The 30th Annual Genie Awards Broadcast May 9th.The Wine Ladies red carpet experience rocks!

Be sure to watch the re broadcast of the 30th Annual Genie Awards by Astral Media on TMN’s MFEST (9:00pm ET) and by Corus Entertainment on Movie Central (9:00pm PT May 9th, 2010). A total of 21 awards were presented at the Awards Gala held in Toronto, April 12th, 2010 as well as the Academy Special Achievement Award (Mel Hoppenheim), the Claude Jutra Award (Xavier Dolan), and the Golden Reel Award (De père en flic / Father and Guns). April 12th, 2010: There we were waiting in anticipation with camera crews from Entertainment Tonight, E!, photographers and others for The Genie Award red carpet celebration to begin. Having received media accreditation from The Academy just a few days earlier we were thrilled to have such an amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the nominees and top talent Canada has to offer in Canadian Cinema & Television. Although having interviewed many of the film stars at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival last September for our inaugural “Talking Wine With The Stars” interview series,( including Charles Officer- 10 Genie nominations for Nurse.Fighter.Boy) this was a new gig… not sitting in a studio talking one on one with the star, but the red carpet….The Genie Awards! Now the red carpet is a very competitive place. Everyone wants to talk to the nominees, get the best shot and the best interview. The handlers, publicists and agents keep the flow of stars moving, stopping to pose for a moment, smile and if you are really lucky a plum interview with a nominee can be yours. You might ask yourself, “Now what do The Wine Ladies have to do with The Genie Awards”? Well, 1st of all, everyone loves wine and where there is film, there is always seems to be an association with it in some form or another, whether it’s to enhance a romantic scene, make a memorable moment with a place or time, or for celebration, it’s always there. Well, one would think that being a nominee and winning a Genie Award would be definitely a cause for celebration, so we asked the stars, “What will you be celebrating with this evening?” And as diverse as the films were for nomination so were the star’s answers. (Polytechnique (produced by Maxime Rémillard and Don Carmody) garnered nine awards, including Best Motion Picture, Achievement in Direction (Denis Villeneuve), Original Screenplay (Jacques Davidts), and Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Karine Vanasse). Other award winners include Joshua Jackson for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (One Week), and Kari Skogland for Adapted Screenplay (Fifty Dead Men Walking) From iconic Canadian actor and three-time Genie Award-winner Gordon Pinsent who revealed to enjoying an oaky California Chardonnay to Carinne Leduc (Best Performance in a Leading Role Nominee -3 saisons) who loves her full body Cabernet Sauvignon we spoke to many about wine, fashion and their films. As in recent years the Canadian wine industry has come into its own and considered a world player so is our Canadian Cinema and Television industry. Congratulations to one and all! 30th Annual Genie Award Winners BEST MOTION PICTURE / MEILLEUR FILM POLYTECHNIQUE – Maxime Rémillard, Don Carmody ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN / MEILLEURE DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE EVE STEWART – Fifty Dead Men Walking ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN / MEILLEURS COSTUMES ATUAT AKITTIRQ – Before Tomorrow ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY / MEILLEURES IMAGES PIERRE GILL – Polytechnique ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION / MEILLEURE RÉALISATION DENIS VILLENEUVE – Polytechnique ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING / MEILLEUR MONTAGE RICHARD COMEAU – Polytechnique ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP / MEILLEURS MAQUILLAGES DJINA CARON, ANDRÉ DUVAL – Grande ourse: La clé des possibles / The Master Key ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC – ORIGINAL SCORE / MEILLEURE MUSIQUE ORIGINALE NORMAND CORBEIL – Grande ourse: La clé des possibles / The Master Key ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC – ORIGINAL SONG / MEILLEURE CHANSON ORIGINALE JOHN WELSMAN, CHERIE CAMP – NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY – “Oh Love” PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION MASCULINE DANS UN PREMIER RÔLE JOSHUA JACKSON – One Week PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION MASCULINE DANS UN RÔLE DE SOUTIEN MAXIM GAUDETTE – Polytechnique PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE DANS UN PREMIER RÔLE KARINE VANASSE – Polytechnique

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