2010 Genie Awards Nominees

The nominees for the 31st Annual Genie Awards, Canada’s answer to the Oscars, were unveiled at simultaneous press conferences in Montreal and Toronto yeseterday. After being snubbed by the major Hollywood awards, only receiving 1 nomination and win for Paul Giamatti at the Golden Globes, Barney’s Version has been highly recognized by Canadian audiences. This is no surprise as its source material is a novel from beloved Canadian treasure Mordecai Richler and the film was partially shot in Montreal. Barney’s VersionIncendies leads the pack with 11 nominations including Best Motion Picture and populating most of the acting categories including one for Paul Giamatti for a Performace by an Actor in a Leading Role and Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Dustin Hoffman. Following closely is the other Canadian darling this year, Incendies , which garnered 10 nominations such as Adapted Screenplay (Denis Villeneuve) and Performance by an Actress
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Nominees for the 31rst Genie Awards

Yesterday, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (Acct) announced the nominees for the 31rst Genie Awards, Canada's own Oscars.

Best Motion picture:

* 10 1/2

* Les amours imaginaires

* Barney's Version

* Incendies

* Splice

Best Actor in a Leading Role:

* Jay Baruchel in The Trotsky

* Paul Giamatti in Barney's Version

* Robert Naylor in 10 1/2

* Timothy Olyphant in High Life

* François Papineau in Route 132

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

* Martin Dubreuil in 10 1/2

* Dustin Hoffman in Barney's Version

* Alexis Martin in Route 132

* Callum Keith Rennie in Gunless

* Rossif Sutherland in High Life

Best Actress in a Leading Role:

* Lubna Azabal in Incendies

* Tatiana Maslany in Grown Up Movie Star

* Molly Parker in Trigger

* Rosamund Pike in Barney's Version

* Tracy Wright in Trigger

Best Actress In a Supporting Role:

* Sonja Bennett in Cole

* Anne-Élizabeth Bossé in Les amours imaginaires

* Minnie Driver in Barney's Version

* Terra Hazelton in Fubar 2

* Mary Walsh in Crackie

Best Adapted Screenplay:

* Michael Konyves
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Genies: Lucky seven for Sarah Polley's Away From Her and Cronenberg's Eastern Promises

  • It was a non-Egoyan kind of year at this year's equivalent to the Academy Awards, but "Egoyan-apprentice" Sarah PolleySarah Polley
[/link] managed to leave a long-lasting impression with her directorial debut. The actress-turned-director picked up a total of seven awards (a trio of acting awards and the cream of the crop awards of Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Film) for Away From Her while David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises equaled that tally winning mostly technical awards. Apart from a short film win, the ceremony blanked any wins from the French part of Canada - of course nothing stood a chance against the two popular titles mentioned above. Best Motion Pictureaway From Her - Daniel Iron, Simone Urdl, Jennifer WeissACHIEVEMENT In Art Direction/Production Designrob Gray, James Willcock - Fidoachievement In Costume Designcarlo Poggioli, Kazuko Kurosawa - SilkACHIEVEMENT In Cinematographypeter Suschitzky - Eastern PromisesACHIEVEMENT In Directionsarah Polley - Away From
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