While everyone in the world is talking about the Oscars, let’s not forget that Canada will soon be celebrating the Genies!!! That’s exciting, right? RIGHT? Sure it is.
- Lead actress: Madeline Piujuq Ivalu, Before Tomorrow; Karen LeBlanc, Nurse.Fighter.Boy; Carinne Leduc, 3 Saisons; Gabrielle Rose, Mothers & Daughters; Karine Vanasse, Polytechnique.
- Lead actor: Jean-Carl Boucher, 1981; Paul Dylan Ivalu, Before Tomorrow; Joshua Jackson, One Week; Clark Johnson, Nurse.Fighter.Boy; Stephen McHattie, Pontypool.
- Supporting actor: Patrick Drolet, Father and Guns; John Dunsworth, Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day; Maxim Gaudette, Polytechnique; RÃ©my Girard, Father and Guns; Scott Speedman, Adoration.
- Supporting actress: Liane Balaban, One Week; Marie Brassard, Heat Wave; Martha Burns, Love & Savagery; Isabel Richer, Babine; Sonia Vachon, 5150 Elm’s Way.
- Original screenplay: Adoration; Father and Guns; Nurse.Fighter.Boy; Polytechnique; Victoria Day.
- Adapted screenplay: Before Tomorrow; Fifty Dead Men Walking; Pontypool.
- Feature documentary: A Hard Name; Ladies in Blue; Inside Hana’s Suitcase; Prom Night in Mississippi; R.I.P: A Remix Manifesto.
- Short documentary: The Delian Mode; Passages; Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands.
- Live action short: Danse Macabre; Gilles; Princess Margaret Blvd.; Land of Men; Life Begins.
- Animated short: Runaway; The Spine; Viva La Rose.
The Genies will be handed out in Toronto (naturally) on April 12th. If you have some time this week, pass up seeing Avator for a second time and seek out some great Canadian film, trust me, it is out there.