Pierre Bruneau will be honored by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television next April to recognize the significant impact of his career and his philanthropic contribution.
The retired presenter receives the Special Lifetime Achievement Award and is one of nine recipients of this year’s Special Awards.
The awards will be presented at the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto, the list of winners of which was announced by the Canadian Academy on Wednesday.
Note that actors Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”) and Ryan Reynolds are being recognized for their commitment and influence, respectively, with the Icon Prize and the Humanitarian Prize.
Journalist Lisa LaFlamme receives the Gordon Sinclair Prize for Spoken Journalism. According to the Academy, Ms. LaFlamme is a “journalist who has been at the forefront of the profession for more than 30 years, bringing to light the biggest issues of our time.”
The special awards, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, honor members of the Canadian audiovisual industry who have made an exceptional contribution to the community, locally or internationally.