Irish-Canadian co-production Room, from director Lenny Abrahamson, won big at last night’s Canadian Screen Awards. The film took nine prizes including Best Picture.
Lenny Abrahamson won Best Director, with Best Adapted Screenplay going to Irish born Canadian resident writer Emma Donoghue, who adapted the film from her own bestselling novel. Irish editor Nathan Nugent, who we recently spoke to about his work on Room, won for Best Editing.
Away from the Irish there were also wins for young Room star Jacob Tremblay, who picked up Best Actor. The Canadian Academy followed its US counterpart’s lead and bestowed Best Actress upon Brie Larson for her harrowing role as Ma. Best Supporting Actress went to Joan Allen. Room also won awards in the Art Direction and Make-up categories.
Fellow Irish/Canadian co-production Brooklyn, from director John Crowley, picked up two technical awards for Best Cinematography and Best Original Score.
Irish filmed TV drama Vikings won two awards, including Best International Drama.