We’re thrilled to announce that This Is High School has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in the category of Best Factual Program or Series. Our six-part series impressed CBC viewers across Canada this fall with its honest and heartwarming depiction of life in an extraordinary, ordinary secondary school. This Is High School will face some stiff competition in its category as it goes up against Still Standing, Keeping Canada Alive, Real Detective, and Curse of the Frozen Gold.
Also picking up a CSA nomination for This Is High School is Sarah Cruise, whose outstanding editing work on episode one, Grade 9 is the Worst Year, earned her a nomination for Best Factual Editing in a Factual Program or Series.
Congratulations are also in order for Toronto-based editor Baun Mah, who picked up a nod of his own for Best Picture Editing in a Reality/Competition Program or Series for his work on Chopped Canada: Redemption – Gone Too Soon. This is the second consecutive year that Chopped Canada has been honoured.
“I’m so proud of our shows. So proud our creative teams. So proud of the collaboration with our broadcast partners,” said David Paperny, President, Paperny Entertainment. “And now, to see the acknowledgment of our hard work by our own peers across the country is just wonderful.”
The Canadian Screen Awards have been an annual tradition since 2013, when the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television merged the Gemini Awards and Genie Awards into a single star-studded ceremony. The event recognizes excellence in Canadian film, English-language television, and digital media productions.
The 2017 Canadian Screen Awards will air March 12 on CBC. For a complete list of nominees, please visit www.academy.ca.