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I screen, you screen, we all screen for the Canadian Screen Awards

- September 4th, 2012

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One plus one equals one.

That’s the new math according to the Canadian Screen Awards, which are a new-fangled combination of the former Gemini Awards (which have honoured the best in Canadian TV) and the former Genie Awards (which have honoured the best in Canadian film).

Digital media also will be included in the first annual Canadian Screen Awards, which take place Sunday, March 3, 2013, and will be broadcast live on CBC.

The event will be hosted by veteran Canadian comedian Martin Short.

“I applaud the fine judgment of the CBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in letting me take the wheel of the brightest new awards show in Canada,” Short said in a statement. “I shall endeavour to return it to them at the end of the night with nary a scratch nor door-ding.”

The combining of the Geminis and Genies is an attempt by the ACCT to make TV and movie awards more meaningful in this country. In the past, it seemed as if just about everything that got made in Canada earned mutliple award nominations, which of course decreased the value of victories.

bill.harris@sunmedia.ca

@billharris_tv

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