TORONTO, February 15, 2022 Leading Canadian producer Shaftesbury has received 19 nominations across three shows, as announced today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Nominated projects are Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake Mysteries, and Hudson & Rex,

“We are thrilled that the Academy has recognized all of the hard work done by the cast and crew on Murdoch Mysteries, Franke Drake Mysteries, and Hudson & Rex,” said Christina Jennings, President and Chairman, Shaftesbury. “Their contribution to the success of our series is immeasurable, and we could not be more pleased that they are receiving this honour today.”


Best Direction, Drama Series
Sharon Lewis

Best Direction, Drama Series
Warren Sonoda

Best Lead Actor, Drama Series
Yannick Bisson

Best Guest Performance, Drama Series
Peter Keleghan

Best Picture Editing, Drama
Kathy Weinkauf

Best Production Design or Art Direction, Fiction
Bob Sher

Best Costume Design
Joanna Syrokomla

Best Achievement in Makeup
Debi Drennan

Best Achievement in Hair
Shirley Bond


One of Canada’s most successful and longestrunning dramas, Murdoch Mysteries (15 seasons; 242 x onehour episodes; 3 x twohour specials) has become a staple for CBC and broadcasters around the world with its winning formula that brings together compelling mysteries, unique slices of turnofthecentury history, ingenious inventions and personal moments for each character. The series is licensed to broadcasters in over 150 countries and territories including the U.S., U.K., France, Finland and China.
Starring Yannick Bisson, Hélène Joy, Jonny Harris, and Thomas Craig.


Best Supporting Actress, Drama Series
Rebecca Liddiard

Best Guest Performance, Drama Series
Wendy Crewson

Best Sound, Fiction
Janice Ierulli

Mark Shnuriwsky

Best Costume Design
Jenifur Jarvis

Best Achievement in Makeup
Catherine Davies

Best Achievement in Hair
Cindy Lou Tache

Best Original Music, Fiction
Robert Carli

Set in 1920s Toronto, Frankie Drake Mysteries follows the city’s only female private detectives as they take on the cases the police don’t want to touch. In a time of change and hopefulness, their gender is
their biggest advantage as they defy expectations and rebel against convention. Their cases take them through every crosssection of Toronto, meeting people of all backgrounds and means, as well as
historical characters, along the way. Frankie and Trudy’s fearless sense of adventure gets them into all kinds of trouble, but they always manage to find a way out. They are new detectives for a new world but is the world ready for them? Starring Lauren Lee Smith, Chantel Riley, Rebecca Liddiard, Sharron Matthews, and Wendy Crewson.

HUDSON & REX 3 nominations

Best Direction, Drama Series
Tracey Deer

Best Supporting Actor, Drama Series
Kevin Hanchard

Best Original Music, Fiction
Gary Koftinoff &
Phil Bennett

Detective Charlie Hudson, a cunning Major Crimes detective for the St. John’s Police Department, teams up with an unusual partnerRex, a formerK9 German Shepherd, whose heightened senses keep Charlie
hot on the trail of his suspects. Together, they investigate puzzling crimes, from catching a wouldbekiller before their victim succumbs to poisoning, to crossing international lines on the trail of a sinister
conspiracy. With Charlie’s deft detective work and Rex’s keen canine senses, this crimefighting pair is unstoppable. Starring John Reardon and Diesel vom Burgimwald as Rex.

About Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury is an awardwinning creator and producer of original content for television, film, and digital. Shaftesbury’s current slate includes 15 seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for CBC, Acorn TV, and UKTV, five seasons of critically acclaimed horror series Slasher, four seasons of Hudson & Rex for Citytv/Rogers Sports & Media, and
three seasons of Departure for Global/Corus Entertainment, starring Emmy® Awardwinner Archie Panjabi. Shaftesbury also has an extensive slate of kids and family programming including the global hit Life With Derek, as well as the upcoming series Ruby and the Well for BYUtv and WildBrain. Other kids
programs include The Solutioneers, Miikshi, What the Stink?, and Emerald Code. Digital projects include the global phenomenon Carmilla (created through a branded partnership with U by Kotex/KimberlyClark) and the queer sports comedy Slo Pitch, recently acquired by IFC for a second season.

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