TVO’s 'The Agenda with Steve Paikin' and TVO Original 'The Forbidden Reel' nominated in prestigious categories at the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards

TVO’s productions and co-productions nabbed 31 CSA nominations, including 20 for TVOkids

March 30, 2021 5:33 PM EDT

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Toronto, ON, March 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TVO and its production partners received 31 nominations for the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards, including nods in two of the most prestigious categories: Best News or Information Series for The Agenda with Steve Paikin, and Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary for TVO Original The Forbidden Reel. TVO Original There Are No Fakes also received an extraordinary six nominations, including Best Direction, Best Writing, and Best Photography.

The Forbidden Reel, There Are No Fakes, and The Agenda with Steve Paikin exemplify the very best of TVO and our co-production partners,” said John Ferri, Vice President of Current Affairs and Documentaries at TVO. “From documenting heroic efforts to protect cinema in Afghanistan, to exposing an Indigenous art fraud ring in Canada, to covering the issues affecting every corner of Ontario, these three nominees give a platform to underrepresented stories and voices—an important part of TVO programming.”

In children’s television and interactive content, TVOkids’ productions and TVOkids Originals Wild Kratts, Dino Dana, Odd Squad Mobile Unit, All-Round Champion, Backyard Beats, My Stay-at-Home Diary, and Home4School are nominated for 20 awards. These nominations are in major categories such as Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series, Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series, and Best Performance (Children’s or Youth).

“The TVOkids team is so proud of our nominated producing partners,” said Marney Malabar, Director of TVOkids. “We’re privileged to work with people who are committed to our vision for high-quality, educational programming that helps kids succeed in school and in life, no matter what’s going on in the world.” 

All of TVO’s nominated programs can be streamed anytime on or

Full List of TVO and TVOkids’ Canadian Screen Awards Nominations


Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary The Forbidden Reel  

Rob Stewart Award for Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series Striking Balance

Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series There Are No Fakes  

Best Direction, Documentary Program There Are No Fakes 

Best Writing, Documentary There Are No Fakes 

Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research There Are No Fakes 

Best Picture Editing, Documentary 17 And Life Doesn't Wait There Are No Fakes   

Best Photography, Documentary or Factual  There Are No Fakes TVO CURRENT AFFAIRS NOMINATIONS

Best Host or Interviewer, News or Information Steve Paikin, The Agenda with Steve Paikin   

Best News or Information Series  The Agenda with Steve Paikin 


Best Animated Program or SeriesWild Kratts

Best Pre-School Program or SeriesAbby HatcherDino DanaPAW Patrol

Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or SeriesOdd Squad Mobile Unit

Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program or SeriesAll-Round ChampionBackyard BeatsMy Stay-at-Home Diary

Best Production, InteractiveHome4School

Best Direction, Children's or YouthOdd Squad Mobile Unit 

Best Direction, AnimationAbby Hatcher PAW Patrol 

Best Writing, Children's or YouthOdd Squad Mobile Unit 

Best Writing, AnimationXavier Riddle and the Secret Museum 

Best Sound, AnimationAbby Hatcher PAW Patrol 

Best Original Music, AnimationLet's Go Luna!Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum 

Best Performance, Children's or YouthDino Dana

Best Performance, AnimationPAW Patrol

About TVOSince 1970, TVO has existed to ignite the potential in everyone through the power of learning. Through impactful digital education products, in-depth current affairs, thought-provoking TVO Original documentaries, and award-winning TVOkids content, we prepare Ontarians for success in school and life. TVO’s ongoing evolution as a modern digital learning and media organization prepares us to serve Ontarians for generations to come. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario, and is a registered charity supported by thousands of sponsors and donors. For more information, visit and

Katherine Ward
Source: TVO

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