It was a night to remember at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, where the Academy honoured the country's top talent in film and television. Seated in the front row of at the Four Season's Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto on Sunday (March 1) were Julianne Moore and Sarah Gadon, who chatted excitedly like old friends.
Fresh off her Oscar win, Julianne, 54, snagged a nomination for Best Actress for her role in David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars.
CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE GALLERYJulianne chatted with Hello!'s Alison Eastwood and City's Brad Smith on the red carpet. Photo: George Pimentel
"Oh Canada!" she enthused, as she took to the stage early in the evening to present the award for Best Actress in a TV Comedy to Joanna Cassidy.
Another familiar face in the front row? Tatiana Maslany, who wowed in a blue cocktail dress with web-like detailing on one sleeve as she accepted her award for Best Actress in a TV Drama for her role in Orphan Black. "I feel so, so lucky," she said, thanking her mom and dad, as well as her grandparents - "Opa" and "Oma."
Indeed, the popular sci-fi drama was the big winner of the night, taking home a whopping 10 awards for the second year in a row, while the comedy and reality TV categories were dominated by Jason Priestley's Call Me Fitz and The Amazing Race Canada respectively, with four wins each.
For film, Xavier Dolan's Mommy took home nine awards including for Best Picture, Best Actress (Anne Dorval), Best Actor (Antoine Olivier Pilon) and Best Director.
Host Andrea Martin kept the crowd entertained for her first year as host with a hilarious opening monologue and plenty of jokes, but most impressive of all was the feisty comedian's ability for side-splitting ad-libbing.
There was also plenty of action behind-the-scenes at the HELLO! Canada portrait studio, where celebrity photographer George Pimentel snapped playful portraits of the night's biggest stars.
See the list of the nominees and winners in the biggest categories below.
TELEVISION & DIGITAL MEDIA
Shaw Media Award for Best Dramatic Series:Orphan Black
Bell Media Award for Best Comedy Series: Call Me Fitz
Best Reality / Competition Program or Series: The Amazing Race Canada
Bell Media Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role: Don McKellar, Sensitive Skin.
Bell Media Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role: Joanna Cassidy, Call Me Fitz.
Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie: Bomb Girls
Best International Drama: Vikings
Best News Anchor: National CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series: Jonas Chernick, The Best Laid Plans
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series: Jodi Balfour, Bomb Girls
Shaw Media Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role: Jared Keeso, 19-2
Shaw Media Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role: Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Best Sports Host in a Sports Program or Series: Ron MacLean, Hockey Night in Canada
Best Motion Picture: Mommy - Xavier Dolan, Nancy Grant
Achievement in Art Direction / Production Design: Paul Austerberry, Nigel Churcher - Pompeii
Achievement in Cinematography: André Turpin - Mommy
Achievement in Costume Design: Wendy Partridge - Pompeii
Achievement in Direction: Xavier Dolan - Mommy
Achievement in Editing: Xavier Dolan - Mommy
Achievement in Make-Up: Maïna Militza, Michelle Côté, Colette Martel - Mommy
Achievement in Music: Howard Shore - Maps To The Stars
Achievement in Music: Manjeet Ral, Parmjit Sarai - Dr. Cabbie – “Dal Makhani”
Achievement in Overall Sound: Greg Chapman, Peter Persaud, Andrew Stirk, Andrew Tay, Mark Zsifkovits - Pompeii
Achievement in Sound Editing: Steve Baine, Kevin Banks, Stephen Barden, Fred Brennan, Alex Bullick, J.R. Fountain, Kevin Howard, Jon Mooney, Jill Purdy – Pompeii
Achievement in Visual Effects: Keith Acheson, Dennis Berardi, Ayo Burgess, Naomi Foakes, Jo Hughes, Chris MacLean, Mohsen Mousavi, Scott Riopelle, Andy Robinson, Eric Robinson – Pompeii
Adapted Screenplay: Nicolas Billon:Elephant Song
Best Animated Short: Me and My Moulton – Lise Fearnley, Torill Kove, Marcy Page
Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary: Patrick McLaughlin – Everything Will Be
Best Editing in a Feature Length Documentary: Reginald Harkema, Alex Shuper –- Super Duper Alice Cooper
Best Live Action Short Drama: Hole – Martin Edralin, Laura Perlmutter, Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith
Best Short Documentary: Jutra – Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre, Marc Bertrand, René Chénier
Original Screenplay: Xavier Dolan – Mommy
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Antoine Olivier Pilon – Mommy
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: John Cusack – Maps To The Stars
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Anne Dorval – Mommy
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Suzanne Clément – Mommy
Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary Award: Super Duper Alice Cooper – Sam Dunn, Reginald Harkema, Scot McFadyen