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'The Amazing Race Canada,' Grey Cup coverage win early Screen awards

Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. celebrate winning the first Amazing Race Canada in a photo released on Monday Sept. 16, 2013. Host Jon Montgomery is shown at left. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, CTV

TORONTO - "The Amazing Race Canada" and "You Gotta Eat Here!" were among the winners at the Canadian Screen Awards on Tuesday night.

The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television handed out trophies at an industry gala for news and sports, documentary, lifestyle, reality and digital media categories.

CTV's reality series "The Amazing Race Canada" scored three wins — for best photography in a lifestyle of reality series, best writing in a reality series and best cross-platform project, non-fiction. Food Network Canada's "You Gotta Eat Here" nabbed best lifestyle series and best direction in a lifestyle series.

TSN's coverage of the Grey Cup topped sports categories, winning best live sports event, best sports analyst in a sports program for Glen Suitor, best direction for a live sporting event, and best sports program for "100 Grey Cup Pre-Game."

In the news categories, "CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme" was named best national newscast, "CBC News: the fifth estate" claimed best news information series and "CBC News: The National" won best news special for its coverage of the capture of the Boston marathon bombing suspect.

An industry gala on Wednesday night is set to honour winners in drama, children's, youth, comedy and variety categories. The Canadian Screen Awards is set to announce winners in the biggest film and TV categories this weekend with a star-studded bash in Toronto.

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