Film adaptation of Catherine Hernandez's Scarborough wins 8 Canadian Film Awards
The film adaptation of Scarborough, based on Catherine Hernandez's novel, has won 8 Canadian Screen Awards, including best motion picture, best direction (Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson), best lead actor (Liam Diaz), best supporting actress (Cherish Violet Blood), best first feature film, and best adapted screenplay (Hernandez). The awards were the culmination of a journey that began in 2019 only to be interrupted by the Covid pandemic in March 2020; it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2021, where it was named runner-up for the People's Choice Award (won by Kenneth Branagh's film Belfast).
The awards were announced throughout the week of April 4, culminating in a virtual ceremony broadcast on CBC Television on April 10. For more information about the awards:
It's been quite the year for Catherine; in March, her novel was championed by actor Malia Baker as part of CBC's Canada Reads competition, where it finished second to Michelle Good's Five Little Indians.
Scarborough the film will be available for viewing as video on demand beginning in May.
Congratulations to Catherine and the entire Scarborough filmmaking team!