Thursday, April 15, 2010

30th Genie Awards Winners

Winners are in *RED.

Recently the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television announced the nominations for the current year awards and here they are.

Best Motion Picture
3 Saisons, Jim Donovan
Le jour avant le lendemain (Before Tomorrow), Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu
Fifty Dead Men Walking, Kari Skogland
Nurse.Fighter.Boy, Charles Officer
*Polytechnique, Denis Villeneuve

Achievement in Direction
Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Piujuq Ivalu for Le jour avant le lendemain (Before Tomorrow),
Kari Skogland for Fifty Dead Men Walking
Charles Officer for Nurse.Fighter.Boy
*Denis Villeneuve for Polytechnique
Bruce McDonald for Pontypool

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Carinne Leduc in 3 Saisons
Madelline Piujuq Ivalu in Le jour avant le lendemain (Before Tomorrow),
Gabrielle Rose in Mothers&Daughters, Carl Besssai
Karen LeBlanc in Nurse.Fighter.Boy
*Karine Vanasse in Polytechnique

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Jean-Carl Boucher in 1981, Ricardo Trogi
Paul Dylan Ivalu in Le jour avant le lendemain (Before Tomorrow),
Clark Johnson in Nurse.Figther.Boy
*Joshua Jackson in One Week, Michael McGowan
Stephen McHattie in Pontypool

To read the nominees in all the categories please go here. The awards ceremony will take place Monday, April 12, 2010 in Toronto and will be broadcast live but no news about the channel yet.

It's a true surprise that the official Canadian submission to the Oscar's got NO nominations! Strange. Still the Claude Jutra Award for First Film is given to the film. Stranger. I'm talking about J'ai tué ma mère (I Killed My Mother) by Xavier Dolan. The film with most (11) nominations is Polytechnique and from all nominated in the major categories is the only one I have seen and yes still have it in my head with the spectacular black and white images.

During 2009 I didn't watch that many Canadian films and perhaps I should try one or two from the nominees to best film.

The big winner is the only movie I have seen and gee, it was a great cinema experience even when the story was hard to swallow. To check winners in all categories go here.

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