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'Breadwinner' Takes Home Four Canadian Screen Awards

Co-production takes home honors for original score, original song, sound editing and adapted screenplay.

'The Breadwinner' won Canadian Screen Awards for best original score, best original song, achievement in sound editing and adapted screenplay.

TORONTO -- The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television recognized the animated feature The Breadwinner with four Canadian Screen Awards for the international co-production between Canada, Ireland and Luxembourg.

The awards were presented March 11 in a nationally televised ceremony from Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

Directed by Nora Twomey, the Oscar-nominated feature was produced by Aircraft Pictures in Toronto, Melusine Productions in Luxembourg, and Cartoon Saloon in Ireland.

The awards the film won:

  • Achievement in Music -- Original Score 
    Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna -- The Breadwinner
  • Achievement in Music -- Original Song 
    Qais Essar, Joshua Hill -- The Breadwinner -- “The Crown Sleeps”
  • Achievement in Sound Editing 
    Nelson Ferreira, John Elliot, J.R. Fountain, Dashen Naidoo, Tyler Whitham -- The Breadwinner
  • Adapted Screenplay 
    Anita Doron -- The Breadwinner

Source: Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television

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