Over the course of six days during Canadian Screen Week (March 25-31, 2019), the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced the winners for its 2019 Canadian Screen Awards, which honor the previous year’s most accomplished Canadian productions and artists on screens big and small.

The most lauded animated production was Spin Master Entertainment and Guru Studio’s PAW Patrol for Nick Jr. (pictured at top), which received three accolades for animated program/series, sound for animation, and original music for animation. The prize for best animation direction went to Hotel Transylvania: The Series for its “A Few Good Monsters” episode.

Among the notable winners in the animation categories was Alison Snowden and David Fine’s NFB film Animal Behaviour, which won the animated short award; and Charlie Tyrell’s My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes winning the live-acton competition for short documentary.

Here are all the winners in the animation categories:

Best Documentary Short

My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes, directed by Charlie Tyrell.

Best Animated Short

Animal Behaviour, directed by Alison Snowden and David Fine.

Best Visual Effects (Film)

Just a Breath Away (Dans la brume)
Benoit Brière and Bruno Maillard

Best Animated Program or Series

PAW Patrol
TVOKids (TVO)
(Spin Master Paw Productions 5 Inc.)
Jennifer Dodge, Laura Clunie, Ronnen Harary, Keith Chapman, Scott Kraft, Ursula Ziegler-Sullivan, Toni Stevens, Jonah Stroh, Jason McKenzie, Christina Sang – St. Catherine, David Sharples, Damian Temporale

Best Pre-School Program or Series

Dino Dana
TVOKids (TVO)
(Sinking Ship Entertainment)
J.J. Johnson, Blair Powers, Christin Simms, Matthew J.R. Bishop, Eric Beldowski

Best Direction,Animation

Hotel Transylvania: The Series – “A Few Good Monsters”
Teletoon (Teletoon)
(Nelvana Ltd.)
Robin Budd

Best Sound, Animation

PAW Patrol – “Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Royal Kitties”
TVOKids (TVO)
(Spin Master Paw Productions 5 Inc.)
Richard Spence-Thomas, Tim Muirhead, Patton Rodrigues, Ryan Ongaro, Kyle Peters

Best Original Music, Animation

PAW Patrol – “Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Royal Kitties”
TVOKids (TVO)
(Spin Master Paw Productions 5 Inc.)
James Chapple, Graeme Cornies, David Kelly, Brian Pickett

Best Performance, Animation

Martin Short
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!
Treehouse TV (Corus Entertainment)
(Portfolio Entertainment Inc. )

Best Writing, Animation

Corner Gas Animated – “Squatch Your Language”
The Comedy Network (Bell Media)
(Vérité Films)
Brent Butt

Best Cross-Platform Project – Children’s and Youth

Dino Dana Digital
(Sinking Ship Entertainment)
Blair Powers, J.J. Johnson, Ronald Ruslim, Gavin Friesen, Javier Plana, Mark Cautillo, Brian Andrade, Jermaine Williams, Andrew Eastmond, Andrew Ebert, Nathan Langdon, Roslyn Stockton, Sean Hamilton, Alex Gordon, Leisha-Marie Riddel, Deanna Ip, Leo Kouvaris, Adriano Bertuzzo, Kevin Gan, Michael Pearce, Rachel Cravit, Christopher Coey, Geordie Telfer

Best Visual Effects (Television)

Vikings – “Moments of Vision”
History (Corus Entertainment)
(Take 5 Productions Inc.)
Dominic Remane, Bill Halliday, Ovidiu Cinazan, Michael Borrett, Tom Morrison, Leann Harvey, Colin Hui, Paul Wishart, Jim Maxwell, Kieran Mckay

Best Writing — Web Program or Series

Gary and His Demons written by Mark Little

Best Virtual Reality Game

Museum of Symmetry
(National Film Board of Canada)
Maral Mohammadian, Michael Fukushima

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