Monday, March 04, 2013

2013 Canadian Screen Award Winners

Rebelle (War Witch) by Kim Nguyen (photo) was the big winner of the night as won 10 of the 12 categories for which it was nominated.

Winners are not yet at official site but from news these are the winners for some categories announced last night. If you wish to learn winners in all categories go here if you can't wait until the Academy publishes winners.

Winners are in *BLUE.

A few days back the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) announced the first ever Canadian Screen Award that has the unbelievable amount of 116 categories (22 in film, 89 in television and 5 in digital media). The award replaces and merges Genie (film) and Gemini (TV) awards, but what has been called as an "anomaly" TV categories does NOT include Quebec television programs, odd.

Great Oscar nominee Rebelle tops the list with 12 nominations closely followed by also great Lawrence Anyways with 10; not surprisingly Quebec features dominate the awards.

Awards ceremony will be on Sunday, March 3 at 8pm and will be broadcast live on CBC; Martin Short will host the ceremony, who makes me hope organizers live stream ceremony for the rest of the world.

These are the nominees for main film categories and if you wish to learn all 116 categories go here but have to download several different pdf files.

Best Motion Picture

L'Affaire Dumont, Daniel Grou
Inch'Allah, Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
Lawrence Anyways, Xavier Dolan
Midnight's Children, Deepa Mehta
*Rebelle (War Witch), Kim Nguyen
Still Mine, Michael McGowan

Achievement in Direction
Michael Dowse for Goon
Xavier Dolan for Lawrence Anyways
Deepa Mehta for Midnight's Children
*Kim Nguyen for Rebelle (War Witch)
Bernard Émond for Tout ce que tu possèdes (All That You Possess)

Performance by An Actress in A Leading Role
Evelyne Brochu in Inch'Allah
Geneviève Bujold in Still Mine
Marilyn Castonguay in L'Affaire Dummont
Suzanne Clément in Laurence Anyways
*Rachel Mwanza in Rebelle (War Witch)

Performance by An Actor in Leading Role
*James Cromwell in Still Mine
Patrick Drolet in Tout ce que tu possèdes (All That You Possess)
Marc-André Grondin in L'affaire Dumont
David Morse in Collaborator
Melvil Poupaud in Lawrence Anyways

Original Screenplay
Jason Buxton for Blackbird
Xavier Dolan for Lawrence Anyways
*Kim Nguyen for Rebelle (War Witch)
Michael Mcgowan for Still Mine
Bernard Émond for Tout ce que tu possèdes (All That You Possess)

Adapted Screenplay
David Cronenberg for Cosmopolis
Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg for Goon
Anita Doron for The Lesser Blessed
Martin Villeneuve for Mars et Avril
*Salman Rushdie for Midnight's Children

Achievement in Cinematography
*Nicolas Bolduc for Rebelle (War Witch)
Philippe Lavalette for Inch'Allah
Giles Nuttgens for Midnight's Children
Bobby Shore for Goon
Brendan Steacy for Still Mine

Best Feature Length Documentary
Alphée des étoiles, Hugo Latulippe
Indie Game: The Movie, Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky
Over My Dead Body, Brigitte Popupart
*Stories We Tell, Sarah Polley
The World Before Her, Nisha Pahuja

Two films had skipped my radar, Inch'Allah and Tout ce que tu possèdes, both seem like the kind of movies that I could enjoy mostly for storytelling style; the second in particular seems to be very lyrical and literary oriented.  Great.

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