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DHX MEDIA PICKS UP 22 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR ITS EXCEPTIONAL PROGRAMMING

ANIMATED TV COMEDY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS LANDS EIGHT NOMINATIONS

THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES AND DEGRASSI: NEXT CLASS GARNER FOUR NOMINATIONS EACH

DHX TELEVISION RECEIVES A COMBINED 10 NOMINATIONS

a girl making a yucky face at a man wearing a fish on his head holding fishy cotton candy

Halifax, NS - 16 January 2018 - DHX Media (or the "Company") (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM), a leading global children's content and brands company, has received 22 nominations for the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards, as announced earlier today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. The nominations recognize DHX Media for its significant contributions to Canadian entertainment content, with nods for outstanding writing, direction and performance skills across its animated and live-action productions, including popular series Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Degrassi: Next Class, This Hour Has 22 Minutes and The Next Step.

"We're delighted to once again be recognized by the Academy as a leading producer of high-quality, original entertainment for audiences across Canada and around the world," said Steven DeNure, President and COO, DHX Media. "To receive 22 Canadian Screen Award nominations is tremendous news for our talented in-house production teams and many skilled partners, whose ingenuity and creativity make possible such extraordinary shows as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Degrassi: Next Class and The Next Step."

A full list of DHX Media nominations include:

DHX MEDIA:

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (8 nominations) DHX Media

Best Animated Program or Series Lesley Jenner, Mark Evestaff, Steven DeNure, Kirsten Newlands, Ken Faier, Asaph Fipke, Josh Scherba, Rick Mischel

Best Performance, Animation Katie Griffin

Best Performance, Animation Seán Cullen

Best Direction, Animation Johnny Darrell, Andrew Duncan – "Your Fish is My Command"

Best Original Music, Animation Steffan Andrews – "Bacon Girl"

Best Sound, Animation Jeff Davis, Fanny Riguidel, Melanie Eng – "When I Was Your Age"

Best Writing, Animation Mark Edwards – "So I Married A Watermelon"

Best Writing, Animation Betsy Walters – "When I Was Your Age"

THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES (4 nominations) DHX-Hour Productions XXIV

Best Sketch Comedy Program or Series Michael Donovan, Peter McBain, Steven DeNure, Mark Gosine, Jenipher Ritchie

Best Direction, Variety or Sketch Comedy Mars Horodyski, Michael Lewis – "Episode 17"

Best Writing, Variety or Sketch Comedy Mark Critch, Bob Kerr, Mike Allison, Susan Kent, Greg Thomey, Heidi Brander, Adam Christie, Scott Vrooman, Matt Wright, Rebecca Raftus, Emma Overton, Dean Jenkinson – "Episode 4"

Best Performance, Sketch Comedy (Individual or Ensemble) Mark Critch, Cathy Jones, Susan Kent, Shaun Majumder, Meredith MacNeill

DEGRASSI: NEXT CLASS (4 nominations) DHX Studios

Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series Linda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn, Sarah Glinski, Matt Huether, Steven DeNure, Josh Sherba, Anne Loi, Alejandro Alcoba, Stefan Brogren, Michael Bawcutt

Best Performance, Children's or Youth Amanda Arcuri

Best Writing, Children's or Youth Sarah Glinski – "#IRegretNothing"

Best Writing, Children's or Youth Matt Huether – "#ImSleep"

THE DEEP (1 nomination) DHX Media 

Best Original Music, Animation Nerida Tyson-Chew – "The Baltic Sea Anomaly"

DHX TELEVISION (partner series broadcast on our suite of kids' channels):

THE NEXT STEP (4 nominations) Radical Sheep Productions

Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, Rachael Schaefer, Karen McClellan, Michelle Melanson Cuperus, Laurie McLarty, Laura Notarianni, Jay Prychidny, Amy Wright

Best Performance, Children's or Youth Akiel Julien

Best Direction, Children's or Youth Derby Crewe – "A New Regime"

Best Writing, Children's or Youth Rachael Schaefer – "A New Regime"

JUSTIN TIME (1 nomination) Guru Studio

Best Pre-School Program or Series Frank Falcone, Mary Bredin

About DHX Media DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM) is a leading children's content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world's foremost producers of children's shows, DHX Media owns the world's largest independent library of children's content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children's channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has 20 offices worldwide. Visit us at www.dhxmedia.com.  

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