The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television wrapped up four nights of virtual Canadian Screen Awards presentations Thursday evening recognizing Cinematic Arts.
The night’s big winners were Sophie Desraspe’s Antigone and François Girard’s The Song of Names.
Antigone, Canada’s entry in this year’s Oscar race for Best International Feature Film, picked up five awards including Best Motion Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Actress and Supporting Actress nods. The Song of Names, a sweeping historical drama with a cast led by Tim Roth and Clive Owen, also earned five awards, including Achievement in Make-up, Sound Editing, Overall Sound, and two awards for Achievement in Music for Canadian composer Howard Shore, including Best Original Song.
Matthew Rankin’s offbeat The Twentieth Century picked up three awards for Achievement in Hair, Costume Design, and Art Direction. The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open, directed by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn, also won three awards, including Achievement in Direction, Best Original Screenplay and Achievement in Cinematography for Norm Li.
JOHN DUNNING BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM AWARD
Murmur – Heather Young
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Nour Belkhiria – Antigone
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Rémy Girard – And the Birds Rained Down | It was raining birds
GOLDEN SCREEN AWARD FOR FEATURE FILM
Compulsive Liar | Liar – Denise Robert, Emile Gaudreault
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT DRAMA
Pick – Alicia K. Harris, Rebeca Ortiz, Venessa Harris
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Giant Bear | ᓇᓄᕐᓗᒃ – Monica Ittusardjuat, Neil Christopher, Daniel Gies, Emily Paige
ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
Geoffrey Boulangé, Sophie Deraspe – Antigone
ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
Norm Li – The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION / PRODUCTION DESIGN
Dany Boivin – The Twentieth Century
ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
Patricia McNeil – The Twentieth Century
ACHIEVEMENT IN HAIR
Nermin Grbic – The Twentieth Century
ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP
Sponsored by CMU College of Makeup Art & Design
Fanny Vachon – The Song of Names
ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
Sponsored by SPINVFX
Adam Jewett, Steve Ramone, Michelle Brennan, Tim Sibley, Aneesh Bhatnager, Saikrishna (Sai) Aleti, Peter Giliberti, Alex Basso, Arminus Billones, Marshall Lau – Brotherhood
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— Spin VFX (@SpinVFX) May 28, 2020
ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
Francine Poirier, Claude Beaugrand, Michel B. Bordeleau, Raymond Legault, Lise Wedlock,
Natalie Fleurant – The Song of Names
ACHIEVEMENT IN OVERALL SOUND
Sponsored by Eggplant Picture & Sound
Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariépy Strobl, Mark Appleby, Daniel Bisson – The Song of Names
ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC
Howard Shore – The Song of Names
ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC – ORIGINAL SONG
Howard Shore – The Song of Names – “The Song of Names (Cantor Prayer)”
Sophie Deraspe – Antigone
Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers – The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn – The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Mark O’Brien – Goalie
— Mark O’Brien (@markobrienNL) May 29, 2020
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Nahéma Ricci – Antigone
BEST MOTION PICTURE
Antigone – Marc Daigle
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