26th ANNUAL GENIE AWARDS
WINNERS ANNOUNCED

C.R.A.Z.Y. garners 10 Genies, including Best Motion Picture

 
Toronto, March 13th, 2006: The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is pleased to announce the winners of the 26th Annual Genie Awards, celebrating excellence in Canadian cinema.

Lisa Ray and Terry David Mulligan hosted the 26th Annual Genie Awards presentation earlier this evening. Immediately following the Awards ceremony, CHUM stations - in partnership with MusiMax - aired two unique one-hour specials from the glamorous Carlu in downtown Toronto. CHUM Television's Live! At the Genies and MusiMax's Le Gala des Prix Gènie showcased the night's memorable moments giving viewers across Canada an insider's look at the film industry from the Genie Awards gala celebration. The broadcasts featured highlights of the Awards ceremony, interviews with winners and nominees and clips from the nominated films. Live! At the Genies aired on, Citytv Toronto, Star!, Bravo!, Citytv Winnipeg, Citytv Edmonton, Citytv Calgary and Citytv Vancouver and Le Gala des Prix Gènie aired on MusiMax.

The 26th Genie Award winners are:

BEST MOTION PICTURE
MEILLEUR FILM
C.R.A.Z.Y. - Pierre Even, Jean-Marc Vallèe

ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN
MEILLEURE DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE
PATRICE VERMETTE - C.R.A.Z.Y.

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
MEILLEURS COSTUMES
GINETTE MAGNY - C.R.A.Z.Y.

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
MEILLEURES IMAGES
GILES NUTTGENS - Water

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION
MEILLEURE RÉALISATION
JEAN-MARC VALLÉE - C.R.A.Z.Y.

ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
MEILLEUR MONTAGE
PAUL JUTRAS - C.R.A.Z.Y.

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE
MEILLEURE MUSIQUE ORIGINALE
MYCHAEL DANNA - Water

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG
MEILLEURE CHANSON ORIGINALE
GLENN BUHR, MARGARET SWEATMAN - Seven Times Lucky - When Wintertime

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
INTERPRÉTATION MASCULINE DANS UN PREMIER RÔLE
MICHEL CÔTÉ - C.R.A.Z.Y.

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
INTERPRÉTATION MASCULINE DANS UN RÔLE DE SOUTIEN
DENIS BERNARD - L'Audition

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE DANS UN PREMIER RÔLE
SEEMA BISWAS - Water

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE DANS UN RÔLE DE SOUTIEN
DANIELLE PROULX - C.R.A.Z.Y.

ACHIEVEMENT IN OVERALL SOUND
MEILLEUR SON D'ENSEMBLE
YVON BENOÎT, DANIEL BISSON, LUC BOUDRIAS, BERNARD GARIÉPY STROBL - C.R.A.Z.Y.

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
MEILLEUR MONTAGE SONORE
MARTIN PINSONNAULT, MIRA MAILHOT, SIMON MEILLEUR, MIREILLE MORIN, JEAN-FRANÇOIS SAUVÉ - C.R.A.Z.Y.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
MEILLEUR SCÉNARIO
JEAN-MARC VALLÉE, FRANCOIS BOULAY - C.R.A.Z.Y.

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
MEILLEURE ADAPTATION
ATOM EGOYAN - Where the Truth Lies

BEST DOCUMENTARY
MEILLEUR DOCUMENTAIRE
SCAREDSACRED - Velcrow Ripper, Tracey Friesen, Cari Green, Harry Sutherland

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT DRAMA
MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE DRAMATIQUE
MILO 55160 - David Ostry, Matthew Cervi

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE D'ANIMATION
CNOTE - Chris Hinton, Michael Fukushima

GOLDEN REEL AWARD
PRIX BOBINE D’OR
C.R.A.Z.Y. - Pierre Even, Jean-Marc Vallèe

CLAUDE JUTRA AWARD
PRIX CLAUDE-JUTRA
Louise Archambault - Familia

For more information on the Genie Awards visit www.genieawards.ca

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national non-profit professional association dedicated to promoting, recognizing and celebrating exceptional achievements in the Canadian film and television industries. Created in 1979 and today unifying more than 4,000 industry professionals across Canada, the Academy is a vital and integral force representing all areas of the film and television industry.

For more information, contact:
Meagan Wilson
Communications Coordinator
Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
416-366-2227 ext. 249, mwilson@academy.ca

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