Biopic Maudie was the big winner at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards on Sunday, taking home awards in several of the top categories including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.
Based on the true story of Nova Scotia folk artist Maude Lewis, a woman crippled with arthritis who, after a rough upbringing, finds herself married to a surly fish peddler as her bright and quirky nature paintings gain in popularity.
The film’s British star Sally Hawkins, who earned and Oscar nomination for her role in the The Shape Of Water, won the CSA for Best Actress while co-star Ethan Hawke took home Best Supporting Actor. A co-production between Canada and Ireland, the film’s Irish director Aisling Walsh was crowned Best Director.
The Angelina Jolie-produced Oscar-nominated animated film The Breadwinner took home the awards for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Song and Best Score.
On the television side of the evening, awards went to Anne for Best Drama and Kim’s Convenience for Best Comedy. Miniseries Alias Grace nabbed two awards, winning Best Limited Series and Best Actress in a Drama for Sarah Gadon.
MoviesBest Motion Picture
“Maudie”Best Lead Actress, Film
Sally Hawkins, “Maudie”Best Lead Actor, Film
Nabil Rajo, “Boost”Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary
“Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World”Achievement in Art Direction
“Hochelaga, Land of Souls”Achievement in Cinematography
“Hochelaga, Land of Souls”Achievement in Costume Design
“Maudie”Achievement in Direction” Aisling Walsh, “Maudie”Achievement in Edting
“The Breadwinner”Original Song
“The Crown Sleeps” – “The Breadwinner”Adapted Screenplay
“The Breadwinner”Original Screenplay
“Maudie”Best feature Length Documentary
“Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World”Best Short Documentary
“Take A Walk On The Wildside”Best First Feature
TelevisionBest Drama Series
“Anne”Best Comedy Series
“Kim’s Convenience”Best Limited Series or Program
“Alias Grace”Best Sketch Comedy Program or Series
“Baroness von Sketch Show”Best Lead Actress, Comedy
Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”Best Lead Actor, Comedy
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, “Kim’s Convenience”Best Lead Actress, Drama
Tatiana Malsany, “Orphan Black”Best Lead Actor, Drama
Alexander Ludwig, “Vikings”Best Lead Actress, Limited Series
Sarah Gadon, “Alias Grace”Best Lead Actor, Limited Series
Billy Campbell, “Cardinal”Best Social/Political Documentary
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