For the first time, Canada’s film and television awards have come together under a single umbrella in the form of the Canadian Screen Awards. The show was hosted by Martin Short, whose Jimmy Glick and Ed Grimley characters took part in the awards presentation.
On the film side of the Screenies, War Witch – an 2013 Oscar® nominee for Best Foreign Language Film – dominated with ten wins including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress in a Leading Role, and Best Supporting Actor. James Cromwell was named Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in Still Mine and Seema Biswas got the Best supporting Actress award for her role in Midnight’s Children.
For television, Best Comedy Series went to Less Than Kind, which soldiered on despite the loss of its lead actor, Maury Chaykin. Flashpoint, which has just completed its fifth and final season, took Best Dramatic Series and The Borgias nabbed Best International Drama.
A complete list of the winners follows the jump.
Best Motion Picture: War Witch.
Achievement in Direction: Kim Nguyen, War Witch.
Actor in a Leading Role: James Cromwell, Still Mine.
Actress in a Leading Role: Rachel Mwanza, War Witch.
Actor in a Supporting Role: Serge Kanyinda, War Witch.
Actress in a Supporting Role: Seema Biswas, Midnight’s Children.
Art Direction/Production Design: War Witch.
Make-Up: Laurence Anyways.
Costume Design: Laurence Anyways.
Cinematography: War Witch.
Editing: War Witch.
Music – Original Score: Howard Shore, Cosmopolis.
Music – Original Song: Howard Shore, Emily Haines, James Shaw, Long to Live (Cosmopolis)
Overall Sound: War Witch.
Sound Editing: War Witch.
Original Screenplay: Kim Nguyen, War Witch.
Adapted Screenplay: Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children.
Feature Length Documentary Award: Stories We Tell.
Short Documentary: The Boxing Girls of Kabul.
Live Action Short Drama: Throat Song.
Animated Short: Paula.
Visual Effects: Resident Evil: Retribution.
Dramatic Series: Flashpoint.
Comedy Program/Series: Less Than Kind.
International Drama: The Borgias.
Lead Actor in a Dramatic Role: Enrico Colantoni, Flashpoint.
Lead Actress in a Dramatic Role: Meg Tilly, Bomb Girls.
Lead Actor in a Comedic Role: Gerry Dee, Mr. D.
Lead Actress in a Comedic Role: Wendel Meldrum, Less Than Kind.
Reality/Competition Program: Dragon’s Den.
News Anchor: Peter Mansbridge, CBC News The National.
Sports Host or Analyst: Brian Williams, London 2012 Olympic Games.
Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, Performing Arts or Talk Program: George Stroumboulopoulos, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.
Previously announced awards:
Claude Jutra Award for Best First Feature Film: Jason Buxton, Blackbird.
Cineplex Golden Reel Award: Resident Evil: Retribution
Academy Special Film Award: Victor Loewy, former head of Alliance and Vivafilm.