Monday, March 08, 2010

Polytechnique Leads the 30th Annual Genie Awards

This might be old(ish) news but congrats to Denis Villeneuve and the rest of the cast and crew to an amazing 11 Genie nominations this year.

TORONTO, March 1, 2010 —The nominations for the 30th Annual Genie Awards were announced today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television at a press conference in Toronto hosted by Gordon Pinsent (three-time Genie Award-winner) and Tatiana Maslany (Special Jury Prize, Sundance 2010 – Grown Up Movie Star). Leading the pack with 11 nominations is Polytechnique, including nods for Best Motion Picture and Best Direction. Following closely behind are NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY (ten nominations), Before Tomorrow (nine), Grande Ourse: La clĂ© des possibles / The Master Key (eight) and Fifty Dead Men Walking (seven).

“This year's nominations reflect a national cinema that is courageous in its storytelling,” says Sara Morton, CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. ”They are films created from the wealth of cultures, communities, and historical moments that make up the Canadian identity. As the Genie Awards celebrate its 30th anniversary, these nominees will remind us of why it is as important as ever to celebrate and cherish the best of Canadian film.”

The 30th Genie Awards will take place Monday, April 12, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario at the Guvernment / Kool Haus Entertainment Complex, a live entertainment venue located on the city’s waterfront. Broadcast details will be announced in the coming weeks.
(Emphasis mine).

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