Brie Larson Lands Another Honor at Canadian Screen Awards
While the actress was not on hand to accept the award in person, her nine-year-old co-star, Vancouver native Jacob Tremblay, was given the honor of Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – beating out the likes of veteran actor Christopher Plummer for the accolade. “Wow, this is amazing. I can’t believe a little kid won against all these talented adults,” a stunned Tremblay said during his acceptance speech. Room dominated the ceremony, winning a total of nine trophies, including the top honor of Best Motion Picture, Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Joan Allen), Best Director (Lenny Abrahamson), and Adapted Screenplay for Emma Donoghue, who wrote the script based on her novel of the same name. The Canada-Ireland co-production also took home technical prizes for art direction, editing, and make-up. Meanwhile in the TV categories, Schitt’s Creek was named Best Comedy Series, and its stars Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy won the Best Performance by an Actress and Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role respectively. Cult sci-fi drama Orphan Black earned the two top drama acting prizes for multi-tasking actors Tatiana Maslany and Ari Millen, who both play multiple clones on the series. Veteran comedian Martin Short was also honored with a lifetime achievement prize in recognition of his exceptional contribution to Canadian TV and film. Canadian comedian Norm Macdonald hosted the annual ceremony for the second year in a row, taking over from Short, who emceed the event in 2013 and 2014.