Humber student films a news segment with a reporter

It’s a winning year for members of the Humber community at the Canadian Screen Awards. 

The Canadian Screen Awards (CSA) celebrate the best in Canadian television, film, and digital media. Every year, Humber professors and alumni are featured among the nominees. Humber college-educated and affiliated screen professionals were nominated in 25 CSA categories in 2020.  

The awards were presented virtually May 25 to 28. 

Congratulations to this year’s winners: 

  • Adrienne Arsenault (Honorary Degree Recipient), CBC News: The National, Best News Anchor, National
  • Allison Hogg, Baroness Von Sketch Show, Best Writing, Variety or Sketch Comedy 
  • Graham Chittenden, Still Standing, Best Writing, Factual 
  • Noelle Carbone and Aaron Bala, Cardinal, Best Writing Drama Series 
  • Claire Dobson, Vikings, Best Sound, Fiction 
  • Jeff Thrasher, The Amazing Race Canada, Best Reality/Competition Program or Series. Also received Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show, The Amazing Race Canada 
  • Clare Elson, The Amazing Race Canada, Best Picture Editing, Reality/Competition 
  • Devon Burns, Charlie Montoyo: Nino De Oro, Best Sports Feature Segment 
  • Robert Scarborough, Baroness Von Sketch Show, Best Photography, Comedy 
  • Ari Posner, Anne with an E, Best Original Music, Fiction 

Special recognition 

The 2020 CSA Humanitarian Award was given to Nathalie Younglai, a graduate of Humber’s Television Writing and Producing program. She founded BIPOC TV & Film, which advocates for meaningful representation of People of Colour on set and on screen. 

Younglai has been nominated and accepted several prestigious industry awards and now works as a writer and co-producer for the CBC drama Coroner. 

An eye to the future 

For a full list of Humber nominees and projects visit the CSA Advancement and Alumni page

For veteran screen professionals, the CSAs loom large and serve as a glimpse of how far they have come.  

Nominees like Film & Multiplatform Storytelling professor Orest Sushko and Post-Production program coordinator Lara Johnston continue to innovate and excel in their fields. Their experience and advice motivates a new cohort of media professionals each year.  

Both professors encourage their students to embrace change and disruption in the industry – a fitting approach given the move to broadcast the CSAs online due to COVID-19.