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2014 Canadian Screen Awards: Viggo and Cronenberg take a bow!

The highlight of my evening at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards was the moment actress Gabrielle Marion-Rivard(left) walked onto the press room stage, absolutely glowing, as if lit up from within. I don't think I have ever seen someone beam before last night. As she held her award in her arms, and answered questions in both English and French, Marion-Rivard spoke about how winning her award (Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role) was a dream come true. The coming of age romance Gabrielle  which was nominated for a foreign-language Oscar (2013) was later presented with a Canadian Screen Award for Best Picture. Director, Louise Archambault says that she has heard from audiences that they see the film as being about "pure love" and not just an issues story about Williams syndrome,  a condition that first-time actress, Marion-Rivard shares with her character.

I love David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen together. For a director and actor known for such serious work, th…