2015 Canadian Screen Award Winners Gallery

Last night capped off a week of festivities celebrating the plethora of domestic talent we have in Canada. Since the Gemini and Genie Awards merged in 2012, the Canadian Screen Awards have honoured achievement in film, television and digital media in a world class event that gets bigger and better every year. Stalwarts like David Cronenberg and Atom Egoyan both had horses in the race with Maps to the Stars and The Captives, respectively, but it was Xavier Dolan and his Mommy cast and crew who came away with the most hardware, winning 9 awards including Best Motion Picture.

Like most people who watched the show, I watched the ceremony on TV. What was different about this experience for me, was when the winners walked offstage, they walked into the room I was watching TV in: the press room. The winners greeted the press with the combination of excitement and bewilderment you would expect from someone who was just given a mini statue and told to talk to hundreds of thousands of people about how you got it. We tried to capture this expression on as many of their faces as we could while also live tweeting the event.


Tatiana Maslany was radiant after winning Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Dramatic Series the second year in a row for her multiple roles as a cloned experiment in Orphan Black.



Joanna Cassidy won Best Performance by an Actress in Comedic series for her role in Call Me Fitz. As one of the original cast members of Blade Runner, most questions were about the possibility of her getting involved in the recently announced sequel (she hasn’t been asked yet but would not be opposed).




“The first thing I do is say good evening and then I spend 30 minutes telling people why it wasn’t” – Lisa LaFlamme following her win for Best News Anchor. 



Dan Beirne wondering what’s about to come out of co-writer/ co-star Mark Little’s mouth after their web series Space Riders: Division Earth won Best Original Series produced for digital media.



Marie-Josée Saint-Peirre and the very distinguished René Chénier after their film Jutra won Best Short Documentary. 



A man you can always count on for solid work and good quip, Don Mckellar won awards for both acting and directing his comedy series Sensitive Skin.




From a teenager working in a sawmill in Listowel, Ontario to winning Best Actor in a Dramatic Series for his role in 19-2, Jared Keeso has come a long way, and has the beard to prove it.


We now come to the Mommy section of this post. 


Maïna Militza got Mommy off to a good start by winning the award for Best Make-Up. 


IMG_5173Suzanne Clément appearing extremely calm, cool and collected (or just in shock) after winning Best Actress in a Supporting role for her great work in Mommy.



Anne Dorval, without whom there would be no Mommy, proudly shows off her trophy for Best Actress in a Leading Role.




By the end of it all, Xavier Dolan (pictured here with producing partner Nancy Grant) won for writing, directing and editing Mommy. The film’s lead, Antoine Olivier Pilon also won Best Actor in a Lead Role but did not make it to the press room. 


Andrea Martin was probably the most relieved to get to this part of the evening. Once her hosting duties were over, she chatted with the press about what went wrong, what went right, and how she knew the joke about the dress would fall flat because even she didn’t really get it.

See the full list of winners below.


Shaw Media Award for Best Dramatic Series
Orphan Black
Space (Bell Media)
(Temple Street Productions)
Kerry Appleyard, Andrea Boyd, John Fawcett, David Fortier, Alex Levine, Graeme Manson, Ivan Schneeberg, Karen Walton, Claire Welland

Bell Media Award for Best Comedy Series
Call Me Fitz
TMN / Movie Central (Bell Media / Corus Entertainment)
(Entertainment One Television International, Amaze Film + Television, Big Motion Pictures)
Sheri Elwood, Teza Lawrence, David MacLeod, Matt MacLennan, John Morayniss, Margaret O’Brien, Jason Priestley, Derek Schreyer, Michael Souther

Best Reality / Competition Program or Series
Sponsor | A&E Networks
The Amazing Race Canada 
CTV (Bell Media)
(Insight Production Company Ltd.)
Eric Abboud, Mike Bickerton, Barbara Bowlby, John Brunton, Mark Lysakowski

Bell Media Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role
Sensitive Skin  – Not The Haitian Corpse
HBO Canada (Bell Media/ Corus Entertainment)
Don McKellar

Bell Media Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role
Call Me Fitz  – Alice Doesn’t Live, Anymore
TMN / Movie Central (Bell Media / Corus Entertainment)
Joanna Cassidy

Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie
Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy
Global (Shaw Media)
(Muse Entertainment Enterprises Inc., Back Alley Film Productions Ltd.)
Janis Lundman, Adrienne Mitchell, Michael Prupas

Best International Drama
Sponsor | BBC Worldwide
History Channel Canada (Shaw Media)
(Take 5 Productions)
John Weber, Sheila Hockin, Michael Hirst, Morgan O’Sullivan, James Flynn, Alan Gasmer, Sherry Marsh

Best News Anchor, National
CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme
CTV (Bell Media)
Lisa LaFlamme

Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media – Fiction
Presented with the participation of the Independent Production Fund
Space Riders: Division Earth
Lisa Baylin, Dan Beirne, Jonas Diamond, Mark Little, Catherine Tait

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
The Best Laid Plans
Jonas Chernick

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy
Global (Shaw Media)
Jodi Balfour

Shaw Media Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
19-2  – Deer
Bravo! (Bell Media)
Jared Keeso

Shaw Media Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Orphan Black  – By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried
Space (Bell Media)
Tatiana Maslany

Best Sports Host in a Sports Program or Series
Hockey Night in Canada 
Ron MacLean


Best Motion Picture | Meilleur film
Mommy – Xavier Dolan, Nancy Grant
Achievement in Art Direction / Production Design | Meilleure direction artistique
Paul Austerberry, Nigel Churcher – Pompeii
Achievement in Cinematography | Meilleures images
André Turpin – Mommy

Achievement in Costume Design | Meilleurs costumes
Wendy Partridge – Pompeii
Achievement in Direction | Meilleure réalisation
Sponsor | Commanditaire | Pinewood Toronto Studios
Xavier Dolan – Mommy
Achievement in Editing | Meilleur montage
Sponsor | Commanditaire | The PostMan Post-Production Studios
Xavier Dolan – Mommy
Achievement in Make-Up | Meilleurs maquillages
Sponsor | Commanditaire | MAC Cosmetics
Maïna Militza, Michelle Côté, Colette Martel – Mommy
Achievement in Music – Original Score | Meilleure musique originale
Howard Shore – Maps To The Stars

Achievement in Music – Original Song | Meilleure chanson originale
Sponsor | Commanditaire | Slaight Music
Manjeet Ral, Parmjit Sarai – Dr. Cabbie – “Dal Makhani”

Achievement in Overall Sound | Meilleur son d’ensemble
Sponsor | Commanditaire | Deluxe Toronto
Greg Chapman, Peter Persaud, Andrew Stirk, Andrew Tay, Mark Zsifkovits – Pompeii
Achievement in Sound Editing | Meilleur montage sonore
Sponsor | Commanditaire | IMAX Corporation
Steve Baine, Kevin Banks, Stephen Barden, Fred Brennan, Alex Bullick, J.R. Fountain, Kevin Howard, Jon Mooney, Jill Purdy – Pompeii

Achievement in Visual Effects | Meilleurs effets visuels
Keith Acheson, Dennis Berardi, Ayo Burgess, Naomi Foakes, Jo Hughes, Chris MacLean, Mohsen Mousavi, Scott Riopelle, Andy Robinson, Eric Robinson – Pompeii
Adapted Screenplay | Meilleure adaptation
Sponsor | Commanditaire | Amaze Film + TV
Nicolas Billon – Elephant Song

Best Animated Short | Meilleur court métrage d’animation
Me and My Moulton – Lise Fearnley, Torill Kove, Marcy Page

Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary | Meilleures images dans un long métrage documentaire
Patrick McLaughlin – Everything Will Be

Best Editing in a Feature Length Documentary | Meilleur montage dans un long métrage documentaire
Reginald Harkema, Alex Shuper – Super Duper Alice Cooper

Best Live Action Short Drama | Meilleur court métrage dramatique
Hole – Martin Edralin, Laura Perlmutter, Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith

Best Short Documentary | Meilleur court métrage documentaire
Sponsor | Commanditaire | Hot Docs
Jutra – Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre, Marc Bertrand, René Chénier
Original Screenplay | Meilleur scénario
Sponsor | Commanditaire | The Harold Greenberg Fund
Xavier Dolan – Mommy

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role | Interprétation masculine dans un premier role
Sponsor | Commanditaire | Entertainment One
Antoine Olivier Pilon – Mommy
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role | Interprétation masculine dans un rôle de soutien
John Cusack – Maps To The Stars

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role | Interprétation féminine dans un premier rôle
Anne Dorval – Mommy
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role | Interprétation féminine dans un rôle de soutien
Suzanne Clément – Mommy
Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary Award | Meilleur long métrage documentaire Ted Rogers
Super Duper Alice Cooper – Sam Dunn, Reginald Harkema, Scot McFadyen

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