The Canadian co-production “Room” swept the Canadian Screen Awards on Sunday night.
Nine wins for the pic including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Adapted screen play.
The big winner on the TV side was the CBC Sitcom “Schitt’s Creek”, winning nine awards, and “The Book of Negroes” winning multiple awards for Best TV Movie or limited series.
Here’s a list of the major winners:
Best Motion Picture – Room
Best Director – Lenny Abrahamson, Room.
Best Adapted Screenplay – Emma Donoghue, Room
Best Actress – Brie Larson, Room
Best Actor – Jacob Tremblay, Room.
Best Supporting Actor – Nick Serino, Sleeping Giant
Best Supporting Actress – Joan Allen, Room
Best Cinematography – Brooklyn
Best Original Score – Brooklyn
Movie or Limited Series
Best TV Movie or Limited Series – The Book of Negroes
Best Actor Movie or Limited Series – Lyriq Bent, The Book of Negroes
Best Actress Movie or Limited Series – Aunjanue Ellis, The Book of Negroes
Best Supporting Actress Movie or Limited Series – Shailyn Pierre-Dixon
Best TV Drama – 19-2
Best Actor TV Drama – Ari Millen, Orphan Black
Best Actress TV Drama – Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Best Comedy Program or Series – Schitt’s Creek
Best Actor Best Comedy Program or Series – Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Best Actress Best Comedy Program or Series – Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek.
One other highlight during the show was host Norm Macdonald championing a new name for a Canadian Screen Awards – “The Candy”, for the late comic John Candy.