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.”