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Canada’s 32nd Annual Genie Award Nominees Announced

TORONTO/MONTREAL, January 17, 2012 – The nominations for the 32nd Annual Genie Awards were announced by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television today at simultaneous news conferences in Toronto and Montreal.

Director Jean-Marc Vallée’s Café de Flore received 13 nominations and David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method received 11 nominations–both films are nominated for Best Motion Picture and Achievement in Direction. Rounding out the Best Motion Picture category are the award-winning Monsieur Lazhar; the suspenseful The Whistleblower and the crowd-pleaser Starbuck.

“2011 was a vintage year for Canadian films,” said Helga Stephenson, Interim CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “Academy Members have a major challenge ahead of them.”

The 32nd ANNUAL GENIE AWARDS will be broadcast on Thursday, March 8 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Television. Genie32 will be held at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.

And the nominees are…

[Editor’s Note: This list is edited to showcase only the animated categories. For a full list of nominees, visit the Genie Awards’ website.]

BEST ANIMATED SHORT / MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE D’ANIMATION
CHOKE – Michelle Latimer
LA CITÉ ENTRE LES MURS / INNER CITY – Alain Fournier
MUYBRIDGE’S STRINGS – Koji Yamamura, Michael Fukushima, Shuzo John Shiota,
Keisuke Tsuchihashi
ROMANCE – Georges Schwizgebel, René Chénier, Marc Bertrand
WILD LIFE – Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby, Marcy Page, Bonnie Thompson

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