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Prix Jutra (Jutra Awards) 2011: Winners: Incendies, Barney’S Version

Incendies, Barney’s Version, and the other winners of the 2011 Prix Jutra (Jutra Awards) have been announced. The 13th Annual Jutra Awards (Prix Jutra or La Soirée des Prix Jutra) are Canadian annual cinema awards “that recognizes talent and achievement in the mainly francophone feature film industry in the province of Quebec. First introduced in 1999, the Jutra Award is named after Quebec film-maker Claude Jutra and awarded for performance, writing and technical categories such as best actor, actress, director, screenplay, et cetera. This year’s awards were handed out on March 13, 2011 at the Théâtre St-Denis in Montreal. The full listing of the 2011 Prix Jutra (Jutra Awards) winners is below.

Best Film

IncendiesLuc Déry, Kim McCraw

Best Director

Denis Villeneuve - Incendies

Best Actress

Lubna Azabal - Incendies

Best Actor

Claude Legault - 10 ½

Best Supporting Actress

Dorothée Berryman - Cabotins (Entertainers)

Best Supporting Actor

Jean Lapointe - À l’origine
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List of Winners at the 13th Jutra Awards

Yesterday, the winners at the 13th Jutra Awards, Quebec's Oscars, were revealed. Denis Villeneuve's Incendies dominated the show with 9 awards, especially the Jutra Award for best film. The following is the full list of winners.

Best film: Incendies

Best direction: Denis Villeneuve (Incendies)

Best leading actress: Lubna Azabal (Incendies)

Best leading actor: Claude Legault (10 1/2)

Best supporting actress: Dorothée Berryman (Cabotins)

Best supporting actor: Jean Lapointe (À l’origine d’un cri)

Best screenplay: Denis Villeneuve, with the collaboration of Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne (Incendies)

Best cinematography: André Turpin (Incendies)

Best art direction: André-Line Beauparlant (Incendies)

Best sound: Sylvain Bellemare, Jean Umansky et Jean-Pierre Laforce (Incendies)

Best editing: Monique Dartonne (Incendies)

Best original score: Guy Bélanger et Benoît Charest (Route 132)

Best costume: Sophie Lefebvre (Incendies)

Best make-up artist: Adrien Morot (Barney's Version)

Best hairdressing: Réjean Goderre (Barney's Version)

Best documentary: Pierre Falardeau (Carmen Garcia et German Gutierrez)

Best short film: M
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Nominations for the 2011 Jutra Awards

Yesterday, the nominees for the 13th Jutra Awards ceremony were revealed. The winners of this Quebecker Oscar will be revealed next month. The following is the full list of nominees.

Best motion picture:

* 10 1/2

* Les amours imaginaires

* Curling

* Incendies

* Les signes vitaux

Best director:

* Denis Côté- Curling

* Xavier Dolan- Les amours imaginaires

* Kim Nguyen - La cité

* Podz (Daniel Grou) - 10 1/2

* Denis Villeneuve- Incendies

Best leading actress:

* Lubna Azabal - Incendies

* Suzanne Clément - Tromper le silence

* Mélissa Desormeaux-Poulin - Incendies

* Évelyne Rompré- 2 fois une femme

* Guylaine Tremblay- Trois temps après la mort d'Anna

Best leading actor:

* Jay Baruchel - The Trotsky

* Emmanuel Bilodeau - Curling

* Jacques Godin - La dernière fugue

* Claude Legault - 10 1/2

* François Papineau - Route 132

Best supporting actress:

* Dorothée Berryman - Cabotins

* Marie Brassard - Les signes vitaux

* Geneviève Chartrand - Le journal d'Aurélie Laflamme

* Isabelle Miquelon - La dernière fugue

* Danielle Proulx
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Filmmaker Falardeau Dies

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Filmmaker Falardeau Dies
Filmmaker Pierre Falardeau has lost his battle with cancer. He was 62.

He passed away on Friday in Montreal, Canada.

Falardeau's films dealt with issues of Quebec nationalism and he regularly appeared in the Canadian press to speak out about the issues.

He won a Genie Award in 1983 for the first film in his Elvis Gratton trilogy, but went on to boycott the competition in 2002.

Premier of Quebec Jean Charest says, "Mr. Falardeau, we know, was a pamphleteer. He was a man who liked controversy, who had very strong opinions and who expressed them using a shock formula. But his artistic works were significant."

Telefilm funds 5 Quebec films

Telefilm funds 5 Quebec films
TORONTO -- Telefilm Canada said Thursday it would bankroll five French-language features, citing the Quebec production sector's expertise in turning out successful movies. The investments from the federal production support agency will go to five projects: Camping sauvage, directed by Guy A. Lepage, Sylvain Roy and Andre Ducharme; Dans l'oeil du chat by Rudy Barichello; La Lune viendra d'elle-meme by Marie-Jan Seille; La Vengeance d'Elvis Wong by Pierre Falardeau, and La Vie avec mon pere by Sebastien Rose. The financing is the first to flow from the Canada Feature Film Fund this year, and follows recent comments by Telefilm Canada executive director Richard Stursberg that the Canadian film industry had much to learn from the Quebec movie industry when it came to boxoffice appeal.

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