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Press release from CNW Group

Shaw Media receives 86 nominations for 2013 Canadian Screen Awards

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Shaw Media receives 86 nominations for 2013 Canadian Screen Awards20:37 EST Tuesday, January 15, 2013Global's Breakout Hit, Bomb Girls, Takes 7 NominationsIncluding Best Dramatic Series and Best Leading Actress CategoriesShaw Media Dominates 5 CategoriesIncluding Best Lifestyle Series and Best Dramatic SeriesGlobal News Receives Record Number of NominationsWith 12 Including 3 of 5 for Best AnchorFor photography and program materials, please visit: www.shawmediatv.ca  To Tweet this Release: bit.ly/11xSWgkTORONTO, Jan. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Shaw Media's unsurpassed roster of original productions received much deserved honours at this morning's Canadian Screen Awards press conference. Shaw Media received a total of 86 nominations for the March 3rd awards ceremony in Toronto."Shaw Media's robust slate of original programming has experienced an incredible year, and to see our team and our independent production partners recognized for their excellent work makes it that much more celebratory," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content for Shaw Media. "Through a tremendous amount of drive, persistence and imagination, we have created programs unmatched in originality, production values, writing and performances."Shaw Media dominated 10 of this year's categories with Global taking 30nominations, Specialty receiving 44 and Global News honoured with a record number of 12 nominations. Key highlights include Global's massive hit Bomb Girls, leading with 7 nominations including Best Dramatic Series and Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. A strong performer every year, Rookie Blue followed closely with 5 of its own nominations. In addition to dominating the Best Lifestyle Program or Series category with 4 nominations, Shaw Media clearly established its digital clout in the increasingly critical Best Cross-Platform Project-Fiction category with 4 out of 5 nominations.This is a record breaking year for Global News, which received 12 nominations. Canada's news powerhouse dominated the Best News Anchor category with 3 out of 5 nominations and Global National was honoured with nominations in the Best National Newscast and Best Breaking Reportage, National categories. It was also a record breaking year for investigative news magazine program, 16 x 9, which received 4nods for the 2013 awards.See below for the full list of Shaw Media nominations.Global ProgramNominationsBomb Girls7Combat Hospital6Titanic4Rookie Blue5The Firm3National Aboriginal Achievement Awards2Canada Sings2ET Canada Conversations : Michael Bublé       1Total30Global NewsProgramNominationsGlobal National4Global Toronto News Hour                                2Global BC News Hour216 x 94Total12SpecialtyProgramNominationsContinuum5Lost Girl4Top Chef Canada2Producing Parker3King2D-Day to Victory2Eat Street2Kenny Hotz Triumph of Will2Canada's Handyman Challenge2From Spain With Love: With Annie Sibonney2Explosion 18122Trashopolis1Battle Castle1Curse of the Axe1Chuck's Day Off1Income Property1Pitchin' In1Real Housewives of Vancouver1What's in a Name1Buy Herself1Dust Up1Haven1XIII: The Series1Museum Secrets1Almost Heroes1Befriend and Betray1Drunk and on Drugs the Happy Fun Time Hour1Total44For the complete list of nominees as announced by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television earlier today, please visit: www.academy.ca.The winners will be announced Sunday, March 3rd - 8 pm ET during the Canadian Screen Awards gala.About Shaw Communications Inc.Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.SOURCE: Shaw MediaFor further information: For interviews, screeners and other press inquiries, please contact:  Grace Park Publicity Manager, Global TV Shaw Media 416-967-2484 Grace.park@shawmedia.ca Jessica Gold Publicity Manager, Dramatic & Factual Channels Shaw Media 416-966-7543 Jessica.gold@shawmedia.ca Jaclyn Atwood-Powell Publicity Manager, Lifestyle Channels Shaw Media 461-966-7293 Jaclyn.atwood@shawmedia.ca