nal Music Score for a Series include the car­toon Scaredy Squir­rel: “Per­fect Pickle”/“Goat Police” (Paul Intson; YTV). Terry McGur­rin is nom­i­nated for Best Writ­ing in a Children’s or Youth Pro­gram or Series for another Scaredy Squir­rel episode, “From Rodent with Love.”

Also up for Best Writ­ing in a Children’s or Youth Pro­gram or Series are Den­nis Jack­son, Melanie Jack­son for the ani­mated Wapos Bay episode “Long Good­byes” (APTN).

There are 120 cat­e­gories for the Cana­dian Screen Awards, includ­ing 22 for film and over 85 for television.

The awards will be pre­sented over three nights. Mar­tin Short hosts the final awards gala, to be tele­vised live at 8 p.m. (8:30 in New­found­land) Sun­day, March 3 on CBC.

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