Polytechnique sweeps 30th Annual Genie Awards Winning Nine Awards Including
Best Motion Picture

TORONTO, April 12 /CNW/ - The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is proud to announce the winners of the 30th Annual Genie Awards. Polytechnique (produced by Maxime Rémillard and Don Carmody) garnered nine awards, including Best Motion Picture, Achievement in Direction (Denis Villeneuve), Original Screenplay (Jacques Davidts), and Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Karine Vanasse). Other award winners include Joshua Jackson for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (One Week), and Kari Skogland for Adapted Screenplay (Fifty Dead Men Walking).

A total of 21 awards were presented at the Awards Gala held in Toronto, as well as the Academy Special Achievement Award (Mel Hoppenheim), the Claude Jutra Award (Xavier Dolan), and the Golden Reel Award (De père en flic/Father and Guns). The awards show will be broadcast later tonight 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).

For a full list of winners, please 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.


For further information: For further information: Judy Lung, Communications Manager, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Office: (416) 366-2227 ext 238, Cell: (416) 526-9752, E-mail: judy@academy.ca

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