Sunday, 13 March 2011

31st Genie Award Winners

The 31st Genies took place on Thursday and Incendies won an imprssive 8 of the 10 Genies it was nominated for including Best Film, Actress in a Leading Role (Lubna Azabal) and Best Director and Adapted Screenplay. Both director and adapted screenplay awards when to Denis Villeneuve, who will be familiar to Genie fans as his film Polytechnique won 9 of the 11 Genies it was nominated for and last year. Barney's Version was also a multiple award winner of the night picking up 7 of the 11 awards it was nominated for including 3 acting awards for Paul Giammati (Actor in a Leading Role), and both supporting acting categories (awarded to Dustin Hoffman & Minnie Driver).

The awards were hosted by William Shatner and voiced by Rachelle Lafevre, and a 1 hour special was broadcasted on CBC showing lead actor, actress, original screenplay and best film along with montages of the 5 best film nominees with music mixed live by Kardinal Offishall. There was also an additional award from Hollywood Life.com with a online voted award, the User Choice Award and the 5 choices were Ryan Reynolds, Jay Baruchel, Ryan Gosling, Nina Dobrev and Rachel McAdams. The award went to Jay Baruchel, who was at the awards and gave a very sweet acceptance speech for the award.

31st Genie Award Winners (for films in 2010)

BEST MOTION PICTURE / MEILLEUR FILM
Incendies

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION / MEILLEURE RÉALISATION
DENIS VILLENEUVE - Incendies

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION MASCULINE DANS UN PREMIER RÔLE
PAUL GIAMATTI - Barney's Version

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION MASCULINE DANS UN RÔLE DE SOUTIEN
DUSTIN HOFFMAN - Barney's Version

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE DANS UN PREMIER RÔLE
LUBNA AZABAL - Incendies

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE DANS UN RÔLE DE SOUTIEN
MINNIE DRIVER - Barney's Version

ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION / PRODUCTION DESIGN / MEILLEURE DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE
CLAUDE PARÉ, ÉLISE DE BLOIS - Barney's Version

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY / MEILLEURES IMAGES
ANDRÉ TURPIN - Incendies

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN / MEILLEURS COSTUMES
NICOLETTA MASSONE - Barney's Version

ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING / MEILLEUR MONTAGE
MONIQUE DARTONNE - Incendies

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP / MEILLEURS MAQUILLAGES
ADRIEN MOROT, MICHELINE TRÉPANIER - Barney's Version

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE / MEILLEURE MUSIQUE ORIGINALE
PASQUALE CATALANO - Barney's Version

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG / MEILLEURE CHANSON ORIGINALE
MARY MILNE - The Trotsky - Already Gone

ACHIEVEMENT IN OVERALL SOUND / MEILLEUR SON D'ENSEMBLE
JEAN UMANSKY, JEAN-PIERRE LAFORCE - Incendies

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING / MEILLEUR MONTAGE SONORE
SYLVAIN BELLEMARE, SIMON MEILLEUR, CLAIRE POCHON - Incendies

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY / MEILLEURE ADAPTATION
DENIS VILLENEUVE - Incendies

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY / MEILLEUR SCÉNARIO
JACOB TIERNEY - The Trotsky

BEST DOCUMENTARY / MEILLEUR DOCUMENTAIRE
LAST TRAIN HOME - Lixin Fan, Mila Aung-Thwin, Daniel Cross

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT DRAMA / MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE DRAMATIQUE

SAVAGE - Lisa Jackson, Lauren Grant, Lori Lozinski

BEST ANIMATED SHORT / MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE D'ANIMATION
LIPSETT DIARIES / LES JOURNAUX DE LIPSETT - Theodore Ushev, Marc Bertrand

CLAUDE JUTRA AWARD / PRIX CLAUDE-JUTRA
JEPHTÉ BASTIEN - Sortie 67
Honourable mention / Mention d'honneur: PETER STEBBINGS - Defendor

GOLDEN REEL AWARD / PRIX BOBINE D'OR
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE
Producers / Producteurs : Don Carmody, Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer,
Distributor / Distributeur : Alliance Films
Total Canadian box office in 2010 / Recettes totales au guichet canadien en 2010 - $7,026,559

The Genie Awards were held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and broadcasted live on CBC on Thursday March 10, 2011.

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