NSI alumni nominated for 2020 Canadian Screen Awards

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Congratulations to the NSI grads and projects nominated for the Canadian Screen Awards 2020.



  • Best comedy series – Letterkenny – Mark Montefiore (NSI Totally Television)
  • Best sketch comedy show & ensemble performance – Baroness Von Sketch Show – Jeff Peeler (NSI Global Marketing) with others
  • Best lifestyle program or series – Property Brothers – Jessica Vander Kooij (NSI Lifestyle & Reality Series Producer) with others
  • Rob Stewart Award for best science or nature documentary program or series – Turtle Beach – Merit Jensen Carr (NSI Global Marketing)
  • Best biography or arts documentary program or series – Finding the Secret Path – Norma Mendoza (NSI Drama Prize) with others
  • Best animated program or series – Corner Gas Animated – Virginia Thompson (NSI Features First) with others
  • Best children’s or youth fiction program or series – Holly Hobbie – Anthony Leo (NSI Totally Television) with others
  • Best children’s or youth non-fiction program or series – Raven’s Quest – Mindy Laxer (NSI Global Marketing) with others
  • Best factual series – (1) First Contact – Vanessa Loewen (NSI Global Marketing), Stephanie Scott (NSI Storytellers) with others; and (2) Paramedics: Life on the Line – Erin Haskett (NSI Drama Prize) with others
  • Best direction, drama series – Norma Bailey (NSI Totally Television) – Mary Kills People – “The Key to Faith”
  • Best direction, variety or sketch comedy – Jordan Canning (NSI Drama Prize) with Aleysa Young – Baroness von Sketch Show – “Humanity is in an Awkward Stage”
  • Best direction, comedy – Jordan CanningSchitt’s Creek – “Meet the Parents”
  • Best direction, factual – Jennifer Podemski (NSI Global Marketing, Telefilm Canada Spark Plug Program) – Future History – “Awaken/Goshkoziwin”
  • Best picture editing, comedy – Mike Fly (NSI Drama Prize) with others – Baroness von Sketch Show – “Humanity is in an Awkward Stage”
  • Best sound, fiction – Dale Sheldrake (NSI Totally Television) with others – Vikings – “What Happens in the Cave”


  • Best web program or series, fiction – (1) Detention Adventure – Joe Kicak (NSI Drama Prize), Ryan West, Karen Moore (both NSI Features First) and Lauren Corber (NSI Totally Television); and (2) How to Buy a Baby – Lauren Corber with Wendy Litner
  • Best direction, web program or series – Sheona McDonald (NSI Global Marketing) – A Short Essay on Men
  • Best writing, web program or series – Karen MooreDetention Adventure – “Contents Under Pressure”

The awards will be presented in Toronto over five days during Canadian Screen Week, including the Canadian Screen Awards broadcast gala which airs live on CBC and CBC Gem on Sunday, March 29.

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