Wednesday, February 2, 2011

31st Annual Genie Awards for Canadian film - nominations

Today, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced the nominations for the 31st Annual Genie Awards at the Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto and the Hyatt Regency in Montreal. Leading the pack was Barney's Version which took 11 Genie nominations, including Best Motion Picture and Best Actor for Paul Giamatti. Two weeks ago, Barney's Version scored a major win at the Golden Globe Awards when Giamatti won Best Actor: Comedy or Musical for his role as Barney Panofsky.

Denis Villeneuve's Incendies was next with 10 nominations, including Best Motion Picture and Best Director. It is currently a nominee for the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Last year, Villeneuve's deeply moving masterpiece Polytechnique swept the Genie Awards with 9 wins.

Also nominated for Best Motion Picture were 10 ½, Les amours imaginaires (Heartbeats), and Splice. 10 ½ received a total of 8 nominations, while Les amours imaginaires and Splice each took four.

The Golden Reel Award for top box-office performer of 2010 will be awarded to Resident Evil: Afterlife. It grossed $7 million in Canada and over $280 million internationally. It is now the most successful production in Canadian feature film history. It received an additional five nominations.

Jephté Bastien (Sortie 67) will be honoured with the Claude Jutra Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by a first-time feature filmmaker. Defendor director Peter Stebbings receives an honourable mention.

The 31st Annual Genie Awards take place at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Thursday, March 10, 2011. "By all accounts, this has been a fantastic year for Canadian cinema," said Sara Morton, CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. "We look forward to welcoming all of this year's Genie nominees to the nation's capital for a well-deserved celebration of their work."

Complete list of nominees for the 31st Genie Awards

Best Motion Picture 
10 ½ - Pierre Gendron
Les amours imaginaires (Heartbeats) - Xavier Dolan, Carole Mondello, Daniel Morin
Barney's Version - Robert Lantos
Incendies - Luc Déry, Kim McCraw
Splice - Steven Hoban

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
 Jay Baruchel - The Trotsky
Paul Giamatti - Barney's Version
Robert Naylor - 10 ½
Timothy Olyphant - High Life
François Papineau - Route 132

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Martin Dubreuil - 10 ½
Dustin Hoffman - Barney's Version
Alexis Martin - Route 132
Callum Keith Rennie - Gunless
Rossif Sutherland - High Life

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Lubna Azabal - Incendies
Tatiana Maslany - Grown Up Movie Star
Molly Parker - Trigger
Rosamund Pike - Barney's Version
Tracy Wright - Trigger

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Sonja Bennett - Cole
Anne-Elizabeth Bossé - Les amours imaginaires (Heartbeats)
Minnie Driver - Barney's Version
Terra Hazelton - FUBAR II
Mary Walsh - Crackie

Achievement in Direction

Xavier Dolan - Les amours imaginaires (Heartbeats)
Richard J. Lewis - Barney's Version
Vincenzo Natali - Splice
Podz - 10 ½
Denis Villeneuve - Incendies

Adapted Screenplay

Michael Konyves - Barney's Version
Lee MacDougall - High Life
Vic Sarin, Dennis Foon, Catherine Spear - A Shine of Rainbows
Patrick Senécal - 7 Days
Denis Villeneuve - Incendies

Original Screenplay

Louis Bélanger, Alexis Martin - Route 132
Claude Lalonde - 10 ½
Adriana Maggs - Grown Up Movie Star
Peter Stebbings - Defendor
Jacob Tierney - The Trotsky

Best Documentary

La belle visite (Journey's End) - Jean-François Caissy
In the Name of the Family - Shelley Saywell, Deborah Parks
Last Train Home - Lixin Fan, Mila Aung-Thwin, Daniel Cross
Leave Them Laughing - John Zaritsky , Montana Berg
You Don't Like the Truth, 4 Days Inside Guantanamo - Luc Côté, Patricio Henriquez

Achievement in Art Direction

Gilles Aird - 10 ½
André-Line Beauparlant - Incendies
Arv Greywal - Resident Evil: Afterlife
Myron Hyrak - FUBAR II
Claude Paré, Elise de Blois - Barney's Version

Achievement in Cinematography
Bernard Couture - 10 ½
Ronald Plante - Piché: entre ciel et terre (Piché: Between Heaven and Earth)
Claudine Sauvé - The Wild Hunt
André Turpin - Incendies
Stéphanie Weber Biron - Les amours imaginaires (Heartbeats)

Achievement in Costume Design

Denise Cronenberg - Resident Evil: Afterlife
Mario Davignon - The Trotsky
Nicoletta Massone - Barney's Version
Patricia McNeil - The Wild Hunt
Beverley Wowchuk - Gunless

Achievement in Editing
Michele Conroy - Splice
Monique Dartonne - Incendies
Matthew Hannam - Trigger
Valérie Héroux - 10 ½
Yvann Thibaudeau - Piché: The Landing of a Man

Achievement in Make-up
Kathryn Casault - Incendies
Paul Jones, Leslie Sebert, Vincent Sullivan - Resident Evil: Afterlife
Adrien Morot, Micheline Trépanier - Barney's Version
Hélène-Manon Poudrette - The Wild Hunt
Marlène Rouleau, CJ Goldman - 7 Days

Achievement in Music - Original Score
Brendan Canning - Trigger
Pasquale Catalano - Barney's Version
Jonathan Goldsmith - High Life
Keegan Jessamy, Bryce Mitchell - At Home, By Myself... With You
Sook-Yin Lee, Buck 65, Adam Litovitz - Year of the Carnivore

Achievement in Music - Original Song
Buck 65 - Year of the Carnivore - "What's Wrong With That?"
Mary Milne - The Trotsky - "Already Gone"
Cherie Pyne - Crackie - "Tender Steps"
Mark Sasso, Casey Laforet, Stephen Pitkin - Grown Up Movie Star - "West End Sky"
Paul J. Spence - FUBAR II - "There's No Place Like Christmas"

Achievement in Overall Sound
Christian Cooke, Steve Moore - Defendor
Leon Johnson, Stephan Carrier, Kirk Lynds - High Life
Michel Lecoufle, Daniel Bisson, Luc Boudrias, Jean-Charles Desjardins - 7 Days
John Thomson, Andrew Stirk, Andrew Tay, Mark Zsifkovits - Resident Evil: Afterlife
Jean Umansky, Jean-Pierre Laforce - Incendies

Achievement in Sound Editing
Pierre-Jules Audet, Michelle Cloutier, Natalie Fleurant, Nicolas Gagnon - 7 Days
Stephen Barden, Steve Baine, Kevin Banks, Alex Bullick, Jill Purdy - Resident Evil: Afterlife
Sylvain Bellemare, Simon Meilleur, Claire Pochon - Incendies
Mark Gringras, Tom Bjelic, Katrijn Halliday, Dale Lennon, John Smith - Defendor
Dave Rose, David McCallum - Splice

Best Live Action Short Drama
File Under Miscellaneous
- Jeff Barnaby, John Christou
Marius Borodine - Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais, Vincent Hoss-Desmarais
Out in That Deep Blue Sea - Kazik Radwanski, Dan Montgomery
Savage - Lisa Jackson, Lauren Grant, Lori Lozinski
Vapor - Kaveh Nabatian, Stéphane Tanguay, Cédric Bourdeau

Best Animated Short
Lipsett Diaries
- Theodore Ushev, Marc Bertrand
La tranchée - Claude Cloutier, Marc Bertrand

Claude Jutra Award
Jephté Bastien - Sortie 67
Honourable mention: Peter Stebbings - Defendor

Golden Reel Award
Resident Evil: Afterlife

Producers / Producteurs : Don Carmody, Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer,
Distributor / Distributeur : Alliance Films
Total Canadian box office in 2010 – $7,026,559

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