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Winners of the 32nd Annual Genie Awards

March 8, 2012

The winners of the 32nd Annual Genie Awards were announced this afternoon at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.  Honouring the best of 2011 in Canadian film, Best Picture was awarded to the excellent Monsieur Lazhar, which swept the awards with six wins including Best Director for Philippe Falardeau.  The acting awards went to Mohamed Fellag (Monsieur Lazhar), Viggo Mortensen (the wonderfully acted A Dangerous Method), Vanessa Paradis (the incredibly overrated Café de Flore) and the young Sophie Nélisse (Monsieur Lazhar).

Hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos, the hour long broadcast of the show that aired tonight on CBC was predictably underwhelming, with numerous jokes that fell flat and some out of place figure skating performances set to the Best Song nominees.  But K’naan’s performance of his new song “Better” was quite good, and I’m glad that Monsieur Lazhar swept the night.  With that said, we would like to take this time to say congratulations to all of the nominees and winners.  Please see below for a complete list of recipients in all categories, winners are in bold.

-John C.

BEST MOTION PICTURE

A Dangerous Method

Café de Flore

Monsieur Lazhar

Starbuck

The Whistleblower

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Fellag – Monsieur Lazhar

Garret Dillahunt – Oliver Sherman

Michael Fassbender – A Dangerous Method

Patrick Huard – Starbuck

Scott Speedman – Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Antoine Bertrand – Starbuck

Kevin Durand – Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster

Marin Gerrier – Café de Flore

Taylor Kitsch – The Bang Bang Club

Viggo Mortensen – A Dangerous Method

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Catherine de Léan – Nuit #1

Pascale Montpetit – The Girl in the White Coat

Vanessa Paradis – Café de Flore

Rachel Weisz – The Whistleblower

Michelle Williams – Take This Waltz

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Roxana Condurache – The Whistleblower

Hélène Florent – Café de Flore

Julie Lebreton – Starbuck

Sophie Nélisse – Monsieur Lazhar

Sharlotte Sullivan – Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION

David Cronenberg – A Dangerous Method

Steven Silver - The Bang Bang Club

Jean-Marc Vallée – Café de Flore

Philippe Falardeau – Monsieur Lazhar

Larysa Kondracki – The Whistleblower

ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN

Funkytown

Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster

A Dangerous Method

Café de Flore

The Bang Bang Club

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Bang Bang Club

Café de Flore

Daydream Nation

Snow & Ashes

Monsieur Lazhar

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

A Dangerous Method

Afghan Luke

Café de Flore

Keyhole

Funkytown

ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom

In Darkness

Jaloux

Monsieur Lazhar

A Dangerous Method

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

Café de Flore

Amazon Falls

BumRush

Snow & Ashes

Take This Waltz

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC – ORIGINAL SCORE

Ramachandra Borcar – Jaloux

Mychael Danna – The Whistleblower

Martin Léon – Monsieur Lazhar

Philip Miller – The Bang Bang Club

Howard Shore – A Dangerous Method

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC – ORIGINAL SONG

Jay Brannan – “My Love My Love” from Cloudburst

Carole Facal – “Quelque part” from Starbuck

Malajube – “Oeil pour Oeil” from Good Neighbours

Steven Page – “A Different Sort of Solitude” from French Immersion

Jean Robitaille, Steve Galluccio – “Waiting for your Touch” from Funkytown

ACHIEVEMENT IN OVERALL SOUND 

Marécages / Wetlands

Monsieur Lazhar

Café de Flore

The Bang Bang Club

A Dangerous Method

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING

You Are Here

Marécages / Wetlands

A Dangerous Method

Café de Flore

In Darkness

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Anne Émond – Nuit #1

Eilis Kirwan, Larysa Kondracki – The Whistleblower

Ken Scott, Martin Petit – Starbuck

Jean-Marc Vallée – Café de Flore

Ryan Ward, Matthew Heiti – Son of the Sunshine

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Philippe Falardeau – Monsieur Lazhar

Ryan Redford – Oliver Sherman

David Shamoon – In Darkness

Steven Silver – The Bang Bang Club

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS

A Dangerous Method

Snow & Ashes

Café de Flore

BumRush

Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster

BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY

Beauty Day

Family Portrait in Black and White

The Guantanamo Trap

La Nuit, Elles Dansent / At Night, They Dance

Wiebo’s War

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

75 Watts

Derailments

Sirmilik

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT DRAMA

Doubles With Slight Pepper

Hope

Ora

La Ronde

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Choke

La Cité Entre Les Murs / Inner City

Muybridge’s Strings

Romance

Wild Life

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