Toronto, ON (March 31, 2019) – This morning, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television toasted Canadian film talent at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto for the Canadian Screen Awards: Gala Honouring Cinematic Arts. The Gala, hosted by Karine Vanasse, was a first for Canadian Screen Week, serving as an opportunity to highlight the achievements of this year’s nominees representing the very best in Canadian cinematic arts.

The Cinematic Arts Gala saw the film The Great Darkened Days | La grande noirceur presented with the most awards, including Sarah Gadon for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Patricia McNeil and Sylvain Dion for Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design, Patricia McNeil for Achievement in Costume Design, Sara Mishara for Achievement in Cinematography, and Frederic Cloutier for Achievement in Sound Editing. Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role went to Richard Clarkin in The Drawer Boy, Animal Behaviour won Best Animated Short, and Catherine Léger took the win for Original Screenplay for Slut in a Good Way | Charlotte a du fun. Nicholas de Pencier received the Canadian Screen Award for Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary for Anthropocene: the Human Epoch.

The Academy Board of Directors’ Tribute was awarded to Kevin Tierney (posthumously) and Roman Bittman (posthumously), while Geneviève Dulude-De Celles received the John Dunning Best First Feature Film Award for A Colony | Une colonie, which included a $25,000 prize.

“This year, we wanted to emphasize the important contributions of our film community by giving the nominees a more elevated experience,” said Beth Janson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “Artistic, cinematic storytelling is a vital part of our industry, and we were happy to be able to bring together our French and English filmmakers to celebrate their combined achievements in the medium this year.”

The Gala event was livestreamed with the support of Telefilm Canada.


2019 Canadian Screen Awards: Gala Honouring Cinematic Arts Winne

Click here for images of today’s winners and here for red carpet photos.

 

Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary
Nicholas de Pencier – Anthropocene: The Human Epoch


Achievement in Editing
Simone Smith – Firecrackers


Best Editing in a Feature Length Documentary
Michel Giroux – The Devil’s Share | La part du diable


Achievement in Cinematography
Sara Mishara – The Great Darkened Days | La grande noirceur


Best Short Documentary
Sponsor | Hot Docs
My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes – Charlie Tyrell


Academy Board of Directors’ Tribute
Roman Bittman


Achievement in Art Direction / Production Design
Patricia McNeil, Sylvain Dion – The Great Darkened Days | La grande noirceur


Achievement in Costume Design
Patricia McNeil – The Great Darkened Days | La grande noirceur


Achievement in Make-up
Sponsor | M•A•C Cosmetics
Françoise Quilichini – Just a Breath Away | Dans la brume


Achievement in Hair
Peggy Kyriakidou – Stockholm


Achievement in Visual Effects
Benoit Brière, Bruno Maillard – Just a Breath Away | Dans la brume


Achievement in Overall Sound
Sponsor | Deluxe
Pierre Mertens, Thomas Gauder, Alexis Oscari – The Hummingbird Project


Achievement in Sound Editing
Frederic Cloutier – The Great Darkened Days | La grande noirceur


Best Live Action Short Drama
Fauve – Jérémy Comte, Maria Gracia Turgeon, Evren Boisjoli


Adapted Screenplay
Robert Budreau – Stockholm


Original Screenplay
Catherine Léger – Slut in a Good Way | Charlotte a du fun


Achievement in Music – Original Score
alaska b – Through Black Spruce


Achievement in Music – Original Song
Dan General, Thomas Lambe, Adam Tanuyak – The Grizzlies – “Trials”


Best Animated Short
Animal Behaviour – Alison Snowden, David Fine, Michael Fukushima


Golden Screen Award for Feature Film
1991 – Nicole Robert


Academy Board of Directors’ Tribute
Kevin Tierney


Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Richard Clarkin – The Drawer Boy


Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Sarah Gadon – The Great Darkened Days | La grande noirceur


John Dunning Best First Feature Film Award
Geneviève Dulude-De Celles – A Colony | Une colonie

Visit www.academy.ca to view the full list of winners from this morning’s Gala.

 

About the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is the largest non-profit professional arts organization in Canada. We are dedicated to recognizing, advocating for, and celebrating Canadian talent in the film, television, and digital media sectors.

Our more than 4,500 members encompass industry icons and professionals, emerging artists, and students. Collectively, we deliver professional development programs and networking opportunities that foster industry growth, inclusion, and mentorship.

The Canadian Academy produces Canadian Screen Week. This annual celebration of excellence in media features a multi-platform, national program of events and celebrations, and culminates with the Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala live on CBC, Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. AT/ 9:30 p.m. NT).

For information on membership and programming visit academy.ca.

 

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