(TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2015) – Blue Ant Media’s commitment to developing premium, original content was recognized yesterday when it received the company’s largest ever number of nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards. The 14 nominations in the Television lifestyle and factual categories were announced in a press conference held by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
“Congratulations goes out to our incredibly creative colleagues and production partners on their well-deserved nominations,” said Vanessa Case, Executive Vice President, Content, Blue Ant Media. “This recognition supports the amazing production talent we have in Canada. We are honored to be recognized for our original content and are inspired to continue to develop great stories and personalities that resonate with audiences.”
Blue Ant Media television channel T+E received 3 nominations for Survivorman (Les Stroud Production), Scam City (Handle Productions/Zig Zag Productions), The Illegal Eater (Far Point Films), Rebel Without A Kitchen (General Purpose Pictures), Boundless (HLP Productions) and BBQ Crawl (RTR Media). Lifestyle channel Cottage Life received nominations for Colin & Justin’s Cabin Pressure (Peace Point Entertainment) and Brojects (Farmhouse Productions), both returning for second seasons this spring. Blue Ant Media’s premium, commercial-free channel HIFI series Cities in Blue (WhistleStop Productions) was nominated for Best Writing, Variety and RadX’s Cubicle to the Cage (Hemmings House Pictures) received recognition for Best Editing Factual Program.
Blue Ant Media Canadian Screen Awards Nominations:
Survivorman – Best Photography Series Lifestyle/Reality
Survivorman – Best Writing Lifestyle/Reality Program or Series
Survivorman – Best Host Variety/Lifestyle/Competition/Talk Show Reality Series
Scam City – Best Factual Program or Series
Scam City – Best Editing in Factual Program or Series
The Illegal Eater – Best International Drama
The Illegal Eater – Best Writing in Lifestyle/Reality Program or Series
Rebel Without a Kitchen – Best Host Variety/ Lifestyle/Reality Series
Boundless – Best Editing Factual Program or Series
BBQ Crawl 2 – Best Editing Reality Competition Program or Series
Colin and Justin’s Cabin Pressure – Best Direction/ Lifestyle Practical Info Program or Series
Brojects – Best Editing Reality Competition Program or Series
Cubicle to the Cage – Best Editing Factual Program or Series
Cities in Blue – Best Writing Variety/Lifestyle/Reality Program or Series
For the complete list of nominees as announced by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television visit: www.academy.ca.
Blue Ant Media is a privately held media company that creates and distributes content internationally in categories that span lifestyle, travel, music, nature and documentary. Through 10 owned and operated consumer brands—including Cottage Life, AUX, Oasis and Smithsonian Channel Canada—Blue Ant publishes original content via television, magazines, mobile and the web. In addition, Blue Ant produces experiential events and specialized consumer shows. Blue Ant Media is based in Toronto with a Digital Solutions office in New York, and recently made an investment in Omnia Media, a Los-Angeles-based YouTube network. To learn more, visit BlueAntMedia.ca