Two Irish/Canadian co-productions won big at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards. Aisling Walsh’s Maudie, a moving portrayal of artist Maud Lewis, won 7 awards, while Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner, the story of a girl who disguises herself as a boy to support her family in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, won 4.
Maudie‘s 7 awards included Best Film, Achievement in Direction for Aisling Walsh, Best Actress for Sally Hawkins, Best Supporting Actor for Ethan Hawke, Achievement in Editing for Stephen O’Connell, Achievement in Costume Design for Trysha Bakker, and Original Screenplay for Sherry White.
The Breadwinner picked up Best Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Original Song, and Achievement in Sound Editing.
Irish/Canadian co-productions have fared well as the CSA’s, with Lenny Abrahamson’s Room winning 9 awards and John Crowley’s Brooklyn winning 2 awards in 2016.
Irish filmed TV drama Vikings won the Lead Actor, Drama award for Alexander Ludwig’s work on the show.
Best Motion Picture: Maudie
Best Lead Actress, Film: Sally Hawkins, Maudie
Best Lead Actor, Film: Nabil Rajo, Boost
Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
Achievement in Art Direction: Hochelaga, Land of Souls
Achievement in Cinematography: Hochelaga, Land of Souls
Achievement in Costume Design: Maudie
Achievement in Direction: Aisling Walsh, Maudie
Achievement in Editing: Maudie
Original Score: The Breadwinner
Original Song: The Crown Sleeps – The Breadwinner
Adapted Screenplay: The Breadwinner
Original Screenplay: Maudie
Best feature Length Documentary: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World
Best Short Documentary: Take A Walk On The Wildside
Best First Feature: Ava
Best Drama Series: Anne
Best Comedy Series: Kim’s Convenience
Best Limited Series or Program: Alias Grace
Best Sketch Comedy Program or Series: Baroness von Sketch Show
Best Lead Actress, Comedy: Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
Best Lead Actor, Comedy: Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kim’s Convenience
Best Lead Actress, Drama: Tatiana Malsany, Orphan Black
Best Lead Actor, Drama: Alexander Ludwig, Vikings
Best Lead Actress, Limited Series: Sarah Gadon, Alias Grace
Best Lead Actor, Limited Series: Billy Campbell, Cardinal
Best Social/Political Documentary: The Secret Path