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The 28th Genie Awards were held on March 3, 2008 to honour films released in 2007. The ceremony was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The show was broadcast on E! and Independent Film Channel and hosted by Sandra Oh.

Controversy



The nominations for 2008 faced some controversy when director Jason Reitman issued a statement expressing his disappointment that the hit film Juno, which had a Canadian director, Canadian stars (Ellen Page and Michael Cera) and a Canadian crew, and was filmed in Canada, did not qualify for a nomination. Sara Morton, the head of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, issued a statement indicating that the film â€" which was produced by an American film studio â€" had not been submitted for Genie Award consideration.

Top nominations



  • Eastern Promises and Shake Hands with the Devil - 12
  • Away from Her - 7
  • The Tracey Fragments - 6
  • Continental, A Film without Guns and Silk - 5
  • Days of Darkness - 4

Nominees



Motion Picture

  • Away From Her, Daniel Iron, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss
  • L'Âge des Ténèbres (Days of Darkness); Denise Robert, Daniel Louis
  • Continental, un film sans fusil (Continental, a Film Without Guns); Luc Déry, Kim McCraw
  • Eastern Promises; Robert Lantos, Paul Webster
  • Shake Hands With the Devil; Laszlo Barna, Michael Donovan

Actor in a leading role

  • Gordon Pinsent, Away From Her
  • Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
  • Marc Labrèche, L'Âge des Ténèbres (Days of Darkness)
  • Claude Legault, Les 3 P'tits Cochons (The 3 Little Pigs)
  • Roy Dupuis, Shake Hands With the Devil

Actor in a supporting role

  • Armin Mueller-Stahl, Eastern Promises
  • Gilbert Sicotte, Continental, un film sans fusil (Continental, a Film Without Guns)
  • Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Les 3 P'tits Cochons (The 3 Little Pigs)
  • Danny Glover, Poor Boy's Game
  • Michel Ange Nzojibwami, Shake Hands With the Devil

Actress in a leading role

  • Julie Christie, Away From Her
  • Béatrice Picard, Ma tante Aline (My Aunt Aline)
  • Ellen Page, The Tracey Fragments
  • Anne-Marie Cadieux, Toi (You)
  • Molly Parker, Who Loves the Sun

Actress in a supporting role

  • Kristen Thomson, Away From Her
  • Fanny Mallette, Continental, un film sans fusil (Continental, a Film Without Guns)
  • Marie-Ginette Guay, Continental, un film sans fusil (Continental, a Film Without Guns)
  • Laurence Leboeuf, Ma fille mon ange (My Daughter, My Angel)
  • Véronique Le Flaguais, Surviving My Mother

Direction

  • Sarah Polley, Away From Her
  • David Cronenberg, Eastern Promises
  • Denys Arcand, L'Âge des Ténèbres (Days of Darkness)
  • Roger Spottiswoode, Shake Hands With the Devil
  • Bruce McDonald, The Tracey Fragments

Art Direction/Production Design

  • Rob Gray, James Willcock, Fido
  • André-Line Beauparlant, Continental, un film sans fusil (Continental, a Film Without Guns)
  • Carol Spier, Eastern Promises
  • Lindsey Hermer-Bell, Justin Craig, Shake Hands With the Devil
  • François Séguin, Silk

Cinematography

  • Peter Suschitzky, Eastern Promises
  • Bruce Chun, Nitro
  • Vic Sarin, Partition
  • Miroslaw Baszak, Shake Hands With the Devil
  • Alain Dostie, Silk

Costume Design

  • Carlo Poggioli, Kazuko Kurosawa, Silk
  • Denise Cronenberg, Eastern Promises
  • Mary E. McLeod, Fido
  • Dolly Ahluwalia, Partition
  • Joyce Schure, Shake Hands With the Devil

Editing

  • Ronald Sanders, Eastern Promises
  • David Wharnsby, Away From Her
  • Jean-François Bergeron, Les 3 P'tits Cochons (The 3 Little Pigs)
  • Susan Maggi, Poor Boy's Game
  • Jeremiah Munce, Gareth C. Scales, The Tracey Fragments

Adapted Screenplay

  • Sarah Polley, Away From Her
  • Michael Donovan, Shake Hands With the Devil
  • Maureen Medved, The Tracey Fragments

Original Screenplay

  • Steve Knight, Eastern Promises
  • Marc-André Lavoie, Simon Olivier Fecteau, David Gauthier, Bluff
  • Douglas Coupland, Everything's Gone Green
  • Denys Arcand, L'Âge des Ténèbres (Days of Darkness)
  • Pierre Lamothe, Claude Lalonde, Les 3 P'tits Cochons (The 3 Little Pigs)

Overall Sound

  • Stuart Wilson, Christian Cooke, Orest Sushko, Mark Zsifkovits, Eastern Promises
  • John J. Thomson, Stephan Carrier, Martin Lee, Citizen Duane
  • Eric Fitz, Jo Caron, Gavin Fernandes, Benoît Leduc, Shake Hands With the Devil
  • Claude La Haye, Olivier Calvert, Bernard Gariépy Strobl, Hans Peter Strobl, Silk
  • John Hazen, Matt Chan, Brad Dawe, The Tracey Fragments

Animated Short

  • Madame Tutli-Putli, Maciek Szczerbowski, Chris Lavis, Marcy Page
  • Here and There, Marc Bertrand, Diane Obomsawin
  • Jeu, Marcel Jean, Michèle Bélanger, Georges Schwizgebel

Live Action Short Drama

  • Alexis Fortier Gauthier and Élaine Hébert, Après tout
  • Marc Almon and Nona MacDermid, Faire Chaluim Mhic Leòid
  • Michelle Porter and Amy Belling, Regarding Sarah
  • Anthony Green and Philip Svoboda, Screening
  • Jeffrey St. Jules and Larissa Giroux, The Tragic Story of Nling

Claude Jutra Award



  • Sarah Polley, Away from Her

Golden Reel Award



  • Les 3 P'tits Cochons

References



External links



  • Genie Awards official site
  • 28th Genie Awards trailer on YouTube
  • "Strong slate of Canadian films vying for Genie glory". CTV.ca. Archived from the original on 6 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  • "Polley's Away From Her triumphs at Genie Awards". CBC Arts. 2008-03-04. Archived from the original on 5 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 


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