C.R.A.Z.Y.: Gay Movie Tops Genie Awards

C.R.A.Z.Y. movie gay Marc-Andre GrondinMarc-André Grondin in 'C.R.A.Z.Y.'

'C.R.A.Z.Y.' movie tops Genie Awards 2006

“I'm touched. This has been something – a crazy experience,” remarked C.R.A.Z.Y. filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée upon accepting the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television's 2006 Genie Award for Best Director. The quirky story of a gay youth (Marc-André Grondin) coming of age in the Quebec of the '60s and '70s, C.R.A.Z.Y. swept the Genies with a total of ten wins out of 12 nominations.

In addition to the Best Director trophy, C.R.A.Z.Y. also took home Genies for Best Film, Best Actor (veteran Michel Côté, who beat his young co-star Marc-André Grondin), Best Supporting Actress (Danielle Proulx), Best Original Screenplay (Jean-Marc Vallée and François Boulay), and Best Film Editing (Paul Jutras). Besides Grondon, the only other C.R.A.Z.Y. loser was cinematographer Pierre Mignot.

If that weren't all, C.R.A.Z.Y. has also become one of the most commercially successful Canadian films ever. Hence, its (totally expected) Golden Reel Award for being the biggest Canadian-made box office hit of the year.

'Water,' 'Where the Truth Lies,' 'ScaredSacred': More 2006 Genie Award winners

Jean-Marc Vallée's C.R.A.Z.Y. movie's runner-up at the 2006 Genie Awards was Deepa Mehta's controversial sociopolitical drama Water – which created quite a stir during filming in India. Water won a total of three Genies: Best Actress (Seema Biswas), Best Original Score (Mychael Danna), and Best Cinematography (Giles Nuttgens).

Writer-director Atom Egoyan's Where the Truth Lies created quite a bit of another kind of stir upon its release – the film's sexual content was deemed too explicit for the faint of heart – and was rewarded with the Genie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Based on Rupert Holmes' novel, Where the Truth Lies stars Colin Firth, Kevin Bacon, and Alison Lohman.

The Genie Award for Best Documentary went to Velcrow Ripper's ScaredSacred, about the filmmaker's five-year journey to various troubled and/or traumatized spots on Planet Earth, from the Killing Fields of Cambodia to Palestine, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan, New York City's Ground Zero, and the devastated Indian city of Bhopal.

26th Genie Awards

The 26th Genie Award winners were announced on March 13, 2006. 

BEST MOTION PICTURE
MEILLEUR FILM

* C.R.A.Z.Y. - Pierre Even, Jean-Marc Vallée
Familia - Luc Déry
Its All Gone Pete Tong - Elizabeth Yake, Allan Niblo, James Richardson
Saint Ralph - Michael Souther, Teza Lawrence, Andrea Mann, Seaton McLean
Water - David Hamilton

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION
MEILLEURE RÉALISATION

LUC PICARD - LAudition
* JEAN-MARC VALLÉE - C.R.A.Z.Y.
LOUISE ARCHAMBAULT - Familia
MICHAEL DOWSE - Its All Gone Pete Tong
DEEPA MEHTA - Water

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
INTERPRÉTATION MASCULINE DANS UN PREMIER RÔLE

LUC PICARD - LAudition
* MICHEL CÔTÉ - C.R.A.Z.Y.
MARC-ANDRÉ GRONDIN - C.R.A.Z.Y.
PAUL KAYE - Its All Gone Pete Tong
ADAM BUTCHER - Saint Ralph

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE DANS UN PREMIER RÔLE

MACHA GRENON - Familia
SYLVIE MOREAU - Familia
ARSINÉE KHANJIAN - Sabah - A Love Story
GINA CHIARELLI - See Grace Fly
* SEEMA BISWAS - Water

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
INTERPRÉTATION MASCULINE DANS UN RÔLE DE SOUTIEN

* DENIS BERNARD - LAudition
RÉMY GIRARD - Aurore
BERNARD STARLIGHT - Hank Williams First Nation
CAMPBELL SCOTT - Saint Ralph
GORDON PINSENT - Saint Ralph

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE DANS UN RÔLE DE SOUTIEN

SUZANNE CLÉMENT - LAudition
MARIANNE FORTIER - Aurore
* DANIELLE PROULX - C.R.A.Z.Y.
MICHELINE LANCTÔT - Familia
BABZ CHULA - Seven Times Lucky

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
MEILLEUR SCÉNARIO

LUC PICARD - LAudition
* JEAN-MARC VALLÉE, FRANÇOIS BOULAY - C.R.A.Z.Y.
LOUISE ARCHAMBAULT - Familia
MICHAEL DOWSE - Its All Gone Pete Tong
DEEPA MEHTA - Water

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
MEILLEURE ADAPTATION

LUC DIONNE - Aurore
NATHALIE PETROWSKI - Maman Last Call
DAVID CHRISTENSEN - Six Figures
DIANE CAILHIER - Le Survenant
* ATOM EGOYAN - Where the Truth Lies

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
MEILLEURES IMAGES

PIERRE MIGNOT - C.R.A.Z.Y.
ANDRÉ TURPIN - Familia
BALAZS BOLYGO - Its All Gone Pete Tong
BERNARD COUTURE CSC - Le Survenant
* GILES NUTTGENS - Water

ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
MEILLEUR MONTAGE

* PAUL JUTRAS - C.R.A.Z.Y.
STUART GAZZARD - Its All Gone Pete Tong
JEREMY PETER ALLEN - Manners of Dying
COLIN MONIE - Water
SUSAN SHIPTON - Where the Truth Lies

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE
MEILLEURE MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

BYRON WONG - Lie With Me
ÉRIC PFALZGRAF - Manners of Dying
GEOFF BENNETT, LONGO HAI, BEN JOHANNESEN - Sabah - A Love Story
* MYCHAEL DANNA - Water
MYCHAEL DANNA - Where the Truth Lies

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG
MEILLEURE CHANSON ORIGINALE

DANIEL BÉLANGER - LAudition - "Tourner"
MATT MURPHY, MICHAEL MABBOTT - The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico - "Just a Show"
MATT MURPHY, MICHAEL MABBOTT - The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico - "Make Believe"
* GLENN BUHR, MARGARET SWEATMAN - Seven Times Lucky - "When Wintertime"
SYLVAIN COSSETTE, MICHEL CORRIVEAU, ROBERT MARCHAND - Le Survenant - "Comme une plume au vent"

ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN
MEILLEURE DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE

MICHEL PROULX - Aurore
* PATRICE VERMETTE - C.R.A.Z.Y.
DEANNE ROHDE, RICARDO ALMS, SHAWNA BALAS - Seven Times Lucky
DILIP MEHTA - Water
PHILLIP BARKER - Where the Truth Lies

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
MEILLEURS COSTUMES

FRANCESCA CHAMBERLAND - Aurore
* GINETTE MAGNY - C.R.A.Z.Y.
ANNE DIXON - Saint Ralph
FRANCESCA CHAMBERLAND - Le Survenant
DOLLY AHLUWALLIA - Water

ACHIEVEMENT IN OVERALL SOUND
MEILLEUR SON DENSEMBLE

* YVON BENOÎT, DANIEL BISSON, LUC BOUDRIAS, BERNARD GARIÉPY STROBL - C.R.A.Z.Y.
GREG STEWART, MICHAEL THOMAS - Its All Gone Pete Tong
DANIEL PELLERIN, JOHN HAZEN, JAN RUDY, BISA SCEKIC - Lie With Me
LEON JOHNSON, BRUCE LITTLE, HOWARD RISSIN - Seven Times Lucky
CHRIS MUNRO, JOHN HAZEN, DANIEL PELLERIN - Where the Truth Lies

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
MEILLEUR MONTAGE SONORE

OLIVIER CALVERT, DIANE BOUCHER, SIMON MEILLEUR, FRANCINE POIRIER, JEAN-FRANÇOIS SAUVÉ - LAudition
* MARTIN PINSONNAULT, MIRA MAILHOT, SIMON MEILLEUR, MIREILLE MORIN, JEAN-FRANÇOIS SAUVÉ - C.R.A.Z.Y.
MICHAEL MCCANN, CHESTER BIALOWAS, TONY GORT, ROGER MORRIS - Its All Gone Pete Tong
BRUCE LITTLE, RUSS DYCK - Seven Times Lucky
ALICE WRIGHT, VALÉRY DUFORT-BOUCHER, ALEXIS FARAND, JACQUES PLANTE, CHRISTIAN RIVEST - Le Survenant

BEST DOCUMENTARY
MEILLEUR DOCUMENTAIRE

* Scaredsacred - Velcrow Ripper, Tracey Friesen, Cari Green, Harry Sutherland
Les Voleurs denfance / Thieves of Innocence - Paul Arcand, Denise Robert

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT DRAMA
MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE DRAMATIQUE

THE BIG THING - Carl Laudan
LES DERNIERS JOURS - Simon Olivier Fecteau, Guillaume Lespérance, Jean-François Lord
MARDI MATINQUELQUE PART / TUESDAY MORNINGSOMEWHERE - Hélène Bélanger Martin, Antonello Cozzolino
* MILO 55160 - David Ostry, Matthew Cervi
NOISE - Greg Spottiswood, Jason Charters, Liam Romalis

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE DANIMATION

* CNOTE - Chris Hinton, Michael Fukushima
DEHORS NOVEMBRE - Patrick Bouchard, Michèle Bélanger
RUZZ ET BEN / RUZZ AND BEN - Philippe Jullien, Marcel Jean, Jean-Pierre Lemouland

GOLDEN REEL AWARD
PRIX BOBINE DOR

C.R.A.Z.Y. - Pierre Even, Jean-Marc Vallée

CLAUDE JUTRA AWARD
PRIX CLAUDE-JUTRA

Louise Archambault - Familia

 

Marc-André Grondin C.R.A.Z.Y. movie photo: Crazy Films / Cirrus Communications.

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