More Canadian Screen Award winners: Rick Mercer, Flashpoint, B.C. winners

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      The celebration of domestic talent continued as the Academy of Canadian Cinema Television announced Canadian Screen Award winners in drama, children's, comedy, and variety categories.

      The evening, hosted by CTV's Seamus O'Regan, was the second of three presentations of awards in Toronto. The Academy previously announced the winners of the news, sports, documentary, lifestyle, and reality categories on February 27. 

      Some highlights of winners included Flashpoint garnering four awards, including best direction (Jim Donovan) and best writing (Aubrey Nealon, who hails from New Denver, B.C., and wrote and directed the feature film A Simple Curve) in a dramatic series. The Rick Mercer Report won three awards: best music, variety, sketch comedy or talk program or series, and best writing and best performance in a variety or sketch comedy program or series.

      Both Degrassi, The Borgias, and Less Than Kind picked up two awards each.

      More B.C. winners were named as well. North Vancouver's Paul A. Kaufman was named alongside Karine Martin and Jean-François Doray for Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story winning best dramatic mini-series or TV movie. Adam Stern won best visual effects for the Vancouver-set sci-fi series Continuum. Meanwhile, Stuart Margolin won best actor in a featured supporting role or guest role in a comedic series for Call Me Fitz (which collected four awards in total).

      The final awards show, to be hosted by Martin Short, will be broadcast on CBC on Sunday (March 3).

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