CSAs ’20: Holly Hobbie, Amazing Race Canada top night two winners

Mary's Kitchen Crush, PAW Patrol and Corner Gas Animated also picked up multiple prizes as the Academy honoured lifestyle, reality and children's and youth programs.

Holly Hobbie, The Amazing Race Canada (pictured) and Mary’s Kitchen Crush clinched the top honours as the virtual Canadian Screen Week turns the spotlight to reality, lifestyle and children’s and youth programming.

The pre-taped presentation announcing winners was live-streamed on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube featuring footage from the nominees unable to gather for the usual Canadian Screen Week activities in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver in March as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. The children’s and youth categories were announced by Never Have I Ever star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan while lifestyle and reality were announced by The Beaverton‘s Emma Hunter. In total, 144 categories will be feted in ceremonies “drawing inspiration from documentary films, podcasts, and music videos.”

On the children’s and youth front, Family Channel series Holly Hobbie (Aircraft Pictures, Cloudco Entertainment and Wexworks Media) won the award for Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series, along with a directing win for Megan Follows.

Spin Master’s PAW Patrol netted the most awards in children’s and youth, picking up four wins, including Best Pre-School Program or Series and Best Direction, Animation for Charles E. Bastien. CTV Comedy series Corner Gas Animated (Moving Mountoons) followed with three awards, earning Best Animated Program or Series, as well as a writing win for Diana Frances and performance win for Brent Butt.

Other notable winners in children’s and youth include Dino Dana (Sinking Ship Entertainment), which picked up a performance win for star Saara Chaudry and a writing award for Christin Simms, Amish Patel and J.J. Johnson, and marblemedia’s game show Just Like Mom and Dad, which picked up Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series.

CTV’s The Amazing Race Canada (Insight Productions) earned the most awards in the lifestyle and reality categories with six total, including Best Reality/Competition Program or Series, the Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show and Best Host or Presenter, Factual or Reality/Competition for Jon Montgomery.

Mary’s Kitchen Crush (Proper Entertainment), which also airs on CTV, won Best Lifestyle Program or Series, while host Mary Berg won Best Host, Lifestyle. Other notable lifestyle winners include Trevor Noah @ JFL – Volume II (Juste Pour Rire TV) for Best Variety or Entertainment Special; Makeful and Netflix competition series Blown Away (marblemedia), which picked up Best Direction, Reality/Competition; and CBC’s The Great Canadian Baking Show (Proper Television) for Best Production Design or Art Direction, Non-Fiction.

The awards for craft and performance in scripted programs, as well as for cinematic arts, will livestream tomorrow (May 27) and Thursday. The stream times are as follows:


7:00 p.m. EST: Canadian Screen Awards for Crafts in Scripted Programs

8:00 p.m. EST: Canadian Screen Awards for Scripted Programs & Performance

Thursday, May 28

7:00 p.m. EST: Canadian Screen Awards for Cinematic Arts