Monday, 12 April 2010

30th Genie Award Winners

The Genie Award Winners have been announced and Polytechnique sweeps as the big winner, taking in 9 of the 11 awards it was nominated for including Best Motion Picture, Director, Lead Actress and Supporting Actor. Other multiple winning films include Fifty Dead Men Walking (Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction) and Grande ourse: La clé des possibles / The Master Key (Make-Up & Original Score). Surprizes of the night include only 1 win for NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY (Original Song) out of it's 10 nominations and I was also really I hoping for Pontypool to take home either of the awards it was nominated, but no luck there. Special awards of the night include the Claude Jutra award going to Xavier Dolan for J'ai tué ma mère / I Killed My Mother, Golden Reel (highest grossing film) to De père en flic / Father and Guns and Academy Special Acheivement Award to Mel Hoppenheim.

The broadcast of the awards included fun retrospectives of previous actors & director acceptance speeches over the past 30 years which made the show well worth catching on IFC. They had a webcast over at CBC.ca but unfortunately neither that cast nor the televised event were live, and in the age of twitter that meant very few surprizes once it came to watching the show. But, still had a lot of great moments and acceptances speeches in the 1 hour broadcast where there showed 8 of the awards being handed out. And the awards went to....

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY / MEILLEURE ADAPTATION
KARI SKOGLAND – Fifty Dead Men Walking

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE DANS UN RÔLE DE SOUTIEN
MARTHA BURNS – Love & Savagery

BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY / MEILLEUR LONG MÉTRAGE DOCUMENTAIRE
A HARD NAME – Kristina McLaughlin, Michael McMahon, Alan Zweig

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION MASCULINE DANS UN RÔLE DE SOUTIEN
MAXIM GAUDETTE – Polytechnique

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION / MEILLEURE RÉALISATION
DENIS VILLENEUVE – Polytechnique

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE DANS UN PREMIER RÔLE
KARINE VANASSE – Polytechnique

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION MASCULINE DANS UN PREMIER RÔLE
JOSHUA JACKSON – One Week

BEST MOTION PICTURE / MEILLEUR FILM
POLYTECHNIQUE – Maxime Rémillard, Don Carmody

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY / MEILLEUR SCÉNARIO
JACQUES DAVIDTS – Polytechnique

ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION, PRODUCTION DESIGN / MEILLEURE DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE
EVE STEWART – Fifty Dead Men Walking

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY / MEILLEURES IMAGES
PIERRE GILL – Polytechnique

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN / MEILLEURS COSTUMES
ATUAT AKITTIRQ – Before Tomorrow

ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING / MEILLEUR MONTAGE
RICHARD COMEAU – Polytechnique

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP / MEILLEURS MAQUILLAGES
DJINA CARON – Grande ourse: La clé des possibles / The Master Key

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC – ORIGINAL SCORE / MEILLEURE MUSIQUE ORIGINALE
NORMAND CORBEIL – Grande ourse: La clé des possibles / The Master Key

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC – ORIGINAL SONG / MEILLEURE CHANSON ORIGINALE
JOHN WELSMAN, CHERIE CAMP – NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY – Oh Love

ACHIEVEMENT IN OVERALL SOUND / MEILLEUR SON D’ENSEMBLE
STÉPHANE BERGERON, PIERRE BLAIN, JO CARON, BENOÎT LEDUC – Polytechnique

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING / MEILLEUR MONTAGE SONORE
CLAUDE BEAUGRAND, GUY FRANCOEUR, CAROLE GAGNON, CHRISTIAN RIVEST – Polytechnique

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY / MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE DOCUMENTAIRE
THE DELIAN MODE – Kara Blake, Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT DRAMA / MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE DRAMATIQUE
DANSE MACABRE – Pedro Pires, Catherine Chagnon

BEST ANIMATED SHORT / MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE D’ANIMATION
RUNAWAY / TRAIN EN FOLIE – Derek Mazur, Cordell Barker, Michael Scott

ACADEMY SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Mel Hoppenheim

CLAUDE JUTRA AWARD
XAVIER DOLAN – J’ai tué ma mère / I Killed My Mother

GOLDEN REEL AWARD
De père en flic / Father and Guns – Denise Robert, Daniel Louis

4 comments:

The Mad Hatter said...

What does it say about our film industry, that the awards show was held at The Kool Haus?

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I didn't even know that's where it was held, knew it was Toronto though for the 30th. Did you watch the show?

themarina said...

Happy to see all of the POLYTECHNIQUE love though I doubt it will encourage anyone who hasn't already seen it to see the film.

And oooo, love for Danse Macabre. I like.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Yep, Polytechnique was astonishing and a great film. Although it's is a challenging watched, I am glad I saw it.

Danse Macabre was absolutely fantastic. That and Next Floor are two of my favourite shorts of the past couple years.

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