'Antigone' Sweeps Canadian Screen Awards with Five Wins

'Schitt's Creek' won six of the 26 awards it was nominated for
'Antigone' Sweeps Canadian Screen Awards with Five Wins
The Canadian Screen Awards were forced to cancel their ceremonies this year due to the coronavirus, but they still managed to hand out a variety of awards to some great artists. Last night (May 28), the film section of the event took place, and the buzz was all about the refugee film Antigone.

Directed by Sophie DeraspeAntigone is a modern adaptation of the ancient Greek play. The new version of the story follows the life of a refugee family living in Montreal. The film won a total of five CSAs, including Best Motion Picture. It also won best lead actress for Nahéma Ricci and best supporting actress for Nour Belkhiria, as well as best adapted screenplay and best editing.

The big CSAs win for Antigone followed an award-winning appearance at TIFF in 2019, when it won Best Canadian Feature Film.

Antigone was tied with François Girard's The Song of Names, which also took home five awards. Find all of the Canadian Screen Awards for film below.

All of the CSAs were handed out over four days this week. During the television awards, Schitt's Creek took home six of the record-breaking 26 awards it was nominated for, including Best Comedy Series and Best Lead Actor and Lead Actress for Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, respectively.

To view all of the winners in every category of the Canadian Screen Awards, go here. We've listed the winners from the film sections below.

Canada Screen Awards 2020 Film Winners:

Best Motion Picture
Antigone – Marc Daigle

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Mark O'Brien – Goalie

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Nahéma Ricci – Antigone

John Dunning Best First Feature Film Award
Murmur – Heather

Young Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Nour Belkhiria – Antigone

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Rémy Girard – And the Birds Rained Down

Golden Screen Award for Feature Film
Compulsive Liar – Denise Robert, Emile Gaudreault

Best Live Action Short Drama
Pick – Alicia K. Harris, Rebeca Ortiz, Venessa Harris

Best Animated Short
Giant Bear – Monica Ittusardjuat, Neil Christopher, Daniel Gies, Emily Paige

Achievement in Editing
Geoffrey Boulangé, Sophie Deraspe – Antigone

Achievement in Cinematography
Norm Li – The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Achievement in Art Direction / Production Design
Dany Boivin – The Twentieth Century 

Achievement in Costume Design

Patricia McNeil – The Twentieth Century
 
Achievement in Hair

Nermin Grbic – The Twentieth Century

Achievement in Make-Up
Fanny Vachon – The Song of Names

Achievement in Visual Effects
Adam Jewett, Steve Ramone, Michelle Brennan, Tim Sibley, Aneesh Bhatnager, Saikrishna (Sai) Aleti, Peter Giliberti, Alex Basso, Arminus Billones, Marshall Lau – Brotherhood

Achievement in Sound Editing
Francine Poirier, Claude Beaugrand, Michel B. Bordeleau, Raymond Legault, Lise Wedlock, Natalie Fleurant – The Song of Names

Achievement in Overall Sound
Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariépy Strobl, Mark Appleby, Daniel Bisson – The Song of Names

Achievement in Music – Original Score
Howard Shore – The Song of Names

Achievement in Music – Original Song
Howard Shore – The Song of Names - The Song of Names (Cantor Prayer)

Adapted Screenplay
Sophie Deraspe – Antigone

Original Screenplay
Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers – The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Achievement in Direction
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn – The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open