Atwood, Mansbridge to receive screen honours
Acclaimed Toronto author Margaret Atwood and former CBC News anchor Peter Mansbridge will be honoured at next year’s Canadian Screen Awards. The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television says they will be among nine recipients of a special award at the March11show in Toronto
Atwood, whose books have inspired the recent series The Handmaid’s Tale and Alias Grace, will get the Academy Board of Directors’ Tribute for “her commitments to the growth of the Canadian media industry.”
Mansbridge will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award “for his exceptional lifetime of work, which has had a profound impact on the media industry in Canada and abroad.”
The Margaret Collier Award will be awarded posthumously to Denis McGrath “for his exceptional body of written work.”
Other special awards recipients include Jay Switzer, Clark Johnson, Pat Ellingson, Karyn Pugliese, the Rick Mercer Report and Bell Let’s Talk campaign.
The awards show will be broadcast live on CBC from the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
Margaret Atwood will receive the Academy Board of Directors’ Tribute at next year’s Canadian Screen Awards.