March 9, 2022 by Jorge Ignacio Castillo
Michael McGowan’s All My Puny Sorrows received four awards last night in the Canadian section of the Vancouver Film Critics Awards ceremony. The film, adapted from the novel by Miriam Toews, won Best Picture, Screenplay (McGowan), Actor – Female (Alison Pill), and Supporting Actor – Female (Sarah Gadon).
Portraits from a Fire also received multiple awards: Best BC Film and One to Watch (director Trevor Mack). Both awards come with a cash prize of 500 dollars each, courtesy of the Canadian Media Producers Association – British Columbia and Telefilm Canada, respectively.
Drinkwater’s Daniel Doheney won in the Best Actor – Male category, while Joshua Odjick received the Best Supporting Actor – Male award for Wildhood. Danis Goulet was deemed Best Director for her work in Night Raiders. The latter award comes with a cash prize of 500 dollars, courtesy of the Directors Guild of Canada – BC.
The Best Documentary award went to Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’ Kimmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy.
The winners of the acting categories, Alison Pill and Daniel Doheny, will receive a cash prize of 250 dollars, courtesy of UBCP/ACTRA.
The virtual ceremony featured appearances by McGowan, Pill, Gadon, Mack, Odjick, Goulet and Tailfeathers.
Here is the complete list of winners:
All My Puny Sorrows
Danis Goulet, Night Raiders
Michael McGowan, All My Puny Sorrows
Daniel Doheny, Drinkwater
Alison Pill, All My Puny Sorrows
Best Supporting Actor
Joshua Odjick, Wildhood
Best Supporting Actress
Sarah Gadon, All My Puny Sorrows
Kimmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy
Best British Columbia Film
Portraits from a Fire
One to Watch
Trevor Mack, Portraits from a Fire