Room sweeps 2016 Canadian Screen Awards

By Alexandra Heilbron on March 13, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Room swept the CRoom wins Best Film at the Canadian Screen Awards anadian Screen Awards tonight, winning nine awards in total, including Best Film, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actress for Brie Larson, Best Actor for nine-year-old Jacob Tremblay and Best Supporting Actress for Joan Allen.

Norm Macdonald did a fantastic job as host, proving that Canadians are among the funniest people in the world. He told the audience, “We’re coming to you live from Toronto, or as you cost-cutting location scouts call it — New York.”

He also decided the Canadian Screen Awards should have a name, like the Oscars/Academy Awards, and suggested they should be nicknamed the Candy, for John Candy. He asked all presenters and winners to address it as such, and the first presenter — Jacob Tremblay — did so, earning laughs from the appreciative audience.

Earlier today, Paul Gross‘s military feature Hyena Road won three awards for Overall Sound, Sound Editing and Visual Effects, while Brooklyn garnered two awards for Best Cinematography and Original Score.

Major Winners at the CSAs:

Best Film

Best Director
Lenny Abrahamson – Room

Adapted Screenplay
Emma Donoghue – Room

Original Screenplay
Benjamin August – Remember

Actor in a Leading Role
Jacob Tremblay – Room

Actress in a Leading Role
Brie Larson – Room

Actor in a Supporting Role
Nick Serino – Sleeping Giant

Actress in a Supporting Role
Joan Allen – Room

Best Drama Series

Best TV Movie or Limited Series
The Book of Negroes

Fan Choice Award
Yannick Bisson – Murdoch Mysteries

Best Comedy Series
Schitt’s Creek

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Ari Millen – Orphan Black

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek

Lifetime Achievement Award
Martin Short

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