'Room' leads Canadian Screen Awards film nominations with 11

'Room' stars Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Chris Mejaski, etalk.ca

Canadian-Irish coproduction “Room” leads this year’s Canadian Screen Award film nominees, earning 11 including Best Motion Picture, and acting nods for Brie Larson and nine-year-old Vancouver actor Jacob Tremblay.
 
Other nods for the film, which picked up four Oscar nominations last week, include Best Adapted Screenplay for Emma Donoghue, and Best Supporting Actress for Joan Allen.

Paul Gross’ war film “Hyena Road” follows with eight nominations, while French family epic “Our Loved Ones” (“Les êtres chers”) nabs seven, including Best Picture. 

This year there are a record 10 nominees for Best Picture. Joining “Room” and “Our Loved Ones” in the category are “Corbo,” “The Demons” (“Les Démons”), “Felix and Meira,” “The Forbidden Room,” “Remember,” “Sleeping Giant,” “My Internship in Canada” (“Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre”) and the Oscar-nominated “Brooklyn.”
 
“Brooklyn,” a Canadian-British-Irish coproduction also earned CSA nods for cinematography and original score.
 
Larson's become an awards show regular this year, in recent weeks winning a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award for her performance as the mother of a five-year-old son who escape together after being held captive his whole life.

She competes against Leah Goldstein (“Diamond Tongues”), Hadas Yaron (“Felix and Meira”), Karelle Tremblay (“Our Loved Ones”) and Celine Bonnier (“The Passion of Augustine”) for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
 
After charming the audience as he picked up a Critics' Choice Award this past weekend, her precocious costar Tremblay is up against legendary actor Christopher Plummer (“Remember”), Rossif Sutherland (“River”), Maxim Gaudette (“Our Loved Ones”) and Jasmin Geijo (“The Waiting Room”) for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
 
Nominees for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards were announced this morning in Toronto. They will be handed out in a series of gala events, culminating in a televised ceremony hosted by Norm Macdonald on March 13.
 
Here’s a look at select film nominees. For the full list, visit academy.ca.  
 
Best Motion Picture
Brooklyn
Corbo
The Demons
Felix and Meira
The Forbidden Room
My Internship in Canada
Our Loved Ones
Remember
Room
Sleeping Giant

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 
Maxim Gaudette - Our Loved Ones | Les êtres chers
Christopher Plummer - Remember
Rossif Sutherland - River
Jacob Tremblay - Room
Jasmin Geljo - The Waiting Room

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Waris Ahluwalia - Beeba Boys
Tony Nardi - Corbo
Irdens Exantus - My Internship in Canada | Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre
Nick Serino - Sleeping Giant
Patrick Hivon - Ville-Marie
 
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Leah Goldstein - Diamond Tongues
Hadas Yaron - Felix and Meira | Félix et Meira
Karelle Tremblay - Our Loved Ones | Les êtres chers
Céline Bonnier - The Passion of Augustine | La Passion d'Augustine
Brie Larson - Room

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 
Balinder Johal - Beeba Boys
Mylène Mackay - Endorphine
Christine Beaulieu - The Mirage | Le Mirage
Joan Allen - Room
Cynthia Ashperger - The Waiting Room
 
Achievement in Music - Original Score
Michel Corriveau, Anna
Michael Brook, Brooklyn
François Dompierre, The Passion of Augustine | La Passion d'Augustine
Stephen Rennicks, Room
Chris Gestrin, Songs She Wrote About People She Knows
 
Achievement in Music - Original Song
Peter Katz, Karen Kowsowski - 88 - “Where the Light Used to Be”
Martin Léon - Our Loved Ones | Les êtres chers - “Red and Yellow”
Noah Reid - People Hold On - “People Hold On”
Jenny Salgado - Scratch - A Hip-opera | Scratch - Un Hip-Opéra - “C’est aujourd’hui que je sors”
Kris Elgstrand - Songs She Wrote About People She Knows - “Asshole Dave”
 
Adapted Screenplay 
Josh Epstein, Kyle Rideout - Eadweard
Emma Donoghue - Room
Wiebke von Carolsfeld - The Saver
 
Original Screenplay 
André Turpin - Endorphine
Philippe Falardeau - My Internship in Canada | Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre
Anne Émond - Our Loved Ones | Les êtres chers
Benjamin August - Remember
Matt Hansen - Zoom