Room swept the Canadian 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:
Lenny Abrahamson – Room
Emma Donoghue – Room
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
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
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