Canadian Screen Awards 2016 Predictions

Well, we have arrived at the date of the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. The broadcast gala will be airing on CBC television at 8:00PM EST and I will be tuning in to see which Canadian films will win the big awards. I should note that I updated my nominee refresh post from last week to include My Internship in Canada, which I managed to watch during the week. Now, I will make my best effort to predict how the awards will turn out.

Best Picture: Room
Of the five nominated films that I have seen, I like Sleeping Giant the best. However, I believe that this award will be Room‘s to lose. Not only did the film win the People’s Choice Award back at TIFF, but the Canadian film industry sure loves a good success story and Room was most definitely successful in its own right.

Achievement in Direction: Lenny Abrahamson, Room
As weird as it would be to see an Irish director win this award, I don’t see it going to any other of the nominees (other than perhaps Sleeping Giant‘s Andrew Cividino)

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Christopher Plummer, Remember
This is a tough one, especially since I’ve only seen two of the nominated performances. I am going to go out on a whim and choose Christopher Plummer to pick this one up.

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Irdens Exantus, My Internship in Canada
Having watched the film just this past week, I can say the titular over-eager Haitian intern of My Internship in Canada is without a doubt, the standout performance of the film.

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Brie Larson, Room
It is pretty much a given that Brie Larson will likely be receiving one more award for her shelf.

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Joan Allen, Room
I’ve only seen one of these performances, so I’m just going to pick that one.

Original Screenplay: My Internship in Canada
I would say that My Internship in Canada stands out among the films nominated.

Adapted Screenplay: Room
This is pretty much a no-brainer.

Best Feature Length Documentary: Hurt
I haven’t seen Alan Zweig’s Hurt, but I’ve heard great things.

Well, that wraps my my predictions of the major film awards. Here are the rest of my predictions:

  • Achievement in Art Direction: The Forbidden Room
  • Achievement in Cinematography: Hyena Road
  • Achievement in Costume Design: Beeba Boys
  • Achievement in Editing: Hyena Road
  • Achievement in Make-Up: Backcountry
  • Achievement in Music – Original Score: Brooklyn
  • Achievement in Music – Original Song: Martin Léon – Our Loved Ones – “Red and Yellow”
  • Achievement in Overall Sound: Hyena Road
  • Achievement in Sound Editing: The Forbidden Room
  • Achievement in Visual Effects: Hyena Road
  • Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary: Last of the Elephant Men
  • Best Editing in a Feature Length Documentary: The Amina Profile
  • Best Short Documentary: The Little Deputy
  • Best Live Action Short Drama: Blue Thunder
  • Best Animated Short: The Ballad Of Immortal Joe
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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).