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1st Canadian Screen Awards

The 1st Canadian Screen Awards were held on March 3, 2013, to honour achievements in Canadian film and television production in 2012.[1] This was the first-ever Canadian Screen Awards ceremony, following the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television's decision, announced in 2012, to merge its formerly separate Genie Awards (for film) and Gemini Awards (for television) into a single ceremony.[2] In addition, the Canadian Screen Awards include awards for achievements in digital media.[2]

1st Canadian Screen Awards
DateMarch 3, 2013
LocationSony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto
Hosted byMartin Short
Most awardsFilm: War Witch (10)
TV: Flashpoint (7)
Most nominationsFilm: War Witch (12)
TV: Flashpoint (11)
Best Motion PictureWar Witch
Best Dramatic SeriesFlashpoint
Best Comedy SeriesLess Than Kind
Television/radio coverage

Nominations were announced on January 15, 2013.[1] The awards ceremony was hosted by Martin Short.[1]


The program was watched by 756,000 Canadian viewers,[3] approximately double the typical ratings for Genie or Gemini ceremonies in recent years.[3]


Motion Picture Direction
Actor in a leading role Actress in a leading role
Actor in a supporting role Actress in a supporting role
Original Screenplay Adapted Screenplay
Feature Length Documentary Short Documentary
Best Live Action Short Drama Best Animated Short
Art Direction/Production Design Cinematography
Costume Design Editing
Overall Sound Sound Editing
  •   Martin Pinsonnault, Jean-François Sauvé, Simon Meilleur and Claire Pochon, War Witch (Rebelle)
  • Pierre-Jules Audet, Michelle Cloutier, Thierry Bourgault D'Amico, Nathalie Fleurant and Cédrick Marin, L'Affaire Dumont
  • Stephen Barden, Steve Baine, Kevin Banks, Alex Bullick and Jill Purdy, Resident Evil: Retribution
  • Sylvain Brassard, Stéphane Cadotte, Isabelle Favreau and Philippe Racine, Laurence Anyways
  • Allan Scarth, Bob Melanson, Zander Rosborough and Cory Tetford, The Disappeared
Achievement in Music: Original Score Achievement in Music: Original Song
Make-Up Achievement in Visual Effects
  •   Dennis Berardi, Jason Edwardh, Matt Glover, Trey Harrell, Leann Harvey, Jo Hughes, Ethan Lee, Scott Riopelle, Eric Robinson and Kyle Yoneda, Resident Evil: Retribution
  • Dennis Berardi, Keith Acheson, Michael Borrett, Wilson Cameron, Michael DiCarlo, Tom Nagy, Britton Plewes, Scott Riopelle, Matt Whelan and Wojciech Zielinski, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
  • Carlos Monzon, Martin Belleau, Dominic Daigle, Nathalie Dupont, Gaël Hollard, Benoît Ladouceur, Viviane Levesque Bouchard, Jérémie Lodomez, Anie Normandin and Alexandra Vaillancourt, Mars and April (Mars et Avril)
  • Ève Brunet, Marc Morissette and Alexandra Vaillancourt, War Witch (Rebelle)
  • Ralph Maiers, Debora Dunphy, John Fukushima, Patrick Kavanaugh, Bill Martin, Chris Philips, Jeremy Price, Kenton Rannie and Lauren Weidel, Midnight's Children
Claude Jutra Award Golden Reel Award



Drama series Comedy series
Animated program or series Documentary program or series
Children's or youth fiction Children's or youth non-fiction
Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie History or Biography Documentary Program or Series
International Drama Lifestyle Program or Series
Music, Variety, Sketch Comedy or Talk Program or Series Performing Arts or Arts Documentary Program or Series
Pre-School Program or Series Reality/Competition Program or Series
Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series Social/Political Documentary Program (Donald Brittain Award)
Board of Directors' Tribute Canada Award
  •   Blind Spot: What Happened to Canada's Aboriginal Fathers?


Lead actor, drama Lead actress, drama
Lead actor, comedy Lead actress, comedy
Lead actor, television film or miniseries Lead actress, television film or miniseries
Supporting actor, drama Supporting actress, drama
Supporting actor, comedy Supporting actress, comedy
Actor, performing arts or miniseries (individual or ensemble)


Breaking news coverage Breaking news reportage, local
Breaking news reportage, national Local newscast
National newscast News information series


Live sporting event coverage Sports analysis or commentary

Digital mediaEdit

Original Program or Series, Fiction Cross-Platform Project, Fiction
Original Program or Series, Non-Fiction Cross-Platform Project, Non-Fiction
Cross-Platform Project, Children's

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Show
12 War Witch
10 Laurence Anyways
8 Midnight's Children
7 L'Affaire Dumont
Still Mine
6 Goon
5 Inch'Allah
Films that received multiple awards
Awards Film
10 War Witch
2 Cosmopolis
Laurence Anyways
Midnight's Children

Special awardsEdit

Several special awards were given:[5]


  1. ^ a b c War Witch leads Canadian Screen Award nominees. CBC News, January 15, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Canadian Screen Awards to replace Genies, Geminis". CBC News, September 4, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Good start for Screenies, Vikings and God" Archived 2013-12-24 at the Wayback Machine. Bill Brioux, March 5, 2013.
  4. ^ "Blackbird director Jason Buxton wins first-film honour". CBC News. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  5. ^ Academy Special Awards 2013 Archived 2018-07-19 at the Wayback Machine. Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, February 4, 2013.

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