Honoring Canada's best in the film and television industries, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television has unveiled on Tuesday, January 9, in Toronto the list of titles and names nominated for its Genie Awards.
For the top prize of Best Motion Picture, the organization lined up four Quebecois films namely "Bon Cop, Bad Cop", "Un Dimanche A Kigali" aka "A Sunday in Kigali", "Maurice Richard" aka "The Rocket", and "Guide De La Petite Vengeance" aka "The Little Book of Revenge", to face off against the English-language flick "Trailer Park Boys: The Movie."
The first three titles also scored nods in four other slots of Best Achievement in Sound Editing, Best Achievement in Overall Sound, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Achievement in Direction, the latter seeing the films again in competition with "Revenge"
In the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Sigourney Weaver wonderfully came out as one of the female thespians in the run, thanks to her role in "Snow Cake." Meanwhile, her two co-stars Carrie-Anne Moss and Emily Hampshire delightfully were both included in that of Supporting Role, together with Marie Gignac of "La Vie Secrete Des Gens Heureux" aka "The Secret Life of Happy People", Caroline Dhavernas of "Niagara Motel", and Vivian Wu of "Eve and The Fire Horse."
Other names making ways in the nominations included Jan Kiesser and Nicola Pecorini who both earned Achievement in Cinematography nod for "Beowulf & Grendel" and "Tideland", respectively, also Philippe Falardeau for Best Original Screenplay through his work in "Congorama." Complete list of nominees can be seen on the event's official site at http://www.genieawards.ca/genie27/allnoms.cfm.