Media Advisory - Major Stars Turn Out for 2008 Genie Awards



    Genie Award winner, Sandra Oh Returns Home to Host Biggest Awards Show of
    2008!

    TORONTO, Feb. 29 /CNW/ - The 2008 Genie Awards promise to be an exciting
night for the Canadian film industry as Genie nominees, presenters and
industry supporters converge at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Monday
evening (March 3rd) to celebrate a spectacular and internationally celebrated
year in Canadian film.
    The 28th Annual Genie Awards will be broadcast on Monday, March 3rd at
10pm ET/PT on the E! Television Network and IFC.
    Confirmed attendees include:

    
    -   Yannick Bisson
        Presenter
        Actor, The Murdoch Mysteries

    -   Kristin Booth
        Presenter
        Actor, Young People Fucking, This Beautiful City, MVP

    -   Anne-Marie Cadieux
        Nominee
        Toi
        Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

    -   David Cronenberg
        Nominee & Presenter
        Eastern Promises
        Achievement in Direction

    -   Maria Del Mar
        Presenter
        Actor, 24

    -   Debra Di Giovanni
        Non-broadcast host
        Comedienne

    -   Michael Donovan
        Nominee
        Shake Hands with the Devil
        Best Motion Picture

    -   Sorel Etrog
        Creator of Genie Award statuette celebrating its 40th anniversary
        in 2008

    -   Marie Ginette Guay
        Nominee
        Continental, un film sans fusil/Continental, a Film Without Guns
        Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

    -   Marc Labrèche
        Nominee
        L'Age des Ténèbres
        Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

    -   Robert Lantos
        Nominee
        Shake Hands with the Devil
        Best Motion Picture

    -   Laurence Leboeuf
        Nominee & Presenter
        Ma Fille Mon Ange
        Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

    -   Véronique Le Flaguais
        Nominee
        Comment Survivre à sa Mère
        Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

    -   Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge
        Nominee & Presenter
        Les 3 P'tits Cochons
        Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

    -   Fanny Malette
        Nominee & Presenter
        Continental, un film sans fusil/Continental, a Film Without Guns
        Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

    -   Bruce McDonald
        Nominee
        The Tracey Fragments
        Achievement in Direction

    -   Caroline Neron
        Presenter
        Actor, L'Age des Ténèbres

    -   Sandra Oh
        Broadcast Host
        Past Genie Award winner

    -   Molly Parker
        Nominee & Presenter
        Who Loves the Sun
        Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

    -   Béatrice Picard
        Nominee
        Ma Tante Aline
        Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

    -   Gordon Pinsent
        Nominee & Presenter
        Away From Her
        Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

    -   Sarah Polley
        Nominee
        Away From Her
        Achievement in Direction
        Adapted Screenplay
        Claude Jutra Award Winner

    -   Jason Ruta & Arisa Cox
        Co-hosts, E!

    -   Howard Shore
        Nominee
        Shake Hands with the Devil
        Achievement in Music-Original Score

    -   Roger Spottiswoode
        Nominee
        Shake Hands with the Devil
        Achievement in Direction

    -   Rossif Sutherland
        Presenter
        Actor, Poor Boy's Game

    -   Kristen Thomson
        Nominee & Presenter
        Away From Her
        Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

    -   Tonya Lee Williams
        Presenter
        Actor, Poor Boy's Game

    -   Kevin Zegers
        Presenter
        Actor, Transamerica
    





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