2016 Canadian Screen Awards: All the winners and highlights

Canadian stars descended on Toronto’s Sony Centre on Sunday (Mar. 13) to celebrate the year’s best in film and television at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. Master of ceremonies Norm Macdonald kicked off the show by sending the star-filled audience into fits of laughter. "I could not be more excited to be here.” said the Saturday Night Live alum, joking, "We're coming to you live from Toronto, as you cost-cutting location scouts call it, New York City."


Norm Macdonald brought the laughs as host.

The funny man ended his monologue by paying homage to his late friend John Candy. After much discussion over what to call the Canadian Screen Awards trophy, Norm announced, "Cheers for John Candy and the idea of changing the name from CSA to the Candy "I mean who doesn't love John Candy?"


Schitt's Creek's leading lady Catherine O'Hara picks up her first CSA.

After Norm’s memorable opening act, it was trophy time and one of the night’s early winners, Schitt's Creek star Catherine O'Hara, was overwhelmed to receive the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Comedic Role, her first career Candy. "Congratulations to my fellow nominees, especially Annie, my darling fantasy daughter," said the Toronto native.

"I must thank Eugene and Dan, the lovely Levy men who have given all of us on the show a really great world in which to work," she said, adding, "I'd like to thank my brothers and sisters who taught me that in order to get a word in you'd better be funny." It was a sweet night for the entire Schitt's Creek crew, with Eugene scooping up the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Comedic Role and the show winning Best Comedy Series.

Best Actor winner Jacob Tremblay.

In the night’s most adorable moment, Vancouver's Jacob Tremblay took the stage to accept the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. “Wow this amazing. I can't believe a kid like me won against a bunch of talented adults. Christopher Plummer you're a legend,” said the Room star. From the moment he stepped on to the red carpet at the Golden Globes in January, the tiny star has been on the ride of his life. From talking selfies with every A-list star including Leonardo DiCaprio and Lady Gaga to delivering a heartwarming acceptance speech at the Critics’ Choice Awards, Jacob is the reigning king of the awards season.

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Martin Short. Photo: © Jag Gundu/George Pimentel Photography

More laughs ensued when Eugene presented his longtime friend Martin Short with the night's Lifetime Achievement Award. "Just because I say thank you doesn't mean you have to stop applauding," joked the actor. "A lifetime achievement Candy ... Oh you should have! I'm so utterly overwhelmed by this and I didn't even know I was sick."

Best Motion Picture


The Demons | Les Démons

The Forbidden Room

My Internship in Canada

Our Loved Ones | Les êtres chers


Sleeping Giant


Felix and Meira

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Maxim Gaudette - Our Loved Ones | Les êtres chers
Christopher Plummer – Remember
Rossif Sutherland - River
Jacob Tremblay - Room - WINNER
Jasmin Geljo - The Waiting Room

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Waris Ahluwalia - Beeba Boys
Tony Nardi - Corbo
Irdens Exantus - My Internship in Canada
Nick Serino - Sleeping Giant - WINNER
Patrick Hivon - Ville-Marie

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Leah Goldstein - Diamond Tongues
Hadas Yaron - Felix and Meira | Félix et Meira
Karelle Tremblay - Our Loved Ones | Les êtres chers
Céline Bonnier - The Passion of Augustine | La Passion d'Augustine
Brie Larson - Room - WINNER

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Balinder Johal - Beeba Boys
Mylène Mackay - Endorphine
Christine Beaulieu - The Mirage | Le Mirage
Joan Allen - Room - WINNER
Cynthia Ashperger - The Waiting Room

Adapted Screenplay

Josh Epstein, Kyle Rideout - Eadweard
Emma Donoghue - Room - WINNER
Wiebke von Carolsfeld - The Saver

Original Screenplay

André Turpin - Endorphine
Philippe Falardeau - My Internship in Canada
Anne Émond - Our Loved Ones | Les êtres chers
Benjamin August - Remember - WINNER
Matt Hansen – Zoom

Achievement in Direction

Philippe Lesage - The Demons | Les Démons
Maxime Giroux - Felix and Meira | Félix et Meira
Anne Émond - Our Loved Ones | Les êtres chers
Lenny Abrahamson - Room - WINNER
Andrew Cividino - Sleeping Giant

Achievement in Art Direction / Production Design

Louisa Schabas - Felix and Meira | Félix et Meira
Galen Johnson, Brigitte Henry, Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski - The Forbidden Room
Ken Rempel, Kathy McCoy, Erik Gerlund - Forsaken
Arv Greywal, Steve Shewchuk, Larry Spittle - Hyena Road
Ethan Tobman, Mary Kirkland - Room - WINNER

Achievement in Cinematography

Yves Bélanger - Brooklyn - WINNER
Sara Mishara - Felix and Meira | Félix et Meira
Rene Ohashi - Forsaken
Karim Hussain - Hyena Road
Danny Cohen - Room

Achievement in Costume Design

Joanne Hansen - Beeba Boys - WINNER
Judy Jonker - Corbo
Christopher Hargadon - Forsaken
Katelynd Johnston - Hyena Road
Arabella Bushnell - Songs She Wrote About People She Knows


Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role

Gerry Dee, Mr. D
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek -- WINNER
Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Dave Foley, Spun Out

Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role

Adrian Holmes, 19-2
Jared Keeso, 19-2
Ari Millen, Orphan Black -- WINNER
Ben Bass, Rookie Blue
Aaron Poole, Strange Empire

Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role

Brittany LeBorgne, Mohawk Girls
Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek -- WINNER
Belinda Cornish, Tiny Plastic Men

Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role

Kristin Lehman, Motive
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black -- WINNER
Megan Follows, Reign
Missy Peregrym, Rookie Blue
Jennie Raymond, Sex & Violence

Best Dramatic Series



Saving Hope

X Company

Best Comedy Series

Mr. D

Mohawk Girls

Schitt’s Creek - WINNER

Tiny Plastic Men

Young Drunk Punk

Best TV Movie or Limited Series

The Book of Negroes

First Response

Forget and Forgive

Kept Woman

Studio Black!

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