OMDC Newsletter
Winter 2016

Mark Your Calendars for Canadian Screen Week | Mar. 7 - 13, 2016

Join the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television for a week of public and industry events to celebrate the very
best in Canadian film, television & digital media.

For a full list of 2016 Canadian Screen Award Special Award nominees click here.

Canadian Screen Week Schedule is available here. Make sure to check regularly for updates


Here are just a few Ontario productions nominated for Canadian Screen Awards.

Photos courtesy of the Academy

Congratulations to all these OMDC Film Fund-supported features nominated for 2016 Canadian Screen Awards:
88, Beeba Boys, The Book of Negroes, How To Change The World, Hurt, Into The Forest, The Messenger,
Remember, Room, Sugar Coated and Zoom.

  • For a full list of 2016 Canadian Screen Awards Feature Film nominees click here.
  • For a full list of 2016 Canadian Screen Awards Television Digital nominees click here.
  • For a full list of 2016 Canadian Screen Awards Television nominees click here.
  • For a full list of 2016 Canadian Screen Awards Theatrical Documentary and short film nominees click here.

Award-winning Room


OMDC Film Fund-Supported Feature Room (Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Producers: David Gross, Ed Guiney / Director: Lenny Abrahamson / Writer: Emma Donoghue

Congratulations to Brie Larson, winner of 2016 SAG Award/Golden Globe/Critic’s Choice BAFTA Award for Best Actress – Room

Room – Four Oscar® and 11 Canadian Screen Awards Nominations!

Room nominated for four Oscars®: Best Picture, Best Actress (Brie Larson), Best Directing (Lenny Abrahamson),
Best Adapted Screenplay (Emma Donoghue)

Spotlight – Six Oscar® Nominations!

Spotlight, filmed partly on-location in Ontario, received six Oscar nominations including: Best Supporting Actress for Toronto’s Rachel McAdams

Congratulations - Winners of The 14th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto 2016

Outstanding Performance – Female
Catherine O’Hara (Moira Rose in Schitt’s Creek, “Wine and Roses” Produced by Not a Real Company)
  Outstanding Performance – Male
Christopher Plummer (Zev Guttman in Remember. Produced by Serendipity Point Films)
Outstanding Performance – Voice
Julie Lemieux (Granny Butternut in Numb Chucks, “Tough Love” Produced by 9 Story Media Group)
  Tantoo Cardinal presented ACTRA Toronto’s 2016 Award of Excellence to Sarah Gadon.


A special presentation of statuettes was made to ACTRA Toronto’s stunt pioneers: John “Frenchie” Berger, Matt Birman, Shane Cardwell, Shelley Cook, Bobby Hannah, Chris Lamon, Dwayne McLean, Brent Meyer, Branko Racki, Alison Reid, Morris Maurizio Santia, John Stoneham Sr., Anton Tyukodi and Billy E. Williams.

“In a tough business, it’s always exciting to see professional performers receive the recognition that they so richly deserve,” said David Sparrow, President of ACTRA Toronto.