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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sean Kelly

Canadian Screen Awards 2017: Nominee Refresh and Predictions

Tonight is the night of the 2017 edition of the Canadian Screen Awards. Because the nominees were announced so close to the Oscars announcement, I never got to writing about them. However, I have decided that I will combine my nominee refresh and predictions into one post, to help get ready for tonight's awards.

Best Picture

Nominee Refresh:
My Prediction: It's Only the End of the World

Like last year, I managed to see about half of the nominated film, most of which at Canada's Top Ten back in January. I'm pretty confident that Xavier Dolan will continue his dominance of the Canadian Film Industry with a win here, though Those Who Make Revolution Halfway also has the chance of an upset.

Achievement in Direction
My Prediction: Xavier Dolan

I don't see this one going to anyone else.

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Nominee Refresh:
My Prediction: Jared Abrahamson (Hello Destroyer)

Hello Destroyer is a film that examines Canada's violent hockey culture and Jared Abrahamson's performance as an enforcer thrown under the bus is right at the centre of it.

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Nominee Refresh:
My Prediction: Tatiana Maslany (The Other Half)

Tatiana Maslany's performance as a bipolar woman is probably one of the most standout elements of The Other Half

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominee Refresh:
My Prediction: Vincent Cassel (It's Only the End of the World)

Yes, Cassel is the only foreign actor on this list, but he is a tour de force is It's Only the End of the World

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

My Prediction: Gabrielle Tremblay (Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves)

As the first transgender woman to be nominated for a Canadian Screen Award, I believe that her performance in Those Who Make Revolution Halfway is strong enough to win.

Original Screenplay

My Prediction: Kevin Funk (Hello Destroyer)

Hello Destroyer is a film that criticizes the violent culture of hockey without condemning the sport itself, all thanks to the film's strong screenplay.

Adapted Screenplay

My Prediction: Xavier Dolan (It's Only the End of the World)

The screenplay is one of the best aspect of Dolan's latest.

Well those are my predictions for a the major awards. Here are the rest of my predictions:
  • Best Animated Short: Blind Vaysha
  • Best Live Action Short: Mutants
  • Best Documentary: KONELINE: our land beautiful
  • Best Short Documentary: Frame 394
  • Art Direction: Weirdos
  • Cinematography: Werewolf
  • Cinematography - Documentary: KONELINE: our land beautiful
  • Costume Design: Nelly
  • Editing: Werewolf
  • Editing - Documentary: KONELINE: our land beautiful
  • Make-Up: The Northlander
  • Score - Window Horses
  • Song - "Could Have Been" - Born to Be Blue
  • Visual Effects - The Unseen
  • Overall Sound - It's Only the End of the World
  • Sound Editing - It's Only the End of the World

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-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).