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Oscars 2012 and Genies 2012: Canada and Hollywood honour same films, casts

For Genie and Oscar, it’s “an alignment of the stars.”

So says Helga Stephenson, interim CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. This year marks the biggest crossover of Genie-nominated Canadian films ever that are also being recognized with Oscar nominations.

“I don’t remember that happening before,” says a delighted Stephenson. “It’s a very hot year for Canadian film.”

Indeed it is. Although the Genie nominations may not exactly mirror Oscar’s picks, it’s an impressive list of five films:

Michelle Williams: Genie nomination for Best Actress for Take this Waltz. Oscar nomination for Best Actress for My Week With Marilyn.

Monsieur Lazhar: Genie nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography (Ronald Plante), Best Director (Philippe Falardeau), Best Original Score (Martin Leon), Best Actor (Fellag), Best Supporting Actress (Sophie Nelisse), Best Sound (Pierre Bertrand, Shaun Nicholas Gallagher, Bernard Gariépy Strobl) and Adapted Screenplay (Philippe Falardeau). Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Howard Shore: Genie nomination for Best Original Score (A Dangerous Method). Oscar nomination for Best Original Score (Hugo).

In Darkness: Genie nominations for Adapted Screenplay (David Shamoon), Best Editing (Michael Czarnecki), Sound Editing (Jeremy MacLaverty, Daniel Pellerin, Geoff Raffan, Jan Rudy, John Sievert and James Mark Stewart). Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Wild Life: Genie nomination for Best Animated Short (Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby, Marcy Page and Bonnie Thompson). Oscar nomination for Best Short Film (Animation).

The 84th Academy Awards are presented in Hollywood Feb. 26 while the 32nd Genie Awards ceremony is March 8 in Toronto.

“Genie-nominated movies are in theatres here grabbing great reviews and great box office and at the same time they are being nominated for Oscars,” said Stephenson, who is the former director of the Toronto International Film Festival.

“I do remember back and I remember the industry I walked into has completely transformed now,” she said. “You see films this year and they are attracting international attention. The directors are respected and sought after all over the world.”

Stephenson said audiences are seeking out Canadian films and getting more opportunities to see them in theatres as the industry expands and matures.

As for 2012, Stephenson says the year ahead looks “fantastic” for new Canadian releases, pointing to David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel and Sarah Gadon, and Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz, starring Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen.

In conversation with Genie-nominated directors

Genie-nominated directors are in the hot seat Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the TIFF Bell Lightbox for an In Studio pre-Genie event. Don McKellar (Republic of Doyle, Blindness) will interview Achievement in Direction nominees David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method); Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar); Larysa Kondracki (The Whistleblower) and Jean-Marc Vallée (Café de Flore). The event will also be filmed for later broadcast on Movie Central and The Movie Network. Admission is free for all Genie nominees, TIFF Members and members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema &Television. General admission tickets are $12. Call 416-599-TIFF or 1-888-599-8433.

Toronto.com

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Front Page, Industry News

Oscars 2012 and Genies 2012: Canada and Hollywood honour same films, casts

For Genie and Oscar, it’s “an alignment of the stars.”

So says Helga Stephenson, interim CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. This year marks the biggest crossover of Genie-nominated Canadian films ever that are also being recognized with Oscar nominations.

“I don’t remember that happening before,” says a delighted Stephenson. “It’s a very hot year for Canadian film.”

Indeed it is. Although the Genie nominations may not exactly mirror Oscar’s picks, it’s an impressive list of five films:

Michelle Williams: Genie nomination for Best Actress for Take this Waltz. Oscar nomination for Best Actress for My Week With Marilyn.

Monsieur Lazhar: Genie nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography (Ronald Plante), Best Director (Philippe Falardeau), Best Original Score (Martin Leon), Best Actor (Fellag), Best Supporting Actress (Sophie Nelisse), Best Sound (Pierre Bertrand, Shaun Nicholas Gallagher, Bernard Gariépy Strobl) and Adapted Screenplay (Philippe Falardeau). Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Howard Shore: Genie nomination for Best Original Score (A Dangerous Method). Oscar nomination for Best Original Score (Hugo).

In Darkness: Genie nominations for Adapted Screenplay (David Shamoon), Best Editing (Michael Czarnecki), Sound Editing (Jeremy MacLaverty, Daniel Pellerin, Geoff Raffan, Jan Rudy, John Sievert and James Mark Stewart). Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Wild Life: Genie nomination for Best Animated Short (Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby, Marcy Page and Bonnie Thompson). Oscar nomination for Best Short Film (Animation).

The 84th Academy Awards are presented in Hollywood Feb. 26 while the 32nd Genie Awards ceremony is March 8 in Toronto.

“Genie-nominated movies are in theatres here grabbing great reviews and great box office and at the same time they are being nominated for Oscars,” said Stephenson, who is the former director of the Toronto International Film Festival.

“I do remember back and I remember the industry I walked into has completely transformed now,” she said. “You see films this year and they are attracting international attention. The directors are respected and sought after all over the world.”

Stephenson said audiences are seeking out Canadian films and getting more opportunities to see them in theatres as the industry expands and matures.

As for 2012, Stephenson says the year ahead looks “fantastic” for new Canadian releases, pointing to David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel and Sarah Gadon, and Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz, starring Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen.

In conversation with Genie-nominated directors

Genie-nominated directors are in the hot seat Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the TIFF Bell Lightbox for an In Studio pre-Genie event. Don McKellar (Republic of Doyle, Blindness) will interview Achievement in Direction nominees David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method); Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar); Larysa Kondracki (The Whistleblower) and Jean-Marc Vallée (Café de Flore). The event will also be filmed for later broadcast on Movie Central and The Movie Network. Admission is free for all Genie nominees, TIFF Members and members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema &Television. General admission tickets are $12. Call 416-599-TIFF or 1-888-599-8433.

Toronto.com

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Front Page, Industry News

Oscars 2012 and Genies 2012: Canada and Hollywood honour same films, casts

For Genie and Oscar, it’s “an alignment of the stars.”

So says Helga Stephenson, interim CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. This year marks the biggest crossover of Genie-nominated Canadian films ever that are also being recognized with Oscar nominations.

“I don’t remember that happening before,” says a delighted Stephenson. “It’s a very hot year for Canadian film.”

Indeed it is. Although the Genie nominations may not exactly mirror Oscar’s picks, it’s an impressive list of five films:

Michelle Williams: Genie nomination for Best Actress for Take this Waltz. Oscar nomination for Best Actress for My Week With Marilyn.

Monsieur Lazhar: Genie nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography (Ronald Plante), Best Director (Philippe Falardeau), Best Original Score (Martin Leon), Best Actor (Fellag), Best Supporting Actress (Sophie Nelisse), Best Sound (Pierre Bertrand, Shaun Nicholas Gallagher, Bernard Gariépy Strobl) and Adapted Screenplay (Philippe Falardeau). Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Howard Shore: Genie nomination for Best Original Score (A Dangerous Method). Oscar nomination for Best Original Score (Hugo).

In Darkness: Genie nominations for Adapted Screenplay (David Shamoon), Best Editing (Michael Czarnecki), Sound Editing (Jeremy MacLaverty, Daniel Pellerin, Geoff Raffan, Jan Rudy, John Sievert and James Mark Stewart). Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Wild Life: Genie nomination for Best Animated Short (Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby, Marcy Page and Bonnie Thompson). Oscar nomination for Best Short Film (Animation).

The 84th Academy Awards are presented in Hollywood Feb. 26 while the 32nd Genie Awards ceremony is March 8 in Toronto.

“Genie-nominated movies are in theatres here grabbing great reviews and great box office and at the same time they are being nominated for Oscars,” said Stephenson, who is the former director of the Toronto International Film Festival.

“I do remember back and I remember the industry I walked into has completely transformed now,” she said. “You see films this year and they are attracting international attention. The directors are respected and sought after all over the world.”

Stephenson said audiences are seeking out Canadian films and getting more opportunities to see them in theatres as the industry expands and matures.

As for 2012, Stephenson says the year ahead looks “fantastic” for new Canadian releases, pointing to David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel and Sarah Gadon, and Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz, starring Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen.

In conversation with Genie-nominated directors

Genie-nominated directors are in the hot seat Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the TIFF Bell Lightbox for an In Studio pre-Genie event. Don McKellar (Republic of Doyle, Blindness) will interview Achievement in Direction nominees David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method); Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar); Larysa Kondracki (The Whistleblower) and Jean-Marc Vallée (Café de Flore). The event will also be filmed for later broadcast on Movie Central and The Movie Network. Admission is free for all Genie nominees, TIFF Members and members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema &Television. General admission tickets are $12. Call 416-599-TIFF or 1-888-599-8433.

Toronto.com

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