Nominees, Past and Present, to Gather in Toronto to Honour the Year's Best in
Canadian Film at 30th Annual Genie Awards Gala

TORONTO, April 7 /CNW/ - Established and emerging stars of Canadian cinema will gather together in Toronto on Monday April 12, 2010 to celebrate the 30th Annual Genie Awards. This year's roster of presenters includes a number of performers vying for a 2010 Genie Award as well as nominees and winners from years past.

The Awards show will be broadcast on Monday April 12 on Canwest-owned Independent Film Channel and webcast on CBC.ca at 9:00pm ET. The show will be re-broadcast on Sunday May 9 by Astral Media on TMN's MFEST (9:00pm ET) and by Corus Entertainment on Movie Central (9:00pm PT).

Presenters at the 2010 Genie Awards include:

Liane Balaban - 2010 Genie Award nominee for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - One Week

Devon Bostick - Adoration, Fugitive Pieces, The Stone Angel

Maury Chaykin - Multiple Genie Award nominee and winner, including Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Whale Music (1994)

John Dunsworth - 2010 Genie Award nominee for Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day

Martha Henry - Five-time Genie Award-winner including Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Long Day's Journey Into Night (1996)

Madeline Piujuq Ivalu - 2010 Genie Award nominee for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Before Tomorrow

Joshua Jackson - 2010 Genie Award nominee for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - One Week

Tatiana Maslany - Grown Up Movie Star, Defendor, Eastern Promises

Stephen McHattie - 2010 Genie Award nominee for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Pontypool; Genie Award-winner for Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Maurice Richard/The Rocket (2007)

Caroline Néron - 3 saisons, L'âge des ténèbres

Gordon Pinsent - Three-time Genie Award-winner including Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Away From Her (2008)

Gabrielle Rose - 2010 Genie Award nominee for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Mothers&Daughters

Scott Speedman - 2010 Genie Award nominee for Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Adoration

Karine Vanasse - 2010 Genie Award nominee for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Polytechnique

For the complete list of nominations and information about the 30th Annual Genie Awards, visit www.genieawards.ca.

About the ACCT:

Established in 1979, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition, and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film and television. Unifying professionals across Canada, the ACCT is a vital and integral force, representing all areas of the film and television industries.

SOURCE 2010 GENIE AWARDS

For further information: For further information: Judy Lung, Communications Manager, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Ph: (416) 366-2227 ext 238, E-mail: judy@academy.ca

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