Canadian Screen Awards: Sphere Media stands out by winning Best Drama Series and Best Comedy Series

Transplant shines with 8 categories, Sort Of wins three awards

Sphere congratulates its teams for an impressive 11 wins at the Canadian Screen Awards, which were presented from April 4 to 10.

CTV original medical series Transplant was a particular standout, winning Best Drama Series, Best Writing, Drama Series, Best Photography, Drama, Best Picture Editing, Drama, Best Achievement in Casting, Fiction, and three performance awards: Hamza Haq for Best Lead Actor, Drama Series, Laurence Leboeuf for Best Lead Actress, Drama Series and Ayisha Issa for Best Supporting Actress, Drama.

The CBC original series Sort Of was honored with Best Comedy Series, Best writing, Comedy and Best Achievement in Make-up awards.

In total, for 2022, Sphere has received 27 nominations in 23 categories.

“The 11 awards picked up for Transplant and Sort Of confirm our ability, both locally and internationally, to create, produce and distribute content that touches people’s minds and hearts and reflects the world in which we live,” said Bruno Dubé, CEO of Sphere. ” Congratulations to all our creators, producers, actors and artisans who are at the heart of our success and who make Sphere shine.”

Distributed worldwide by Sphere Films (formerly WaZabi Films), two Quebec productions received awards: Drunken Birds for Achievement in Cinematography and Maria Chapdeleine for Achievement in Hair.

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television’s Canadian Screen Awards celebrate annually the country’s top talent in the film, television and digital sectors.

Information on the awards received


Best Drama Series (Jocelyn Deschênes, Bruno Dubé, Joseph Kay, Tara Woodbury, Virginia Rankin, Josée Vallée, Stefan Pleszczynski, Adam Barken)

Best Writing, Drama Series (Joseph Kay – Free For What)

Best Photography, Drama (Pierre Gill – Guardrail)

Best Picture Editing, Drama (Annie Ilkow – Contact)

Best Achievement In Casting, Fiction (Andrea Kenyon, Randi Wells, Jason Knight, John Buchan)

Best Lead Actor, Drama Series (Hamza Haq)

Best Lead Actress, Drama Series (Laurence Leboeuf)

Best Supporting Actress, Drama (Ayisha Issa)

Sort Of

Best Comedy Series (Bilal Baig, Fab Filippo, Jennifer Kawaja, Julia Sereny, Bruno Dubé)

Best Writing, Comedy (Bilal Baig, Fab Filippo – Sort Of Gone)

Best Achievement in Make-Up (Jessica Carter, Steve Newburn – Sort Of Back Again)