Huntsville, Ontario – February 10, 2015 – OLN Canada and Discovery Channel’s highly rated survival show, Survivorman, has been nominated for three 2015 Canadian Screen Awards. Announced by The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, the categories include Best Photography Series Lifestyle/Reality; Best Writing Lifestyle/Reality Program or Series; and Best Host Variety/Lifestyle/Competition/Talk Show Reality Series. The awards gala will be broadcast live Sunday, March 1 on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
“I am deeply honored to be nominated for these Canadian Screen Awards,” said Les Stroud, also known as Survivorman. “My work on Survivorman truly is a labor of love, and it’s something I’ve shaped my life around. Every episode, I face isolation and, frequently, life-threatening danger. To receive this kind of recognition, it makes it all worthwhile—and then some.” Stroud is the only producer in the history of television to design an internationally broadcast series entirely written, videotaped and hosted alone.
As Survivorman, Stroud has faced every extreme that Mother Nature can throw at him, from surviving at sea to foraging while shipwrecked on a desert island and more, logging a half-million miles trekking across the world in the process. Known as the original genre creator of ‘Survival TV,’ Survivorman is one of the highest rated shows in the history of OLN Canada, the Science Channel US and Discovery Channel US, and remains the highest rated repeat show on the Discovery Channel. Survivorman is licensed for broadcast worldwide, with ratings in the US hitting 2 million on individual episodes. To date, Stroud has been nominated for 19 Canadian Screen Awards (formerly the Gemini’s), including winning for Best Writer.
To learn more about Stroud and Survivorman, visit http://lesstroud.ca/.
About Les Stroud
Les Stroud is a survival expert, filmmaker, writer, singer-songwriter, speaker and performer. Best known for producing, directing, creating, and starring in Discovery Channel’s Survivorman, he’s the only producer to devise an internationally broadcasted series entirely written, videotaped and hosted solo. The hit TV series is one of the highest rated shows in the history of OLN Canada, the Science Channel U.S. and The Discovery Channel U.S. Stroud is also a best-selling author and musician. He has written three survival-centric books, including Will to Live, and produced three albums. A renowned conservationist and activist for the environment, Stroud lives in Northern Ontario. Follow him on Twitter at @reallesstroud, Facebook at thereallesstroud, Instagram at reallesstroud, YouTube at lesstroud and Pinterest, reallesstroud.
About the Academy
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film, television and digital media. Unifying industry professionals across Canada, the Academy is a vital force representing all screen-based industries.
About the Canadian Screen Awards and Canadian Screen Week
The Academy's Canadian Screen Awards is the annual awards show to celebrate the best in film, television and digital media; they are part of Canadian Screen Week (February 23–March 1, 2015) and the 2-Hour Live Broadcast Gala will air Sunday March 1 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC.