The Canadian Screen Awards were feeling the Brother-ly love last night.
Clement Virgo’s coming-of-age film “Brother” won 12 of the 14 awards it was nominated for, including best motion picture, best direction and best-adapted screenplay.
Virgo says it’s a surreal experience to be honoured with the rest of the cast and crew at the awards show, where the film set a record.
Lamar Johnson nabbed the award for performance in a leading role, while Aaron Pierre took home performance in a supporting role.
A week of live events celebrating Canada’s media and entertainment industry wraps this evening with a gala recognizing television drama and comedies.
The leading television nominee is the CBC/BET Plus historical drama “The Porter” with 19 nominations.
The public broadcaster’s millennial comedy “Sort Of” received 15 nominations, followed by buddy-cop comedy “Pretty Hard Cases” with 11.
Highlights of the various awards shows will be broadcast Sunday in an hour-long special hosted by Samantha Bee on CBC and CBC Gem.