Brother dominates with a dozen wins on 3rd evening of Canadian Screen Awards

Brother dominates with a dozen wins on 3rd evening of Canadian Screen Awards

Brother, director Clement Virgo’s intensive portrait of two Jamaican-Canadian siblings escalating up in a Toronto suburb all through the 1990s, swept the 3rd night time of the Canadian Display Awards (CSAs) just after successful 12 of its 14 nominations in the cinematic arts categories.

Among the its a lot of laurels have been ideal movement photo, accomplishment in route for Virgo, and general performance in a primary function for Lamar Johnson, a mounting Canadian star who has appeared in The Last of Us and Your Honor. 

The film, an adaptation of David Chariandy’s eponymous 2017 ebook, is a meditation on masculinity and relatives set towards the backdrop of Scarborough, Ont.’s fledgling hip-hop scene. Brother experienced its entire world premiere at the 2022 Toronto Worldwide Movie Festival. Its theatrical operate commenced on March 17.

Its other CSA wins consist of general performance in a supporting purpose for British actor Aaron Pierre, tailored screenplay, and awards for accomplishment in casting, seem mixing, audio editing, initial rating, art path, hair and costume design.

The only other movie to get paid various awards was David Cronenberg’s dystopian entire body horror Crimes of the Upcoming, which had the second-most selection of nominations at 11. It received two: accomplishment in visual results and accomplishment in make-up. 

Chandler Levack’s I Like Movies and Anthony Shim’s Riceboy Sleeps took house an award every: I Like Flicks, which follows a younger film buff who is effective at a online video retail outlet circa 2003, won achievement in editing for Simone Smith’s operate, while Riceboy Sleeps, about a Korean immigrant boosting her son in 1990s suburban Canada, gained the prize for original screenplay.

Shim, a Korean-Canadian filmmaker lifted in Vancouver, was among the a handful of expertise who shared regret after the Canadian Screen Awards announced that it would drop a live clearly show format and as an alternative shift to a pre-taped special celebrating winners on Sunday.

“Generating movies is so rough and it really is so not glamorous,” said Shim at the time. “To have an justification to get jointly with your peers and to have a night to just accept just one another’s function in human being is, I believe, aspect of the reward of making a little something.”

A Korean mother reads to her young son on a sofa at night.
Choi Seung-yoon, ideal, and Dohyun Noel Hwang look in a nonetheless from Anthony Shim’s Riceboy Sleeps. The film partially follows Shim’s own working experience transferring from Korea to Canada as a little one. (TIFF)

Oscar-nominated small movie The Flying Sailor and its veteran Alberta producers Wendy Tilby, Amanda Forbis and David Christensen won ideal animated quick, although Sara Mishara took dwelling the achievement in cinematography for her work on Stéphane Lafleur’s sci-fi comedy Viking.

Toronto-born Kate Hewlett gained ideal initial music for producing The Swearing Track from the musical drama The Swearing Jar, a film adaptation of Hewlett’s engage in about a couple who consider to quit swearing prior to their child is born.

Falcon Lake director Charlotte Le Bon received the John Dunning award for most effective first feature film.

CBC Gem comedy Revenge of the Black Ideal Friend nabs two prizes

Earlier on Thursday, the winners in the electronic and immersive categories were being announced. 

CBC Gem comedy Revenge of the Black Ideal Buddy took house the top rated prize for very best website software or collection, with star Olunike Adeliyi honoured for best direct general performance. 

The exhibit, designed by Canadian author-producer Amanda Parris, follows a self-enable guru striving to one-handedly tear down stereotypical depictions of Black persons in the leisure industry.

A Black woman is pictured smiling at the camera. The words Revenge of the Black Best Friend are printed in bold text.
CBC Gem comedy Revenge of the Black Greatest Mate took household the best prize for best net software or collection, with star Olunike Adeliyi honoured for finest guide efficiency. (CBC)

Amusement Tonight Canada also gained several prizes in the digital categories. The hosts of digital talk series ET Canada Stay — Cheryl Hickey, Roz Weston, Sangita Patel, Carlos Bustamante, Keshia Chanté, Morgan Hoffman — gained best host, internet software or sequence. 

The exact demonstrate received greatest reside manufacturing, social media, whilst LGBTQ-centered digital collection ET Canada Satisfaction gained finest world-wide-web method or collection, non-fiction.

The CSAs handed out more than 30 prizes on Wednesday in the way of life, fact television, children’s programming and animation classes, with Canada’s Drag Race and Paw Patrol getting house 6 and three awards, respectively. Friday marks the final night of awards, as the CSAs honour winners in the comedy and drama tv classes. 

The week will culminate in a pre-taped, hour-very long unique on Sunday hosted by previous late-evening character Samantha Bee at 8 p.m. on CBC Tv set and CBC Gem.

Other winners announced Thursday contain:

  • Finest stay motion quick drama: Simo (Rosalie Chicoine Perreault, Aziz Zoromba)
  • Golden Display screen award for feature movie: Two Days Prior to Xmas (Guillaume Lespérance)
  • Academy Board of Directors’ Tribute award: Paul Pope
  • Very best supporting general performance, world-wide-web method or series: Tokens (Sedina Fiati)
  • Finest video clip activity: I Was A Teenage Exocolonist (Sarah Northway)
  • Very best immersive working experience, non-fiction: Lou (Martine Asselin, Annick Daigneault, Sébastien Gros, John Hamilton)
  • Best immersive expertise, fiction: The Orchid and the Bee (Frances Adair Mckenzie, Jelena Popovic, Michael Fukushima)
  • Greatest composing, website application or collection: Chateau Laurier – An Unlucky Convert of Events (Kent Staines, Emily Weedon)
  • Most effective route, net software or series: Tokens – The Goal (Winnifred Jong)

For much more tales about the experiences of Black Canadians — from anti-Black racism to achievements tales within the Black group — check out out Being Black in Canada, a CBC project Black Canadians can be proud of. You can go through far more tales right here.

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