Sunday, March 13, 2011
31st Annual Genie Awards, Incendies continued its winning ways with an even more dominant performance at the 13th Annual Prix Jutra (Jutra Awards) tonight at the Théâtre St-Denis in Montreal.
Incendies had led with ten nominations including Best Film. It won every category in which it was nominated. Two of its nominations, though, were for Best Actress and unfortunately for Mélissa Desormeaux-Poulin, it went to Lubna Azabal. However, Azabal invited Desormeaux-Poulin to join her onstage in accepting the award.
Denis Villeneuve won for both Directing and Screenplay. He graciously offered to present his Directing prize to director Robin Aubert for À l'origine d'un cri (Crying Out) and said, "Robin, you have all my admiration!" Denis Villeneuve previously won the Director award last year for Polytechnique and in 2001 for Maelström.
Barney's Version managed just two wins, for Makeup and Hair. Makeup Artist Adrien Morot had been nominated for the Academy Awards for his work on this film.
The Best Actor Award went to Claude Legault for 10 ½. Dorothée Berryman claimed Best Supporting Actress for Cabotins (Entertainers). The Best Supporting Actor prize went to Jean Lapointe for his role in À l'origine d'un cri (Crying Out). He was also presented with an honourary Lifetime Achievement Award.
The winner for Best Documentary was Pierre Falardeau by Carmen Garcia and German Gutierrez. The Best Animated Film was the short film Les journaux de Lipsett (Lipsett Diaries) by Theodore Ushev.
Complete list of winners for the 13th annual Prix Jutra
Incendies - Luc Déry, Kim McCraw
Denis Villeneuve - Incendies
Lubna Azabal - Incendies
Claude Legault - 10 ½
Best Supporting Actress
Dorothée Berryman - Cabotins (Entertainers)
Best Supporting Actor
Jean Lapointe - À l'origine d'un cri (Crying Out)
Denis Villeneuve, with Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne - Incendies
André Turpin - Incendies
Best Art Direction
Andre-Line Beauparlant - Incendies
Sylvain Bellemare, Jean Umansky, Jean-Pierre Laforce - Incendies
Monique Dartonne - Incendies
Guy Bélanger, Benoît Charest - Route 132
Best Costume Design
Sophie Lefebvre - Incendies
Adrien Morot - Barney's Version
Réjean Goderre - Barney's Version
Pierre Falardeau - Carmen Garcia and German Gutierrez
Most Successful Film Outside Quebec
Les amours imaginaires (Heartbeats)
Best Short or Medium-Length Film
M'ouvrir (Open up) - Albéric Aurteneche
Best Animated Film
Les journaux de Lipsett (Lipsett Diaries) - Theodore Ushev