31st Genie Awards – Nominations announced. Awards March 10th, 2011

 

Barney’s Version Leads the 31st Annual Genie Awards with 11 Nominations including Best Motion Picture.  Robert Santos, Producer Barney’s Version The nominations for the 31st Annual Genie Awards were announced today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television at press conferences in Toronto and Montreal. Leading the pack with 11 nominations is Barney’s Version, including nods for Best Motion Picture and Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Giamatti).

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For the complete list of nominations and additional information about this year’s awards show, visit www.genieawards.ca. Watch for full red-carpet coverage and more by The Wine Ladies March 10th, 2011. Check out the 30th Genie Awards:

 

Following closely behind is Incendies with ten nominations including Best Motion Picture and Achievement in Direction (Denis Villeneuve). The 2011 Special Awards were also announced. This year’s Golden Reel Award goes to Resident Evil: Afterlife, which grossed $7,026,559 in 2010. Surpassing $280 million worldwide this past November, the film is now the most successful production in Canadian feature film history.

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Brief interview with Don Carmody, Executive Producer: Jephté Bastien (Sortie 67) will be honoured with the Claude Jutra Award, recognizing outstanding achievement by a first-time feature filmmaker. “By all accounts, this has been a fantastic year for Canadian cinema,” said Sara Morton, CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “We look forward to welcoming all of this year’s Genie nominees to the nation’s capital for a well-deserved celebration of their work.”  Sara Morton, CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television The 31st Annual Genie Awards will be broadcast live from the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Thursday, March 10, 2011 on CBC.

Nominations for Best Motion Picture 10 ½ 10 1/2 tells the story of Tommy, a 10 -year old who is already well known by social services. This wild child, who rebels against authority as well as affection, is judged to be beyond hope by… most of the childcare educators. Only Gilles, Tommy’s newly appointed educator, retains a glimmer of hope in this child who communicates only through violence, Will this be Tommy’s last chance? http://www.tribute.ca/trailers/10-12/17939/ LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES The story of Francis and Marie, who both fall in love with the same person. http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1175820825/ BARNEY’S VERSION Based on Mordecai Richler’s Giller Prize winning novel, this is the story of a checkerd life fully lived. Barney’s story spans four decades, three cities, three wives, one great love, a libidinous dad and a dissolute best friend who appears under suspicious circumstances. INCENDIES A mother’s last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to the Middle east in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad’s acclaimed stage play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adult’s voyage to the core of deep-hatred, never ending wars and enduring love. SPLICE Clive and Elsa are young, brilliant and ambitious. The new animal species they engineered have made them rebel superstars of the scientific world. In secret, they introduce human DNA into the experiment. The result is something greater than the sum of its parts: a female animal-human hybrid that may be a step up on the evolutionary ladder. They think they may have created the perfect organism, until she makes a final shocking metamorphosis that could destroy them… and the rest of humanity ?

 

 

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