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Aisling Walsh's 'Maudie' Leads The Way At 2018 Canadian Screen Awards
12 Mar 2018 : Nathan Griffin
Irish-Canadian film ‘Maudie’ emerged as the big winner at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards last night – March 11th.

Picking up seven awards in total, ‘Maudie’ was also joined by Cartoon Saloon’s ‘The Breadwinner’, which was awarded three awards on the night.

Following on from her IFTA for ‘Best Director’ at the 2018 IFTA Film & Drama awards, Aisling Walsh continued her successful run with another award for ‘Best Director’ at the Canadian Screen Awards. This achievement for Walsh marks the success and popularity of the co-production having now received the honour on both sides of the Atlantic.

‘Maudie’ also picked up the grand prize of ‘Best Motion Picture’, as well as awards for leading cast members Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, respectively. Irish Editor Stephen O'Connell picked up his first Canadian Screen Award in the editing category, while other awards for Costume Design and 'Best Original Screenplay also went to the film which tells the true story of Nova Scotia folk artist Maude Lewis.

Other Irish nominees on the night included 15 year old Donegal native Amybeth McNulty, who was nominated for her performance in the Canadian-based Netflix original series ‘Anne with an E’. The show which is based on L.M. Montgomery’s classic novel ‘ Anne of Green Gables’ picked up the award for ‘Best Drama Series’.

Cartoon Saloon’s ‘The Breadwinner’ picked up three awards for ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’, ‘Best Song’, and ‘Best Score’. Vikings star Alexander Ludwig also picked up an award for his performance on the Wicklow-based production.

The 6th Canadian Screen Awards took place in Toronto on March 11th, 2018.




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