The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television will give out special honours to Alex Trebek and others. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television will give out special honours to Alex Trebek and others. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Alex Trebek among special 2020 Canadian Academy award recipients

TORONTO — Alex Trebek, David Suzuki, Tina Keeper and Daniel Levy will receive special honours from the organization behind the Canadian Screen Awards next year.

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television says it will fete the four along with several others during Canadian Screen Week, which runs March 23 to March 29.

Trebek will receive the Academy Icon Award “for his exceptional ongoing contribution to the media industry.”

The Emmy-winning “Jeopardy!” host, who’s been undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer, was born in Sudbury, Ont., and lives in Los Angeles.

Vancouver-based Suzuki will get a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as a scientist, broadcaster, author and co-founder of his own foundation to protect the environment.

Winnipeg-born Keeper, a Cree actor-producer known for the TV series “North of 60,” is the recipient of the Earle Grey Award “for her exceptional body of work in Canadian television.”

And Toronto-born Levy, the Emmy-nominated co-creator and co-star of the hit CBC comedy “Schitt’s Creek,” will get the Radius Award for work that “is making waves globally.”

Other special trophy recipients include TV writer-producer David Shore, who will get the Margaret Collier Award.

Film and TV executive Robin Mirsky and producer-writer Michael Donovan will each get the Academy Board of Directors’ Tribute.

The 2020 Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism recipient is Anton Koschany of CTV’s ”W5.”

Professional harpist-turned-TV writer and director Nathalie Younglai is the 2019 Humanitarian Award honouree.

The streaming service Crave will receive the Industry Leadership Award.

And the Outstanding Media Innovation Award will go to content creator Secret Location for its Vusr suite of VR products.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 4, 2019.

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