Shaw Media honoured with 10 Gemini Awards at first gala evening

The first of three gala evenings for the Gemini Awards was held last night and it proved to be a good night for Shaw Media. A total of 10 statuettes were awarded to Shaw Media programs during the Gemini Awards Industry Gala honouring news & sports, documentary, lifestyle and reality programming.

In the news category, Global National’s Anchor and Executive Editor Dawna Friesen was recognized for her superb efforts over the year with the Gemini Award for Best News Anchor. Global BC was chosen as the nation’s Best Local Newscast, Large Market and Global’s 16:9 The Bigger Picture, won for Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Segment. 

“To win Gemini Awards for both Best News Anchor and Best Local Newscast in Canada is proof that Global News has taken its rightful place among the world’s leading news organizations,” says Troy Reeb, Vice-President, Global News. “This is a tribute to the leadership of Dawna Friesen, the incredibly talented team at Global BC, and the hard work of our teams around the world every day.”

The number one source for entertaining and engaging Canadian historic programming, History Television walked away with five Gemini Award wins for some of its most impactful content. Bringing the true stories of Canadian veterans into the digital age and preserving their legacy for generations to come, the robust companion website to the moving series Storming Juno was awarded the Gemini for Best Cross-Platform Project Non-Fiction. History Television’s intense and electrifying documentary series Nazi Hunters was awarded a Gemini for Best History Documentary Program and Best Direction in a Documentary Series. The top-rated series Ice Pilots NWT was also recognized in two categories, winning Best Photography in an Information Program or Series and Best Original Music for a Lifestyle/Practical Information or Reality Program or Series

After dominating the nominations for Best Host in a Lifestyle/Practical Information Series and Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Series Shaw Media congratulates SliceTM series’, Princess, and show host Gail Vaz-Oxlade, as well as Til Debt Do Us Part on their wins and commend our production partners for being leaders in lifestyle content.

“These awards represent the hard work and passion of our dedicated production partners,” says Barbara Williams, SVP, Content, Shaw Media. “We’re proud to share these honours with such an amazing team. Congratulations to everyone involved!”

Canada’s TV awards continue tonight with winners in the drama, youth, comedy and variety categories, ahead of the September 7th live gala telecast.

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