Canada’s favourite homegrown reality TV series cleaned up on Night 2 of the virtual Canadian Screen Awards, which honoured children’s and youth, and lifestyle and reality programming on Tuesday evening.
CTV’s “The Amazing Race Canada” scored the Golden Screen Award for the seventh year running for the reality show with the highest ratings. It was also named Best Reality/Competition Program for the fifth time while taking prizes for host Jon Montgomery, its writing, photography and picture editing.
CTV and Bell Media haven’t made any announcements about Season 8 of the popular series, which would normally be in production now if not for the COVID-19 pandemic.
The big winners in the kids’ and youth category were TVOKids’ “PAW Patrol,” with prizes for Best Preschool Program, sound, direction and original music; and CTV Comedy Channel’s “Corner Gas Animated,” which scored wins for Best Animated Program, writing, plus performance for star and creator Brent Butt.
Other multiple winners included CTV’s “Mary’s Kitchen Crush,” which won Best Lifestyle Program and Best Lifestyle Host for star Mary Berg; Family Channel’s “Holly Hobbie,” which won prizes for direction and Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program; and TVOKids’ “Dino Dana,” honoured for writing and performance for Saara Chaudry.
Yes TV’s “Just Like Mom and Dad” was named Best Children’s of Youth Nonfiction Program.
Citytv’s “Breakfast Television” was crowned Best Morning Show; CTV’s “The Social” won Best Talk Program and its “eTalk” took Best Entertainment News Program.
For a complete list of Night 2 winners see academy.ca.
Night 3 of the awards, which honour scripted programs, can be streamed at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television website, or on its Twitter, Facebook or YouTube pages.