Canadian Screen Award Film Winners (In Progress)

Sally Hawkins stars in Maudie
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Maudie leads this year's Canadian Screen Awards haul with seven honours. The Canadian-Irish co-production scooped the Best Picture prize along with honours for UK-based director Aisling Walsh. Brit Sally Hawkins won a well-deserved Best Actress award for her astonishing transformation as folk painter Maud Lewis, who suffered from crippling arthritis. Hawkins' impeccable performance added to a great contribution to Canadian film by the actress, who starred in this year's Best Picture Oscar winner The Shape of Water, which was shot in Toronto and Hamilton. Maudie also scored an acting gong for Ethan Hawke, who really should have won last year too for his performance as Chet Baker in the biopic Born to Be Blue.

Maudie wasn't only one film bringing the luck o' the Irish to the Screenies tonight. Co-production The Breadwinner also made an impressive haul winning four Screenies including Best Adapted Screenplay for Anita Doron's wonderful take on the book by Deborah Ellis.

The Screenies generally fared well in a swift broadcast. The only major groaner the loss of Brigitte Poupart in the Best Supporting Actress category for her riveting work in Les affamés to Bahar Nouhian's good performance in Ava. Not exactly in the same league, those performances...

 Catherine Bainbridge's Rumble swept the theatrical documentary honours winning all three categories. On the TV side of things, Maron Harron and Sarah Polley's Alias Grace cleaned up. Between Maudie, Breadwinner, Grace, and Rumble, as well as short doc Take a Walk on the Wild Side by Lisa Rideout and Sadaf Foroughi's Ava, it was an incredible night for films directed by women.

Best Film
★ Maudie

Best Director
★ Aisling Walsh, Maudie

Best Actress in a Leading Role
★ Sally Hawkins, Maudie

Best Actor in a Leading Role
★Nabil Rajo, Boost

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
★ Bahar Nouhian - Ava

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
★ Ethan Hawke, Maudie

Best Adapted Screenplay
★ The Breadwinner - Anita Doron

Best Original Screenplay
Maudie - Sherry White

Best Art Direction

Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design

Best Editing

Best Make-up

Best Music

Best Music – Original Song

Best Sound

Best Sound Editing

Best Visual Effects
★ Hochelaga, Land of Souls

Best Feature Length Documentary
★ Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary
★ Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Best Editing in a Feature Length Documentary

Best Documentary Short
Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Best Live Action Short

Best Animated Short
The Tesla World Light

Best First Feature
★Sadaf Foroughi, Ava

Discovery Award
★ Wexford Plaza