TVO Media Education Group series and films honoured with 26 nominations across 20 Canadian Screen Award categories

Celebrated TVO Originals include Magic Shadows, Beautiful Scars, Come Clean and The Perfect Story, while TVOkids standouts include Odd Squad Mobile Unit, 16 Hudson, All-Round Champion and more!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada – TVO Media Education Group is thrilled to announce that many of its high-profile documentaries and series from the past year have been nominated for the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards. With 26 nominations across 20 categories, 2022 can be viewed as a banner year for TVO Today and TVOkids and the many thousands of viewers across Ontario and Canada who enjoyed these productions.

“As someone who witnesses just how much work goes into every single series and film at TVO, I can say that the teams behind these productions well deserve this recognition,” says John Ferri, VP of Programming and Content at TVO. “I’m delighted to see so many of our TVO Originals and TVOkids Originals earn nominations. That tells me our efforts are really resonating with the people of Ontario.”

Honoured TVO Original documentaries include Beautiful Scars, outstanding for its intimate storytelling, and The Perfect Story, which explored the complicated terrain between journalism and filmmaking. Come Clean told a timely, powerful story of addiction at home in our communities. Another TVO Original, perhaps the film with the greatest nostalgic impact for Ontarians, is Magic Shadows, a documentary portrait of a specific moment in time for movie-lovers in this province.

TVOkids series have long been among the strongest contenders in prominent celebrations like the Canadian Screen Awards, and this year is no different. TVOkids Original series like Gabby’s Farm, 16 Hudson, Leo’s Pollinators, Odd Squad Mobile Unit, All-Round Champion and Raven’s Quest drew acclaim alongside favourites like PAW Patrol and Let’s Go Luna!

Viewers can enjoy many of these documentaries and series through the TVO and TVOkids broadcast channel, or stream them online from TVO Today,, YouTube (TVO Today Docs, TVOkids) and smart TV services like Apple TV and Roku.

10 Canadian Screen Awards nominations for TVO Today Docs

Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program
Come Clean

Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series
Beautiful Scars

Best Documentary Program
The Perfect Story

Best Direction, Documentary Program
Beautiful Scars
Magic Shadows Elwy Yost: A Life in Movies

Best Writing, Documentary
Magic Shadows Elwy Yost: A Life in Movies

Best Picture Editing, Documentary
Beautiful Scars

Best Sound, Documentary or Factual
Magic Shadows Elwy Yost: A Life in Movies

Best Original Music, Documentary
The Perfect Story

Best Original Music, Factual, Lifestyle, Reality, or Entertainment
Eat Me (Or Try Not To) – “The Taste”

16 Canadian Screen Awards nominations for TVOkids

Best Pre-School Program or Series
PAW Patrol

Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series
Odd Squad Mobile Unit

Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series
All-Round Champion
Gabby’s Farm
Leo’s Pollinators
Raven’s Quest

Best Direction, Children’s or Youth
All-Round Champion – Graeme Lynch
Odd Squad Mobile Unit – Warren P. Sonoda

Best Direction, Animation
PAW Patrol – Charles E. Bastien

Best Writing, Animation
16 Hudson – John May, Suzanne Bolch

Best Picture Editing, Children’s or Youth
All-Round Champion – Al Manson
Odd Squad Mobile Unit – Courtney Goldman, Nathan Martinak

Best Sound, Animation
PAW Patrol – Richard Spence-Thomas, Tim Muirhead, Mitch Connors, Luke Dante, Kyle Peters, Ryan Ongaro, Patton Rodrigues

Best Visual Effects
Odd Squad Mobile Unit – Matthew J.R. Bishop, Nial McFadyen, Susan Sullivan, Cody McCaig, Stephen Curran, James Wallace, Jeff Robinson, Belma Abdicevic, Tom Perry, Steve Lowry

Best Original Music, Animation
Let’s Go Luna! – Ari Posner, Amin Bhatia, Kris Kuzdak

Best Performance, Children’s or Youth
Odd Squad Mobile Unit – Alyssa Hidalgo


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